One of the most loved and challenging games in history is the competitive first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).
It has the player experience the game through the eyes of the player character, engaging opposing players in armed combat in environments that lend themselves to intense firefights. Team play is often the most rewarding and fair form of play. CS: GO is an arena game, designed primarily (and sometimes exclusively) for multiplayer death-match or team plays in a restricted area. Much of the design effort goes into balancing the weapons and power-ups, and creating interesting places to play.
While CS: GO runs satisfactorily at 30 FPS, lagging and stuttering that can happen at these lower frame rates will affect your player’s combat experience. Lags occur because they take time for the PC to process the video and figure out what the players are doing. Because CS: GO is all about timing, lag can be extremely frustrating. Lag issues screw your timing up and your game becomes too frustrating to play. But here’s the manual way you can get rid of this issue.
Some Minimum Requirements
- You must have Windows 7/ Vista/ XP.
- The processor should be Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750.
- You must have 2GB RAM.
- The graphic card must be 256MB (minimum) and DirectX 9 compatible with Pixel Shader 3.0.
- It needs a DirectX Version 9.0.
- You need at least 15GB of hard disk space.
Frame rate loss happens when you have outdated drivers. Don’t know how to update them?
- Visit http://support.amd.com/en-us/download.
- Click Download Now and select Automatically Detect and Install Your Driver.
- Visit www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx?lang-en-us.
- Select Option 2: Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA Products.
- Hit the grey-colored GRAPHICS DRIVERS button.
- Now NVIDIA will suggest an application for your system. Download and install it.
Note: NVIDIA may promote you to have JAVA installed to run a Smart Scan.
Check Internet Connectivity
Gamers always complain about packet loss, high pings, and overall unpredictable lag in CS: GO. That’s understandable in environments with so many overlapping networks. It’s unsurprising to high variability, measured in tens or even hundreds of milliseconds for the first wireless hop. Gamers are competing for access to a shared channel with every other wireless peer.
The good news is that if you’re an early adopter there is a good chance you can significantly improve the performance of your Wi-Fi network. Here’s how you can monitor ping and packet losses:
- Visit Options → GAME SETTINGS. Enable the console-in game.
- Check Yes.
- Press (~). Type net_graph 1. Click Submit.
- Now you can see a graph. Check your ping and packet loss (Remember: If they (or any one of it) are high, contact your ISP).
Some Video Settings
Is the CS: GO running sluggishly on your PC? Adjusting the profiler will help the game set the quality and frame rate multiplier to a lower setting. Remember, you want to calibrate the profiled rate to the frame rate the game runs at on your machine so that they match. Here is how you will ensure that the profiler work:
- Open CS: GO. Click Options → Video Settings → Advanced Video Options.
- Now make these changes:
- Global Shadow Quality: Very Low
- Model/ Texture Detail: Low
- Effect Detail: Low
- Shader Detail: Low
- Multicore Rendering: Enabled
- Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode: 8x MSAA
- Texture Filtering Mode: Bilinear
- FXAA Anti-Aliasing: Disabled
- Wait for Vertical Sync: Disabled
- Motion Blur: Disabled
- Here you go! Now click Apply.
Try an Automated Booster
If you’ve made this far, you should have CS: GO up and running. It should start up right away. But that huge manual itself doesn’t guarantee you that you’ll not experience the unexpected lags. They still screw you up. All you need is an automated Game Booster: ReginOut. It gives gamers a completely new CS: GO to try. It disables unnecessary background processes and boosts the performance of your system when you’re actively playing CS: GO.