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How to fix the annoying stuttering in CS:GO

Valve has deployed a new CS:GO Beta Depot update that should fix the stuttering in CS:GO experienced by NVIDIA users. Here's how you can opt-in.
How to fix the annoying stuttering in CS:GO

Some players have been experiencing stuttering in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) for a few weeks now. If you are using an NVIDIA graphics card, then we've got some great news, Valve has released a new Beta Depot update to fix CS:GO stuttering.

The latest CS:GO Beta Depot update released on 27th March 2020. As it is a Beta Depot update, you need to opt-in to take advantage.

This stuttering impacting NVIDIA users is related to the first time the client renders previously unseen content. Here's how you can opt-in and fix the annoying stuttering in CS:GO.

  • Open the Steam client and navigate to your LIBRARY.
  • Right-click on CS:GO and select 'Properties'.
  • Click on the BETAS tab.
  • Select the beta you would like to opt into through the drop-down box.
  • You will be prompted to restart your client. After restarting, launch CS:GO to play the game with its beta changes.

If you want to opt-out of the Beta Depot update, select "NONE" in the previously mentioned drop-down box.

Keep in mind that CS:GO Beta Depots allow the game developers and users to test changes not yet available in the public version of the game. This is why official Valve-matchmaking is not available in the Beta Depots.

Professional in-game CS:GO Observer, DJ, shows exactly what the drop-down box looks like in the tweet below.

As you can see, there are a number of options to choose from, including the one fixes stuttering in CS:GO.

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In the CS:GO update announcement, Valve explains that they continue to investigate other CS:GO stuttering sources. The update also includes a potential fix for a rare crash at the end of a match.