How to change CS:GO crosshair

How to change cs go crosshair
How to change cs go crosshair

Brief: Do you think your crosshair could look better? Here’s how to change CS: GO crosshair quickly and easily.

In this guide you will learn 3 ways. We will show you how to do using the game options, the console and the config.cfg file.

The first two ways are ideal if you’re looking for a new crosshair or want to test new settings. The third way is best for those who have already found the right settings and want to save them for the future.

1. Change crosshair in the game options

The first way to change crosshair in CS:GO is to configure the game options.

Step 1: Open the game settings

Start Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and click on the options icon on the left side of the screen.

change crosshair csgo in game options - open the game settings

Step 2: Go to the “Crosshair” tab

After opening the game settings click on the “Crosshair” tab.

change crosshair csgo in game options - open the crosshair tab

Step 3: Edit crosshair settings

Scroll down until you see the crosshair options that are responsible for the crosshair’s color and style.

change crosshair csgo in game options - edit crosshair settings

2. Change crosshair in the console

The second way to change crosshair CS:GO is to use the developer console.

Step 1: Enable the developer console

Start by checking if the developer console is turned on in the game settings.

change crosshair csgo in console - enable the developer console

Step 2: Open the console and edit crosshair settings

Click the button (usually ~ button) to open the console. Then enter the settings you want to change.

change crosshair csgo in console - edit crosshair

Check the CSGO pro crosshair list to copy & paste ready settings with one click.

3. Change crosshair in the config file

The third way to change your crosshair is to edit the config.cfg.

Step 1: Find the config file

Go to the folder in which the config.cfg file for your Steam account is located.

change crosshair csgo in config - find the file

Check out what is current CSGO config location.

Step 2: Change the file properties

Right-click on the config file and select “Properties”. Scroll down and turn off the “Read Only” checkbox.

change crosshair csgo in config - change the properties

Step 3: Edit crosshair commands

Open the config file and start changing the commands related to the crosshair (cl_crosshair …).

change crosshair csgo in config - edit commands

Check out the full list of CSGO crosshair commands that you can use here.

Step 4: Save and return to file properties

After saving the changes made in the config you need to undo the change made in step 2. Go to options and enable the “Read only” option.

change crosshair csgo in config - return to the properties

If you skip step 4, the changes may be removed the next time you start the game!


Let’s end this guide with a short summary and a little trick.

As you can see, you can change your crosshair in CS:GO very easily. It will probably take you no more than 2 minutes to complete.

You can do this in one of three ways:

  • by editing game settings,
  • by entering commands in the console,
  • by changing the config file.

The first two ways are good in the short term, because the changes will be reset when you restart the game. The last way seems to be the smartest in the long run, because it saves your settings for the future.

Tip: Change the crosshair for a few days during the inconsistency period. This will be an important stimulus for your brain and will make you more focused in the game.

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