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The Dot Crosshair in Counter Strike 2

how to get the dot crosshair in cs2

If you've been watching the pros lately, then you're probably familiar with the dot crosshair in Counter-Strike 2. It's easier than ever to customize your own crosshair in CS2 and if you're looking for the dot, you're in the right spot.

How To Get the Dot Crosshair in CS2

From the main menu, go to the 'Settings' and then 'Game'. Then scroll down or click the 'Crosshair' tab where you can import the dot crosshair using this code:


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And there it is. You now have the dot crosshair. This one is green and you have the option to change color, size and several other parameters to your liking. It's all about balance—tweaking these settings until you find what works best for you.

Is the Dot Crosshair Better for Aiming?

There isn't really a one-size-fits-all answer to whether the dot crosshair is actually better for aiming. Different players have different preferences and playstyles, and this greatly impacts what kind of crosshair they choose. 

However, the dot crosshair is widely favored for certain advantages it offers:

  • Concentration. The simplicity of the dot crosshair aids in focusing directly on your target. It's like a laser pointer, straight and precise!
  • Convenience. Many players find it convenient due to its compact size. No extra clutter to deal with!

However, the dot is sometimes so small that it can be easily lost in the bright and busy areas of certain maps. Additionally, some players find that the dot lacks the precision they crave when aiming at longer distances, especially if the dot fully covers the enemy head.

So give it a try and decide for yourself if the dot crosshair fits your playstyle.

Popular CS Players Using the Dot Crosshair

Professional Counter-Strike 2 players have tried and tested several dot crosshair configurations, and a few have turned out to be favorites. Here are some settings from a few top athletes you may want to consider: 

  • Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub: A iconic AWP sniper, kennyS keeps his crosshair to a limited dot. He uses a thickness of 1, size 1, and gap -1. He uses the green dot. His style emphasizes precision and clarity, ideal for those fast, game-changing sniper shots.
  • Nicolai 'dev1ce' Reedtz: Another notorious sniper, dev1ce prefers a slightly fuller crosshair. His settings are with a thickness of 0, size 3, and gap -3 and the color is yellow. This set up provides a bit more visibility while maintaining a tight focus.
  • Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács: GuardiaN uses a semi-open crosshair with a thickness of 1, size 2, and gap -1. He prefers a classic green color. This style gives more screen visibility.

Choosing and tweaking your crosshair is an individual preference and what works for someone else might not work for you. Find your own balance between visibility, precision, and comfort. Give these settings a try, make minor tweaks if needed, and see what works best for you!

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