How to fix FPS drops after CS:GO Trusted mode update?

Ultimate guide to fixing fps issues.

How to fix FPS drops after CS:GO Trusted mode update?

Valve released the latest update for Counter-Strike Global Offensive, in an attempt to tackle one of the game’s lingering issues: cheaters. The Trusted mode aims to cut down cheaters by restricting all third-party applications which can interact with the game from running while players are in-game. While the Trusted mode just adds an extra layer of security, it does take a huge toll on the performance as pointed out by many players. Thankfully, there is a way to fix that.

If you are facing FPS drops while playing the game, there are two workarounds to fix that. Considering that many players get worried about receiving a VAC-ban while fixing their game, it should be noted that neither of the two fixes edits the game files, so there is no way one can get VAC banned for using the solutions mentioned below. Here are the two ways to fix your FPS issues in the game.

Change your mouse polling rate

Many users have reported that the mouse polling rate has an effect on the FPS one gets in the game. The FPS issues that have cropped up after the Trusted mode update will likely be fixed if you lower your mice’s polling rate from 1000Hz to something in between 150 to 500hz. However, there’s a catch. Changing your mice’s polling rate can ruin your aim and you will have to adjust to the new settings. If this fix works for you, it eventually comes down to your preference on whether you want better performance or would like to stick to your usual mouse settings.

Disable Trusted Mode

If the above solution doesn’t work for you then unfortunately the only way around is disabling trusted mode. You can do so by following the given steps:-

  • Open Steam
  • Right Click on CS:GO and click on Properties
  • Click on Set Launch Options
  • Enter -untrusted in the field, and press Ok

This will disable Trusted mode and you should be able to play the game without any performance issues. However, it should be noted that you will no longer be able to play on VAC-secured servers if you are not using the Trusted mode, and secondly, your Trust Factor will also be lowered. This is quite a bummer since a reduced Trust Factor can hinder your matchmaking experience significantly.

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If neither of the solutions works for you, you should wait for Valve to release a patch for the game. Considering Valve’s past record, it shouldn’t be long before it fixes the performance issues in the game.