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Best CS2 Settings According to Pro Players

Know what the pro players are using in CS2.

The much awaited CS2 game is now available for everyone. Valve has made massive changes to the graphics and some key changes to the gameplay. This makes revisiting your in-game settings essential. ESL’s video features professional Counter-Strike players sharing valuable tips on adapting to these changes. Get ready to conquer the game with key changes to your CS2 settings.

Best CS2 Settings to Have in the Game

The video goes through Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev, Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov and Robin “ropz” Kool’s CS2 settings. While all the players showed their settings and gave some details, we can see that ropz was very well-informed about his decisions. He was clear about what all the settings do and how they will affect the game. So we have added some of his tips to our guide. We will keep the setting suggestions from pro players as a reference and give you the best settings in CS2.

Counter-Strike 2 Video Settings

These are your standard graphics settings, and they largely revolve around your personal preferences for the game. Although some professional players prefer a 4:3 stretched resolution, it's not a one-size-fits-all approach. The key is to choose settings that provide the most comfort and effectiveness for your gameplay style.

  • Color Mode: Computer Monitor
  • Resolution: Your monitors natural resolution or 4:3 stretched.
  • Video Mode: Fullscreen
  • Refresh Rate: Match this to your monitors highest refresh rate
  • Laptop Power Savings: Disabled

Counter-Strike 2 Advanced Video Settings

You can set these settings according to our guidelines. However, if you want even more FPS, set the Model / Texture Detail, Shader Detail and Particle Detail to low. However, this will affect the quality of visuals.

  • Boost player contrast: Enabled
  • Wait for vertical sync: Disabled
  • Current video values preset: Custom
  • Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode: CMAA 2
  • Global Shadow Quality: High/Very High
  • Model / Texture Detail: Medium
  • Texture Filtering Mode: Anisotropic 4X
  • Shader Detail: Medium/High
  • Particle Detail: Medium/High
  • Ambient Occlusion: Medium/Disabled
  • High Dynamic Range: Quality
  • FidelityFX Super Resolution: Disabled
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled

That concludes our guide to the best CS2 settings you can set for great gameplay and visuals.


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