Q) Where can I play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?
A) CS:GO is currently available on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac.
Q)How do I activate the console?
A) Activate the console in Help & Options -> Game Settings -> Enable developer console. This will then allow you to open the console using the tilde key ~.
Q)How do I open the server browser?
A) The community server browser is available in the main menu, and can also be accessed from the pause menu while in-game.
Q) Can I host my own dedicated server?
A) Yes, the CS:GO dedicated server is available. Click here for more details.
Q) Can I make maps for CS:GO?
A) Yes, there is a new SDK available for CS:GO. Players can subscribe to new maps through the Map Workshop, where designers can get feedback on early versions of their maps.
Q) How do I provide feedback on CS:GO?
A) Please use our steam forums.
Q) How do I play competitively?
A) Enter a competitive match using Find A Game -> Classic Competitive
Q) Why does my crosshair change size?
A) The crosshair consists of multiple parts. The most obvious section is the dot in the middle which is used for aiming. The traditional cross hatch moves as you move and provides rough accuracy. The brackets represent the weapon accuracy at all times including being stationary and firing.
Q) Why can I sometimes defuse the bomb faster than other times?
A) On the counter-terrorist side if you are carrying a defuse kit it will halve the defuse time. The defuse kit appears as a small pair of needle nose pliers in the lower right corner of your in-game UI.
Q) What are the minimum and/or suggested system specs?
A) Head to our Steam page to see the hardware requirements for CS:GO.
Q) Why aren’t the characters solid?
A) In Casual mode players can pass through each other as their bodies are not solid. In Competitive mode the player’s bodies are solid and they cannot pass through each other. This also allows for player stacking in competitive mode.
Q) What modes are available in CS:GO?
A) CS:GO has two versions of the Classic Counter-Strike Gameplay, Casual and Competitive. It also has a Deathmatch mode and two gun progression modes: Arms Race, and Demolition.
Q) Will there be team match making?
A) Yes. We are working on this feature.
Q) Will there be a replay system?
A) Yes, we will be implementing this feature at a later date.
Q) What tools are there for spectating?
A) There are many ways to watch games from the Watch page in the game and from the TwitchTV streams featured here on the blog. Many spectator features are available when watching matches from within the game.
Q) How can I see my ping?
A) Ping is visible on the left side of the scoreboard.
Q) How many players are allowed on a server?
A) Official servers support 5v5 matches in Competitive mode, and up to 20 players in Casual mode. The scoreboard is designed to support up to 24 players.
Q) Is CS:GO available on the Mac?
A) Yes, CS:GO is currently available for both PC and Mac.