How to surf in CS:GO? (From Fun to Pro)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is all about killing opponents – yep, this is a shooting game, baby! But gamers can’t stand limiting themselves in anything. So, with a bit of creativity and a unique sense of humor, the rules of CS:GO have been changed, expanded. From now on, you are free to consider this game as a parkour and surfing adventure. Your hero moves with amazing speed, and you need to avoid obstacles, to reach as far as possible.
Are you interested in such a hilarious competition? So, this very, very serious game tutorial will help you. Let the virtual world be your perfect wave!
What is that surf?
Virtual maps of CS:GO can be made by anyone… OK, anyone with the necessary skills. And many guys from the gaming community try to create something new and interesting. Some of the community-made maps keep the usual game rules – such locations may even become official CS:GO maps. Other maps are like a game inside the game. They modify the gameplay and offer unusual adventures.
Surf CSGO – is one of such modifications inside of custom maps.
How to play on CS:GO surf maps?
All the unusual locations are found in the Workshop section. But first, you must subscribe to them. Here are step-by-step instructions:
- Open CS:GO game.
- Choose a game mode – Play -> or [Find a game] -> or [Offline with bots].
- Click the Workshop tab in the upper menu.
- Press the View Workshop button (if you have no maps added).
- In the opened window, look for the search bar and type “surf.”
- Check the search results and choose any map you like. Sort the locations by popularity, to see the best of them in the community’s opinion.
- Subscribe to any map by pressing the “+” button on its page.
- Press “Esc” to return to the game.
- Choose any added map to play on it with joy and excitement.
Afterward, you’ll have maps in your Workshop collection, so many of these steps will become unnecessary.
Any of the maps may be activated through the CS:GO console commands – this tutorial gives more information.
The art of surfing!
As with the real parkour, rules in CS:GO surfing are super simple – overcome obstacles, jump over gaps, try not to fall, and reach the finish.
There is always a ramp on surf maps – it’s an inclined surface, a substitute for waves, a necessary thing to move in the CS:GO virtuality. When a game character jumps onto the ramp, they begin sliding. To continue this movement, you have to act in a particular way.
Here is the tutorial on how to surf CSGO:
- Jump on the ramp.
- Press A or D to remain on the surface. The rule here is – move left (A) if you are on the right side of the ramp, and right (D) if you are on the left side. So, try to keep close to the ramp’s center, like on the “scheme” D/\A. These are your essential surf CSGO commands.
- Always point the crosshair in the direction of your surf. The character moves wherever you direct him.
- Speed-up by moving slightly to the ramp’s top and then moving downwards. Use the mouse for this.
- Sometimes you will need to turn – use both mouse movement and the “A-D” keys. These actions should be synchronized, so point the mouse cursor left while pressing A, and right while pressing D.
- Don’t press the “W-S” buttons – this spoils the surfing.
Mastering the art of surfing may take some time, but with the internal motivation, you will develop this skill easily. High levels of fun are quite a motivation, aren’t they? And it is also quite a show – you won’t find the like even in professional CS:GO Esports tournaments.
Surf Skill and Surf Combat
Becoming a deft CS:GO surfer may be just the beginning of your way to perfection. Will be you good enough in this art to battle opponents on such maps?
Surf maps may be divided into these groups:
- Surf Skill – surf to reach the finish;
- Surf Combat – surf with the usual CS:GO shooting. Usually, battles take place on various areas between surfing sections.
These names aren’t official, so you may not find them in map descriptions. Just be attentive at the stage of choosing the location and you will know what to do on a particular map.
Let’s suppose you are a practical person and having fun is not enough reason for you to do something. We can easily find decent motivations for you practicing surfing:
- After mastering surfing, you’ll be defter in controlling your character in normal locations.
- After mastering shooting at high speed in surfing matches, you’ll be much more accurate and effective in your matchmaking sessions.
Surfing fun time will definitely help to increase your CS:GO rank!
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