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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Game Options allow a player to customize their gameplay experience.

Game Options are accessible from the main menu by visiting OPTIONS (or when in-game respectively HELP & OPTIONS).

Some Options may be different regarding which platform played on.

After December 8, 2015 update, personal game settings is stored independently in a Steam account-local data folder ( ...\userdata\[Steam ID64]\730\local\cfg\config.cfg )


Game options[]

PC[1] (Windows / Mac / Linux)[]

Option Default value Tooltip Additional notes Console command
Enable Game Instructor Messages Yes N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
gameinstructor_enable
Max Acceptable Matchmaking Ping 150 Allows you to specify max acceptable matchmaking ping when searching for a game on official matchmaking servers.
If there are official servers satisfying your ping setting then official matchmaking will always put you in a match hosted on those servers.
If there are no official servers near you satisfying your ping setting then official matchmaking will put you in a match hosted on the next nearest official server, latency to which may exceed your ping setting."
min value: 25
max value: 350
mm_dedicated_search_maxping
Max Acceptable Game Traffic Bandwidth Up to 1.5 Mbps Allows to specify game traffic bandwidth that online game servers send to you during gameplay.
Lower bandwidth rate setting can help avoid packet loss if your internet service provider or routers drop network packets.
Insufficient bandwidth rate however can result in delayed network packets at times when game server sends updates about multiple other players over the network to your client.
The options are:


  • Extremely restricted
  • Below 384 kbps
  • Below 512 kbps
  • Below 768 kbps
  • Below 1.0 Mbps
  • Up to 1.5 Mbps
  • Up to 2.0 Mbps
  • Up to 2.5 Mbps
  • 3 Mbps
  • 4 Mbps
  • Unrestricted
rate
Community Notification Location Top Left N/A The options are:


  • Top Left
  • Bottom Left
  • Bottom Right
  • Top Right
ui_steam_overlay_notification_position
Enable Developer Console (~) No N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
con_enable
Calendar Time Format No N/A The options are:


  • 12 Hour
  • 24 Hour
cl_clock_24hour
HUD OPTIONS
Crosshair Style Default N/A The options are:


  • Default
  • Default Static
  • Classic
  • Classic Dynamic
  • Classic Static
cl_crosshairstyle
Crosshair Color Green N/A The options are:


  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Classic
  • Blue
  • Lt Blue
cl_crosshaircolor
HUD Scale HUD Scale adjusts the size of all HUD elements. min value: 0.5
max value: 0.95
hud_scaling
HUD Color Default This color is applied to selected parts of the HUD, including health, armor and ammo. The options are:


  • Default
  • White
  • Light Blue
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Aqua
  • Pink
  • Classic
cl_hud_color
HUD Background Alpha 0.5 Adjusts the background opacity of the money, health, location and ammo displays (Unused) min value: 25
max value: 350
cl_hud_background_alpha
Health/Ammo Style[2] Default N/A The options are:


  • Default
  • Simple
cl_hud_healthammo_style
Bomb Hud Position Show Under Radar When you have the bomb, toggles between bomb display positions. (Unused) The options are:


  • Show In Inventory
  • Show Under Radar
cl_hud_bomb_under_radar
Mini-Scoreboard Position Top of Screen N/A The options are:


  • Top of Screen
  • Bottom of Screen
cl_hud_playercount_pos
Mini-Scoreboard Style Show Avatars N/A The options are:


  • Show Avatars
  • Just Show Player Count
cl_hud_playercount_showcount
TEAM OPTIONS
Steam Group Clan Tag No team tag N/A The options are:


  • No team tag
  • [Steam Group Names]
cl_clanid
Display Team Tags In Death Notices Yes N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_show_clan_in_death_notice
Show Teammate Colors in Competitive Show Colors N/A The options are:


  • Show Colors
  • Colors and Letters
  • No
cl_teammate_colors_show
Show Letters Over Teammate Colors Unknown N/A Console command never implemented. Unknown
Friends Lobby Default Permissions Friends, Group, and Nearby N/A The options are:


  • Friends Need Invites
  • All Friends Can Join
  • Friends and Group Can Join
  • Friends and Nearby Can Join
  • Friends, Group, and Nearby
lobby_default_privacy_bits1
Team ID When In View N/A The options are:


  • When In View
  • Always On
  • Always On w/Equipment
cl_teamid_overhead_always
SPECTATOR AND SCOREBOARD OPTIONS
Spectator/Map Vote Number Selection Method Use Number Keys N/A The options are:


