Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) is a popular first-person shooter video game that undoubtedly every FPS gamer tries out once. But, especially gamers who love to play on the console, ask themselves, is CSGO also playable with a controller?
From my 35+ years of experience with FPS games, I can say that there are probably only a handful of good games that offer good controller support. Of course, the best example is Call of Duty. PC and console players meet on an equal level with a mouse and keyboard versus controller.
Let’s take a look at CSGO…
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Can You Play CSGO With a Controller on a PC?
Generally, CSGO can also be played with a supported controller on the PC, for example, a controller from PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 or Xbox. The game does not offer any functional aids (Aim Assist) to compensate for the disadvantages of controlling with a controller compared to other control options.
Does CSGO Support Play With a Controller?
Technically, CSGO supports all controllers compatible with Windows 10. The button assignment of the controller can be freely selected.
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Does CSGO Have Aim Assist for Controllers?
Although CSGO generally supports controllers, there are no functional in-game control aids, such as Aim Assist, to support the use of a controller on the PC. CSGO is primarily specialized for the use of a mouse and keyboard.
Is CSGO Good With a Controller?
In general, CSGO’s technical mechanisms are specialized for the use of a mouse and keyboard. The use of a controller is less precise and fast, for example, when flickshots and quick changes of direction need to be performed.
Which Controller is Best for CSGO?
The Sony DualSense Wireless Controller of the Playstation 5 is a safe choice for a PC-compatible controller. The price is in the midfield. This controller is among the top in the market in terms of stability, durability, ergonomics, and battery life.
What Is the Best Device for Aiming in CSGO?
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I was wondering in what situations I would, by necessity, use a controller to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO). Not much came to mind.
CSGO is optimized to use a mouse and keyboard. Some streamers have achieved good results on public servers with a graphics tablet, but they would be without a chance in competitive play.
CSGO does not offer an aim assist feature like, for example, Call of Duty, and deliberately does not want to create an equal playing field on the PC.
Therefore, my explicit recommendation is to try it out, but you will see that CSGO is unplayable with a controller.
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