CSGO: Tips to help you get better

CSGO is presumably one of the FPS games that require most skill that is on the market right now. Becoming better at CSGO is not easy. It takes time and effort. However, a good friend of mine and I have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you get better at CSGO.

Mess with your settings 
Before you even begin playing, you have to be comfortable. Change your sensitivity until you find something that is perfect for you. Ensure you can reach your keybinds and they all feel comfortable. If your FPS feels low, try reducing your video settings.

You will not get good at CSGO overnight. It takes countless hours to become good at CSGO. You have to practice and play as much as you possibly can. You won’t become good unless you practice. You have to put the hours in. There is no other way around it. People will always try and take shortcuts, but the sad reality is, there is no way around it.

Practice your aim 
In CSGO, your aim is one of the most crucial factors that you will need if you want to achieve success. I recommend downloading software such as Kovaak’s Aim Trainer or Aim Lab. These programs will set you up with AI targets that you can shoot. Try and hit as many headshots as you can, as fast as you can. As you play CS more, your aim will naturally improve. I know having a bad aim sucks. Trust me, I’ve been there. Keep working though. Your aim will get better.

Play and watch people who are better than you 
You can learn a lot from people who are better than you at a game. Watch professionals stream on Twitch and analyze what they are doing. If you have a friend that is better than you, start up a workshop and play against them for a bit. Watching and playing against people who are better than you is one of the best methods you can use to improve.

Learn the maps 
Map knowledge is an important factor in CS. You need to know the callouts for all the maps. As you are playing, rotate the map you are playing on every second game. Make sure you understand your way around all of the competitive maps. One of the major blunders I made when I first started was only playing on one map.

Communicate with your team 
Communication in CSGO can sometimes be a pain. If you are playing with strangers, your acquaintances can sometimes be quite rude and disrespectful. They might even speak a different language. However, if you can, always communicate. A team that talks are a team that wins. If you feel uncomfortable you don’t even have to use voice chat, you can text chat.

Use smoke and flashes 
Many beginners don’t use smoke and flash grenades as they find them complicated and intimidating. Don’t be one of those people. Smoke and flash grenades are powerful, especially in competitive play. Take your time and learn how to use them. They are actually quite pleasant to use once you got the hang of it. However, make sure you don’t accidentally flash your teammates. That will annoy them a lot.

Drop the bomb if you aren’t confident 
As a new player, I recommend dropping the bomb to more skilful players until you get the hang of it. For your first few matches, release the bomb and observe how your teammates use it. After about ten matches, don’t drop the bomb anymore and instead practice with the bomb. Once you gain the confidence you should be fine. As always, practice makes perfect.

Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment

Publisher: Valve

Price: Free

Platforms: Steam

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