Counter-Strike: Source (PC)
Press ~ during game play to display the console window. Then, type sv_cheats 1 to enable cheat mode. Then, enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function.
|Ignored by AI||notarget|
|Spawn indicated item||give <name>|
|Ammunition for weapons||impuse 101|
|Skulls fall from sky||impulse 99|
|No clipping mode||noclip|
|Toggle bot AI||bot_stop <0 or 1>|
|Allow bot to join game for indicated team||bot_add_ct or bot_add_t|
|Kill all bots||bot_kill|
|Toggle bot using pistols only||bot_pistols_only <0 or 1>|
|Toggle bot using snipers only||bot_snipers_only <0 or 1>|
|Bot automatically follows you if you do not give them orders||bot_auto_follow|
|Bots will not do mission objectives and will expect humans to do it||bot_defer_to_human 1|
|Kick all bots from game and leaves humans to play||bot_kick|
|Bots use only knives||bot_knives_only|
|Bots have a prefix in their name||bot_prefix <prefix>|
|See where bot is going||bot_show_nav|
|Weapon hits nearest enemy||sv_clienttrace 99999999999|
|Third person view||thirdperson|
|Change C4 detonation time||mp_c4timer <number>|
|Larger crosshairs||cl_crosshairscale 50000|
|Stable crosshairs||cl_dynamiccrosshair 0|
|Set game speed; 1.0 is default1||host_timescale <0.1-2.0>|
|Set movement speed; 320 is default1||sv_maxspeed <number>|
1. Must create your own server with cheats enabled.
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Beta version: Cheat mode
Go to "Options", then "Keyboard", then "Advanced". Check the "Developers Console" option. Press ~ during game play to display the console window. Then, enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function.
|Set gravity||sv_gravity <number>|
|Free bomb, as terrorist||buy c4|
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Type /bind p "chooseteam;menuselect 6;menuselect <1 or 2>;menuselect 2" at the console
window in v1.1 or greater. Note: Enter "1" for the terrorists
or "2" for the counterterrorist sides. After dying,
Type bind "mouse1;click" "mouse;click2" "s" shoot;kill at the console window. You will auto
headshot almost every time. If you do not auto headshot, simply
Third person view
Load the game and click "Create New Server". Choose a random map and spectate when you join. Display the console window, then enter sv_cheats 1 to enable cheat mode. Enter bot_stop as a code at the console window and join. Enter thirdperson as a code at the console window to turn on third person view. Leave the bot server and join a server of your choice.
Use one of the following entries with the give
code to spawn the indicated weapon. Note: They must be activated
while there is nothing in your hand.
|M249 (heavy machine gun)||weapon_m249|
|TMP (silenced SMG)||weapon_tmp|
|M4A1 (silenced rifle)||weapon_m4a1|
|Desert Eagle (Night Hawk)||weapon_deagle|
|HE grenade (high explosive)||weapon_hegrenade|
|AWP (magnum sniper rifle)||weapon_awp|
|P90 (gun with 50 bullets per clip)||weapon_p90|
|Scout (weakest sniper rifle)||weapon_scout|
|Glock (terrorist default pistol)||weapon_glock|
|AK47 (terrorist default rifle)||weapon_ak47|
|Magnum sniper rifle||weapon_awp|
|13 round pistol||weapon_p228|
|Weak sniper rifle||weapon_scout|
Follow the indicated steps to earn the corresponding Steam achievement. To view your achievement progress and stats, open the Steam client, select "Community", then search for the game hub for "Counter-Strike: Source (PC)". Click the "View Stats" option in the drop down list, then select the option that displays the achievements for your account.
- .40 Dual Elites Expert : Kill 100 enemy players with the .40 Dual Elites.
- 228 Compact Expert : Kill 200 enemy players with the 228 Compact.
- 9x19 Sidearm Expert : Kill 200 enemy players with the 9x19 Sidearm.
- A Million Points of Blight : Inflict 1,000,000 total points of damage to enemy players.
- A World of Pane : Shoot out 14 windows in a single round on cs_office.
- Aerial Necrobatics : Kill an airborne enemy while you are also airborne.
