CS Surf Settings – CS:GO, Source & 1.6

Surf maps has become very popular in both CS:GO and Source. If you want to do a little surfing on your own, you will first need to set a few settings, otherwise you will not be able to surf properly. These settings will work both for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and CS Source as well as CS 1.6.

CS Surf Settings - CS:GO, Source & CS 1.6

When you have downloaded a surf map, start the game and open the developer console (~). Once in the console, type in the following commands, which will change the settings.

CS:GO & CS:Source Surf settings

sv_accelerate 10
sv_airaccelerate 800

Default values

sv_accelerate 5.6
sv_airaccelerate 12

What really makes the difference, is the sv_airaccelerate. It is pretty straightforward what it does: it makes you accelerate faster or slower when in the air. Some servers has the sv_accelerate and sv_airaccelerate set to either highe or lower values. For example they could have sv_airaccelerate set to 1000 instead of 800.

You can also change the sv_airaccelerate based on what difficulty you would like.

Surf difficulties

  • Hard: sv_airaccelerate 100
  • Semi hard: sv_airaccelerate 150
  • Medium: sv_airaccelerate 200
  • Easy: sv_airaccelerate 400
  • Fun: sv_airaccelerate 800
  • Extra easy: sv_airaccelerate 1000

I would not recommend settings the sv_accelerate above 10, it will make your strafing to exaggerated.

If the server adds bot, and you want to remove them, use the command “bot_kick” in the console.

CS 1.6 and Condition Zero Surf Settings

I’m not 100% sure about this, but I recall you have to set the following settings (cvars):

sv_airaccelerate 300
sv_airmove 10

If you have anything to add, please write it in the comments below.

Surf Settings Video Guide