1. Pick the right game mode
Game mode should be the first thing that you look at when selecting your best Counter-Strike 1.6 servers. After all, not all the players like the same gameplay. So, while some like the classic and old gameplay of CS 1.6, some others like some horror and extra editions like the zombie modes. Both are free to choose, so you are! And we will be here to help you with which one to choose and how to find servers with the desired game mode!
The best way to filter CS 1.6 servers by game mode is to use some game monitoring website. Take GameTraker as an example, it will allow you to filter out the best servers with the desired game mode and even where it’s located!
To do that, you should type the desired game mode name in the search field. That even includes the classic and single map played modes, which can easily found by typing the map name with the “only” term.
2. Filter CS 1.6 servers by ping/location
Ping and location are one of the most important things that you want to check before joining or playing in any Counter-Strike 1.6 server. That’s especially if you have a slow Internet speed, which makes it a little bit harder for you.
However, if you have some good Internet connection (100 Mbps for example), you don’t have to worry about this part. But, for the majority of the players, it’s something that should be really checked if you want to have nice and smooth gameplay, which ensure more fun while playing!
The basic idea about this is the distance between you as a player and the server. So, the longer this distance will be the more it will take to refresh the data between you and the CS 1.6 server. In most of the cases, that depends on the players’ Internet connection, but sometimes it can be a server-side problem if it’s some poor server with no minimum requirements met.
Tol filter out servers by the ping, you can do it in 2 easy main ways. The first is using the game browser in Counter-Strike 1.6 game. By clicking the ping filter on the top, you can have the servers listed from the best ping to the worst (the lost ping the better it is!).
Also, you can filter them out using some game servers monitoring like GameTracker. However, this one won’t let you filter the servers by its ping but by the location. That’s due to the fact that they can’t check the connection between you and any of these CS 1.6 servers!
However, you are still able to filter them using the current location and how far are the servers, which is pretty much the same! So, make sure to pick one server that’s located as nearly as possible, which is more recommended to pick one in the same country or one of the countries next to yours!