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In this column I take a brief look at the crosshairs in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Players do have a number of options to which they can customise the way their crosshairs are displayed and function. Since the lockdown on complete customised crosshairs in Counter-Strike many moons ago to prevent unfair advantage between gamers, users have resorted to exploring ways in which they can tweak their crosshairs via the ingame console commands or by loading a customised cfg (configuration) file.

The standard crosshairs in CS:GO have some nice features but for the hardcore gamer don't quite cut the mustard so to speak without a little tweaking. I'm going to run through some of the noptions open to users.

First up lets look at the available console commands:

crosshair "1" //Display crosshair (1=enabled, 0=disabled)
cl_crosshairstyle "1" //Crosshair style (1=csgo, 2=classic static cs, 3=classic dynamic cs)
cl_crosshairusealpha "1" //Alpha on your crosshair (1=enabled, 0=disabled)
cl_crosshairalpha "200" //Alpha setting between 0-200 (0=transparent, 200=solid) - to work cl_crosshairusealpha "1"

cl_crosshaircolor "0" //Crosshair colour override (1=enabled, 0=disabled) - to work cl_crosshairstyle "2" or "3"
cl_crosshaircolor_b "0"//Amount of blue colour in your cross - to work cl_crosshaircolor "0"
cl_crosshaircolor_g "250" //Amount of green colour in your cross - to work cl_crosshaircolor "0"
cl_crosshaircolor_r "0" //Amount of red colour in your cross - to work cl_crosshaircolor "0"

cl_crosshairgap "0" //Increases the gap between crosshair and centre point
cl_scalecrosshair "1"
cl_crosshairscale "1"
cl_crosshairsize "5" //Increases the size of your crosshair
cl_crosshairthickness "1" //Increases the thickness of your crosshair

cl_crosshairdot "0" //Dot in the centre of your crosshair (1=enabled, 0=disabled)
cl_fixedcrosshairgap "3"
cl_observercrosshair "0" //Observer crosshair (removes the recoil scaling effects) (1=enabled, 0=disabled)

So of the commands are pretty straight forward such as "crosshair" either you enable crosshairs or disable them completely and aim by luck! Other commands are not so forth coming such as "cl_crosshairstyle" so to explain see below:

cl_crosshairstyle "1" you should see the following style of crosshair although I have changed the scale settings to reduce the size. The standard crosshairs over the classic CS crosshair has some nice features such as when pointing the target at a friendly team mate you will see the following:

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You can see a circle with a cross through it displayed, warning you not to shoot!! Nice if you're finding it hard to tell the difference between friends and enemies with all these new player skins/models looking alike. Same goes for when you point at enemies you see the following:

The target now turns red and you see "Enemy: Their Name" appear below indicating you can not only shoot but your aim is on target, very cheeky!! If you choose to run with the classic CS crosshairs by setting cl_crosshairstyle "2" you should see the old classic CS crosshairs as seen below:

These crosshairs may not indicate friendly & enemy targets but does allow you to change your crosshair colour and restore that CS look as seen in CS:S & CS1.6. You can also change the thickness of the crosshair by using cl_crosshairthickness "1", add a centre dot (as seen above) by using cl_crosshairdot "1", change the crosshairs to red by cl_crosshaircolor_r "250", make them static by cl_crosshairstyle "2"& cl_observercrosshair "1"

Hope this column helps those of you who are finding it difficult to get to grips with your crosshair settings. I'll try to add more in time.


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