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Find your perfect CS:GO mouse sensitivity

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With the COVID-19 lockdown, I've been trying to get back into Counterstrike. It seems like a lot of others have the same idea.

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Not having played for several years, my aim deteriorated substantially. I bought a new mouse and figured now would be a good time to figure out an ideal sensitivity before I get used to one that doesn't work for me in the long run.

I came across this video from
that has good step by step instructions on how to pick a mouse sensitivity that works for you. Give the video a watch, then use this doc to find your perfect sensitivity.


Step 0: Reset this doc so you can add your own data

Before you begin, press this button to clear out my data so you can add your own.

Clear data

If you want to save your results, make a copy of this doc. If you don't want to save your results, you can just use this doc in play mode.

Step 1: Setup a target

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Go to T-spawn on de_dust2 and create a target for yourself.

If you need to download a practice config script, you can find one here:



Step 2: Set sensitivity equal to a 360 on your mousepad

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Start by finding the sensitivity at which you can do a single 360° rotation on your mousepad, starting from the far left edge and going to the far right edge.

Add your 360° sensitivity in the column below, then click the "Set starting points" button.
initial sensitivity
0
360° sensitivity
dpi
Set starting points
1
1.30
800
Set starting points
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1
Count
The dpi column isn't required. I've included it here so you can keep track of how it's set currently so you can adjust if you change your dpi later.

Initial values
1
Low
Medium
High
1
0.65
1.30
1.95
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Step 3: Get ready to take notes

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Conveniently, this doc serves as both paper and calculator.

Step 4 - 6: Test coarse sensitivity settings

Step 4: Calculate initial sensitivities

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Steps 4, 5, and 6 are all really just one step. Step 4 is just calculating initial bounds based on your 360° sensitivity. The upper and lower bounds are auto-populated when you click the "Set starting points" button in Step 2.


Step 5: Test high and low sensitivity

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Step 5 is comparing the low and high sensitivities against each other. You want to spend 5 minutes with the high sensitivity and see how well you can track the target while moving, then do another 5 minutes with the low sensitivity.

In the video, the middle sensitivity is never tested, so I've omitted it from the tables below.

Low sensitivity to test:
0.65

High sensitivity to test:
1.95

Step 6: Pick high or low sensitivity

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Once you've spent 5 minutes with both the low and high sensitivities, pick the one that felt more accurate. Then, continue on to steps 7 and 8.

Coarse sensitivity calibration
1
Low
Medium
High
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
1
0.65
1.30
1.95
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
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1
Count

Steps 7 - 8: Hone in on your ideal sensitivity

Step 7: Continue testing low and high sensitivities

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Using the table below, keep testing the low and high sensitivities, spending 5 minutes on each one. Once you feel that one is better than the other, pick it and a new set of sensitivities will be created for you.

Step 8: Finish when you can't tell the difference

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Once you can no longer tell the difference, press the "Both feel the same" button. The average of the two values is your ideal sensitivity. Congrats! 🔫

Fine sensitivity calibration
0
Low
High
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
Both feel the same
1
0.33
1.30
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
Both feel the same
2
0.65
1.30
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
Both feel the same
3
0.98
1.30
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
Both feel the same
4
0.98
1.14
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
Both feel the same
5
1.06
1.14
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
Both feel the same
6
1.06
1.10
Low is more accurate
High is more accurate
Both feel the same
There are no rows in this table
6
Count

Ideal sensitivity:
1.0765625


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