rain – CSGO Settings, Gaming Gear and Setup

If you are a CSGO eSports fanatic, then you must be familiar with rain. His real name is Håvard Nygaard. He is a Norwegian professional CSGO player. Many of his fans wanted to know his current CSGO settings. And, for you, we have brought all the information about rain’s CSGO settings and more. You will find all this information in this very post.

rain CSGO settings

At the moment, he is with the Faze Clan. And he is playing as a rifler of Faze Clan. Håvard “rain” Nygaard rose to prominence with his sharp ability and splendid performance while playing CSGO. He is playing CSGO and many other FPS games regularly. He was born on August 27, 1994. That means he is 27 years old at the moment of writing this post.

Without further ado, let’s get to the…

rain CS:GO Settings

In this part of the post, we will be sharing the current CSGO settings of rain from Faze Clan. We will also share all the details about his gaming peripherals in the later section of the post. So here we go…

rain CS:GO Mouse Settings and Sensitivity

We have found out that rain is using several different mouse settings on CSGO. So we will be sharing all the variations here.

  • Windows Sensitivity: 6
  • Game Sensitivity: 70/1.75/1.65
  • Zoom/Scope Sensitivity: 80/1
  • EDPI: 680/787.50/660
  • Inches/360-degree: 45”
  • CM/360-degree: 95 cm
  • Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
  • Raw Input: 1
  • Mouse Acceleration: 0
  • DPI: 450/400

rain CS:GO Graphics Settings

When it comes to the graphics settings, rain uses the usual settings. So if you have a powerful enough config, then it is possible to use his graphics settings.

  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 960
  • Scaling Mode: Stretched
  • Ref3resh Rate: 240 Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3

rain CS:GO Video Settings

  • Color Mode: Computer Monitor
  • Brightness: 125%
  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Laptop Power Savings: Disabled
  • Global Shadow Quality: High
  • Model / Texture Detail: Low
  • Texture Streaming: Disabled
  • Effect Detail: Low
  • Shader Detail: Low
  • Boost Player Contrast: Enabled
  • Multicore Rendering: Enabled
  • Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode: 8x MSAA
  • FXAA Anti-Aliasing: Disabled
  • Texture Filtering Mode: Anisotropic 16x
  • Wait for Vertical Sync: Disabled
  • Motion Blur: Disabled
  • Triple-Monitor Mode: Disabled
  • Use Uber Shaders: Enabled

rain CS:GO Peripherals and Setup

So we have talked about the current gaming settings of rain from Faze Clan. And in this section, we will let you know all about the gaming peripherals he uses to play CSGO.


  • BENQ XL2540

It is no surprise to see him using the BENQ XL2540 monitor. Because we have seen many other professional CSGO players using the same monitor. The BENQ Zowie XL2540 monitor is a 24.5-inch monitor with lots of unique features.

This monitor has a resolution of 1080p and adaptive sync compatibility. Therefore, we could say this monitor is perfect for competitive gaming. Why? Because it comes with only a 240 Hz refresh rate. Also, the monitor has a response time of only 1 ms.

The monitor comes with the trademark S-Switch that allows you to save and change custom Display profiles. It also has a shield, which is removable. As a result, it needs only 55 watts to operate. At the back, you will have DisplayPort, HDMI, and Dual-Link DVI-D ports. At the same time, it is also integrated with a headphone/microphone jack.

The peak brightness of this monitor is 400 cd/m2. In addition, the monitor comes with tilt, swivel, and even height adjustment features. You will also love that it is compatible with 100 mm x 100 mm VESA. All in all, this is one of the best monitors for competitive gaming.


  • QPAD 8K Laser Pro Gaming Mouse

This is a unique mouse choice from rain. The QPAD 8K is a mouse for right-handed people. This is perfect for users with a five-finger grip. It features an advanced laser sensor for accurate tracking.

It comes with high-end Omron main switches with mechanical feedback. These switches come with a 20 million click lifespan. In addition, they have equipped the mouse with a 32-bit ARM M3 processor controller (72 MHz) to optimize the tracking performance. Overall, this is a good mouse for CSGO.

  • DreamMachines Dm2 Comfy

DreamMachines have been on the lookout for providing gamers with a comfortable mouse. And we can say that with the release of the DreamMachines Dm2 Comfy, they have hit the target perfectly. It is comfortable and ergonomic for several reasons.

First of all, they have designed it with a unique shape, so it is easy to hold. Also, it has a soft-to-touch surface all over the mouse. In addition, the mouse weighs only 94 gm. There are seven buttons and a scroll button.

This is a wired mouse. And it comes with a 1.8-meter braided cable. The USB port is gold-plated. The scroll is a TTC with a 3-million click lifespan. The surface of the mouse has a matte finish. So, there is no fear of having fingerprints all over your mouse. We have loved this mouse.



SteelSeries has been sponsoring rain for a long time. So, it is no surprise that he is using the SteelSeries QcK Heavy Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad. But that is not the only reason to use it for him. He is using the mousepad because it is a very good one. Many other professional gamers also use this mouse pad.

This is an extra-thick mousepad optimized for gaming sensors. It is available in various sizes as well. This mouse pad comes with a non-slip rubber base. So there will be no unwanted movement while playing games. If you are looking for a mouse pad that is long-lasting and reliable, then you should go with it.



As Steelseries is sponsoring rain, he is also using the SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. As the name suggests, this is a ten-keyless keyboard. In addition, this one comes with the OmniPoint Adjustable switches.

According to Steelseries, this keyboard comes with the world’s fastest mechanical switches. At the top-right corner of the keyboard, you will find an OLED smart display that can display various information. It also comes with RGB backlighting. Furthermore, you can customize the RGB lighting to your liking as it supports per-key RGB illumination.

Another top-notch addition to this keyboard is the detachable magnetic wrist rest. It also has media control buttons. At the same time, it also has a USB pass-through port which is illuminated. You can see that it is one of the most feature-rich keyboards out there. So, if you are looking for a rugged featureful mechanical gaming keyboard, this is the one you should pick.



Similar to the previous peripherals, he is using a Steelseries headset. At the moment, he is using the SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Wired Gaming Headset. As the name implies, this headset comes with a dedicated DAC and AMP.

Of course, there are other versions of this gaming headset available as well. This headset comes with the ESS Sabre 9018 DAC chip. The high-density neodymium magnetic drivers can produce pristine quality audio. This has a frequency range of up to 40,000 Hz.

The headband on this one is made of steel. Regardless of that, it is very lightweight. The aluminum alloy hangers and the soft-touch coating on its removable driver plates make it a top-quality headset. On top of that, this headset is integrated with a ClearCast Bi-directional microphone. So, if you have the budget and searching for a high-end gaming headset, then you can go for this.

The Bottom Line

Håvard “rain” Nygaard is a very popular gamer in the CSGO community. If you want to learn more about him, you can follow him on his social media accounts. For your information, he is most active on Twitter. At the moment, he has around 330 k followers on Twitter. He joined Twitter in August 2014.

He also used to stream on Twitch. At the moment, he has over 52 k followers on Twitch. However, due to unknown reasons, rain is not streaming regularly on Twitch. Still, you can follow him there if you want to play him live. To know more about his latest update, you can also follow him on Instagram. He has over 117 k followers on Instagram.

We hope you have found this post helpful. And if you want to know more about other gamers, or their settings, you can let us know in the comments below!

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