Best CS2 Settings for High FPS (120+ FPS)

If you’re a Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) player, you know that having the best CS2 settings can make a world of difference in your gameplay. High FPS (Frames Per Second) ensures smoother gameplay, which can be a game-changer in high-stakes matches. This article aims to guide you through optimizing your settings for maximum FPS and competitive advantages.

Why Video Settings Matter

Best Video Settings for High FPS

Option Best Setting
Display Mode Fullscreen
Refresh Rate 143 HZ
Laptop Power Savings Disabled
Boost Player Contrast Enabled
Wait For Vertical Sync Disabled
Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode None
Global Shadow Quality Low
Model / Texture Detail Low
Shader Detail Low

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Pro Tips for Video Settings

  • Brightness: Adjust according to your comfort level.
  • Aspect Ratio: Personal preference but affects gameplay.
  • Resolution: Again, personal preference but can impact FPS.

How to Optimize Mouse Settings

Best Mouse Settings for CS2

Setting Best Value
Mouse Sensitivity 2.50
Zoom Sensitivity 1.00

DPI and eDPI: What’s the Difference?

DPI stands for “Dots Per Inch,” and eDPI (effective Dots Per Inch) is your sensitivity multiplied by your DPI. For instance, a DPI of 1000 and a sensitivity of 0.8 means your eDPI is 800.

Turn Off Mouse Acceleration

Mouse Acceleration can mess with your aim. To disable it in Windows:

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Type main.cpl and hit Enter.
  3. Go to the “Pointer Options” tab.
  4. Uncheck “Enhance pointer precision.”

Best CS2 Resolution and Aspect Ratio

Many pro players prefer a “stretched” resolution, setting the aspect ratio to 4:3 on a 16:9 monitor. This makes enemies appear larger and easier to hit.

Pros and Cons of Different Aspect Ratios

Type Pros Cons
16:9 Greater visual clarity, see more around you Lower FPS
4:3 Easier to hit targets, increased FPS Restricted view

Other Important CS2 Settings

Refresh Rate

Higher is better. Most pros use 144hz, 240hz, or even 360hz monitors.

Audio Settings

  • EQ Profile: Personal preference.
  • L/R Isolation: Set to 0% for accurate spatial audio.

Game Settings

  • Max Acceptable Matchmaking Ping: 80
  • Max Acceptable Game Traffic Bandwidth: Unrestricted

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Windows Graphics Settings

  1. Press Windows Key and type “Graphics.”
  2. Select “Desktop app” from the dropdown.
  3. Navigate to your CS2 installation folder and select cs2.exe.
  4. Choose “High performance” and save.

Steam Settings

  1. Go to Steam > Settings.
  2. In the “Interface” tab, untick “Enable GPU accelerated rendering.”
  3. In the “Library” tab, tick “Low Bandwidth Mode” and “Low Performance Mode.”

And there you have it! These are the best CS2 settings for high FPS. Happy gaming!


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Jack Johnson
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