Get better at movement in CS:GO

Csgo Movement

Movement tip #1: Levitate, and never, ever touch the ground.

We write about FPSes each week in Triggernometry, a mixture of tips, design criticism, and a celebration of virtual marksmanship.

The vast majority of CS:GO players are focused on getting better at aiming. Being able to click on heads really well is the sexiest aspect of the game—everyone wants to be like KRiMZ or GeT_RiGhT and wire impossible, highlight reel-worthy headshots.

In actuality, the vast majority of CS:GO players would benefit most from focusing on improving the way they move, on adopting new techniques, on learning how movement influences accuracy, when and when not to crouch, and so on.

Movement is an easy thing to take for granted, but like most areas of Counter-Strike, movement is its own discipline, something that takes a mixture of techniques, knowledge, and intuition do do well. Forcing yourself to sit through a few minutes of video tutorials can unlock some epiphanies about bad habits and how to take your game to the next level. To that end, I've collected some recommended videos on movement below.

Strafing and shooting

Crouching vs. walking

How to throw grenades quickly

How to bunnyhop

Evan Lahti
Global Editor-in-Chief

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.