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How To Check & See Damage Dealt In CS2

Damage dealt is one of the most relevant indicators for measuring a player’s impact in a Counter-Strike match. Players should keep track of how much damage they inflict in rounds so they can understand how well they are doing and how much they are contributing to the team.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to see damage done in CS2 in the middle of a game and after the game ends. 

How To See Damage Done In CS2 In The Middle Of A Game

In CS2, there are two primary ways to see how much damage you have inflicted while in the game. You can check the damage you’ve dealt after a round and the total damage you’ve done in the match so far. 

Method 1: Post-Round Scoreboard

At the end of every Counter-Strike 2 round, players will be sent back to their spawn points in preparation for the next round. During this period, the game will display the damage you’ve dealt and taken from the round that just ended. These damage numbers are shown underneath the player avatars at the top of your screen. 

 

The green indicators tell you how much damage you have inflicted on the enemy players and how many times you hit them to get the result. You can also see the number of times you have tagged an enemy to deal that damage, for example, “64 in 2.” The game will also display an image of a skull for players you have successfully killed that round. 

 

Below the numbers for damage dealt, you will see black indicators informing you how much damage you have taken in the round.

 

If you dealt zero damage or took zero damage in a round, there won’t be any numbers to display.  

Method 2: Using The Scoreboard 

The second way to check damage dealt in a CS2 match is by using the scoreboard. Unlike CSGO, players now have access to see the total amount of damage they have done in the game so far on the scoreboard. 

 

By holding the “Tab” button on your keyboard, you can pull up the scoreboard to see the match statistics. On the far right, you will see the “DMG” statistic, which stands for “Damage.” The numbers displayed indicate your overall damage dealt in the match. You can also see how much damage enemy players are dealing, too. 

The DMG statistic will continuously update every time you deal additional damage. On the scoreboard, players are ranked in order of these damage numbers. 

You can get an idea of how well or poorly you are performing in the match by comparing your damage to the other players in the game. 

One major change related to damage numbers from CS:GO to CS2 is players can no longer deal more than 100 damage to an enemy. Back then, an AWP shot to the head would record a little over 400 damage. In CS2, the same shot would only record 100 damage, so your numbers won’t be inflated by the additional damage. 

Bonus: Using ADR 

Another way to track the damage you’ve dealt in the game is through the ADR statistic, which stands for “Average Damage per Round.” As the name suggests, ADR will display the total damage you’ve dealt divided by the number of rounds played. 

When opening the scoreboard, you can click the “Cycle Stats” button at the top-right corner to display additional statistics. Here, you can see your current ADR. 

The ADR statistical indicator is widely regarded as the most effective metric for measuring a player’s impact. For example, it’s a different story when a player deals 1,800 damage in a 22-round game from a player who deals 1,800 damage in a 15-round game. 

Can You See Damage Dealt In The Console?

Unlike CS:GO, you can no longer see how much damage you’ve dealt using the console in CS2. Valve has removed this community-loved feature with the release of the new game. 

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the most common way to check for damage dealt in a round is to open the developer console. Back then, the console would tell you how much damage you dealt to each player immediately after you died. 

With this feature, players who died would immediately check their console and communicate how low the enemy players were. This information would impact the players’ mid-round decision-making process.

If a teammate yelled that they tagged the last player for 90 damage, the remaining players would pull out their pistol to react appropriately to this information. Now, it is no longer possible to do this. 

Why Did Valve Remove This Feature?

This damage feature in the console was used by every intermediate to advanced player, as it provided round-changing information in the middle of games. Valve decided to remove it to remove the ability for players to give perfect information during rounds. 

Is It A Good Change?

Some players dearly miss this feature, but others argue it is a positive change. Now that they do not have access to guaranteed damage information, players must calculate the damage they’ve dealt based on what they saw or heard before dying. 

For example, a player saw two body shots connect before dying, thanks to blood splatters. In this situation, they would call out that the enemy player is “half HP”. 

This increases the risk and teammate aspect of Counter-Strike, as the remaining players have to decide whether a teammate’s damage callouts are accurate or not.

How To See Damage Done In CS2 After The Game Ends

On top of the few methods that allow you to see damage dealt in the middle of a match, there are also a few ways to check your damage numbers after the game.

How To See Damage CS2 Using The End-Game Screen

When the game ends, CS2 will display the final scoreboard results of your entire team. The ADR statistic for each player in the team will be displayed on the top-left corner of their player cards. 

To calculate the total damage dealt in the game, simply multiply the ADR value by the number of rounds played. However, as discussed earlier, using the ADR indicator tends to be an accurate representation of how well you performed throughout the game.

If you’re left wondering how you did in the game, here is a table giving you a good idea of what those ADR numbers tell you:

ADR Value What It Tells You
100 and above You are carrying your team REALLY hard.
80 – 99 You are performing incredibly well.
60 – 79 You are playing an average game. 
59 and below You are not finding that much impact.

 

Instead of comparing the number of kills with your teammates, comparing ADR scores is a much better way of determining which player had the most impact in the game. You would rather have 12 kills with 90 ADR than 19 kills with only 70 ADR, making ADR a better indicator than kills. 

Check Damage Using Stat Tracker Websites

If you didn’t get to open the scoreboard near the end of the game and missed the post-game ending screen, you, unfortunately, cannot check your damage numbers in the recent matches tab. But don’t lose hope, as you can always use stat tracker websites to get information on your damage dealt. 

There are numerous websites that show you your damage statistics and other useful information, such as:

  • Leetify
  • tracker.gg
  • csstats.gg 

These websites do not charge users any fees. You can also view your damage numbers in your previous matches and track how well you are doing in the damage department. 

 How To Deal More Damage In CS2?

If you often find yourself at the bottom of the scoreboard in your matchmaking games, then it’s clear evidence that you have some work to do. Though getting kills is the easiest way to deal damage, there are also other ways you can get your damage numbers up. 

Here are a few pointers that can help you consistently deal more damage in your CS2 matches:

Aim For The Head

Aiming for the head is the most effective way to deal damage with the fewest bullets. Getting headshots is the most reliable way of securing damage dealt in rounds, as headshots can deal 70-100 damage for every connection. As a result, you should practice proper crosshair placement and train your aim regularly. 

Practice Effective Utility Usage

There is a way for players to deal hundreds of damage to enemies without even seeing them. The simple answer is to use HE grenades and molotovs. Well-placed grenades and molotovs can easily deal 40-50 damage to an enemy player. Don’t forget that it’s splash damage, meaning you can deal damage to multiple enemies with the same grenade. 

Don’t Die Too Early Into The Round

You can’t revive in a round of Counter-Strike. So, to get high damage numbers, you must make every round count. By getting picked off super early in the round for free, you will not have any more chances to deal damage in the round. Play the early rounds smart to maximize your opportunities to find impact.

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