Utilities have always been a critical part of competitive Counter-Strike. But thanks to Counter-Strike 2’s new feature, you can now easily practice them without the assistance of any third-party workshop maps.
The huge player base of the popular FPS shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has long awaited the update to Source 2. Finally, Valve answered their prayer and released the much anticipated Counter-Strike 2 as a free update to CS:GO.
CS 2 makes excellent use of the Source 2 engine, bringing in many innovative changes. Players can now easily create custom servers boasting many new useful features, making practicing utility lineups much easier.
Using utilities efficiently will always give you an edge over your Counter-Strike opponents. Although you can randomly throw utilities into matches and rely on your luck, it is always better to know exactly where they will land beforehand. That is why Counter-Strike pros spend as much time learning new utility lineups as they do training their aim.
If you are curious to practice new lineups and fine-tune what you already know, CS 2 has made it easier for all the players. This guide will cover how to practice your smoke lineups in CS2 trouble-free.
How to Practice Lineups in CS2
In CS:GO, practicing utilities on the official custom servers was poorly organized. First of all, the official game featured 64-tick servers. Also, there were no in-game settings to make practice servers.
Players used workshop maps and useful console commands to remedy this. There were many pre-built workshop maps dedicated just to learning utility lineups. Eventually, in CS 2, Valve made all these hassles vanish.
CS 2 now has a dedicated practice mode for players who only want to learn and fine-tune their throwable skills. Moreover, the developers have added some extra features that you can select to make your practice server more efficient.
Grenade Camera: Enabling this feature will help you see where the grenade lands in picture-in-picture mode and highlight the grenade’s trajectory.
Infinite Ammo: You will never run out of ammo or utilities.
Infinite Warmup: No bots will join, and the round timer is in infinite mode.
In CS 2, smokes are redesigned. Smokes now work as dynamic volumetric objects that react with the environment, lighting, gunfire, and explosions. Meaning the smoke has become more lively. Moreover, there is no skybox in CS 2. So you can throw smoke in new ways and land it in your desired places.
Innovative lineups can be made using these new in-game features. You won’t have to download extra workshop maps, and there’s no need to worry about remembering complex console commands. The game has made it easier for you.