- This page is about the game mechanic. For the firing tactic, see Recoil#Tactics.
A spray is a gameplay mechanic that allows an image or symbol to be placed on an in-game surface (default key = "t"). Each player can only have one active spray image at a time.
Players are provided several default sprays, but custom sprays can be imported. A third party application is required to add custom sprays in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, but Counter-Strike: Source allows them to be imported via the options menu.
Spray was removed in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but a similar mechanic was reintroduced in the October 6, 2016 update in the form of the Graffiti, which are items that allow the player to spray logos onto surfaces.
Counter-Strike & Condition Zero
Half-Life (Game of the Year Edition) & Further Data
If Counter-Strike was installed with Half-Life (Game of the Year Edition) or the Further Data expansion pack, the player has an increased selection of sprays.