CSGO: What Is a Tick Rate? (Explained)

This guide will explain everything you need to know related to Tick Rate in CS:GO.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer FPS game with millions of active players every day. But sometimes the game misses a response from you. It can either be a click for shooting or for opening a scope. This is because of a certainly weaker Tick Rate. Here’s everything related to Tick Rate, Servers, and Benefits of 128 Tick Rate in CSGO.

What is a Tick Rate in CSGO?

A Tick Rate is basically how fast the game updates itself after sending and receiving information to and from the server. A client is where you play the game. Whatever happens in the client is like a mirror reflection of whatever happens in the server. The further away you are from the server, the more the game will lag. A higher tick rate ensures better response and a quality gameplay

64 vs 128 Tick Servers

When you hit an enemy, there is instant audio feedback sent to the client from the servers of you hitting the enemy. When you play on a 64 tick rate, the audio feedback is sent comparatively slower than at a 128 tick rate. Moreover receiving audio feedback from the servers is quicker than rendering a frame.

On 64 Tick, the sound of you hitting the enemy and the place the bullet hits appears to be uneven. The client processes this information a lot slower on a 64 Tick Rate gameplay than on a 128 Tick Rate gameplay. In all the ways, a 128 Tick Rate is better and ideal for a player to experience decent gameplay.

128 Tick Rate Console Commands and Launch Options

Playing a game with ideal performance is satisfying. The steps using which you can increase your Tick Rate in CSGO are:

128 Tick Rate Launch Options

  • Open Steam and right-click on the CSGO title in the Library.
  • Click on Properties.

CSGO Launch Options
CSGO Launch Options

  • In the General tab, look for the Launch Options and write -novid -tickrate 128 +mat_queue_mode 2 +cl_forcepreload 1 -novid -nojoy.
  • Open CSGO and open the Console by pressing the Tilde (~) key.
  • Enter the commands for 128 Tick Rate:
  •  command cl_updaterate “128”, cl_cmdrate “128”, rate “128000” and press enter.
  • The 128 Tick Rate is now on.

That’s all you need to know about Tick Rate in CSGO.