NiKo’s CS2 settings: Config, resolution, viewmodel, DPI, sensitivity & more

Alan Bernal
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G2 Esports talisman Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač is reaching his superstar form once again. As one of CS2’s best, those looking to replicate NiKo’s in-game environment will be interested to see everything from his resolution, mouse settings, and viewmodel.

There are thousands of ways to fine-tune CS2 settings. While everyone has different preferences, seeing what the top players use can be a big help in finding the right adjustments that fit an individual’s playstyle.

Don’t be surprised if CS2 settings from people like s1mple or ZywOo feel odd to use. Every pro finds what works for them, but it should provide a lot of insight on what the top players prefer.

NiKo’s settings for CS2


NiKo’s mouse settings

NiKo uses a Zowie S2 mouse and he has a steady 400 DPI that he accompanies with a 1.51 in-game sensitivity. Whether its with a rifle or an AWP, this sens will give you great control to hit shots with accuracy, if you work on your aim that is.

Setting Value
DPI 800
Sensitivity 0.69
Zoom Sensitivity 1
eDPI 552
Hz 4000
Windows Sensitivity 6
Raw Input On
Mouse acceleration Off

NiKo’s Crosshair

NiKo’s crosshair isn’t quite a dot but there’s hardly any room inside of the reticle’s four lines. It’s good for precise shots and the white hue makes it easy to refocus on what lies ahead.

For people who want to experiment with NiKo’s crosshair, just copy these settings into the console.


NiKo’s monitor and resolution

As far as monitors go, NiKo uses a ZOWIE XL2566K that easily pumps out frames with its high refresh rate.

Similar to a lot of old-school pros, NiKo plays on a stretched resolution. If you’re going to try it out yourself, then make sure to get a few reps in deathmatch to really get accustomed to the visual and spatial changes it has on your game.

Setting Value
Resolution 1152×864
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Scaling Stretched
Refresh Rate 240hz
Display mode Fullscreen
Brightness 95%

Video settings

Like most elite CS2 pros, NiKo basically has all of his graphics set to low except for a few. Go to your CS2 video settings to make the proper adjustments.

Setting Value
Global Shadow Quality High
Model & Textures Medium
Shader Detail High
Boost Player Contrast Disabled
NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency Enabled + Boost
FXAA Disabled
Texture Filtering Mode Anisotropic 4X
Wait for V-Sync Disabled
High Dynamic Range Quality
Ambient Occulsion High
Particle Detail Low


A CS2 Viewmodel gives players the tools to chance the position and settings of different aspects on the screen like your character’s hands and more.

Load up the codes below to get NiKo’s viewmodel with a simple tweak inside of the CS2 command prompt.

NiKo’s equipment

Equipment NiKo
Mouse Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Faker Edition
Monitor Zowie XL2566K
Keyboard Logitech G Pro X TKL
Headset Logitech G Pro X 2

Launch Options

To copy all of NiKo’s launch options, take a quick look down below and copy every setting into your CS2 properties tab via the Stream library:

-noforcemaccel, -noforcemspd, -noforcemparms, -tickrate 128, -Freq 240, -novid, -console

NiKo’s CS2 config

To copy all of NiKo’s CS2 config settings, including his keybinds and more, you can do so by downloading his config.

You can download NiKo’s config here.

For applying the config, you’ll need to take the .cfg file and add it to your Counter-Strike: Global Offensive folder, usually located in Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg.

About The Author

Alan is a former staff writer for Dexerto based in Southern California who covered esports, internet culture, and the broader games/streaming industry. He is a CSUF Alum with a B.A. in Journalism. He's reported on sports medicine, emerging technology, and local community issues. Got a tip or want to talk?