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Helpful Commands and Settings for CS2

Find some helpful commands and settings for CS2

Topic: Helpful Commands and Settings for CS2

Recently, Valve opened up the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test to hundreds of thousands of more players, including everyone who has a matchmaking rank and lives in a region where the beta is available. However, because of the drastic increase in the limited test’s player count, more people are reporting issues with lag and wondering about certain settings. Luckily, we have a short guide with some helpful settings and commands for CS2 to make your gameplay testing smoother and less laggy, while still allowing you to enjoy the beautiful visuals of the new maps to the fullest.

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NVIDIA Settings

For all players using a NVIDIA system, we have some setting recommendations to improve your gameplay experience. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and go to "Manage 3D settings". Under the program settings in NVIDIA, add CS2 for customisation and change your settings to look like this:

Low Latency Mode - OFF
Max Frame Rate - OFF
Multi Frame Sampled AA(MFAA) - OFF
OpenGL GDI Compatability - Auto
OpenGL Rendering GPU - Select your GPU
Power Management Mode - Prefer Maximum Performance
Preferred Refresh Rate - Highest Available
Texture Filtering - ON
Texture Filtering - Negative LOD Bias - ON
Texture Filtering - Quality - High Performance

Helpful NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

In-Game Video Settings

To improve the smoothness of your game performance, we recommend using these settings for CS2 in game: Boost Player Contrast - Enabled
Wait for Vertical Sync - Disabled
Current Video Values Preset - Custom

Individual Preset Values:
Multisampling Anti-Alisasing Mode - 2x MSAA
Global Shadow Quality - Medium
Model/Texture Detail - Medium
Shader Detail - Low
Particle Detail - Medium
Ambient Occlusion - Disabled
High Dynamic Range - Quality
FidelityFX Super Resolution - Disabled

NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency - Enabled

Helpful In-Game Video Settings

Helpful Commands

New Aliases
A few commonly used commands from CS:GO have had their aliases changed. Here are the new ones:

To save all changes to your config: host_writeconfig
To enable the Net Graph (previously net_graph 1): cq_netgraph 1
To show your FPS (previously cl_showfps 1): cl_showfps 1 or 2 or 3
To enable or disable voice chat in-game: voice_modenable 1
To change saturation if CS2 is too bright for you: r_fullscreen_gamma 2.6
To change audio config for better sound: speaker_config 1 or 2

Furthermore, there have been countless complaints from players about dying behind walls before they even see their enemies or after they move into cover following a gunfight. Luckily, u/UsFcs on Reddit may have found out the cause of this issue, as well as how to solve it. It turns out that the default interpolation, which is a delay that your client automatically applies to all players on screen in order to make the time between packets from enemies smoother, is set far too high. The current default is cl_interp 0.1 (100ms), which creates a lot of delay and leads to players dying even after they appear to have moved behind cover. To fix this, you can change the cl_inter, cl_interp_ratio and cl_updaterate values in your config.

First, create an autoexec.cfg in your CS2s config folder, which is found at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\game\csgo\cfg." Next, paste the following commands into the autoexec config in order to get the lowest allowed delay:

cl_updaterate 128
cl_interp_ratio 1
cl_interp "0.015625" (strong internet) or cl_interp "0.03125" (weaker internet)

Jump-Throw Bind
For a guide on the new commands for jump-throwing, click here.


We hope that by using these setting changes and commands for CS2, you can improve your gameplay experience in the limited test. Remember, the game is still in its beta form, so don't expect it to be perfect!

A big thank you to @ThourCS for all of this information!

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