Configs in CS:GO. How to set up a player's config? Guide by SCOPE.GG
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Configs in CS:GO. How to set up a player's config? Guide by SCOPE.GG

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We hope you already learned about useful game launch options and how to set up a crosshair to your liking. But how to save those settings so they’re not lost when you launch the game next time? The game client automatically writes all changes to a special configuration file, a config. Config lets you keep your changes which can be altered in any way, so you can feel comfortable when playing CS:GO. Config will help you to quickly set up a game on a new computer. In this guide, we will tell you about saving and installing configs, which config to use to increase your FPS and we will share relevant configs of pro players in 2022.

What is a config in CS:GO?

Config — is a single, or multiple files containing all CS:GO settings, like video parameters, grenade binds, and so on. Every professional player has their own config which is used not only at home, but is taken by them to tournaments as well.

How to save a config in CS:GO?

By default, all settings are stored in this path:

Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg

To make your own config, just open the console and type host_writeconfig “name”.

Put any word instead of “name”. For example, your nickname. It must not contain space, and also only Latin letters can be used. The system will automatically save your config, but in another folder:

Steam\userdata\Your SteamID32\730\local\cfg.

config csgo

You can follow this link to get your SteamID32, just enter your Steam name in the field.

Go to the folder, copy a config file, save it to a USB flash drive or any other external drive (if you want to use your config on other computers), and then put it in the cfg folder, which we wrote about above.

Now, at any time, you can use your own config with the help of the command exec “name of the config” without quotes.

csgo config
That's how to exec any config

How to install a config? 2022 pro players’ CS:GO configs.

If you don’t want to bother setting everything up yourself, you can use a working solution. For example, use a config of a CS:GO pro player. This link will get you s1mple’s 2022 config.

The process of installing someone else’s config is the same as the one we described above. Download any pro player’s config file, put it into the cfg folder. Then launch CS:GO and type exec “name of the config” in your console. If a file is called s1mple, then type exec s1mple, that’s how you make a config work.

Try other pro players’ 2022 configs:

s1mple csgo

Don’t forget to take the config out of the archive before putting it into the game’s folder.

Best config to increase FPS

In CS:GO you need more FPS — the more you have, the smoother the game. The optimal FPS numbers are considered to be from 120 to 200 frames per second. But how to increase your FPS in CS:GO? Most of the solutions offered on the Internet advise you to tweak with your video card, PC and CS:GO itself. In one of our previous guides we wrote about increasing FPS in the game.

Read more here:

CS:GO settings and how they affect your FPS. Guide by SCOPE.GG
Setting up PC and CS:GO for smooth gaming with maximum perfomance! How to get highest possible FPS? Guide by SCOPE.GG

You can also download a config, which helps to increase your FPS. Installation is the same as we told above.

This link will get you a suitable config for your PC.

After downloading the file, put it into the cfg folder and type exec “name of the config” to your console.

For playing CS:GO successfully, a proper config is not always enough. Analysis of your game will also help you avoid making mistakes in a match. The Dashboard section on SCOPE.GG will help you with it. Here you can track changes in your results, learn more about mistakes, grenade usage and the quality of your aim. Feel the game!

CS:GO Player statistics Dashboard
Check a brief statistics of your game in CS:GO - clutches, retakes, performance on different maps, grenade performance and common mistakes

Now you know more about:

  • what a config is
  • how to save and install a config in CS:GO
  • what configs are used by pro players

Proper settings will make your game more comfortable and will help you achieve your goal — to rank up.

Good luck on the server!