- Akimbo King : Use Dual Elites to kill an enemy player that also has Dual Elites equipped.
- Ammo Conservation : Kill two enemy players with a single bullet.
- Assault Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the CS_Assault map.
- Avenging Angel : Kill an enemy player in the same round as they kill a player on your friends list.
- Aztec Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Aztec map.
- Ballistic : Kill 5 enemy players within 15 seconds.
- Battle Sight Zero : Kill 250 enemy players with headshots.
- Black Bag Operation : Win a round while making no footstep noise and killing at least one enemy.
- Blast Will and Testament : Win a round by picking up the bomb from a fallen comrade and successfully planting it.
- Blind Ambition : Kill a total of 25 enemy players blinded by flashbangs.
- Blind Fury : Kill an enemy player while you are blinded from a flashbang.
- Blitzkrieg : Win a round in less than 30 seconds (against at least 5 enemy players).
- Blood Money : Earn $50,000,000 total cash.
- Body Bagger : Kill 25 enemies.
- Boomala Boomala : Plant 100 bombs.
- Bullpup Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the Bullpup.
- Bunny Hunt : Kill an airborne enemy.
- Can't Keep a Good Man Down : Kill a total of 20 enemy players that are dominating you.
- Chateau Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Chateau map.
- Clan Warfare : Win a match of at least 10 players where the entirety of each team is composed of a single clan..
- Clarion 5.56 Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the Clarion 5.56.
- Clean Sweep : Kill the entire opposing team without any members of your team taking any damage.
- Clusterstruck : Kill 5 players in a C4 blast.
- Cobblestone Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Cbble map.
- Cold War : Win a round without your team killing any enemy players.
- Combat Ready : Defuse a bomb with a kit when it would have failed without one.
- Command and Control : Get a total of 100 kills on enemy players you are dominating.
- Compound Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the CS_Compound map.
- Corpseman : Kill 500 enemies.
- Counter-Counter-Terrorist : Kill a CT while he is defusing the bomb.
- Cowboy Diplomacy : Rescue 100 hostages.
- CV-47 Expert : Kill 1,000 enemy players with the CV-47.
- D3/AU-1 Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the D3/AU-1.
- Dead Man Stalking : Kill an enemy while at 1 health.
- Dead of Night : Do 5,000 damage with nightvision active.
- Dead Shepherd : Kill an enemy player who is leading the hostages without injuring any hostages.
- Death From Above : Kill an enemy player while you are airborne.
- Decimator : Dominate a total of 10 enemy players.
- Defuse This! : Kill the defuser with an HE grenade.
- Defusus Interruptus : Stop defusing to kill a terrorist and then successfully finish defusing the bomb.
- Dressed to Kill : Start a round with all players on your team wearing the same uniform (at least 5 players).
- Dust Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Dust map.
- Dust2 Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Dust2 map.
- ES C90 Expert : Kill 1,000 enemy players with the ES C90.
- ES Five-Seven Expert : Kill 100 enemy players with the ES Five-Seven.
- Excessive Brutality : Kill an enemy player 4 additional times while you are dominating them.
- Expert Marksman : Get a kill with every weapon.
- Eye to Eye : Kill a zoomed-in enemy sniper with a sniper rifle of your own.
- Finishing Schooled : Kill an enemy player who has been reduced to less than 5% health by other players.
- Freed With Speed : Rescue all hostages within 90 seconds.
- Friendly Attire : Start a round on the same team as 4 of your friends, with all of you wearing the same outfit.
- Friendly Firearms : Kill 100 enemy players with enemy weapons.
- Give Piece a Chance : Win 25 Pistol Rounds.
- God of War : Kill 10,000 enemies.
- Good Shepherd : Rescue all hostages in a single round.
- Happy Camper : Get two kills standing in the same spot with a zoomed sniper rifle..
- Hat Trick : Dominate three enemy players simultaneously.
- Havana Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the CS_Havana map.
- HE Grenade Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the HE grenade.
- Head Shred Redemption : Kill 5 enemy players with headshots in a single round.
- Hip Shot : Kill an enemy with an un-zoomed sniper rifle.
- IDF Defender Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the IDF Defender.
- Inferno Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Inferno map.
