This is not really a guide but just some quick, but useful, console commands. I use these commands whenever I record a demo or need to take a screenshot or something like that, where I don’t want the HUD to be displayed. Btw. the definition/meaning of HUD is “Heads-Up Display”.
Write one of the following, or both, commands in the console:
- cl_drawhud 0 [default 1] This completely removes the HUD – even the crosshair.
- cl_draw_only_deathnotices 1 [default 0] This removes the HUD, but will display the death notices in the corner of the screen as usual.
Please note: If you want to hide the UI overlay/HUD in GOTV you can just use the above commands. If you want to use the commands in-game you have to enable “sv_cheats 1” first.
While you are here, you might find this command useful. If set to 1 (which is default), the clan name will appear next to the players name in the death notices:
- cl_show_clan_in_death_notice [default 1]