Newbie’s Guide to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
CS Go, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the most recent release in the massively popular Counter-Strike series of first-person shooter games. Though it’s quite similar to other entries in the series, it has several notable differences that make it distinct from earlier versions and worth trying out, even if you’re familiar with older entries in the series.
Why play CS GO?
CSGO is an online first-person shooter that requires intense tactical thinking. Each match involves one team attempting to complete an objective, such as securing a specific location or bomb site, while their opponents will try and stop them. Players must choose what weapons they have before a round starts, with each weapon having its strengths and weaknesses.
Teamwork is vital if you are planning on winning any rounds – communication is key in CS GO! As you play more matches and your rank increases, you’ll be able to purchase new skins for your weapons that change their appearance and give them extra effects in-game. You can also get stickers from organizations or teams from around the world which can be applied to your weapons in different ways.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gameplay
Counter-Strike is a team-based first-person shooter that pits two teams against each other in objective-based missions. Teams attempt to win by either completing their objectives (bomb/hostage situations) or eliminating all members of the opposing team. Players can choose from one of many weapons, including pistols, rifles, and shotguns; there are also support options such as grenades and flash bangs available.
Each player has a limited amount of health, which they must manage carefully while moving through an environment filled with obstacles and other players looking for blood. The popular online game series has been around since 1999, and Valve recently released a new version for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on August 21st, 2012.
How do I get started?
If you’ve never played competitive CS before, you’ll want to start by making sure your PC is capable of running it well and looking into getting an account. If you already play a lot of Counter-Strike, consider checking out other FPS games like Overwatch, Halo, or Call of Duty. The goal here is not only for you to be familiar with how different FPS games play but also for you to have some fun; get a feel for each game’s mechanics and explore some new settings.
To play CS GO at its highest level takes hours upon hours of practice and dedication, so don’t expect everything to click right away. But if you’re willing to put in the time, I promise that playing CS will help improve your skills across all other FPS games. And who knows? Maybe one day you’ll find yourself competing in a tournament!
How can I learn?
There are several communities on Reddit, such as /r/Global Offensive and TeamFortress.TV that can help you pick up CS GO quickly. YouTube also has some great material (like video walkthroughs), but make sure you do your research. Watch videos of high-level players using a specific weapon or strategy in the game and try to replicate what they do in a death match environment. The goal here is not just to learn how to use a weapon or strategy, but how it interacts with everything else in CS GO; for example, knowing when an AWP is superior over another sniper rifle for taking out long-range targets.
Once you’ve practiced enough you should be ready to play competitively! If you want to play competitively then I recommend reading The Competitive Guide To Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by Sir Scoots which is available on Amazon. This book will cover topics like team composition, roles within a team, strategies, and more. The author himself is a well-known figure in eSports so he knows what he’s talking about!
In-game settings & gear
Just like in real life, you want to make sure your computer and internet connection is up to snuff. Downloading a large game patch or data pack while playing can cause your FPS (frames per second) to drop, so always connect with a stable and high-speed internet connection. You may also find that using an external mouse or keyboard improves your overall experience. Additionally, be sure that you have as many frames per second (FPS) as possible running on your monitor. While we are on graphics, you must have a quality display; lower resolutions do not look good even at 1920x1080p (full HD).
It is recommended that you have at least 2560×1440 pixels; there are some monitors available for under $500 that offer such resolution. If you’re looking for higher resolutions, they’ll cost more—but they’re worth it if you play competitively. If your monitor doesn’t support these higher resolutions, then you might consider buying one of those cheap 1080p monitors just to use when gaming (you can pick them up used on sites like eBay for about $100). As far as input devices go, both mice and keyboards work well with CS GO.
Role in Team & Game Mechanics
Understanding your role within a team and knowing how your game mechanics effect that is essential to playing at an optimal level. For example, it’s important for a team’s AW Per (an acronym for Armed with a wicked snappy rifle) to have good aim but also be able to get kills in close range. Knowing how you fit into your team ensures you won’t take potshots at enemies that are out of reach and forces you to consider using items such as smoke grenades to gain angles on enemy snipers.
Well-rounded knowledge of CS GO, from pistols, rifles, and gear will ensure you can successfully play in any situation. If you want to improve at anything, however, always practice what makes you uncomfortable. For example, if you find yourself getting headshot after headshot when shooting through smoke—then throw yourself into those situations until they become easier!
Classes & Weapons
Before you even hit your first match, there are a few things you should know about CS GO. There are three default classes available in CS GO, each with different weapons and abilities. The casual and competitive modes do not allow for all of these weapons and abilities by default. Check out our breakdown below for more info on what’s available in each mode. If you’re just starting, stick to Arms Race or Demolition until you get a feel for how everything works.
Competitive Mode features one class that doesn’t appear elsewhere: The AWP (arctic warfare sniper rifle). This gun is deadly at long range but can be challenging to use effectively. If you don’t have it yet, practice against bots offline before trying it online! Remember that when playing online, both teams will have an AWP—you won’t have an advantage over anyone else.
Scrimming/Practicing Teams & Tactics Section 9) Conclusion
Now that you have read this guide, you should know how to play and enjoy CS GO! As your skills progress and if you decide competitive gaming is right for you, consider signing up with a team or finding a competitive match through an online platform such as ESEA. Good luck! If you have any questions about anything covered in this guide, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer them. Thanks for reading! Creating Your Guides/Tutorials
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Features of CS Go
If you’re new to CS GO, there are a few features you should know about. First, there are two game modes – casual and competitive. Casual mode allows for any mix of random players (as opposed to teams) in a casual server. Competitive mode puts you in with other players who are all on either Team A or Team B. These players are assigned by skill rating, which goes up and down depending on performance.
This makes competition between individuals fairly intense and ensures that fair matches happen often. Alongside these gameplay modes is a server browser that allows you access to servers around your location as well as a variety of niches such as different languages, skins (colors), mods (mods add content, not in default gameplay), and more!
System Requirement of CS GO
Aside from a computer, there is also one more thing you need to play CS GO – your internet connection. Without an internet connection, you can’t join any servers or play with friends and other people from around the world. So even if you have a fully functioning computer with good specs and all, but no internet at home, you won’t be able to play CS GO. In that case, we recommend taking your laptop for example with you and getting a subscription for it for your hotel or dorm room. This way you will always be able to play whenever you want.
Download CS Go
Head over to Steam and download CS GO. You can find it in your Steam library after installing, or click here if you’re having trouble finding it. If you have a game library on your computer that already has games installed, you may need to add Counter-Strike: Global Offensive through your Steam settings.
To do so, go to Library in Steam and right-click CS:GO -> Properties -> Betas -> and select public_beta (from dropdown menu). Once you’ve downloaded CS GO, make sure to run it at least once before playing online to avoid any issues. While running for the first time, allow Windows firewall permissions for CS GO by clicking Allow access when prompted.