With tons of people finally gaining access to the Counter-Strike 2 limited test, it’s time to share the best CS2 settings.

The hype regarding the next installment in Valve’s most popular first-person shooter is at an all-time high following the latest update, which introduced Premier, the map Inferno, and MR12. Counter-Strike 2 was announced on March 22, but fans are still waiting for the full launch.

Best CS2 settings you should use

The new iteration brings with it a wealth of changes, headlined by an entirely new engine with Source 2. But are the best CS2 settings for your FPS and performance with the new engine?

When it comes to the main video tab, it’s pretty basic. You’ll want to use the following settings on here, but remember your resolution is mostly preference, with there being perks for doing 16:9 or 16:10 over 4:3 and vice versa.

Counter-Strike 2 settings – video

Main menu background sceneryAny.
Color modeComputer Monitor
Aspect RatioYour preference.
ResolutionYour preference.
Display modeFullscreen
Refresh rateMaximum your monitor supports
Laptop power savingsDisabled
Best video settings for CS2
Screenshot by Steven Cropley/ONE Esports

Moving into the advanced video tab is where the real changes happen. It’s worth noting that this is a general guide, and different systems will always have the possibility of needing slight adjustments.

If you choose the best CS2 settings provided here, that doesn’t mean you can’t alter them slightly to fit your own desires.

Counter-Strike 2 settings – advanced video

Boost player contrastEither, but we recommend enabled
Wait for vertical syncDisabled
Current video values presetCustom
Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode4X MSAA
Global Shadow QualityMedium
Model / Texture DetailMedium
Shader DetailLow
Particle DetailMedium
Ambient OcclusionDisabled
High Dynamic RangePerformance
FidelityFX Super ResolutionDisabled (Highest Quality)
NVIDIA Reflex Low LatencyEnabled
Best CS2 settings for FPS and performance
Screenshot by Steven Cropley/ONE Esports

These should be the best CS2 settings to use if you’re looking to optimize your FPS and game performance.

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