Counter Strike in reality is harder than the pros make it look. As the game was released in 1999, some players now have a solid 20 years game time. The thought of that alone can be understandably off-putting to players. Even looking at just CS:GO, which came out in 2012, puts new players at a seven-year disadvantage.
The necessity for communication and cooperation in CS:GO makes this experience disparity all the more evident during online play. Read more about to become a professional bhopper on twiftnews.com/esport/how-to-bunny-hop-on-csgo/
Here is a list of things you shouldn’t do when you start playing CS:GO:
- DON’T aim at the floor/legs (common mistake up until DMG).
- DON’T peek planted bomb instantly when you hear a defuse sound, wait about 3 seconds and then peek.
- DON’T hold down mouse 1 after you haven’t killed the enemy in 10 bullets, just strafe away and wait for your recoil to settle.
- DON’T hold shift when the enemy already knows you are there or there is only one entry (B on inferno for example).
- DON’T reload when your in a dangerous spot and you still have more than 5-6 bullets, get safe and then reload.
- DON’T peek when your reload isn’t finished.
- DON’T buy a helmet when you know the enemies either have AWP’s or AK’s and your money isn’t amazing.
And little bit of a to do list:
- DO prefire common spots/corners at headshot level.
- DO fake plant to get a chance at an easy kill, just hold E till you hear the sound and then spam 1 to get your gun out.
- DO use shift walk when fake defusing (most useful in 1 vs X), tap the bomb (tapping E to make noise) and shift walk into a wider angle, so that when the T peeks the bomb you will be in a weird angle for him.
- DO use counter flashes when you are getting pushed as a CT. When you are getting rushed, a smoke will not detonate in time to stop the rush. A flash however, will buy some time and maybe even get you or your teammate a free kill.