Jumping is an essential ability in CS: GO. Some players prefer the Space key to jump with, but others will use the mouse wheel to perform this action.
This article will show you how to bind your mouse wheel to jump in CS: GO and provide other useful keybindings.
Use the Console Command
To put this keybinding to use, you must first enable the console command in CS: GO. To do so, follow these steps:
- Open the game.
- In the main menu, go to Settings.
- Go to Game Settings.
- Find the item “Enable Developer Console” and press the arrows to say Yes.
- Save the settings.
Once your console has been enabled, launch it by pressing the tilde button (~). This key is usually to the left of the 1 key on a keyboard.
If your console doesn’t start when you press the button, go to the config.cfg file in your CS: GO directory. You can open the cfg file using Notepad (or Notepad++ ). Once you open the file, locate the line “toggleconsole=”. The key after the “=” will be the button that opens the console. You can change it to ~ for ease of use.
Alternatively, if you want the console to appear every time you launch the game, do the following:
- Open your Steam Library.
- Right-click CS: GO from the menu on the left, then click Properties.
- Click on “Set Launch Options.”
- Type in “-console” without the quotes and press OK.
Once you’ve opened the console in-game, paste the following text in:
bind mwheelup +jump;bind mwheeldown +jump;bind space +jump
The console command will bind both your mouse wheel and space bar to jump. If the command doesn’t work, try wrapping everything but bind in quotes:
bind “mwheelup” “+jump”; bind “mwheeldown” “+jump”; bind “space” “+jump”
How Does This Work
The console command consists of three separate controls.
“bind mwheelup +jump;” will make your character jump when you scroll the mouse wheel up.
“bind mwheeldown +jump;” will cause you to jump when you scroll the mouse wheel down.
“bind space +jump” makes sure the default jump setting is in place. With this, your character still jumps when you press the space button.
Do note that using this command means your weapon can’t be switched using the mouse wheel.
If you want to remove the jump binding from the space key altogether, use only the first two parts of the command:
bind mwheelup +jump;bind mwheeldown +jump
Alternatively, if you use only one part of the mouse wheel command, the other will still default to weapon switching. For example, putting “bind mwheelup +jump” in the console (without quotes) will make you jump when you scroll up, but scrolling down will switch to your next available weapon.
Revert the Binding
If you want to revert this keybinding, paste the following command in the console:
bind mwheelup invprev;bind mwheeldown invnext;bind space +jump
This console command will put your weapon switching controls back to the mouse wheel and your jumping to the space bar.
You must change the console settings every time you open CS: GO.
Change the .cfg File
If you don’t want to use the console (and want to make the settings permanent), you can put the keybindings in the config.cfg file.
To locate the config file, you need to go to:
The C:\Program Files\Steam\ part indicates your default Steam location, which will depend on your installation process when you first downloaded Steam.
The xxxx part indicates your SteamID. To locate your SteamID, the easiest way is to follow these steps:
- Open your Inventory (dropdown menu under your name next to Community).
- Click on Trade Offers.
- Click on “Who can send me Trade Offers?”
- The number in the URL in the Third-Party Sites section is your SteamID.
If your config file isn’t there, look on other drives, or browse the local files for CS: GO from your Steam Library.
Once you locate the .cfg file in the folder, open it with Notepad (or Notepad ++) and put the following lines in:
bind mwheelup +jump bind mwheeldown +jump bind space +jump
You can only insert parts of these lines, as discussed previously. If the commands don’t work, try putting everything except bind in quotes:
bind “mwheelup” “+jump” bind “mwheeldown” “+jump” bind “space” “+jump”
If you want to revert these changes, you’ll need to locate the configuration file again and remove the added lines.
Binding Mouse Wheel Click to Jump
If you also want to bind clicking the wheel to jump, you can add that option to the previous methods as well. Clicking the mouse wheel is keyed as mouse3, so the command to bind it to jump is simply:
bind “mouse3” “+jump”
Why Use Mouse Wheel to Jump?
If you’re wondering why people are advocating for mouse wheel jumping, the biggest reason is bunny hopping. Some players say they can’t bunny hop without using the mouse wheel, as strafing with A or D is too hard while using the space jump command.
According to many users, the best bunnyhoppers use space for regular jumps and the mouse wheel for bunny hopping only.
You can also use mouse wheel jumping when you want to rebind your space key to another action, like using voice chat.
However, it’s all down to personal preference in the end. You can try these keybindings and revert them quickly if you find them too distracting.
Jump to End
Using these instructions, you can bind your mouse wheel to jump in CS: GO. Keybindings are usually player preferences, but most gamers agree that it’s easier to bunny hop with a mouse wheel rather than the space button.
What keybindings do you use for CS: GO? What do you use the space button for? Let us know in the comments section below.