NiKo’s settings, crosshair, and viewmodel for CS:GO

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NiKo celebrating a won round during PGL Antwerp CS:GO Major.
Photo via PGL

G2 Esports entered the 2023 CS:GO season on fire after winning the BLAST Premier World Finals 2022 and shortly after claiming IEM Katowice 2023. Half a year later, G2 triumphed on another significant stage, IEM Cologne 2023. These wins solidified them as one of the best teams in the world, and much of their success has come off the back of Nikola “NiKo” Kovač.

The Bosnian is one of the most consistent players in CS:GO. The most recent IEM Katowice final was the fourth in his history, but he lost the previous three. Nevertheless, NiKo has been constantly performing well, bringing his team to new heights.

His impressive stats constantly secure him the top spots in HLTV’s yearly rankings. He has been in the top five for the past six years. Let’s face it—NiKo is arguably the best CS:GO player to never win a Major. He hopes to finally secure one in Counter-Strike 2.

Despite being in a slight slump, NiKo is still bringing his best game to every tournament. So far in 2023, he’s one of the top-rated players along with his teammate m0NESY and Natus Vincere’s s1mple.

Here’s NiKo’s full list of video, mouse, crosshair, and viewmodel settings.

NiKo’s settings in CS:GO

NiKo’s monitor settings

Texture Quality4:3
Scaling ModeStretched

NiKo’s mouse settings

Raw InputOn
Zoom Sensitivity1
Windows Sensitivity6
Mouse AccelerationOff
Razer Deathadder V3 Pro Faker Edition

NiKo’s video settings

Color ModeComputer Monitor
Brightness130 percent
Display ModeFullscreen
Global Shadow QualityHigh
Model/Texture DetailLow
Texture StreamingDisabled
Effect DetailLow
Shader DetailLow
Boost Player ContrastEnabled
Multicore RenderingEnabled
Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode8x MSAA
FXAA Anti-AliasingDisabled
Texture Filtering ModeAnisotropic 8x
Wait for Vertical SyncDisabled
Motion BlurDisabled
Triple-Monitor ModeDisabled
Use Uber ShadersEnabled
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

NiKo’s crosshair settings

Copy and paste the following text into your console and press enter to activate NiKo’s crosshair settings. Here’s how to open the console in CS:GO.

  • cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0; cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 5; cl_crosshaircolor_b 255; cl_crosshaircolor_g 255; cl_crosshaircolor_r 255; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -4; cl_crosshairsize 1; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1;

NiKo’s viewmodel

  • viewmodel_fov 68; viewmodel_offset_x 2.5; viewmodel_offset_y 0; viewmodel_offset_z -1.5; viewmodel_presetpos 3; cl_viewmodel_shift_left_amt 1.5; cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0.75; viewmodel_recoil 0; cl_righthand 1;


  • cl_bob_lower_amt 15; cl_bobamt_lat 0.33; cl_bobamt_vert 0.14; cl_bobcycle 0.98;

Launch options

  • -noforcemaccel -noforcemspd -noforcemparms -freq 360 -console -novid -tickrate 128
About the author
Mateusz Miter

Polish Staff Writer. Mateusz previously worked for numerous outlets and gaming-adjacent companies, including ESL. League of Legends or CS:GO? He loves them both. In fact, he wonders which game he loves more every day. He wanted to go pro years ago, but somewhere along the way decided journalism was the more sensible option—and he was right.