CS2 experiences periodic freezes — here are ways to resolve this issue

Sometimes CS 2 encounters a screen freeze issue during gameplay, and Valve has yet to release an update to resolve it. Below are steps to potentially address this problem:

Adjusting CS 2 launch parameters:

  1. Open the Steam library and right-click on Counter-Strike 2.
  2. Select "Properties" -> "General."
  3. In the "Launch Options" section, add the following commands:

-high -threads 4 -tickrate -novid -cl_updaterate 128 -cl_cmdrate 128 +fps_max 0 -noubershader -noaafonts

If the issue persists, try removing the commands and adding -vulkan instead.

Configuring CS 2 compatibility:

  1. Locate the CS 2 shortcut on your computer at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\game\bin\win64

  1. Right-click -> "Properties."
  2. In the "Compatibility" tab, check the boxes for "Disable fullscreen optimizations" and "Run as administrator."

Updating drivers:

Install the latest version of video card drivers either through the Windows "Device Manager" settings or the official Nvidia and AMD websites.

Reinstalling Windows:

For owners of older versions (Windows 7 or 8), reinstalling the system might help, as the game may not perform well on them due to unoptimized OS versions.

Note that these steps may assist in addressing the issue, but they do not guarantee a complete resolution.