Top 10 tips to help you improve at CS2


10 Tips to Help You Improve at CS2 and Win More Games

Abhimannu Das
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If you are new to CS2 and want to start winning more games, we have ten tips that can help you improve at the game.
Recording your gameplay and learning from other players can help you identify your mistakes and get better at the game.

Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) is out now and if you are not a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS2) veteran, things can feel difficult, especially if you are new to competitive shooters. Your mechanical skills play a very large role in determining your success in the game, so working on improving your aim and positioning is very important. Here are ten tips that can help you improve at Counter-Strike 2.

Top 10 tips to help you improve at CS2

1. Start Aim Training

Dedicate time to aim training maps and exercises. Aim is a fundamental skill in CS2, and consistent practice will pay off. Some aim trainers that you can check out include: 


  • Aim Lab

  • Kovaaks

  • Aimbeast

Something like osu! can also help you improve your aim and reaction speeds despite not being designed for aim training. But remember that nothing beats practice and playing more games will naturally improve your aim as long as you try to identify areas of improvement.


2. Find the Right Crosshair Placement

Keep your crosshair at head level and pre-aim common angles. This minimizes the amount you need to adjust your aim when encountering enemies.

3. Develop Map Knowledge

Learn the layout, callouts, and common strategies for each map. Understanding the map is crucial for positioning and decision-making. Learning the callouts for each map can help you develop better communication skills for CS2 and navigate around the map better.

4, Economy Management

Understand when to buy, save, or force-buy based on your team's economy. Don't spend all your money every round; save for crucial rounds.

5. Effective Communication

Use voice chat or text chat to communicate with your team. Call out enemy positions, share information, and make quick decisions together.

6. Practice Recoil Control

Each weapon has a specific recoil pattern. Practice controlling recoil for your favorite weapons to increase accuracy. You can rely on the aim trainers we mentioned earlier to develop your recoil control.

7. Positioning and Map Control

Focus on good positioning and map control. Position yourself in a way that minimizes exposure to enemies and allows for effective trades.

Counter-Strike 2 map

8. Use Your Utility Wisely

Grenades (smokes, flashes, molotovs, etc.) are essential tools. Learn effective grenade spots and use them to gain a tactical advantage.

9. Learn from Professionals

Watch professional players and study their gameplay. You can pick up valuable insights into strategies, tactics, and positioning. Watching someone like Gabriel Toledo de Alcântara Sguario aka FalleN or Oleksandr “S1mple” Olehovych Kostyliev can help you identify strategies and skills pro players use to beat their opponents.

10. Analyze Your Gameplay

This is the possibly the best way to improve after you have a reasonable grasp of the game. Record your matches and review them to identify mistakes, areas for improvement, and decision-making errors. Learning from your own gameplay is invaluable.

During your journey towards improvement, make sure you stay positive and keep trying to get better. CS2 can be a challenging game, and there will be tough matches. Stay positive, avoid frustration, and keep a growth mindset. Improvement takes time and effort and you will see yourself improving over time. 

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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