Tweaking Brightness and Gamma in CS2

There are several ways you can adjust the brightness and gamma settings in CS2.
What is the difference between brightness and gamma?

Brightness: Adjusts the overall light from the screen.
Gamma: Changes the mid tones between light and dark.

Let’s go through the three easiest ways: using a console command, adjusting in-game settings, and modifying NVIDIA settings.

Console command

r_fullscreen_gamma is the console command you can use to adjust the brightness.
Choose between the values 1 – 4.

1 = 133% brightness
2 = 100% brightness
3 = 67% brightness
4 = 33% brightness

In-game settings

From the in-game settings you can change the gamma correction of the display, adjusting overall brightness.
Note that full screen mode have to be enabled.

  • From the main menu click on “Settings”.
  • Click on Video and select the “Video Tab”.
  • Slide the brightness bar to adjust the number.

Nvidia settings

Lastly, you can change the gamma and brightness from the NVIDIA Control Panel.

  • Right-click on your desktop and select “NVIDIA Control Panel.”
  • Click on “Adjust desktop color settings” in the left panel.
  • Slide the “Brightness” and “Gamma” to the right to increase color saturation.
  • Click “Apply.”


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