CS:GO FIVE TIPS TO HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER PLAYER
CS:GO may not be a new game, but we can always learn more. Here we’ve put together our CS:GO Five Tips guide to help you on that journey.
Although CS:GO is a game that has been around for many years, many new players decide to give it a try every day. Some of them have previous experience in other shooter games and quickly become good at the game. However, others don’t know what to do and struggle to win.
The tips you are about to read will not be enough to help you reach Global Elite or become a professional player. That said, they should provide you with enough information to avoid some of the common mistakes.
Don’t forget that the only way to become good at the game is to play as much as possible. Fortunately, CS:GO allows you to play competitive games without using third-party software. This was a big problem in games like CS 1.6 because players had to use IRC and other things to find teammates and opponents.
SIGHT PLACEMENT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
The first and most important thing to learn before you start playing CS:GO is where to place your crosshairs. Many people make mistakes because they place their mouse cursor on the ground or in the air for no reason. While there are situations where this might work (we’ll discuss them later), it’s generally not a good idea.
You should always try to place your aim point in a position where you can shoot faster than your opponents. The idea of placing your crosshairs correctly is to have more time to kill your enemies. After all, this is the most important thing in CS:GO.
Each map in CS:GO has its specific positions where your opponents usually stay. Once you learn more about them, you should place your crosshairs in a way that allows you to shoot them as soon as you reach their peak.
By following the steps mentioned above, you will be much more efficient. In addition, you will be able to punish your opponents much more easily, especially if they are out of position.
THINK ABOUT YOUR POSITION AND THE WAY YOU MOVE.
The second general tip that every CS:GO player should keep in mind is related to your movement around the map. While you need to be an excellent shooter to succeed in this game, you also need to know how to position yourself. This is important for both sides (T and TC).
Your movement around the map and your position as a T depends on several factors, such as your teammates and your tactics. Of course, it is difficult to have a tactic while playing with random people. Therefore, you should avoid any unnecessary risks.
As for the TC, this is where you need to know what you are doing if you want to succeed. There are plenty of videos and guides that will show you what are some of the best positions on each map. Needless to say, you should always try to take advantage of them.
When talking about positions, we should also mention that it is vital to change them as much as possible. Being a “static player” is one of the worst things you could do because you will be an easy target. This applies to playing on the T and TC sides, but it is even more important if you are a counter-terrorist.
LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR GRENADES AND FLASHES.
This is one of the most important things to learn once you start playing CS: GO. Many people underestimate it, but knowing how and when to use grenades and flashes can make a huge difference. In fact, it’s one of the few things that differentiates the “noobs” from those who know what to do.
The easiest way to learn how and when to use your utilities is to watch transmissions or videos. Each map has its details, so we can’t give you a general guide on what to do. That said, a general rule to follow is to keep an eye on your teammates and your position.
LEARN HOW TO USE THE CS:GO ECONOMY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
One of the few things that sets CS:GO apart from any other shooter and one of the reasons it is a special game is the economy. Unlike other games where you can pick up weapons from the ground (you can in CS:GO, but only if someone drops them), you actually need to buy a weapon every round. This may sound simple, but in reality, you need to be careful what you spend your money on.
Some people don’t pay attention to the current amount they have and don’t think about the next rounds. While buying something every round may be useful in some cases, it is usually not worth it.
There are many situations where it is better to save money rather than waste it on a gun you don’t need. For example, it is usually not worth buying something on the second round if you have lost the first round.
RATE TO COMMUNICATE AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN
The final tip that new CS:GO players should keep in mind is related to communication. Whether you play with friends or random people, always try to talk while playing.
Some people may think that this is not necessary because others get a lot of rating without communication. This is true to some extent, but most of those people have the necessary experience and are better than their opponents in the given group.
Talking to your teammates will help you set up pushes, defend bombs, throw utilities and more.