cl_crosshair_recoil Command Help & Examples


This command will determine whether your crosshair moves when taking damage or experiencing aimpunch.

The syntax of the CSGO follow recoil command is as follows:

cl_crosshair_recoil <0/1>: Where you enter “1” if you want to enable crosshair recoil when hit, or enter “0” if you want to disable crosshair recoil (which is the default setting).

Additional Information:

  • Does it require sv_cheats to be enabled? Yes
  • Is it a client and server command? Both.
  • What is the default value? The default is set to “1” (enabled).

cl_crosshair_recoil Examples:

  • “cl_crosshair_recoil 1”

This enables crosshair recoil.

  • “cl_crosshair_recoil 0”

This command disables crosshair recoil.

How to Use the Follow Recoil Command in CS:GO

Mastering spray control by learning a weapon’s recoil patterns is absolutely essential in CS:GO, but the game currently lacks beginner-friendly features for this. One method available to improve this is by enabling the “follow recoil” command in CS:GO.

This option can be toggled in private servers with server cheats enabled. However, it’s not accessible on public servers, such as ranked or unranked matchmaking. On this page, we’ll look at the steps you need to take to activate and use the “follow recoil” command in CS:GO so you can improve your spray control skills.

Enabling and Disabling the Follow Recoil Command in CS:GO

Disabling the “follow recoil” command in CS:GO will mean that your crosshair will remain relatively static while spraying, even though your shots rise. On the other hand, enabling this command will allow your crosshair to track the direction of your shots, potentially helping you to learn the spray patterns of guns, rifles and SMGs.

If you want to experiment with the follow recoil command in CS:GO, here’s how you can get started:

  • One of the most effective maps for honing your aiming skills is the community map, Aim Botz. You can access it on the Steam Workshop and subscribe to add the map to your CS:GO collection.
  • Then, launch CS:GO and click the “Play CS:GO” button on the left side of your screen.
  • A new window will appear. Switch over to “Workshop Maps” at the top, then choose Aim Botz and click the green “Go” button.

To proceed, simply choose Aim Botz and click “Go.” Screenshot via Valve.

Once the Aim Botz map is loaded, press “`” or the key you assigned to the developer console to open it.

  1. Remember, you need to make sure that server cheats are enabled by typing the command “sv_cheats 1.”
  2. Next, enter the console command “cl_crosshair_recoil 1.”
  3. You can then begin practising your recoil control against the bots.


What is the Follow Recoil crosshair setting?

The “Follow Recoil” crosshair settings in CS:GO determine whether your crosshair moves in response to recoil when firing weapons. When enabled, the crosshair adjusts to track the direction of your shots, helping you to learn and control spray patterns. This feature is particularly useful if you want to practise spray control and master weapon accuracy in the game.

What happens when Follow Recoil is enabled in CS 2?

Without Follow Recoil, as you aim at the head and fire, your screen will shake – but your crosshair will remain relatively steady. However, this is merely the static crosshair; your bullets will still likely scatter around the target. By enabling Follow Recoil, it will cause your crosshair to initially aim at the target but then move to track the bullet spray accurately.

Would a pro use the Follow Recoil setting when playing Counter-Strike?

It’s highly unlikely that any pros would use the follow recoil setting since the game is already bright and dynamic enough. Adding more movement to the game would be unnecessary and unwelcome for them.

How do you enable the follow recoil crosshair setting?

Here’s how to enable the Follow Recoil crosshair setting in CS2:

  1. Launch Counter-Strike 2.
  2. Go to the settings menu.
  3. Click on “Game,” then choose the “Crosshair” tab.
  4. Locate the “Follow Recoil” option, which is set to off by default.
  5. Click the dropdown menu and select “On.”
  6. Save your settings.