- Ingram Mac-10 Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the Ingram Mac-10.
- Insurgent : Kill an enemy player that is dominating you.
- Italy Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the CS_Italy map.
- Kill One, Get One Spree : Kill an enemy player who is on a killing spree.
- Killanthropist : Donate 100 weapons to your teammates. (Video)
- KM Sub-Machine Gun Expert : Kill 1,000 enemy players with the KM Sub-Machine Gun.
- KM Tactical .45 Expert : Kill 200 enemy players with the KM Tactical .45.
- KM UMP45 Expert : Kill 1,000 enemy players with the KM UMP45.
- Knife Expert : Kill 100 enemy players with the knife.
- Krieg 550 Commando Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the Krieg 550 Commando.
- Krieg 552 Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the Krieg 552.
- Leet-er of Men : Win 5000 rounds. (Video)
- Leone 12 Gauge Super Expert : Kill 200 enemy players with the Leone 12 Gauge Super.
- Leone YG1265 Auto Shotgun Expert : Kill 200 enemy players with the Leone YG1265 Auto Shotgun.
- Lost and F0wnd : KIll an enemy player with a gun they dropped that round.
- M249 Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the M249.
- Mad Props : Break 15 props in a single round.
- Magic Bullet : Kill an enemy with the last bullet in your magazine (excluding sniper rifles).
- Magnum Sniper Rifle Expert : Kill 1,000 enemy players with the Magnum Sniper Rifle.
- Make the Cut : Win a knife fight.
- Master At Arms : Unlock every weapon kill achievement.
- Maverick M4A1 Carbine Expert : Kill 1,000 enemy players with the Maverick M4A1 Carbine.
- Mercy Rule : Kill the entire opposing team without any members of your team dying.
- Militia Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the CS_Militia map.
- Newb World Order : Win 10 rounds.
- Night Hawk .50c Expert : Kill 200 enemy players with the Night Hawk .50c.
- Nuke Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Nuke map.
- Office Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the CS_Office map.
- Overkill : Kill an opponent you are already dominating.
- Participation Award : Kill an enemy player within 3 seconds of them recovering a dropped bomb.
- Piece Initiative : Win 5 Pistol Rounds.
- Piece Treaty : Win 250 Pistol Rounds.
- Piranesi Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Piranesi map.
- Pistol Master : Unlock all 6 Pistol kill achievements.
- Points in Your Favor : Inflict 2,500 total points of damage to enemy players.
- Port Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Port map.
- Premature Burial : Kill an enemy with a grenade after you've died.
- Primer : Do at least 95% damage to an enemy who is then killed by a another player.
- Prodigy Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Prodigy map.
- Pro-moted : Win 200 rounds.
- Repeat Offender : Dominate an enemy player.
- Rifle Master : Unlock all 10 rifle kill achievements.
- Rite of First Defusal : Win a round by defusing a bomb.
- Safety First : Survive a shot to the head because you had the good sense to wear a helmet.
- SAR Czar : Rescue 500 hostages.
- Schmidt Machine Pistol Expert : Kill 500 enemy players with the Schmidt Machine Pistol.
- Schmidt Scout Expert : Kill 1,000 enemy players with the Schmidt Scout.
- Second to None : Successfully defuse a bomb with less than one second remaining.
- Short Fuse : Plant a bomb within 25 seconds.
- Shot With Their Pants Down : Kill an enemy player while they are reloading.
- Shotgun Master : Unlock both shotgun kill achievements.
- Shrapnelproof : Take 80 points of damage from enemy grenades and still survive the round.
- Sknifed : Kill a zoomed-in enemy sniper with a knife.
- Snipe Hunter : Kill 100 zoomed-in enemy snipers.
- Someone Set Up Us The Bomb : Win a round by planting a bomb.
- Spoils of War : Earn $2,500,000 total cash.
- Spray and Pray : Kill two enemy players while you are blinded from a flashbang.
- Street Fighter : Kill an enemy player with a knife during the pistol round.
- Sub-Machine Gun Master : Unlock all 5 sub-machine gun kill achievements.
- Target-Hardened : Survive damage from 5 different players within a round.
- Ten Angry Men : Get 10 kills on enemy players you are already dominating during a single match.
