Console commands are essential as they allow you to change a ton of settings in Counter-Strike 2 to make the game work exactly how you want. They are super important for customizing your gameplay so you can play your best and have the most fun.
With the launch of Counter Strike 2, some of the console commands from CS:GO changed. This article will cover the most important CS 2 console commands you need to know for customizing and controlling CS2.
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To be able to insert commands, you need the developer console enabled. To do that, follow the next steps:
Another option to enable CS 2 Console is: Open CS 2 Launch Options through Steam Client and add the following commands “-dev” and “-console”. By enabling those, console will be automatically enabled once you launch CS 2.
After you’ve learned how to open the console, you are now ready to enter commands. Below you will find every CS 2 command with their usage.
|cq_netgraph 1||Displays network latency information.|
|cl_showfps 1||Shows real-time FPS counter. Use 2-5 for extra details.|
|fps_max [X]||Limits FPS, set to 0 for unlimited.|
|bind [key] [action]||Maps actions like jump to keys.|
|+cl_show_team_equipment||Shows teammate weapons and utilities.|
|cl_reload_hud||Rescales HUD to default.|
|cl_crosshaircolor||Changes crosshair color.|
|sensitivity [X]||Changes mouse sensitivity.|
|volume||Changes master volume.|
|voice_modenable||Turns voice chat on/off.|
|disconnect||Exits current server.|
|quit||Exits CS2 to desktop.|
|cl_crosshairalpha||Sets crosshair opacity (0-255).|
|cl_crosshaircolor||Changes crosshair color (RGB values).|
|cl_crosshairdot||Toggles dot in the middle.|
|cl_crosshairgap||Adjusts gap between lines.|
|cl_crosshairsize||Sets crosshair thickness.|
|cl_crosshairstyle||Changes crosshair style.|
|cl_crosshairusealpha||Use alpha blending for crosshair.|
|cl_crosshairthickness||Sets crosshair line thickness.|
|cl_crosshair_drawoutline||Toggles outline around crosshair.|
|cl_crosshair_outlinethickness||Sets outline thickness.|
|sv_cheats 1||Enables access to cheat commands.|
|noclip||Allows flying and clipping through walls.|
|sv_infinite_ammo 1||Gives infinite ammo and grenades.|
|mp_respawn_on_death 1||Instantly respawns after dying.|
|mp_roundtime 60||Sets round time to 60 minutes.|
|mp_buytime/money||Allows buying anywhere, anytime.|
|mp_restartgame 1||Restarts game to apply commands.|
|r_drawOtherModels 2||Outlines models through walls.|
|changelevel [map]||Changes map.|
|sv_rethrow_last_grenade||Rethrows last grenade.|
|god||Grants god mode.|
|kill||Instantly kills you.|
|bot_add||Adds a bot to the game.|
|bot_difficulty||Changes bot skill level.|
|bot_kick||Kicks a bot from the game.|
|bot_snipers_only||Bots only use AWP.|
|bot_pistols_only||Bots only use pistols.|
|bot_all_weapons||Bots can use any weapon.|
|bot_mimic||Bot copies player's movement.|
|mp_limitteams 1||Prevents bots rejoining.|
|mp_autoteambalance 0||Disables auto team balancing.|
|bot_place||Spawns bot where aimed.|
|bot_stop 1||Freezes all bots.|
|mp_free_armor 2||Gives bots armor.|
|bot_quota||Sets max bots on server.|
|bot_crouch||Toggles bot crouching.|
|mp_respawn_on_death 1||Bots respawn after dying.|
|bot_randombuy||Bots buy random items.|
|bot_kill||Kills specified bots.|
|bot_dont_shoot||Stops bots shooting.|
|bot_max_vision_distance||Sets bot vision distance.|
|-console||Enables developer console without changing game settings|
|-high||Makes CS2 high priority for your CPU|
|+fps_max 0||Removes FPS cap when set to 0|
|-nojoy||Disables joystick/controller input|
|-novid||Skips intro video on launch|
|-softparticlesdefaultoff||Turns off soft particles to improve performance|
|+violence_hblood 0||Disables blood and gore effects|
Q: How do I show my FPS in CS2?
A: Use the cl_showfps 1 command to enable a real-time FPS counter.
Q: How can I change my crosshair in CS2?
A: Commands like cl_crosshaircolor, cl_crosshairsize, and cl_crosshairstyle let you customize your crosshair.
Q: What is the best way to practice CS2 against bots?
A: Use bot commands like bot_add, bot_difficulty, and bot_quota to populate a private server with bots to practice against.
Q: How do I boost CS2’s performance?
A: Launch options like -high and -softparticlesdefaultoff prioritize CS2 and optimize graphics.
Q: Can I respawn instantly in CS2 practice?
A: Enable sv_cheats 1 and use mp_respawn_on_death 1 to respawn immediately after dying.
Q: How do I fly around the CS2 map practice?
A: Enable sv_cheats 1 first, then use the noclip command to fly and clip through walls.
Q: How do I change CS2’s volume?
A: Use the volume command to change the master volume in CS2.
Q: Can I rethrow grenades in CS2 practice?
A: Yes, enable sv_cheats 1 and use sv_rethrow_last_grenade.
Q: How do I exit CS2 quickly?
A: Type disconnect or quit in the console to exit CS2.
Q: What controls bot difficulty in CS2?
A: The bot_difficulty command sets bots to easy, normal, hard, and expert skill levels.
Also Read: How to Cap FPS in CS 2?
And there you have it - with this guide, you now know how to enable the developer console and enter commands to customize your CS2 experience. Now you can open up that console and start experimenting to tune the game exactly how you want it.
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