How to use a CS:GO config & create an autoexec
CS:GO is a game that offers a lot of customization options. Players are constantly experimenting with their resolution, crosshairs, video settings, and so on. A lot of these finer adjustments are made in the console of the game (which you can access by pressing the ~ key by default) but the annoying thing is that they often reset upon rebooting the game. It can be a massive annoyance to have to retype all of your special settings each time you reset the game, so for that reason players have taken to using an autoexec.
An autoexec is basically a personal config file that you put in the game’s files with your own personal settings (such as crosshair settings, buy binds, sensitivy, and so on) so that the game automatically loads these settings each time you start up the game. That’s really handy in and of itself, but the cool thing is that this allows you to instantly load up your own settings anywhere. Just store your own autoexec file somewhere you can access it online and insert it into the game if you’re playing on a different PC at a LAN or whatever and voila! You’re playing on your own trusty settings.
Thanks to this you can also use the configs of other players or pro players. So if you want to check out how dev1ce plays, for example, you can just remove your own config, download his and install it, and then play the game with dev1ce’s config. Once you’re done you can just replace that config with your own and get right back to the way it was without any issues.
If you make your own personal config/autoexec file, remember to store it somewhere online in case it gets replaced or removed.