- The Art of War : Spray 100 decals.
- The Bleeding Edge : Win 100 knife fights.
- The Cleaner : Kill the entire enemy team (with at least 5 players) in a single round.
- The Frugal Beret : Win 10 rounds without dying and not spending any cash.
- The Hurt Blocker : Defuse 100 bombs.
- The Immovable Object : Kill an enemy player who has just killed 10 of your teammates in a single round.
- The Road to Hell : Blind an enemy player who then kills a teammate.
- The Unstoppable Force : Kill 10 enemy players in a single round.
- Three the Hard Way : Kill 3 enemy players with a single HE grenade.
- Tides Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Tides map.
- Train Map Veteran : Win 100 rounds on the DE_Train map.
- Valve Gift Grab 2011 – CS:S : Collect three gifts dropped by opponents..
- Variety Hour : Get kills with 5 different guns in a round.
- War Bonds : Earn $125,000 total cash.
- War of Attrition : Be the last player alive in a round (with at least 5 players on your team).
- Wild Gooseman Chase : As the last living terrorist, distract a defuser long enough for the bomb to explode.
- You've Made Your Points : Inflict 50,000 total points of damage to enemy players.
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AK47 and M4A1 accuracy
These rifles are almost completely useless when you fire while moving. While strafing left or right, quickly press the opposite direction and fire. The first bullet of the AK47 and first two bullets of the M4A1 always hits the crosshair. Always try to aim for the head.
- Use the following trick to avoid being caught defenseless after throwing a grenade. Press Q just after releasing a grenade. You will flick out your gun immediately after throwing the grenade. Note: This requires some practice.
- To get the maximum range on a grenade, run forwards in the direction you are throwing it.
First round advantage
On the first round it is advisable to buy Kevlar (body armor), as it takes in around 15% of damage done by pistols (which are only used in the starting rounds).
If your enemy attacks in surprise from an angle you
cannot see, it is always best to jump as your opponent will not
- In the storage room directly outside the projector room with the hostages, go to the corner. There is a door and three cabinets. You should be standing on the opposite side of the door, looking at the three cabinets. Look at the floor. The three cabinets will cast a shadow (if you have shadows on). Place a grenade directly on this corner and back out of the room. If placed correctly, when you re-enter the room the three cabinets will be stacked horizontally, forming a blocked doorway. The enemy can easily shoot the top cabinet off -- defense is still required.
- Another blockade can be formed in the terrorist spawn room (the one that has the desks on looking the hostages and couches). You can climb the desks, but there is also a small walkway with two doors to the left of the desk. You will see three small cabinets and a large cabinet next to the door. To the right of the large cabinet is a trash can. Be careful not to bump the trash can. Drop a grenade inside of it, hopefully falling at the correct location. This will force the three small cabinets in front of the doorway. If done perfectly, the large cabinet will be horizontal on top of them. Shoot the horizontal cabinet so that it is directly in the middle of the doorway with the left and right of it overlapping slightly on each side of the door. By doing this, if the large cabinet is shot, it will not fall into the small hallway, and the small cabinets will not fall over simply because the large one is on top of them. No one can jump over this. You can go inside the small hallway and crouch under behind the cabinets looking opposite. The only way the enemies can attack you is from the side you are looking at, and it is a very small opening, allowing you to easily kill them. Beware however; if an enemy throws a grenade at you, you are dead.
Buy the following in order to do it properly: shotgun (any kind), smoke bomb, Kevlar and helmet. You will also need lots of teammates. Play as a terrorist. Command your teammates to follow you. Go directly to the tunnel going to bomb site A. Shoot your opponents immediately. After doing that, have the bomb carrier immediately plant the bomb. After the bomb is planted, throw a smoke bomb into the wooden door. Stand beside the door and make sure you cannot be seen by your opponents. Use your shotgun to shoot opponents that come inside the door.
Enable the wc_create code at the console window. Then, go outside of the de_weedwood map. Look in the distance, and you should see a plot of land with rocks. Go to it. Some of the effects there are very interesting.
