How to 1v1 in CS:GO - Step by Step Tutorial

You want to challenge your friends to a heads-up match in CS:GO and find out who's aim is better in direct comparison, but you just don't know how? Don't worry, we got you covered.



How to 1v1 in CS:GO - Step by Step Tutorial

1. Download 1v1 Maps

First of all you need to choose which maps you want to play. There are a lot of great examples in the Steam Community Workshop. If you search for the keyword "aim", you'll find a lot of great aim maps, that are a perfect fit for 1v1 matches.

2. Set up a standard 1v1 Lobby

If you want to play a standard 1v1 in Deathmatch mode, the setup is quite easy. Select your desired map, then select "pratice with bots" and setz the bot difficulty to No Bots. If you and your friend are in the same group at the start of this process, you'll be able to play your 1v1 like that.

3. Custom 1v1

If you want to change some advanced options and parameters, here are some steps for you:

  • Type "mp_roundtime 999" in the console and press Enter. This will set the round time to 999 minutes, so you don't have to worry about the game ending before you finish your 1v1 match.

  • Type "mp_maxrounds 999" in the console and press Enter. This will set the maximum number of rounds to 999, so you can continue playing until you're satisfied with the result.

  • Type "mp_freezetime 1" in the console to reduce the freezetime to 1 second. Otherwise, depending on the selected gamemode, the freezetime will be 15 seconds after each round.

4. Community Server

If you don't want to host a 1v1 by yourself or if your internet bandwith is not strong enough to do so, you can also use community servers for that.

Open the community servers tab and search for "1v1" or "duel". You'll find a lot of servers that provide cool and fun ways of 1v1 concepts. You and your mate can just join the same server. If you are connected to the server, type "status" into the developer console to receive the ip address of the server. Your mate then can just join via the "connect" command also via console.

The upside of this approach is that you dont have to set up anything on your own and you don't have to host the server by yourself. The downside is, that you cannot prevent strangers from joining the server as well. So if you want to duel your mate without any possible interruption, this might not be the way to go for you.