  • Use Weapon Slots
  • Use Number Keys
spec_usenumberkeys_nobinds
Update Workshop Maps on Launch Unknown N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No




Console command never implemented.

cl_auto_download_ugc_maps
Scoreboard Mouse Enable When In View N/A The options are:


  • Secondary Fire
  • Jump
  • Duck
  • Drop Weapon
  • Last Weapon Used
  • Command Radio Message
  • Use
cl_scoreboard_mouse_enable_binding
Smooth Spectator Camera Yes Sets whether your spectator camera will smoothly interpolate to the next target when switching between players The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_obs_interp_enable
Smooth Spectator Camera Speed 0.27 Sets how fast the smoothed spectator camera will move when interpolating between targets. min value: 0.05
max value: 0.4
cl_obs_interp_pos_rate
Disable Caster Control On User Control No If enabled, the caster's control of the UI and X-Ray are temporarily disabled while you are controlling the camera. The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
spec_cameraman_disable_with_user_control
Follow Grenade Key Left Alt Sets the key used to follow grenades thrown by a player you are observing. The options are:


  • Left Alt
  • Left Shift
  • Reload Key
cl_spec_follow_grenade_key
Automatic Killer Replay Yes When available, Killer Replay will start automatically when you die. The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
spec_replay_autostart
Display YOU Outline Unknown When the Killer Replay is running, your player will be highlighted with an outline. The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
spec_replay_???
ITEM OPTIONS
Quick Graffiti (Apply With Key Release) Yes When enabled, allows you to apply graffiti quickly by pressing and releasing the graffiti menu key.
When disabled, graffiti is applied only after the 'Fire' key is pressed while in the graffiti menu.
The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_playerspray_auto_apply
Switch Weapon on Pick Up Yes N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_autowepswitch
Viewmodel Position Desktop N/A The options are:


  • Desktop
  • Classic
  • Couch
viewmodel_presetpos
Always Show Inventory Yes N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_showloadout
Close Buy Menu After Purchase No N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
closeonbuy
Open Buy Menu With Use Key Yes N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_use_opens_buy_menu
RADAR OPTIONS
Radar Hud Size 1 Adjusts the size of the radar relative to other Hud elements. min value: 0.8
max value: 1.3
cl_hud_radar_scale
Rotate the Radar Yes Toggles between a radar that rotates and a radar with a fixed orientation. The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_radar_rotate
Toggle Shape With Scoreboard Yes If set to Yes, the radar will toggle to square and display the whole map when the scoreboard is visible. The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_radar_square_with_scoreboard
Always Center the Player Yes N/A Option available only via console command. cl_radar_always_centered
TWITCH.TV CONNECTION
CS:GO Profile Sharing Use my Steam Profile Status CS:GO Profile Sharing controls whether your connected twitch.tv account can access your CS:GO profile information including your competitive Skill Group. By default access is allowed when your Steam Community profile status is Public, but you can explicity share or disable it. The options are:


  • Use my Steam Profile Status
  • Always Shared
  • Disabled
cl_accountprivacysetting1


Consoles[3] (PS3 / XBox )[]

Option Default value Tooltip Additional notes Console command
Brightness 2.2 N/A min value: 1.8
max value: 2.6
mat_monitorgamma
Color Mode Television N/A The options are:


  • Computer Monitor
  • Television
mat_monitorgamma_tv_enabled
Master Volume 1 N/A min value: 0.05
max value: 0.4
volume
Master Music Volume 1 N/A min value: 0.0
max value: 0.4
snd_musicvolum
HUD Scale Desktop HUD Scale adjusts the size of all HUD elements. (Unused) The options are:


  • Desktop
  • Couch
play_distance
Crosshair Color Green N/A The options are:


  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Classic
  • Blue
  • Lt Blue
cl_crosshaircolor
Crosshair Behavior Dynamic N/A The options are:


  • Static
  • Dynamic
cl_dynamiccrosshair
Switch Weapon on Pick Up Yes N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_autowepswitch
Always Show Inventory Yes N/A The options are:


  • Yes
  • No
cl_showloadout



means cut option, feature is mentioned in localization files and/or game code.

meant that this option in not available in Perfect World version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

(Unused) in "Tooltip" column mean help text is disabled despite tooltip text exist in localization files.

References

  1. Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\scripts\game_options.txt
  2. Has unused alternative text: "Health and Ammo Style".
  3. Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\scripts\game_options.consoles.txt
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