Increase FPS in Counter Strike Global Offensive by tweaking in-game HUD and your Windows registry


For popular tweaks, you can find them on other websites, Youtube videos with the keywords “How to increase CS GO FPS”. In this post I will just show you a simple way to give your in-game FPS a huge increase that I don’t see anywhere else (at least from what I have read). This method requires you to change your in-game HUD size only and some little tweaks with your Windows registry (Windows 10).

By using this method, I’m able to play CS GO with my video settings at the average FPS of 270 (the highest is 300). You can see the difference by looking at the in-game pictures below:

Low FPS in-game. CSGO
FPS when I use default settings. Here you see it is 272.

This is the default hud size & game settings, default health/ammo setting, with mini-scoreboard style showing avatars, and so on.

My FPS after tweaking. Here you see it is 320.

So the difference is about 50 fps, which is huge. You can get a much higher FPS in CS GO by just reducing the HUD size and doing some minor tweaks with the settings. Why not!?

Basically this is how I did it in ‘Game Settings’:

  1. Reduce HUD scale to whatever you like. The smaller the better.
  2. HUD Background Alpha: 0
  3. Health/Ammo Style: Simple
  4. Mini-Scoreboard Style: Just show player count
  5. Always show inventory: No
  6. Radar HUD size: Adjust to whatever you like. The smaller the better.

That’s it.

Now it’s a tweak for Windows 10 gamers.

In case you don’t know, there is a feature in Windows 10 to record in-game video called Game Bar. Every time you open a game, Game Bar will start automatically, running in the background even if you don’t record anything. This affects the computer’s performance and your in-game FPS. So turning this feature off will increase your FPS. Here is how to do it:

  1. Type ‘regedit’ in Cortana. Remember to backup your registry.
  2. Locate ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore’.
  3. Right click on ‘GameDVR_Enabled’, choose ‘Modify’. Change the value from 1 to 0, then click OK.
  4.  Now locate ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows’.
  5. Right click on ‘Windows’, choose ‘New’ -> ‘Key’. Set the key name ‘GameDVR’.
  6. Right click on ‘GameDVR’, choose ‘New’ -> ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value’. Set its name ‘AllowGameDVR’.
  7. Double click on ‘AllowGameDVR’ and change its value to 0, then click OK.
  8. Done!

Now Game Bar is off and will not affect computer’s performance anymore, thus increase your FPS.