Easy "... Map Veteran" achievements
It will not matter if you allow bots to play from the menu or not. Select either team. If playing on Counter-Strike, enable the mp_freezetime 0 and bind <key> "bot_kill;bot_kick;bot_add_t" console codes. If playing on Terrorists, enable the mp_freezetime 0 and bind <key> "bot_kill;bot_kick;bot_add_ct" console codes. When you spawn, press the key that was bound to add a bot, if you already have not done so from the menu. The round will restart in three seconds. Press the key again, wait for another three seconds, and repeat the process. Note: Do not press the key more than once per round or it will add to the time you have to wait before the round ends.
Easy "The Art of War" achievement
- Press T while looking at a wall to create a spray decal, which resembles like a black dot with two circles around it. On the most servers you should be able to spray a decal every ten seconds, allowing you to easily farm "The Art of War".
- Start your own server, open the console window and enter the decalfrequency 0 code to remove the time you have to wait between sprays. Begin spraying a wall or the ground and repeat the process.
Easy "Clusterstruck" achievement
- Enable the developer console, then select the "Create server" option. Select the "CPU" option uncheck every weapon and allow five bots to join the counter-terrorist side. Begin game play, the game, join the terrorist side. Display the console window and enter the mp_autoteambalance 0 and mp_limitteams 5 codes. Plant a bomb and wait until the bots arrive. Kite the bots around the bomb area until it explodes. If they are defusing the bomb, shoot them but do not kill them. Note: You will also earn "Cold War" if no one dies before the bomb explodes.
- Note: If you did not already set up the bots in the options , enable the bot_add_ct code after raising the limit, along with the bot_knives_only code. Also consider enabling the mp_c4timer 10 code and make some noise or shoot a bot to get their attention. After you are kiting a train of bots, flashbang them near the bomb site then plant the device. Then, keep them busy until it detonates.
Easy "Dead of Night" achievement
Purchase the nightvision goggles for $1,250 from the "Equipment" tap in the "Buy" menu. Press N to activate it, then inflict a total of 5,000 points of damage to enemies.
Easy "Killanthropist" achievement
- Enlist the help of another player. You must give a weapon to another player that they cannot afford in order for it to qualify. Have your friend have a low amount of money (below $400). Purchase a large number of Glocks and throw them to the other player while they keep throwing the received Glocks away. To get money for yourself, enable the mp_startmoney 160000 code, or the bot_kill code if you have bot(s) on the other team.
- It is possible to earn this "Killanthropist" solo. Start a server without any bots, no freezetime, $800 starting money, and join the CT side. Activate the bot_add_t code and a new round will begin. Enable the bot_kill code to win the round and earn $3,600. Repeatedly use the bot_kill code until you have a total of $16,000. Then, go to the end of the buy zone, where the bots will usually pass on their way to the battlefield. Once there, enable the mp_autoteambalance 0; mp_limitteams 20; buy tmp; bot_add_ct; drop code. Repeat entering that command until all your money is gone. Because the bots will usually follow, travel slightly further into the map so that all the bots you just spawned will pass the point where you dropped the weapons. If they do not get within reach, add radio2; menuselect 3 to the list of commands. After all bots have picked up a weapon or you are out of money, enable the bot_kick code and repeat the entire procedure.
Easy "Mad Props" achievement
Create a game on the "cs_office" map. Change the time of the round if desired. Join the terrorist side and shoot every prop encountered. The majority of them appear as broken after being shot.
Easy "A World of Pane" achievement
Create a game on the "cs_office" map with no bots and with a longer round time. Join either team and shoot out every window found.
Beta version: Getting onto tall boxes without boost
Buy a frag grenade and stand next to the box that you want to get on. Throw the grenade opposite the box from you onto the floor. Jump, press against the box, and you will be boosted very high. If timed correctly you can get yourself on the box at a cost of 40 HP.
Play as a terrorist and on a server where you can pick
up weapons with no ammo. When you pick one up when you are terrorist
and it has some ammo, keep the gun. Try not to use any ammo/.
When the round ends, drop your pistol and keep you main gun (usually
an SMG like the MP5/40 or the UMP 77). On the next round you will
get your pistol back, but it will be equipped with more ammo.
If you check your main gun, you will notice that it to will be
equipped with more ammo.
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