How to Switch Teams in CSGO?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most popular games in the world, and with good reason. The gameplay itself is brilliant, and it features some of the greatest characters and moments in video game history.

Although there are many modes of play, the most popular one is called “Counter-Strike,” due to the fact that it is played using sniper rifles and pistols. There are several different types of team formations, which allow players to achieve different playing styles.

If you are new to the game, it might be a bit difficult to understand how to switch teams in CSGO. However, with a little bit of trial and error, and perhaps a few tips and tricks from experienced players, you will be able to figure out the basics of switching teams in no time.

The Basics

As the name would suggest, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a counter-strike game. At its core, it is similar to other counter-strike games such as Counter-Strike 1.6, and Counter-Strike 1.7, but it also features many changes and new additions to create a more immersive experience.

One of the major changes is that CT (Counter-Terrorist) and Terrorist have been merged together into one team. Previously, one team was called CT and the other team was called Terrorist. The objective of the game is to locate and defuse bombs planted around the map by the opposing team.

Another major change is that each round of the game is now only ten minutes long, as rounds used to last twenty minutes or more. This drastic change was made to create more tension and excitement. You will now be able to finish a round much quicker if your aim is true and you take out your opponents quickly.

If you want to switch teams in CSGO, you will have to do so during a round. To be able to do so, you will have to use the ‘Recover’ mode, which some players refer to as the ‘Demoman’s Mule.’ Once in recover, you will be able to select a different team, or continue playing with the same team. Recovering in mid-round is allowed, however, if a bomb goes off while you are in the midst of a recovery, your team will be forced to switch immediately or forfeit the round. This can be very frustrating if you are not prepared for it, as you will not be able to use your existing equipment and supplies immediately, as they will still be assigned to your previous team. This can put you at a considerable disadvantage, especially if your team is not up to date on the latest patches of the game.


Recovering in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive allows you to switch teams during a game. To do so, you will have to pick up a Bomb, which can be found laying in the dirt. You will have to hold down the button to place it in your inventory. When the timer on the bomb reaches zero, you will be able to recover and switch teams with ease.

To avoid any accidents, it is always best to check your inventory before trying to switch teams during a game. If you see a bomb in your inventory, you should not touch it, as you will then be forced to remove it from your inventory. Otherwise, you will have to wait until the round is over to remove it.

Making A Switch

Making a switch in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is not as difficult as it sounds. To make a switch, simply locate a random teammate, select them, and use the left mouse button to drag them to the other side of the map. You can also drag and drop an existing teammate to change their position. You do not need to have both teammates selected in order to make a switch.

When you make a switch, the other team will see a red crosshair on the opposite team’s icon/sniper/demoman, and will be able to shoot at you. You will also see a crossed-out icon on your own team’s icon, which will indicate that they can no longer attack or defend you. After making a switch, you will have to wait for the opposing team to adjust to the new arrangement before you are able to move around freely again. This can be difficult if you are in the middle of a round, as it will disrupt gameplay and could lead to your team losing the round.

The Round Switching Time Limit

The maximum amount of time that you can spend playing a round of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now just ten minutes. Previously, rounds could last as long as twenty minutes or more, due to the fact that there were so many distractions and stoppages in gameplay. This change was made to speed up gameplay and help players focus more on the game itself instead of other things happening around them, such as their phone or social media sites. Now, there will be less time wasted, as rounds will be shorter and more precise.

Team Switching Tips

There are a few tips and tricks that can help you switch teams more easily in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. First off, try to avoid switching during busy periods, such as during a round of gunfighting. This is usually the most chaotic part of the game, and it is highly likely that you will accidently switch teams while trying to aim at an opponent. Another tip is to make sure that the ‘Recover’ mode is highlighted as one of the options when you are in ‘Options.’ This way, you will be able to easily switch teams if you want without having to look for the button specifically.