CS:GO Crosshair Commands Explained

Check out all the essential commands for improving your CSGO crosshair!

CSGO Crosshair Guide
CSGO Crosshair Guide

Crosshair is important and can improve your gameplay purely by making aiming easier or more suited to your style. Everyone has their personal preferences, but it’s important to make sure that your CS:GO crosshair isn’t too distracting and actually helps you in-game. 

CSGO Crosshair Command Guide

A good crosshair won't suddenly make you The Global Elite, but it will make your gameplay experience much easier. That said, let’s look at the commands that will help you customize your CS:GO crosshair the way you want!

cl_crosshairstyle

cl_crosshairstyle commands are supposed to set the basic look of your crosshair. There are 5 different “styles” that you can select from, which can then be further customized. 

Command
cl_crosshairstyle 0 Spreads while shooting/moving
cl_crosshairstyle 1 Classic style crosshair, also spreads while shooting/moving
cl_crosshairstyle 2 Very large spread while shooting/moving
cl_crosshairstyle 3 Smallest crosshair style, completely static
cl_crosshairstyle 4 Same size as the 3rd style, spreads while shooting
cl_crosshairstyle 5 “Dynamic” crosshair, spreads to show you how accurate your shorts will be

cl_crosshairsize & cl_crosshairthickness

cl_crosshairsize and cl_crosshairthickness commands these (as you may have guessed) set the size and thickness of your crosshair. They are easy to set – the higher value you enter after typing these commands, the more visible effect you will get. 

Command Use
cl_crosshairsize x Sets the size of your crosshair
cl_crosshairthickness x Sets the thickness of your crosshair

They are also easy to set – the higher a value you enter after typing these commands, the more visible effect you will get

cl_crosshairgap

Command Use
cl_crosshairgap x Sets the gaps between the crosshair lines

Ideally, the crosshair won't have too much thickness or too big of a gap to ensure you can accurately see what's in your scope and aim over any distance. You set it the same way as cl_crosshairsize and cl_crosshair thickness commands.

cl_crosshair_outlinethickness

Defines the thickness of the black outlines around the crosshair lines

Command Use
cl_crosshair_outlinethickness x Defines the thickness of the black outlines around the crosshair lines

This command will also help to make it much easier to see this on the screen, which is perfect for people who like to be able to see through their crosshair lines.

cl_crosshairalpha

Command Use
cl_crosshairalpha Sets the transparency of your crosshair

Again, you set it the same way as the other commands. A lower number means that you'll be able to see what's behind the crosshair lines, which can be a good thing for a variety of reasons. For people who have trouble seeing smaller things, it allows you to have a larger crosshair without it blocking the screen.

cl_crosshaircolor

Our last CSGO crosshair command sets the color of our crosshair:

Command Feature
cl_crosshaircolor 0 red
cl_crosshaircolor 1 green
cl_crosshaircolor 2 yellow
cl_crosshaircolor 3 blue
cl_crosshaircolor 4 cyan

Changing the crosshair color might not mean much to many people. However, some colors might be too bright and hurt someone's eyes, or could just be distracting to some people.

CSGO Crosshair Color

If you have certain types of color-blindness then the regular crosshair might be difficult to see so changing the color is critical to improving your gameplay and overall enjoyment.

An improved crosshair will make your life much easier in the game, but it won't guarantee you a better rank. The only thing that you can do to get better is practice, and we recommend checking out some aim maps for it.