Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Switching Weapons to the Left Hand
By senshi
This guide tells and explains how to switch your weapons to the left hand and what benifits you gain from using your weapons on the left hand side.
 
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Introduction
Welcome to the 3rd Guide to my series of How to play Counter-Strike!

What is this guide about?:

This guide is about how to switch your weapons to the left handed side and what benifits you will gain from using this command and having all your weapons on the right side.

Who am I?

Hello, My name is Hei , Previous CS:Source Player (2k+ Game time) and current ameatur CS:GO Player, Currently playing for DESOLATE eSports.

I'm writing a series of guides to teach new and even old players to play Counter-Strike better than they where playing it before, with commands and tips/tricks and soon to come my series of STRAT Guides for CS:GO.

Anyone is welcome to add me as a friend or follow my guides.

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Lets Begin.
Enabling the Console
If you haven't read my last guide or haven't enabled your console then please do the steps below.


1. To do this press "Options>Keyboard>Scroll to the bottom, find console and enable it to '`' or '~'

2. Now Press the '~' or '`' button (If you used your own press that one.)
Switching the Weapon to the Left Hand
Now that we have the console opened, type the following in;

Command:

cl_righthand 0

Some Infomation on using it on your left hand

Please note that at first it will look weird and funny.
Everyone does this, but continue to use it and slowly you will adjust.

Don't just switch it back to 'cl_righthand 1' because the first 2-3 games it's still weird for you.
Stick with it and try be consistent with your weapons. Gradually you will pick up on it.

Side Note:

* You can also set cl_righthand to -1 to have all weapons on the left, but knife on the right.
(Previously Worked in 1.6 and Source, May not work in CS:GO)

*EDIT*

If cl_righthand -1 doesn't work, you can still use :

bind "1" "slot1;cl_righthand 0"
bind "2" "slot2;cl_righthand 0"
bind "3" "slot3;cl_righthand 1"
bind "4" "slot4;cl_righthand 1"

all weapons on the left, but knife and nades on the right.

Thank you Kedrel for giving us this information.
Benifits
Infomation and Preferences

Most just say its personal preference which for the most part it is, but is there any other benefit to it? Yes.
This really only applies to people who switch from left to right all the time and cant decide on which one to use, this guide will help you make that decision but at the end of the day personal preference is king and if you have played comfortably for years with one side, just stick to it.
I got this info from old, old CS players; it’s to do with which eye is your dominant eye. The basics is this, dependent on which eye is your dominant eye, left or right depends on which side your gun model will be of benefit to you.
If you are left eye dominant, you want your gun model on the right.
If you are right eye dominant, you want your gun model on the left.
This is because you want your dominant eye to have the most vision on the screen and to be concentrating on the crosshair and not the gun model.
So how do you find out which eye is dominant?
Refer to the following links to figure out which eye is dominant for you.
http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-Your-Dominant-Eye
http://www.archeryweb.com/archery/eyedom.htm

In-Game Benifits

As I've listed above, Most people being right eyed dominate. Using the weapons on the left hand side you are able to focus more on the crosshair and not have to worry about the weapons getting in the way, if you use the crosshair that is listed in my crosshairguide both the left hand + that crosshair I have found become a weapon of destruction.

Focusing on the crosshair and the size/scale of te crosshair are important when wanting to get consistent headshots and or large amounts of damage done in a small burst.

Thank You
Thank You all for reading, Feel welcome to add or follow me.

Check out my other guides!

- Jamez

(Edit: Thank you so much for all the support and views!)
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262 Comments
Cyanide Jan 14 @ 1:26pm 
I've had problems getting distracted by my guns (it may be my fault for buying skins) and this helped me out a lot! In the first game I played, I already felt some improvement! Thank you for your help!
Retyl_PT Jan 6 @ 7:46am 
thx m8
✿NEPTUNE✿ Dec 27, 2018 @ 1:52pm 
thank you
senshi  [author] Dec 15, 2018 @ 8:51pm 
welcome:ontheball:
B4rt Is On WEED Dec 8, 2018 @ 1:07pm 
ty:steamhappy:
cocaine wayne Dec 4, 2018 @ 11:24pm 
and will it affect my spray (how i counter it)
cocaine wayne Dec 4, 2018 @ 11:24pm 
if i switch does it affect peeking or where my shots go?
wearealldoomed Nov 20, 2018 @ 10:00am 
I always had a weird feeling/urge that I need to look at my weapon or that my weapon is in the way of my vision, but didn't think about this. Even though I practice my aim a lot, when I go into games, I feel like I get distracted by the guns. Will update on how it works out
Cr1mson Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:19pm 
No, its completely client sided and only affects the screen viewmodel - hence the cl in front of the command meaning 'client'.
Your welcome :)
Under 12 Fps Jun 22, 2018 @ 1:45pm 
Does the viewmodel change? I mean, like if you have it right handed, then your gun will peek out from the right side. Does it make a difference to how others see you if you hold it left handed?