Silver IV

Silver IV is the fourth (from lowest) of eighteen ranks in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Silver IV consists of very novice players, although those who have already “done their homework” and learned the absolute basics of the game.

Unlike the lower ranks (Silver I — Silver III), we can see the actual use of different strategies; maybe not as refined as at the major tournaments but still.

Is Silver IV good?

Silver IV is a pretty good rank for beginner players. If you haven't had much to do with Counter-Strike or other FPS games before, and you get this rank after your placement matches — it's not bad, you’re in the top 87.5% of all players! You still have a lot of learning to do, but you shouldn't have much trouble with the game's very basics and rules.

How many hours do you need to play CSGO to become Silver IV?

Silver IV players can have anywhere from 20 to as many as 200 hours. It all depends on whether they started from a lower rank or immediately promoted to it after their first ten placement matches. 


Ways to improve from Silver IV


Silver IV players should focus on consolidating the fundamentals and knowledge they have already acquired.




  • Play Arms Race or Deathmatch modes as a warm-up for ranked play. The game's built-in Arms Race and Deathmatch modes are a good option for beginners to warm up or practice different weapons. Play them at least once a day, and you will see remarkable progress over time.

  • Don't buy grenades without a strategy. Many players choose to buy all the grenades “because they saw pro players do it.” Avoid doing that! Think about how you can use the grenade you plan to buy.

  • Don't blame your teammates. When playing Silver IV you can still run into players who haven't learned the basics and don't understand some things. Don't leave the game even if your team plays much worse than you do, and if you can help someone understand the game, add them after the game and give them some advice.

Try to have as much fun as possible. If you want to reach the top ranks (Legendary Eagle — Global Elite), you have to like the process of playing the ranking game itself. For now, it's far from the highest ranks, so have as much fun as you can while gaining new knowledge and becoming a better player.