If you’re a CS:GO player or an enthusiast of other first-person shooters, you’re probably aware of the importance of controlling your character’s weapon and hand positioning in tactical combat. By default, you might have noticed that the weapon is held on the right side and supported by the left hand. However, in CS:GO and other shooters, including CS:GO, there’s an option to change the weapon’s position in your hands (left/right), which can prove useful in various situations. In this article, we will explore how to set up a bind to switch weapons in CS:GO and how it can impact your gameplay tactics.
Changing hands in CS:GO adds tactical variety and strategy
Switching hands (from right to left or vice versa) in the game allows you to diversify your gameplay and surprise your opponents in combat. For instance, if you’re positioned near a door frame, holding your weapon in your right hand might make it harder for you to utilize the right side of the doorway without significantly exposing yourself from cover. Such a situation could increase the risk of getting hit by stray bullets. Therefore, if you want to engage in more effective shooting, it’s worth considering changing hands in the game.
How to switch hands in CS:GO via console
The simplest way to perform a hand switch in CS:GO is by using the console command. To begin, launch the game and navigate to the settings by clicking on the gear icon in the top left corner of the screen. Then, go to the “Game” tab and locate the option “Enable developer console.” Ensure that the value next to it is set to “Yes.”
Now you can activate the console by pressing the ~ key on your keyboard. If you find this key inconvenient to use, you can assign a different key combination to open the developer console in the game’s settings under the “Keyboard and Mouse” section.
After activating the console, enter one of the following commands and press Enter:
- cl_righthand 0: This command switches the weapon to the left hand.
- cl_righthand 1: This command switches the weapon back to the right hand.
Binding hand switch to a key in CS:GO
Using the developer console every time you want to switch hands in CS:GO during actual gameplay can be quite inconvenient. Therefore, it makes sense to bind the hand switch to a dedicated key, allowing you to quickly toggle between weapon positions.
To set up a bind, enter the following commands in the console:
- bind “G” “cl_righthand 0”: This binds the left-hand weapon switch to the “G” key.
- bind “H” “cl_righthand 1”: This binds the right-hand weapon switch to the “H” key.
Alternatively, you can set up a bind that switches hands with the same key:
- bind “V” “toggle cl_righthand 0 1”: The “V” key will be used to switch the weapon position. The first press will switch the weapon to the left hand, the second press will switch it back to the right hand, and so on.
To disable the assigned binds, enter the following commands in the console: unbind “G”; unbind “H”; unbind “V”.
Switching hands in CS:GO is an important aspect of gameplay tactics and strategy. Whether you play with your left or right hand, the ability to change the weapon’s position can significantly impact your effectiveness in