How to Get The Dot Crosshair in Counter-Strike 2 (CS2)


How to Get The Dot Crosshair in Counter-Strike 2 (CS2)

Abhimannu Das
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Here's a quick guide on how to get a simple dot crosshair in Counter-Strike 2.
You can edit your crosshair via the console menu or via the in-game settings.

Counter-Strike (CS2) offers different crosshair styles like static (always visible), dynamic (expands when firing), and classic (static with dynamic elements). While you can experiment and see what works for you, a lot of players prefer a simple dot crosshair. Here's how you can get the dot crosshair in CS2 that everyone loves to use!

How to Get The Dot Crosshair in CS2 Using Console Commands

  1. Open the developer console by pressing the tilde (~) key.

  2. Type in the following commands and press Enter after each one:

  • cl_crosshairstyle "2" (Sets the crosshair style to a dot)

  • cl_crosshaircolor "1" (Sets the color to green, you can change the value to other colors)

  • cl_crosshairsize "0" (Makes the lines of the crosshair disappear)

  • cl_crosshairgap "-8.5" (Adjusts the gap between the center and the lines, which isn't applicable for a dot)

  • You can adjust other settings like:

    • cl_crosshairalpha "255" (Sets the opacity of the crosshair)

    • cl_crosshairthickness "2" (Thickness of the center dot, if you prefer a thicker dot)

How to Get The Dot Crosshair in CS2 Using In-Game Settings

  1. Go to Settings (Escape menu).

  2. Navigate to "Game" and then "Crosshair".

  3. You can adjust the following settings:

    • Under "Center Dot," select "Yes".

    • Set "Length" and "Thickness" to "0" (or a very small value).

    • Adjust "Gap" to control the space around the center dot (optional).

  4. Play around with the color options to find your preference.

You can find many variations of dot crosshairs with specific console commands by searching online. Experiment with different settings to find the perfect dot size, color, and opacity for your aiming style.

Consider using a config file to save your preferred crosshair settings so you don't have to re-enter the commands every time you launch CS2.

Using the Config File:

CS2 stores game settings, including your crosshair configuration, in a text file called config.cfg. Here's how to save your crosshair using this method:

  1. Locate the config file: The location can vary depending on your CS2 installation. Here are some common places to check:

    • Steam Version:

      • Navigate to your Steam library.

      • Right-click on Counter-Strike 2 and select "Properties".

      • Go to the "Local Files" tab and click "Browse Local Files".

      • Look for the cstrike folder within the directory.

      • The config.cfg file should be located there.

    • Non-Steam Version:

      • The location might vary depending on the installation path. You can try searching for config.cfg on your entire drive.

  2. Open the file: Use a plain text editor like Notepad or Notepad++ to open the config.cfg file.

  3. Find the crosshair commands: Look for lines starting with cl_crosshair. These control various aspects of your crosshair, like style, size, color, and gap.

  4. Copy the commands: Select and copy all the cl_crosshair commands related to your preferred crosshair setup.

  5. Save the config file: Make sure you didn't accidentally change anything else in the file. Save the config.cfg file.

Using the In-Game "Share Crosshair" Feature:

This method allows you to copy and save your current crosshair settings as a code snippet:

  1. Open the Settings Menu: In-game, press the Escape key to access the menu.

  2. Navigate to "Game" and then "Crosshair".

  3. Look for the "Share or Import" section.

  4. Click on "Copy Crosshair Code". This will copy all your current crosshair settings to your clipboard.

Saving the Copied Code:

  • You can paste the copied code into a text file and save it for future reference.

  • Alternatively, consider saving it in a cloud storage service like Google Docs or Dropbox for easy access across devices.

How to Load Your Saved Crosshair:

Using Config File:

  • Paste the copied cl_crosshair commands you saved earlier into the config.cfg file.

  • Save the config.cfg file again.

  • Launch CS2, and your crosshair settings should be applied.

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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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