If you are playing Counter-Strike Online 2 for the first time, it might look intimidating compared to the more direct menus in other Counter-Strike games, not to mention the possible language barrier.
The Game Basics page walks you through the core aspects of the game. For a detailed walkthrough of every feature in the game, check out the User Interface guide.
The Heads Up Display (HUD) is simple and straightforward; your health, armor gauge and character used on the bottom-left, the minimap on the top-left, the player and team wins counter on top and current loadout on the bottom-right.
This is where you manage your loadout, change weapon skins, main character(s) and costumes. These are separated by categories; Weapons > Pistols/ Shotguns/ Rifles and so forth.
Skin qualities are ranked by grades. Naturally, spray skins are categorized as C-grades, while gold skins bear the S-grades. They are solely for cosmetic purposes and therefore do not affect gameplay in any way.
You are also able to configure the three available loadouts for Team Deathmatch/ Deathmatch through the Inventory.
Rather than manually setting the next weapons to respawn with, pressing the F1, F2 and F3 keys respectively automatically equips your character with the pre-defined loadout until the game ends.
During events which happen frequently, players are able to enjoy freebies such as cases, costumes and in-game tokens.
While some require playing specific game modes, many simply involve accumulating game time for 30 minutes on a daily basis, as displayed above.
Fortune boxes like these house special goodies inside. If you’re interested in rare skins and characters, don’t miss out on giveaway events.