Counter-Strike 2 – FPS Boost Guide

How to Get More FPS

To get more FPS in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)?

Lower Graphics Settings

Reduce the in-game graphics settings to the lowest or a level where you are comfortable playing. This includes lowering resolution, texture quality, shader detail, and other graphic options.

Launch Options

You can use launch options to set various parameters for CS:GO. Right-click CS:GO in your Steam library, go to Properties, and click “Set Launch Options.” Some launch options that might help include:

  • -novid: Disables the intro video.
  • -nojoy: Removes joystick support.
  • -high: Sets CS:GO as a high-priority process in Windows.

Update Graphics Drivers

Make sure your graphics card drivers are up to date. Visit the official website of your graphics card manufacturer to download and install the latest drivers.

Resolution and Aspect Ratio

Lowering your resolution and aspect ratio can significantly boost FPS. Common resolutions used are 4:3 and 16:9, and lower resolutions like 1280×960 or 1024×768 can improve performance.

Steam Launch Options

Open Steam, go to your game library, right-click on CS:GO, and select Properties. In the General tab, click the “Set Launch Options” button and add the following launch options:

  • -tickrate 128: Sets the server tickrate to 128, which is the standard for competitive play.
  • -nod3d9ex: Disables DirectX 9 Extended, which might improve performance on older systems.

Console Commands

Open the developer console in CS:GO (~ key by default) and use commands like fps_max 0 to remove the FPS limit, and cl_showfps 1 to display your current FPS on-screen.

Disable Multicore Rendering

In some cases, disabling multicore rendering can help improve FPS. You can find this option in the game’s video settings.

Update DirectX and Windows

Make sure your Windows operating system and DirectX are up to date. CS:GO relies on these components for optimal performance.

Verify Game Files

In your Steam library, right-click CS:GO, go to Properties, and in the “Local Files” tab, click “Verify Integrity of Game Files” to ensure your game files are not corrupted.

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