How to play CS:GO

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the most popular 3D shooter in the world. Even though it was released quite a long time ago, back in 2012, thousands of gamers are still playing it with pleasure. Updates are expected in the CS:GO soon, namely a new game engine and rebranding of the CS itself. However, while nothing has changed, let’s figure out how to play CS:GO.

How to play counter strike global offensive? Installation and downloading tutorial

The first thing that must be mentioned that CS:GO is free-to-play, so you don’t need to spend your money to try this game.

First step

Open your browser and type “Steam”. It’s the name of the gaming platform created by Valve.

Download it for your operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Linux).

Second step

Sign up a new account (log in if you already have it) using your email and phone number.

Unpack the Steam setup that you download from your browser and open it.
Log in with your account.
Third step

In the Steam game store type Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and click download.
Choose a place of downloading and wait a bit. After a few minutes, you can start to play.

How to start playing CS:GO for beginners

If you are not very familiar with games in the shooter genre and have no idea how to play CS:GO, then you should start the game from the training ground. There you will be taught the basic moves and mechanics of the game. 

It is not recommended to play a match against real players immediately after training. It is better to apply the learned skills in a game with bots. Learn some maps playing with bots, bomb plants, spawn of players, and positions. Watch some guides for beginners, it will help you to learn quickly. After some period try to play versus real players in non-ranked game mode. 

Remember, that you are playing with people, and sometimes you can hear somebody trash talking, which is absolutely normal in multiplayer games. Don’t pay attention to it, just keep playing.

How to start playing CS:GO? Improving performance

If you are a true geek and you want to prove your mastery, you need to develop your skills and abilities. Before starting to play ranked, warm up on the aim map. You can download them from the workshop directly in CS. Kill some bots using different weapons and get used to mouse sensitivity.You can also play games that increase your reaction time, such as OSU. Do a reaction time test to track your developing process. But do not wait for an instant result. All will come with time – just make this training scheduled before the game, and you will see the difference.

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