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Luci Kelemen
Written By: Luci Kelemen

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Jan 21, 2019

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive offers a myriad of crosshair settings for those of us who try to get an edge by finding just the right thing to put over our opponent’s head before clicking the left mouse button. One of the more popular settings is to change the indicator into a single dot so that it covers the least of the screen (including your target) and choosing a bright color to make sure it never blends into the background.

There are some great advantages to a crosshair that’s nothing more than a center dot: it allows for incredible accuracy, giving you an edge in long-range fights and making one-taps easier to pull off. On the other hand, keep in mind that it will be tougher to get back into the action if you get flashed and it can also make sprays a bit more challenging if you focus too much on the dot itself.

Each of us have different preferences and it takes a decent amount of experimentation to find the right reticle. If you’d like to try out the dot crosshair, paste this string into your console for a simple white one with a black border:

cl_crosshair_outlinethickness 1

cl_crosshairdot 1

cl_crosshairthickness 1

cl_crosshairgap -3

cl_crosshaircolor_g 255

cl_crosshaircolor_r 255

cl_crosshaircolor_b 255

cl_crosshair_drawoutline 1

If you’d like to research the subject further, keep in mind that “crosshair dot” simply refers to the dot-specific command (which is therefore often applied to other types of reticles as well), and if you’re trying to gather feedback about this specific style, “dot crosshair” is what you’re looking for!