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The Ultimate CS2 Crosshair Guide

Crosshair Guide - Style, Center Dot, Siza, Color, Alpha, Style

Topic: The Ultimate CS2 Crosshair Guide

Crosshairs are one of the most important factors that impact skill in any first-person shooter, especially Counter-Strike. They impact how and where you aim, and your ability to control spray, and can be a significant factor in whether or not you win a specific duel.

While CS2’s config provides a default crosshair as well as a few other default crosshairs that you can equip if you care about improving and want to take your CS2 experience and skill to the next level, creating the perfect crosshair for you is the way to go. The following is our ultimate CS2 crosshair guide so you can create the perfect crosshair for you.

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Crosshair Style CS2

Crosshairs come in two types: dynamic and static. Dynamic crosshairs move around as you move around to display accuracy, while static crosshairs always keep the same shape. Static crosshairs tend to be the most popular among professional players. Crosshairs also come in different styles. There are 5 different styles of crosshairs used in Counter-Stike:

  • Default: A wide, boxy crosshair with a center dot and dynamic lines that move in and out to display your accuracy while moving.
  • Default Static: A center dot with four lines pointing in each direction.
  • Classic: A cross pointing in all four directions that moves in and out to display accuracy while moving. When the lines reach their furthest point, small dots go even further out.
  • Classic Dynamic: Almost exactly the same as classic, but there are no small dots.
  • Classic Static: The most popular crosshair in Counter-Strike, a simple cross pointing in all four directions.


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Crosshair Center Dot CS2

Believe it or not, a detail as trivial as a center dot can be extremely impactful on CS2 gameplay. A center dot always stays in the center, even in dynamic crosshairs, and while it can help you to aim exactly at the head, it takes up more space on the crosshair and can obstruct your view.

Crosshair Size CS2

Crosshair size is vital in allowing you to hit your shots, and it is important to keep changing the size until you settle on the perfect one. The following factors all impact crosshair size:

  • Length: How far your the lines on your crosshair go outward from the center, ranging from 0.1(almost invisible) to 10(taking up the entire screen).
  • Thickness: One of the most important factors in a crosshair, this changes how wide the sight on your crosshair will be, ranging from 0.1 to 6. The thicker the crosshair, the more your view is obstructed.
  • Gap: This determines how far apart the sightlines on your crosshair are; the lower the value, the less space between the lines. It ranges between -5(very far) to 0(very close with no gap in between) sightlines.
  • Outline: The black outline around the crosshair, ranging from a thickness of 0 (slim) to 3 (wide). Most players completely turn this feature off, but some prefer to use it.

Crosshair Color CS2

Although color is widely considered to be dependent on personal choice, some colors provide an advantage, while others are a disadvantage. You can change the color of your crosshair by changing the red, green, and blue values. By far the most popular crosshair color is green, however, it tends to blend in when playing on certain maps, and it is easy to lose when you are in a game. Scientifically speaking, the best crosshair color is yellow, as it is proven to be the first color absorbed by our eyes. To get a yellow crosshair, you can either use the 3 color sliders or enter cl_crosshaircolor 2 in the console.

Crosshair Alpha CS2

The “Alpha” setting on your crosshair determines how defined the crosshair is, with the lowest value of 0 making the crosshair invisible and the highest value of 255 making it clearly visible. Most players play with the crosshair at 255 to ensure that it always stands out and is difficult to lose track of.

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Crosshair T-Style CS2

The terrorist-style crosshair removes the top line of the crosshair, leaving only the bottom three.

Additional Features For Dynamic Crosshairs in CS2

If you choose to use a dynamic crosshair, there are several additional features that affect how your crosshair works.

  • Split Distance: This feature changes how far the outer lines of a dynamic crosshair move from the center of the crosshair.
  • Inner Split Alpha: Determines how defined the inner portion of the dynamic crosshair is(center dot/static lines)
  • Outer Split Alpha: Determines how defined the outer portion of the dynamic crosshair is.
  • Split Size Ratio: This changes the ratio between the outer and inner split sizes.
  • Displayed Weapon Gap: This changes the distance of the gap in the dynamic crosshair depending on the weapon type you are using to optimize dynamic crosshairs.

Some Crosshair Suggestions for CS2

While it is best to create a crosshair for yourself through lots of trial and error, many players like to “remix” a certain style of crosshair. Here are some common crosshairs that you can use as a base for your customization by pasting the following commands into your console:

  • cl_crosshairalpha "255" cl_crosshaircolor "5" cl_crosshaircolor_b "50" cl_crosshaircolor_r "50" cl_crosshaircolor_g "250" cl_crosshairdot "0" cl_crosshairgap "-10" cl_crosshairsize "4" cl_crosshairstyle "4" cl_crosshairusealpha "1" cl_crosshairthickness "0.5" cl_fixedcrosshairgap "-10" cl_crosshair_outlinethickness "0" cl_crosshair_drawoutline "0"
  • cl_crosshairalpha "200" cl_crosshaircolor "5" cl_crosshaircolor_b "50" cl_crosshaircolor_r "50" cl_crosshaircolor_g "250" cl_crosshairdot "0" cl_crosshairgap "0" cl_crosshairsize "5" cl_crosshairstyle "4" cl_crosshairusealpha "1" cl_crosshairthickness "0.5" cl_fixedcrosshairgap "0" cl_crosshair_outlinethickness "0" cl_crosshair_drawoutline "0"
  • cl_crosshairalpha "255" cl_crosshaircolor "5" cl_crosshaircolor_b "50" cl_crosshaircolor_r "50" cl_crosshaircolor_g "250" cl_crosshairdot "0" cl_crosshairgap "-10" cl_crosshairsize "2" cl_crosshairstyle "4" cl_crosshairusealpha "1" cl_crosshairthickness "3.5" cl_fixedcrosshairgap "-10" cl_crosshair_outlinethickness "0" cl_crosshair_drawoutline "0"
  • cl_crosshairalpha "255" cl_crosshaircolor "5" cl_crosshaircolor_b "50" cl_crosshaircolor_r "50" cl_crosshaircolor_g "250" cl_crosshairdot "0" cl_crosshairgap "-8" cl_crosshairsize "1" cl_crosshairstyle "4" cl_crosshairusealpha "1" cl_crosshairthickness "1.5" cl_fixedcrosshairgap "-8" cl_crosshair_outlinethickness "0" cl_crosshair_drawoutline "0"

Conclusion

We hope you have learned something new from this CS2 crosshair guide! If so, please feel free to check out some of our other articles in the section directly below this paragraph. And remember, finding the perfect crosshair will take lots of trial and error, but when you finally find it, it will all be worth it in the end. Make sure to let us know if you found anything missing in this guide and we will update it!

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