Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Tips to Improve as a CS:GO Player – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Tips to Improve as a CS:GO Player – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 1 -
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Tips to Improve as a CS:GO Player – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 1 -

Here, I would be Giving you guys the beginner, intermediate and advance tips for CSGO, Like, share and comment your thoughts. Good Luck 😇✌️


This part of the post is directed mainly towards new and low ranked players. If you have played this game for a while, this will mostly be obvious tips, so feel free to skip this part.

  • Configure your settings, and don’t change them all the time. This includes sensitivity, resolution and general keybinds. A lot of new players either start out with a really high sensitivity, or copy the sensitivity of their favorite pro player. I recommend watching this quick and easy video by WarOwl to get a good and fast understanding about your ingame sensitivity.
  • Always have your crosshair placement on head-level, where an enemy might be. This is pretty obvious, but I still see so many people not actively thinking about their crosshair placement. When an enemy peeks, you want to be able to react fast, and move your mouse as little as possible to minimize your reaction time, and have an advantage on your enemy. I recommend watching this video by adreN to get a better understanding about how to have correct and good crosshair placement.
  • Warm up before playing competitively. Note that this does not mean that you have to play DM or Aim Botz for several hours before playing, and that warmup differs from person to person. Some may need a lot of warmup, others may just jump into a game and be completely fine. However, 10 minutes of playing DM or Aim Botz might greatly improve your game. You can find the Aim Botz map here
  • Don’t reload too often. Believe it or not, 27 bullets is actually enough to kill an enemy. If you have just killed an enemy, or prefired some common angles, you don’t have to reload right away. If you really have to reload, make sure you do it behind cover, so you don’t end up being rushed down, killed, and get mad at your teammates for no reason.
  • Prefire common spots. If you come across an enemy that holds the same position every single round, why not prefire it? Peek the angle you expect the enemy to be at, and shoot. Okay; sometimes he might not be there, but so many times you can get a free kill, or if not, just some information you can bring back to your teammates.
  • Communicate with your teammates. Alright, this one is pretty obvious, but please, if you have information; call it! You are playing with four other players, and you all have a common goal of winning the match. Instead of only using the mic to cry over how you got killed, call the information you have. Where was the enemy? How much did you tag him for? What weapon did he have? Did you see where he went on the killscreen?
  • Don’t crouch walk! I mean, if you really want to pretend to be a snail, go ahead, but crouching has no strategical or tactical advantage. When you crouch you move slower than if you sneak, and neither of the two makes any sound. The same goes for peeking corners; if you crouch peak, the enemy can see your legs and view model way before you can see them, and therefore, react, before you even have the chance to see them. Use the sneak key!
  • Don’t force buy every round. Sometimes you just have to realized the truth; that your team has no money, and that you should do a full eco round. This usually includes having 2000$ in the bank, and either rushing a place together to try to do as much damage as possible, and possibly get a bomb-plant, or scatter out and try to wait for the impatience of the enemies.
  • There are other places than bombsite B. Alright, this one is mostly just for the “lolz”, but seriously guys, there are other places, and other strategies that “Rush B fast”. Experiment, and try different things. Change it up a bit.



  • Economy Know when to eco and when to force buy. I recommend watching this economy guide, for a detailed explanation of how it works.
  • Use your nades. Why even bother to buy a full nadeset if you are going to die with all the nades, except the flashbang you used to rush A/B/Mid/Any other place on the map? Use the nades you have. Smoke off common chokepoints, flash your teammates out, molotov common positions and HE the guy you previously lit 3 times with an AK, or legged with an AWP.
  • Save nades for retake. Don’t throw your nades just to throw them. Make sure they have a purpose, and if you’re not in a position where you need to throw nades, save them for retakes, or as T’s to prevent the CT’s from retakting.
  • Off-angles, Expect the unexpected. People will try to find a new way to get a free kill, and a great way to do this is to hold an angle that is not expected. This is also something you should think about as a player – To mix up your positions and find off-angles that work.
  • Flashbang tossing. When tossing a flashbang, if the situation seems to allow it, shoot a few bullets in their direction. This can bait the enemy into looking directly at the flashbang, expecting someone to peek the angle. You can also toss the flashbang behind you, then peek before it pops to catch someone off guard.
  • When you die. Every time you die, you should ask yourself why you died, and what you could have done different to do better in the situation. This can be done in game, or after the game while reviewing your own demo. This is a great way to improve as a player, and make the right choices ingame.



  • Shoulderpeeking. When you shoulderpeek to bait out a shot, don’t actually show yourself. Your viewmodel expands out of your vision, and a person on the other side can see your viewmodel before you see them.
  • Retakes When you are retaking a bombsite, wait for your teammates. Call what nades you have, and then retake together. Make sure to call what you are doing, and where you are clearing.
  • Buddysystem Always, whenever possible, go together 2 and 2. This way you can trade eachother, and have an advantage over the enemy you are pushing. This does not mean that you should bait your teammate! Play together, and communicate.
  • Don’t overplay! Just like in physical sports, you will get exhausted and tired. Make sure to take breaks, stay hydrated and get enough sleep. Sometimes, playing less improves your game more than if you play a lot. You can also play other games just to calm down, and think about something else than CS:GO from time to time.
  • Flashbang sounds. Flashbangs have a soundoutput right after being thrown. This will give you the time you need to turn around or seek cover before the flashbang pops, aswell as you will gain information on where an enemy is.
  • Air strafing. As mentioned by /shazface you can air strafe as a form of high shoulder peeking. It will appear to the enemy as you are about to jump into the angle, and he will most likely fire a shot, hence giving you the information you need. This is for example great for taking mid as a T on mirage to bait out a shot from an AWP’er. Note that this requires practice and motorical skill.


Written by DrCozmo

Here we come to an end for the Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Tips to Improve as a CS:GO Player – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive guide. I hope this guide has helped you with your gameplay. If you have something to add to this guide or believe we forgot some information to add, please let us know via comment! We check each comment manually by approving them!

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