Counter And Strike

Counter And Strike

Have you ever been pwned in Counter Strike, here is how to counter and strike? Follow the simple steps below

Always buy armor and plenty of ammo, to last you the round. For guns, a M4A1 or an AK-47 (called CV-47 in-game) is generally good to go with. You may find grenades useful, although they take some practice to use effectively.

If you are going to drop a gun for a better weapon, always empty all of the ammo out of it first so the enemy cannot use it if they pick it up.

Don't be too cocky, stay a bit behind your teammates, and work with them, e.g. covering them.

When your teammate is having trouble killing an enemy and you can easily kill them, always try to knife them. Your teammate will distract them while you own them.

Try to shoot at enemies knees, the recoil of your gun will make your shots hit their head resulting in an instant kill.

Use a silencer if your guns have the option (right click). This will make it harder for enemies to hear you shooting and know where you are, though it reduces the amount of damage it does.

Walk (by holding shift) if you think an enemy may be near. If you run normally, your footsteps can be heard.

If there is a tall object that you cannot jump over, crouch jump using the crouch button and the jump button. Note that this is may be difficult, but pro players master this jump without using scripts.

Learn how to use your radar (top left corner) to check for teammates, e.g. if you hear footsteps and are unsure if it is from a teammate or enemy.

If you are trying to get past a sniper, throw a smoke grenade on them. Here is the rule of thumb of Counter-Strike: If you can't see them, they can't see you (unless of course your enemy is running counter strike in 16-bit mode in which case they can see through smoke).

If you are getting shot through a wall, box, or door, remember to stay still. If you move, they will hear your footsteps and they will know for sure where you are. If you do not move, they will probably stop shooting eventually.

Make sure you can hear the game. As mentioned before, headphones are the recommended way to listen to Counter-Strike as you play, but turning off music and playing in a quiet environment helps, too.


  • Don't get carried away - it's just a game.
  • Practice is always better than reading words written by someone - go play now!
  • Shields can be useful, although costly, but remember they can only be used with pistols, will only protect you from fire in front of you and don't offer protection from grenades.
  • Deagles are generally considered to be the best pistol to use throughout the professional counter strike community, although you will have to practise a lot to get your accuracy up *Only use AWPs when you are doing really bad to bring up your score. They are the easiest guns to use and are considered a "noob" gun.
  • When you want to snipe but don't want to be called a noob, use a scout. It is a lot better than the AWP because you can move while shooting it and it is one of the lightest (fastest) guns in the game.
  • Always jump when using a shotgun. Shotguns are perfectly accurate in midair.
  • When using the AWP, you should always run with your scope on. It makes you move slower, but it is a lot easier to kill enemies if they surprise you. Especially at close range.
  • Always try to use guns that have a "zoom" capability like the Aug or the Krieg for long range shooting.
  • Don't hack, there's no skill to it and you'll probably be permanently banned from playing.
  • Don't threaten anyone.
  • Don't camp too much (waiting in the same place for enemies) as this is seen as "n00bish" or unsportsmanlike.

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