If you do not have the fastest PC in the world, chances are you are dealing with lag in CS:GO. This guide will provide a solution for low FPS. You might be wondering what your FPS exactly is, you can see this by typing cl_showfps 1 in the console.
Types of FPS in CS:GO
Low FPS: 0-30, this is considered extremely bad performance and you probably have a low-end PC. This type of FPS will effect your gameplay drastically. The good thing is that we can fix this easily.
Medium FPS: 30-60, this amount of FPS is reasonable, but it is far from ideal to play at your peak performance. Your maps probably load slow and you have lag spikes here and there.
High FPS: 60-120, if you see these numbers appearing you’re good. This FPS will allow you to play normally and it is the average among CS:GO players. Graphics can be set to high.
Elite FPS: 120+, you have a really good gaming PC and you can max out every graphic option in CSGO. You never have to worry about low FPS. Excellent performance.
We will not bother you with the simple method every site is preaching: “Lower your graphic settings”, everyone knows this already. However, we will provide you with new methods to increase frame rates. If you are falling into the “Low FPS” or “Medium FPS”, you can do the following to increase your FPS:
- disable unnecessary particles and objects from the game, you do this by entering: r_drawparticles 0 and func_break_max_pieces 0 in your console.
- disable effects and flashes from the game, you do this by entering: r_dynamic 0, muzzleflash_light 0, mat_disable_bloom 1 and r_drawtracers_firstperson 0 in your console.
Your PC is weak, so you shouldn’t overload it too much. To accomplish this you can enter: fps_max 60. To reverse this you can use fps_max 0.
Check out this video from Frizzable, he knows a lot about the topic.
We hope that we helped you reach higher FPS markers. FPS is a crucial component in becoming better in the game and we are glad we could help you with that. Check out our other guides: