by Claudius Woods
It is based upon a very user-friendly interface that works as a platform for people who are interested in playing team-based, first-person gameplay that's all about shooting.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an advanced, latest version of the original Counter-Strike game that was created in 1999. The basic concept is that two teams compete with one another to win the match. Whoever succeeds in more rounds, wins the match.
This game has a separate fan-base. It is known for its amazing graphics and innovative features. People play it on their gadgets including Mac, iOS, Windows, etc. The most common gadget that is used to launch this game on is a Windows personal computer.
This game was created in its basic form back in 1999. Due to an overwhelming response globally, the game progressed to a full-release from being a half-life beta.
A community of gamers, who are exceptional when it comes to shooting skills, came out as strong competitors. The creators didn't just stop there! They kept advancing the features in form of a sequel to that game; 1.6, Source, Global Offensive.
To know more about the history of Counter-Strike including all the tiny details.
Let's talk about the game modes that are available in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and how they make this game bigger and better !
It is considered to be the classic best mode of CS. In the competitive mode in the game, the players need to have refuse kits, weapons, and other items and deal with their in-game economy to augment their opportunity of accomplishment.
It is a best - of - 16 game that is played by 2v2. You can play this mode while being single as well as with a team and your friends. The main aim of the player is to refuse or plant a bomb. By winning, the player can buy in-game weapons, bomb refusal and planting kits, etc.
If you find the 30-round game as too much of a commitment, you can always play in the casual mode in which you don't need to win a certain amount of rounds by planting and defusing the bomb, etc.
It is similar to the casual mode, just a little fast-paced. Players get to bargain a little amount of time to buy weapons of their choice after spawning.
Killing with different weapons will help the player in winning different points, respectively.
This mode is designed for rapid, close-quarter combat by using the feature of instant respawning. It is also known as a gun-progression mode.
Apart from the modes that we have mentioned above, there are other modes as well including Demolition, and Flying Scoutsman. Each of the mentioned modes has unique features that make it different from the other.
Since most of the players are Windows personal computer users, several errors have been reported quite often related to the crashing and freezing of the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The error varies from player to player. Every player faces the lagging and crashing error of CS: GO at different stages. The game may crash during the startup as well as while loading the maps.
If you are also one of the players and facing similar errors while playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on your Windows personal computer, you don't have to worry anymore! In this guide, we are going to tell you some of the amazing, tested methods that you can use to fix the errors!
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a game consisting of outstanding graphics; hence, it requires a system that is capable of supporting it. You need to make sure that your computer's specifications meet the minimum requirements that are essential to run this game on it.
The Minimum Requirements:
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better|
|HDD||15 GB of storage space|
|GPU||Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0|
|OS||Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP|
|Network||Broadband Internet Connection|
|CPU||Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5700 3GHz / AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core|
|HDD||15 GB of storage space|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 / AMD Radeon HD 6670|
|Network||Broadband Internet Connection|
By Following the suggested/recommended specs, the chances of facing any sort of error related to the respective game will be reduced to minimal; however, if you continue to face the lagging and freezing problems while playing CS: GO, try using the next methods:
Playing any game on Windows is like pampering your youngest child; paying them all the attention. To make sure that the game runs smoothly on your personal computer without any system-crash, you need to stop any program that is running on the same computer at the same time while you're playing the game on it.
To do so, follow the quick steps mentioned below:
Although this method is the quickest one so far, it does wonders for the players! Try it out for yourself!
This is another method that you can use to get rid of the error that you may be facing in the system of your computer while playing this game. Overclocking of the GPU may prove itself to be an ultimate way of enhancing the performance of the in-game system; whereas, on the other hand, overclocking the GPU causes the system of your computer to get heated, resulting in more power consumption.
You are more likely to face the crashing problem in your system after overclocking the GPU. If so, just simply stop doing it, and you'll be highly likely to notice a difference in the error pop-up.
To stop overclocking, all that you need to do is lower the GPU settings' values to default.
Sometimes, certain files of a game may get corrupted and result in the system-crashing while being launched by its player. In this scenario, you just need to make sure that the integrity of the existing game files is intact and relevant to be used.
To do the verification, follow the easy-to-understand steps mentioned below:
It is possible that unknowingly, you have set other programs as your priority on the computer. By doing so, all the resources of the system of your computer will be given to the prioritized programs to ensure their smooth running. You just need to make sure that you have prioritized Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the list.
To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
If the drivers of your computer are corrupted, outdated, or faulty, you are more likely to face a crashing issue while running any important program including a game. To get rid of this possibility, you'd need to update the graphics driver. To do so, you can always visit the manufacturer's forums such as NVIDIA and download updated drivers for your computer in case an update is available.
You can also get any reliable Driver Update App that will take care of updating the drivers of your computer automatically.
In this guide, we tried our best to inform you as many tested and verified ways of fixing the crashing, freezing and lagging issues of CS: GO as possible.
If this article helped you out in solving the problem and ensuring a smooth running of your favorite game, don't forget to share it with your friends and family who need these fixes as soon as possible!
Thank you! Happy gaming!
About Claudius Woods
Claudius began his blogging journey in the early 2000s, sharing his experiences and knowledge about Microsoft Windows on his dedicated website. His ability to simplify complex technical concepts and provide practical solutions to common Windows-related issues quickly gained attention within the tech community.