sv_showimpacts_time Command Help & Examples

The sv_showimpacts_time is a follow up console command to the popular show impacts CSGO command. For the cl_showimpacts_time command to work, the primary cl_showimpacts command must be enabled.  As the name hints, the sv_showimpacts_time command is used to determine how long the bullet impacts will show for. Most players find that the default duration is too long, and want to decrease the time. 

How to Use the sv_showimpacts_time Command

Using the sv_showimpacts_time command is relatively straightforward. However, there are a few extra steps to follow. 

First, you must have your developer console enabled, as it is required to input the command. Second, cheats must be enabled on your private server. Finally, you must have the show impacts CS:GO command turned on, as the show impacts time command will have no impact if it is off.

Here are all the procedures broken down easily into steps:

  1. Hit the “~” key to open your Counter-Strike console. 
  2. Next, type “sv_cheats 1” to enable cheat commands. 
  3. Once done, you must type “sv_showimpacts 1” first. 
  4. Now, you can finally type in the command “sv_showimpacts_time #” and hit Enter.

All you need to do is to replace “#” with your desired value. The value corresponds to one second in time. If you want the impacts to show for 5 seconds, then you would input the number 5 to the end of the command.

Examples on How to Use the sv_showimpacts_time Command

For example, you are practicing your spray patterns and want to show bullet impacts, but the default time of 4 seconds is too long for you. Let’s say you want to decrease it to 2 seconds. 

Then, you would type in the command “sv_showimpacts_time 2”. Here, the value is 2 because you want to set the time to 2 seconds. 

You can type any value at the end of the command. If you want the bullet impacts to show for 1 minute, you can enter the command “sv_showimpacts_time 60” for 60 seconds.