5 Must Have CS:GO Binds to Optimize Gameplay

5 Must Have CS:GO Binds to Optimize Gameplay

Aditya Singh Rawat
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  • CS:GO bind is nothing but attaching a unique in-game action which is not present by default to a particular key.
  • New and low level players do not actively use key binds in CS:GO. However, higher level players and pros use them in abundance.
  • Here is a list of 5 best CS:GO key binds that you can use to optimize gameplay and improve as a player.

CS:GO binds are essential tools that players can implement to optimize their gameplay. Not everyone uses binds, but then all players do not operate at the same level either. CS:GO binds as the name suggests is the act of attaching a unique in-game action to a particular key. These actions help in making the game more efficient for players, by allowing them to perform certain things that are generally not possible by default. Key binds in CS:GO are abundantly used by high-level players, especially pros who use all sorts of interesting and weird binds based on their comfort, personal preference, and gameplay.

It is better to inculcate the use of key binds in CS:GO early on, as it will drastically improve your gameplay and make you a better player. Here are 5 CS:GO binds that you should definitely try out irrespective of whether you are new to using binds or a veteran player.

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5 Best CS:GO Binds

Jump Throw Bind

There are many utility lineups in CS:GO that require a player to throw a smoke, incendiary, or flash following a perfectly timed jump, this is called a ‘jump throw’. They are widely used across almost all the maps, to clear certain structures, give your utility a slight boost to reach far off locations, or simply bounce off a high surface.

Well, you can always bind the action of jumping and throwing the utility to a single key rather than press ‘space’ followed by the ‘left mouse click’. This minimizes the chance of committing a mistake and reduces your error rate, helping with your consistency when it comes to landing the jump throw utilities.

  • alias "+jumpthrow" "+jump;-attack"; alias "-jumpthrow" "-jump"; bind (x) "+jumpthrow"

The following console command will help you bind the action of jumping and throwing to any key of your choice. All you need to do is replace (x) with the name of the key that you want to assign this particular action to.

Grenade Bind

This is one of the most basic CS:GO bind that every player should be implementing. By default, a player needs to constantly press the key ‘4’ to cycle through the grenades, if they are equipped with multiple utilities. This can get clumsy at times but in all honesty, is simply frustrating to cycle through all the grenades each and every time you want to use one.

To make life simpler, a player can simply bind each utility to a separate key. This will heavily optimize the game as you will be able to instantly equip a smoke, an incendiary, or a flash, without the fuss of having to cycle through all of them repeatedly.

  • bind (a) "use weapon_flashbang";bind (b) "use weapon_smokegrenade";bind (c) "use weapon_hegrenade";bind (d) "use weapon_molotov;use weapon_incgrenade"

The following console command will help you bind each utility to a separate key of your choice. All you need to do is replace (a), (b), (c), (d) with any key that you want to assign for a flashbang, smoke grenade, HE grenade, and incendiary, respectively.

Increase Volume When Walking Bind

Sound is one of the most important sources of information in CS:GO and this bind helps a player attain as much information as possible without missing out on anything. The players can bind this to their walk key which is usually ‘shift’, automatically increasing the in-game volume whenever you shift walk.

This will help you sneak around the map while at the same time increasing the volume so that you get every piece of information via sound. The bind might not seem like a lot but it will drastically improve your chances of winning a clutch, because it is the small things like this in CS:GO that make a huge difference.

  • alias +incvol "incrementvar volume 0 2 0.5;+speed";alias -incvol "incrementvar volume 0 2 -0.5;-speed";bind SHIFT +incvol

The following console command will help you bind increased in-game volume to the shift key. For this particular action, it is recommended that the CS:GO bind is attached specifically to the shift key so that it does not disturb the natural instinct of a player.

Mute All Voice Bind

This is a self-explanatory key bind and is very important for the mental health of a player. There are certain games when you just wind up in a bad team or with foul-mouthed players, the best solution is to simply mute them and to report them later on. Not only this, sometimes there are some backseat drivers that will drive you crazy during a clutch, so the best thing to do is simply to mute them temporarily.

  • bindtoggle (x) voice_enable

The following console command will help you bind the mute teammate option to the (x) key. All you need to do is replace (x) with any key that you want to assign. Remember that this is a togglable option, so you do not need to keep the key pressed continuously.

Sometimes it is better to mute teammates

Quick Switch Bind

The quick switch bind might not be useful for all the players but is essential for someone who likes to play with the bolt action sniper rifle. Any AWPer playing without this key bind is definitely not dedicated to the art of sniping in CS:GO, and needs to immediately implement this to their console settings. 

This particular key bind helps an AWPer to quickly switch to their knife and back to the AWP automatically with a click of a button. This however does not offer any advantage like reducing recoil or saving reload time, but it does prevent an AWP and a Scout from re-scoping after a shot has been fired.

  • bind (x) "use weapon_knife;slot1"

The following console command will help you bind weapon quick switch to the (x) key. All you need to do is replace (x) with any key that you want to assign.

These are some of the best CS:GO binds that every player should implement in the game. They will drastically improve your game and any player utilizing them will start feeling their growth with a few days. Also, this is just the start, once you start using these basic binds and get used to them, there are many others that can be tried out further.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.