CSGO Windows Settings

This article explores configurations that we should apply to our Windows computer to gain small advantages over our opponents.

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Disable full screen optimizations

By default, in Windows10, the OS will try to “optimize” the game’s performance. This is not recommended.

To disable this, navigate to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive > right-click on the CSGO icon > Properties and enable the Disable fullscreen optimizations option.

Disable full screen optimizations CSGO

Increase sound of footsteps

We can improve the sounds we hear in-game by turning on Loudness Equalization. This will allow you to hear close sounds quieter and those that are far away louder.

This will help you pinpoint your enemies when they step even when you’re shooting.

To enable this option:

  1. Right-click the speaker icon on your task bar
  2. Click on Sounds
  3. Navigate to Playback
  4. Right-click on the playback device you use in CSGO
  5. Navigate to Enhancements
  6. Enable the Loudness equalization option
  7. Click apply
  8. Ez frags

How to hear footsteps better in CSGO

Enable stretched resolutions

Some players might prefer to play on stretched resolutions either for achieving higher FPS or to see the enemy player model a bit thicker.

Whichever is your case, you will need to enable the re-scaling of the games resolution in your NVIDIA control panel or AMD Adrenaline. This guide is for NVIDIA cards but the process is similar for both.

  1. Open up the NVIDIA control panel
  2. Navigate to ‘Adjust desktop size and position’
  3. Select full-screen scaling

How to play in streched resolutions CSGO