How to use a legal Aimbot in CS:GO?

This time we’ll give you all the essential facts about one of the most popular cheats in Counter-Strike.

We're sure every CS:GO player has heard of Aimbot, especially the non-Prime ones. But do you know what it actually is and that you can enable it with a single button on your console?

How does the Aimbot cheat work?

Along with Wallhack, Aimbot is the most popular cheat in Counter-Strike and other FPS games. It's simply an aid to your shooting skills, e.g., by automatically aiming at your opponent's head or by decreasing your weapon’s recoil. Players who cheat in this way often don't even have to touch their mouse to score frags. 

It’s also a problematic cheat to detect by Overwatch. With Wallhack, we can simply tell if someone is aiming through walls too often, but Aimbot's abusers are often mistaken for smurfs. 

sv_cheats commands for legal Aimbot

Did you know that you can enable a legal Aimbot in CS:GO for free just by entering a single command in your Developer Console? Moreover, there are several variations of it, which we will describe below. 

All these commands belong to the sv_cheats group, the so-called legal cheats, which means that you cannot use them in Competitive Mode games. For more information about legal CS:GO cheats, we recommend checking out our article devoted to this particular matter. 

Legal Aimbot command

ent_fire !picker addoutput "ModelScale 0”

This is the closest option to the Aimbot as we commonly know it. To use this command, you need to hover a crosshair over your opponent and then type it in the console. From now on, until the very end of the match, your opponent will appear to you as “invisible,” but every time you aim at him, you will score a headshot. Interestingly, even if your enemy is on the other side of the map, as long as your crosshair is on his character model, you will hit them right in the head regardless. However, since this player's model will be invisible, it might be a good idea to combine it with the legal Wallhack command — “r_drawothermodels 2".

No recoil 

weapon_recoil_scale "0"

weapon_recoil_suppression_shots "500"

weapon_recoil_cooldown "0"

weapon_debug_spread_gap "1"

weapon_accuracy_nospread "1"

weapon_recoil_decay1_exp "99999"

weapon_recoil_decay2_exp "99999"

weapon_recoil_decay2_lin "99999"

It's quite a long formula, but rest assured, you don't have to type each command individually; you can copy the whole thing and drop it into the console, and you'll get the no-recoil effect right away. As you probably know, every weapon has its recoil pattern, and after entering these commands, it just stops having one — You will always hit the exact spot where your crosshair is. Using this command is more complex than we may think; muscle memory prescribes specific movements that help in recoil control, and in this case, they actually interfere.

Enable Aimbot for your enemies 

ent_fire !self addoutput "ModelScale 0"

What if you could give your opponents the ability to hit your head every time they aim at you? In practice, this is the first command we showed, only used on you. We know that this may not sound appealing, but it can actually be an excellent option for practicing movement with your team. You get punished for every single mistake with a headshot. You can even train this way with bots, as your model will be ordinarily visible to them. 

How to use Aimbot sv_cheats commands in-game?

The process of entering “Aimbot commands” itself is identical to any sv_cheats commands. We could close it in just five steps:

  1. Check your Game Settings to ensure that you have enabled your Developed Console
  2. Join the server where you can use sv_cheats (it might be your custom server or a community one)
  3. Open a Developer Console
  4. If you’re on your custom server, type “sv_cheats 1” in your Developer Console and press Enter. That will enable the use of sv_cheats (aka legal cheats) commands on the server. 
  5. Type any of the commands we’ve mentioned before. If you want to use the legal Aimbot one (ent_fire !picker addoutput "ModelScale 0” ) remember to aim at your opponent first.

And that’s it! Your legal aim assistance is now on. Whether you want to use them for fun or practice, you can safely enjoy the experience.  

Can you get banned for using any of the Aimbot commands?

No, it’s not possible to get banned for using Aimbot (or any sv_cheats) commands. You can't enter sv_cheats without the server admin's permission, so the Valve Anti-Cheat system won't even pay attention to you, regardless of whether you use commands for Aimbot, Wallhack, Bunnyhop, or all of them at once.

Third-party software Aimbot

However, when it comes to third-party software enabling Aimbot, things are a little different here. Even if you think you have such cheats that are currently undetectable, keep in mind that the Valve-Anti-Cheat system gets constant updates, and you can get banned for using Aimbot in just one match, even years after the incident. Such bans are permanent and exclude you from playing on official Valve servers or accessing your inventory.

The average Aimbot software costs around $50, but its prices go as high as $1000. You may ask — who would pay such a high price for such a cheat, for which he can get banned anyway? Well, people who earn money for playing the game. Unfortunately, even today, we hear about scandals of professional CS:GO players using this kind of software. 

The most famous such case was Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian's, a former Titan player who got VAC banned in 2014. There is a rumor in the CS:GO community that he even played with cheats at tournaments! This is supposed to be confirmed by the famous jump-shot taken by KQLY in the quarterfinal match of the ESL One Cologne 2014 (watch it here) shortly before he got banned. The Aimbot cheat looked like software for his mouse and was not detectable by the Valve Anti-Cheat back then. The same Aimbot program was also allegedly used by professional players like smn and emillio, who got VAC banned simultaneously as KQLY.

Final Conclusion

As you can see, there are several ways to launch a legitimate Aimbot, and you can even use them as a tool for improving your gameplay. We just hope you don't think about using any aim boosters in any ranked matches! If you lack aim skills, consider checking out our other articles, where we give tips on how to get better at CS:GO and look at the game from different angles.