How to Turn on Raw Input in CS2 – Your Guide to Raw Input Command!

Discover how to enable raw input in CS2 and achieve precise mouse control. Learn about alternate methods to enhance your gaming experience.

If you’ve been wondering how to enable raw input in CS2, I’ve got some news for you – the devs decided to remove the raw input command and option entirely. But don’t fret! There’s still a way to turn on RAW input in CS2. Let’s break it down.

The Missing Raw Input Option

Back in the day, the command to enable raw input was m_rawinput, but that’s now a thing of the past.

With this option gone, we need to rely on alternate methods to achieve similar precision.

Emulating Raw Input with Windows Mouse Acceleration Settings

The default Windows mouse acceleration settings (Enhanced Pointer Precision) can be very closely emulated through a specific acceleration style.

Here’s the velocity points you’ll need:


Use this spreadsheet => Link

Installing RawAccel

To get that raw input feel, you can install RawAccel. A YouTuber named itsHappyGoLucky has made a comprehensive guide on how to set it up.

Here’s a quick rundown:

1. Download and Install RawAccel

Github RawAccel
  • Download: Head over to the GitHub page and download the latest RawAccel zip file.
  • Extract and Install: Extract the zip file using WinRAR, run installer.exe, and restart your computer.
  • Launch RawAccel: After restarting, open rawaccel.exe.

2. Configuring RawAccel

RawAccel Config
  • DPI Settings: Set your DPI to match your mouse DPI (e.g., 800).
  • Polling Rate: Set Polling Rate to 1000.
  • Optional: Enable Streaming Mode if you’re using OBS.

3. Using RawAccel Curve Helper

RawAccel Curve Helper
  • Make a Copy: Go to the RawAccel Curve Helper and make a copy.
  • Input Values: Enter your DPI, desired DPI feel, and current in-game sensitivity.
  • Calculate Sensitivity: Use the given formula to calculate your lower and higher sensitivity values.

4. Applying Settings

  • Classic Mode: Set Acceleration to 0.05, Cap Type to Output, Cap Output to 1.75, Input Offset to 15, and Power to 2.5. Click Apply and test in-game.
  • Personal Settings: For personal use, you might try:
    • Classic Mode: Sense Multiplier to 0.25, Acceleration to 0.03, Cap Output to 2, Input Offset to 0, Power to 2.4.
    • Natural Mode: Sense Multiplier to 0.72, Decay Rate to 0.1, Input Offset to 8, Limit to 1.8. Click Apply and test in-game.

Keeping It Smooth

Ensure you have a constant framerate to make the most of RAW input, and don’t worry, using RawAccel is not bannable.

Also Check: VAC Bans in CS2


Even though CS2 doesn’t support raw input natively anymore, you can still achieve that level of precision by following these steps and using RawAccel. Install it, configure it, and you’ll be dominating the game with your newfound accuracy. Happy fragging!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to turn on raw input in CSGO?

Open settings, go to Keyboard/Mouse, and set “Raw Input” to “On”.

How to turn on mouse accel CS2?

Use RawAccel by installing it from GitHub and configuring the settings as needed.

Should I turn raw input on CSGO?

Yes, it provides more precise and consistent mouse movements by bypassing Windows settings.

How to enable raw input in CS2?

The raw input option has been removed from CS2, but you can use RawAccel to achieve similar results.

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William Westerlund

William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO (Counter-Strike 2). He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.