You’ll most likely be playing CS:GO at your monitor’s native resolution, which in most cases will be 1080p. Well, I have to tell you that you are playing with the wrong resolution and that is why you are not winning games. But don’t worry, we’ll explain what resolution you should be playing at and why that’s happening.
The ideal resolution for playing CS:GO
Although it has been around for many years, the number of Counter players has not diminished, quite the contrary. The idea that it was free allowed it to attract more users, being the most popular game on Steam. But, there is one thing you don’t know and that is that you may have been playing with the wrong resolution.
Usually, most users turn on the computer and enjoy CS:GO in their system’s native resolution. Currently, the resolution the most popular (according to Steam) is 1080p, but this resolution is not the most optimal for gaming and has a technical explanation. This resolution has 16:9 aspect ratioa more panoramic format.
It turns out that this panning effect results in a reduction in the size of the character, so the “doll” is 147 pixels wide. What may surprise you is that in other resolutions and aspect ratios, the “doll” gets bigger and therefore, it is easier to give it away.
|character width||147 pixels||169 pixels||196 pixels||206 pixels|
For a 1728×1080 resolution with a aspect ratio 16:10, we have to the character is 169 pixels wide. If we play with 1440×1080 resolution
Something as simple as increasing the character’s surface area increases accuracy. It is precisely for this reason that many professional gamers opt for these resolutions. This makes it possible to see the enemy’s avatar pass or peek a little, which in other aspect ratios does not happen.
It influences, but to some extent
Even if it can have an influence on the course of the game, it is not entirely decisive, it is more, it can have very little importance. There are more pressing factors that can decide the game, such as internet connection latency. They also affect the peripherals we use and train or play on a regular basis.
It is also important to know the maps well, discovering the viewpoints. If we know the strategic points that allow us to see the enemy before he sees us, we gain a tactical advantage. Knowing the routes, how to properly cover the positions or when to “echo” are factors that can be decisive.
Another factor is having a high frame rate, as this results in a smoother image. Even the brightness of the screen can end up influencing the game. So don’t think too much about it, in the end it’s like everything, practice and be consistent. There is no ultimate trick that allows you to win games… legally.