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9/30/2020

CSGO Launch Options 2020

CS:GO Launch Options - These are some settings, which settle the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rules before the game is started. For example, with the help of launch options you can set up client’s tickrate (-tickrate), monitor frequency (-freq), FPS limitation (fps_max), interpolation settings (cl_interp) and other technically-important settings. Only one adjustment of launch options is enough to boost the performance of your game.

In this guide you will learn how to correctly perform the setting and all available launch options in CS:GO, we will highlight handy settings, which are guaranteed to improve your gaming experience and boost CS GO productivity.

How to Set CSGO Launch Options?

  1. Open Steam and proceed to Library section.
  2. Click the right mouse button on CS GO and choose Properties.
  3. Open General tab and click Set Launch Options button.
  4. Enter launch options and click OK.

Rightclick on CS:GO Set Launch Options Click OK

Each launch option should start with - or + sign, commands should be spaced, and it is also forbidden to use brackets - otherwise commands won’t be working.

Full list of CS:GO Launch Options

  • -full (-fullscreen) - The game will start in full screen mode.

  • -window - The game will start in the regular window. Commands with similar effect: -windowed, -startwindowed, and -sw

  • -noborder - Game window won’t have edges.

  • -x 333; -y 333 - CS:GO window position along the axis X or Y.

  • -w 1920; -h 1080 - Setting up desired CSGO screen resolution.

  • +cl_showfps 1 - Your FPS will be displayed at the top right corner.

  • -high - This launch option setting up CS GO (High) process priority.

  • -nojoy - Switching off joysticks.

  • -console - Console will open once the game is started.

  • -language English - Interface language customization for CS GO. In this case, English language is indicated, however, you can use any other language you like.

  • -threads - Here you should enter the number of cores your processor has, however, the CS:GO specifies the settings your processor has on its own, thus this command is useless.

  • +r_drawparticles 0 - Launch option that removes particles animation, graphics will get worse, however, performance will improve.

  • -nod3d9ex1 - Command for switching off Direct3D 9Ex technology. It is worth trying this command, since game performance may be improved as well.

  • -autoconfig - This command lets you restore settings to deafult.

  • +exec file name - Launch option that launching the config with game settings (.cfg). The file should be placed in folder "Steam\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg".

  • +mat_disable_fancy_blending 1 - This command degrades the quality of textures, as a result, the performance is increasing.

  • -r_emulate_g - OpenGL emulation is working only for Windows, can increase FPS.

  • -softparticlesdefaultoff - Rendering particles settings for CS:GO.

  • -nopreload - Cancels models, files and textures pre-loading.

  • -nohltv - Switches off all GOTV and Source TV opportunities.

  • -limitvsconst - Limits number of vertex shaders up to 256.

  • -forcenovsync - Switches off Vsync technology.

  • +violence_hblood 0 - Command, which eliminates the elements of violence in the game, particularly blood.

  • +r_dynamic 0 / 1 - Switches on/off dynamic lightning.

The Best CS GO Launch Options

In CS GO a large number of launch options are available, however, the statement, that all options should be obligatory used is wrong. Most of them are useless and not suitable for all computers.

Best launch options in our opinion are the following: -freq 240 -d3d9ex -novid -no-browser +mat_queue_mode 2 +fps_max 400 +cl_interp_ratio 1 +cl_interp 0.021 -tickrate 128 +cl_cmdrate 128 +cl_updaterate 128 +cl_forcepreload 1

  • -freq 240 - Customization of play frequency for CSGO. The possible values are: 60, 75, 120, 144, 165, 240, 265, 285, 360.

  • -d3d9ex - Command for switching on Direct3D 9Ex technology, unloading processor at 40%, while loading video card. In full screen mode, the game is wrapping and unwrapping much faster with the help of ALT+TAB, the boost in productivity is noticeable.

  • -novid - After this launch option the game is starting without a splash screen.

  • -no-browser - Command no longer works for Panorama UI. The browser was switched off in the past, the one you could see when connecting to the user server.

  • +mat_queue_mode 2 — Very handy command, which is switching on multicore processing, as the result, fps is raising.

  • +fps max 0 - This command eliminates FPS limitations. We do not recommend using 0 value, since input lag will raise, especially var and sv values. The value should be chosen according to your mean FPS value.

  • +cl_interp_ratio 1, +cl_interp 0.021 — Interpolation settings. The majority of people are playing with 1 and 0 values, and thus they are feeling uncomfortable when shooting. It seems, that crosshair is reeling and shaking. We recommend you to test settings, such as ratio 1/2 and interp 0.031/0.021.

  • -tickrate 128 - TickRate setting for your client will be working for your offline servers and game with bots.

  • +cl_cmdrate 128, +cl_updaterate 128* — The number of updates per second, received and sent on server. In other words, the value should be maximum, namely 128.

  • +cl_forcepreload 1 - The game is uploading all map files before logging into the server, reducing the load on computer during the match.