How to Change Gun Side in CSGO
Now and then, CSGO players will report better performance when a gun is bound to a specific hand. It is reported that the reason for this is that some gun models can reduce visibility and hamper the ability to detect peripheral threats. The good news, however, is that this isn’t simply something you have to learn to overcome. There are a few ways around it.
How to Change Gun Side in CSGO
The key to switching gun sides in CSGO is learning the commands to switch the hand bind. When this is done right, you can switch hands with a single keystroke, allowing you to adapt to any situation you find yourself in. Luckily, doing so isn’t exactly complicated. In this article, we’re going to show you exactly how it’s done.
How to Change Weapon Side Bind in CSGO
A simple command will help you to change your weapons side but first, you’ll need to make sure you can access the console (to input the command). You can access the console by pressing ‘Options’ then navigating to ‘Keyboard.’ Once there, scroll down until you see ‘Console.’
Enable it to the ‘`’ or ‘~’ keys. After you’ve done that, you can use the Tilde key (`) or Shift+Tilde key (~) to access the console and type the command.
To change which hand you wish to equip your weapon to in-game is really easy. Essentially, all you need to remember are these two handy commands, which can be entered into the console:
To switch the gun into your left hand, input “cl_righthand 0”.
To switch the gun into your right hand, enter “cl_righthand 1”.
That’s all there is to it! However, if you really want to take control of customizing your gaming experience, we have some great tips and tricks below to help you along the way. For example, if you want to create a list of preferred settings and apply them permanently, you’ll want to check these out.
It may take some time for you to get to used to the new weapons side. Most players suggest playing through a couple of games before switching back to default.
How Do You Switch Hands in CSGO?
Instead of your character always equipping items in one hand in CSGO, there are plenty of players who’d like to be able to switch hands in the heat of battle. By doing so, their character will have more visibility when strafing, depending on the situation they find themselves in. The last thing you’ll want is an awkward and lengthy command. Instead, let’s show you an easy and foolproof way to do it:
In this example, you’re going to bind the “x” key to switch hands – but you can use any key you prefer to bind All you need to do is to enter this code into the console. To make the command permanent, save the code into your “autoexec” file.
The code you need to do this is: “bind x “toggle cl_righthand 0 1”
Upon completion, you will be able to switch hands any time you wish with a single keystroke.
Can I Change My Weapon to the Left Side in CSGO?
For those of you who want their weapon to automatically equip in their left-hand and stay there, this is the section for you. To do so, there is only one command that you need to know. This command can be saved into your autoexec file to make it permanent. Alternatively, you can choose to simply enter it into your console for each game.
The code to make items always appear on your left is as follows: “cl_righthand 0”
If at any point you decide to switch back to the right, all you to switch is to use the default setting: “cl_righthand 1”
How Do You Change Displays in CSGO?
Hardcore online games like CSGO are better enjoyed on extra-wide or even multiple monitor setups. However, Steam doesn’t always want to play ball with this. Quite often, CSGO can open on the wrong monitor. One solution is to download multi-monitor software tools to wrench back control over the situation. However, this isn’t totally necessary as there is a workaround for Steam games.
To open the game on your desired monitor, or monitors, here’s what to do:
• The first thing to try is running the game in “Windowed mode”. Then, in theory, you can simply drag the game onto the monitor you want.
• If the above doesn’t work, a little bit of dabbling with your Windows settings may just fix the issue. If you go into your settings and change the secondary monitory to the primary monitor, it will ‘trick’ CSGO into opening on the larger monitor.
• The last thing to try is opening the game in “borderless Windowed mode”. Then, by pressing “Shift, the Windows key, and Arrow Right”, you should be able to move the game over to your desired monitor.
How Do You Change to Left and Right-Handed in CSGO?
If you have decided which side you want your weapon to permanently remain on then this is the section for you. Ultimately, to switch your weapon to the other hand and keep it there, there is only one command that you need to remember. This can be entered into the console at the start of each game. Alternatively, to make the command permanent, you can make an autoexec for CSGO as illustrated below. No matter which method you choose, the commands are as follows:
• To carry your weapon on your left side: “cl_righthand 0”
• To change to right-handed carry: “cl_righthand 1”
The only downside to this particular method is that it won’t allow you to quickly change hands as you see fit. For that reason, many players instead opt to assign a key to allow them to switch hands whenever they need to. Which one works for you depends a lot on how you play the game. There is no single solution that works for everyone.
How Do You Switch Hands With Movement Keys in CSGO?
Another handy way to control which hand equips your weapon in is to have it switch hands depending on what direction you are turning. Though this method may be a bit annoying at first, many players swear by it. Effectively, once you get used to it, your gun will never block your view.
If you wish to have your gun in your left hand as you turn right and vice-versa, here’s what you need to do:
• First, you will need to make an autoexec for CSGO (we’ll show you how in the next section).
• Then, to make your gun appear in your left hand as you turn right you will need to enter this bind: bind “d” “+moveright; cl_righthand 0”;
• To have the gun switch to the opposite side, you will need to input this: bind “a” “+moveleft; cl_righthand 1”;
As we have said, this hack isn’t for everybody as some users might find the rapid switching a bit too distracting. However, if this is not for you, we recommend trying the tips above in the “How Do You Switch Hands in CSGO?” section.
How to Make an Autoexec File for CSGO
Creating an autoexec file is a great way to store your preferences in CSGO without having to manually input them into the console every time. It works perfectly for things such as crosshair settings and custom binds. To enable it, all you need to do is to store the autoexec within the game files. Then, as the name indicates, it will automatically execute the information that has been stored and apply those settings as soon as you start the game.
Here’s how to do it via Steam:
• Find CSGO’s properties in the Steam library.
• Choose “Browse Local Files” from the list of options.
• Find the “.cfg (config)” folder.
• Right-click on an open space within this folder and choose “New” and then “Text Document”. Any text editor will suffice – even Notepad.
• Open the file you have created and then input whatever binds you have in mind. For example: “cl_righthand 0”.
• Save this file as “autoexec.cfg” and make sure to save it in the “All Files” dropdown.
And there you have it – a fully customizable gaming experience. Naturally, you can add and remove settings as you see fit. On occasion, these settings won’t automatically load when you start the game. If this happens, all you need to do is to press” ~” to open your console. Then, type in “exec autoexec” to apply your settings.
Why Does Weapon Orientation Matter?
A frequently asked question by novice CSGO players is ”why do pro CSGO players always play in left-hand orientation?” Well, the answer relates to their dominant eye. Effectively, these players have become so good at the game that they have learned to exploit every strength possible to help them stay at the top.
Not all players will play on the left as some will have a more dominant right eye. Really, the best thing you can do to figure out which is your dominant eye is to check out some free tests on YouTube. Once you have that figured out, simply choose the orientation that matches your eyesight. Naturally, this won’t instantly make you a pro, but it will give you an extra advantage on your way there. You’ll be able to read the game better and detect threats much quicker.
Changing Gun Side in CSGO
As you can see, there are many ways to customize CSGO when it comes to changing gun sides. Some of these settings will suit your gameplay while others may not. It all depends on how you play the game. The setting that enables the gun to change hands every time you turn is a bit frantic, but this may not be the case for others.
Have any of you gotten used to that setting and benefit from it? We’d love to hear about it in the comments section below.