This is not really a tutorial, but just a few quick but useful console commands. I use these commands whenever I’m recording a demo or I need to take a screenshot or something like that where I don’t want a HUD. By the way, the meaning of the word HUD is “Heads-Up Display”.
Write one of the following or both commands in the console:
- cl_drawhud 0 [default is 1]
It completely removes the HUD – even the scope.
- cl_draw_only_deathnotices 1 [default is 0]
It removes the HUD, but as usual, kill notifications are displayed in the corner of the screen.
Please note, if you want to hide the UI / HUD overlay in GOTV, you can simply use the above commands. If you want to use commands in the game, you must first enable sv_cheats 1.
While you are here, you may find this command useful. If set to 1 (default), the tag name will appear next to the player’s name in kill notifications:
- cl_show_clan_in_death_notice [default is 1]