Introduction Hi, my name is Anthony, otherwise known as Dreams.
In this guide I'll teach you how to:
Be a better player and teammate
Help your team win games
Not get yelled at by the global smurf because you're so bad
This is more geared towards newer players who are looking to play competitively, but don't know how.
So without further ado, let's get into the guide.
Shooting The first few skills you need to learn in Counter-Strike are relatively straight forward but not necessarily easy to learn if you haven’t played or watched the game before.
An easy one is to always keep your reticule at head height.
This allows you to get headshots faster and not have to jerk your mouse as much when aiming.
You need to stand still when shooting to be accurate.
You can’t just run and gun like in Call Of Duty.
As you improve, you’ll start to get the hang of strafing, stopping, shooting and strafing again.
You’ll do this faster and faster, be more and more accurate, and eventually you’ll be performing at the same level as others.
Your bullets won’t go in a constant line to wherever your crosshairs are pointing, they move with the recoil of the gun.
So new players will want to practice burst fire (shooting a few bullets at a time) to keep recoil low.
Spraying (just holding the trigger down) is normally reserved for close-quarters combat or sub-machine guns.
When spraying, pull your aim down to compensate for the recoil.
If you’ve only spent a few bullets, don’t automatically reload.
It’s better to make sure you’re ready for another enemy to pop out.
Find a safe place to reload, don’t do it in the open.
Make sure to watch this video to learn about these tips and even more!
Crosshair Placement I would give you a super in-depth explanation of crosshair placement, it's uses, and it's importance, but it's all covered in this video.
Knowing Your Surroundings When I was new to the game I was too scared of giving my position away.
I’d just hold shift and walk around bomb sites, be too afraid to pre-shoot until I knew where someone was, and never be aggressive.
If you find yourself playing like this, get over it.
There’s an art to knowing when to stay sneaky, when to pre-shoot, when to go aggressive, and it’s something that comes with a lot of experience.
Pre-fire corners that you think the enemy could be behind.
This lets you get the jump on them, usually forcing them to retreat or forcing them into the open.
And you could always get that lucky headshot too.
Aggressively push the enemy at the start of the round, when you think they won’t expect it.
But know when too aggressive is too aggressive.
Know how to play corners and get the jump on the enemy.
Play loads of different strategies and see how they work for you.
Never stick to going the same route every round.
This becomes predicatable and will ultimately get you killed.
Get used to analysing your opponents and playing in ways you think they won’t anticipate.
Economy and Money Management It’s not immediately obvious to new players how important the economy is in CS:GO.
Although, it can be a simple thing to manage if you have good team communication.
What to buy:
In competitive mode, you must buy kevlar! It costs $1000 but gives you both head protection and body protection.
You should never buy a Negev or AWP within the first couple rounds of the game just because you can afford it.
Spend your cash on the weapons and equipment that can help your team the most.
Say there is a long, open area of the map that needs watching.
If you can afford a sniper, buy one to watch this area.
If not, buy an SMG and get closer to the opposite entrance, surprising the enemy when they come around the corner.
Or you could buy an AK or M4, staying at mid-range behind cover, popping out and picking off the enemy.
You should also get familiar with the concept of eco rounds.
There are many nuances to this, but a common rule of thumb is to not buy anything if members of the team have significantly less than $4000.
If all members have more, you’ll be expected to do a full buy, including guns, defuse kits, and grenades.
The key here is communication – look for others asking to eco, or call it yourself when you’re short on cash.
During an eco round, your primary objective is to plant the bomb or get a few sneaky kills, gearing up for the following rounds.
If you have enough money for a full buy plus an additional rifle, and one teammate is lacking, just drop them the extra gun.
Your money is your team’s money.
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Conclusion We're finally done here!
Now that you've got down the basics, head into Competitive mode and get some one taps!
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