Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Nyghtprowler May 8, 2014 @ 1:27pm
Why Crouch?
Sooooo I constantly see people crouching while firing and the question is why? It changes absolutely nothing. In fact you are lowering your head to hip level so I don't even have to aim high to get headshots.

While I LOVE the other team doing this - when i see team mates doing it I try to tell them - but most dont listen.

So where did this nasty crouch come from? and why do people do it?
Last edited by Nyghtprowler; May 8, 2014 @ 1:27pm
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weeb (Banned) May 8, 2014 @ 1:41pm 
Crab walking is a reflex for most people.
Nadujah May 8, 2014 @ 10:07pm 
You ever tried it? Start to crouch and you will notice that your crosshair will be smaller. Your shots will be a lot more accurate while crouching.

I think it's useful while using weapons on long range, esp AK-47. You can get easy kills on Dust 2 at long, when you want to kill the one on A Spot.

But of course you should not do it that often and not in close range, because all you show then is your head and your breast - so the enemie has the chance to get an easy kill.
Test it with a wall.
To see the difference.
General Awesome May 8, 2014 @ 10:26pm 
I did this when I first got CS, but after I watched some videos and read some guides, I learned it did nothing, and made you get killed more even.
Originally posted by DARTH HAHAHA!:
I did this when I first got CS, but after I watched some videos and read some guides, I learned it did nothing, and made you get killed more even.
I learned by effect. Which it has.
Nyghtprowler May 12, 2014 @ 5:32am 
For the people thinking there is a difference - I assure you there is no difference. Go into a map.

Spray a wall - you will see the pattern the weapon makes on recoil. Then crouch and do the same thing you will see the patterns on the wall are identical.

I have tested the AK, the M4 mainly because that is what I use, but have also tested many other weapons.

This is also why the Dynamic Crosshair is missleading - look at any of the top players, they use static crosshairs. I think the problem is that when you crouch, the dynamic crosshair shrinks causing people to think it is like other games and accuracy increases.

Watch the first 2 minutes of the video if you don't believe me:
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Nyghtprowler May 12, 2014 @ 5:44am 
Originally posted by RunarM:

Not sure who the author of this document is, but Im here to tell you - its not correct.

The vid I posted shows it in game, can't dispute that. I can, however, dispute numbers - The author spend time on that and it's a decent amount of data - but I have no idea what he is basing that off of since you can clearly see there is no difference on guns fired from a crouch. If you load up a map and simply fire your guns of choice at a wall while standing and then agian while in a crouch you will see for yourself.
Last edited by Nyghtprowler; May 12, 2014 @ 5:45am
Crouching does nothing.

I used to crouch when I was a silver 4 (Just got my rank), then as I got to Silver Elite Master, I crouched less. As I got to Gold Nova, I noticed Crouching was never viable.

Now I'm a Gold Nova 4 and I almost never crouch. The only times I crouch is to hide behind a barrel, or if I'm panicking while moving toward a target.

Everytime I crouch and move toward a target, I die, unless the target is horrid.

[A]ndrew May 12, 2014 @ 6:01am 
I don't know, I personally don't see better results when crouching. I also heard that it doesn't make a difference (same recoil pattern/spread/accuracy etc). I used to do it in 1.6 when I felt like it gave me an advantage especially when spraying. Right now I ditched that and I only crouch when for example an enemy jumps right in front of me when I'm not expecting it, I panic and just crouch and spray. On medium-long range I strafe left and right while doing bursts, helps a lot imo.
If you crouch and shoot many single shots or short bursts, they are closer to the center. From the appearance.
And i use static crosses.
310 May 12, 2014 @ 9:56am 
crouch only to spray
AlP May 12, 2014 @ 10:02am 
Crounching presents a smaller target to the enemy, making you harder to hit and easier to hide.
PROFILE (Banned) May 12, 2014 @ 10:11am 
Originally posted by u wot m9?:
You are more accurate when you crouch. Also at higher ranks where players aim for the head, crouching is very useful to avoid getting headshotted.

That's right.

Accuracy becomes nearly pin point when you are crouching and not moving.

But you are an easier target because you are stationary, or slow moving, and its more likely you'll get killed by a headshot.

So there are positives and neagavtives. Better to slow walk, instead of crouching. If you're covering your team mates, camping, or sniping, you want to crouch.
Casper May 12, 2014 @ 10:16am 
People who say its more accurate are wrong. Do some test patterns against a wall etc etc and you can see for yourself. Like someone pointed out earlier at higher ranks people will always aim at headshot level so adding a quick crouch in when getting in a short range battle can make the difference. You may get away with crouching in some mid fights and will generally almost always loose on long range fights if you crouch.
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