The developer console has made its way into the next iteration of Counter-Strike, and if you truly want to master the power of this useful tool, it’s essential that you know the best CS2 console commands.
Those who have been playing Counter-Strike for a while probably already know that the majority of gameplay changes are done by using the developer’s console and console commands.
Whether you are using the console to show your FPS in the game, or to change your crosshair settings in order to gain a tiny advantage when playing a match: there is no denying that console commands are a powerful tool that benefits all players.
With the Counter-Strike 2 release date just around the corner, we thought it would be a good idea to give our readers a head start with this powerful tool, so we have created an ultimate Counter-Strike 2 Commands List.
Before we proceed, it is worth mentioning that Counter-Strike 2 is still in its testing phase, so changes within the game and its engine may occur that alter these commands or even render some of them completely unusable. We will continuously update this article, but if you spot any changes or know of any commands that should be on this list, please feel free to reach out in the comments.
How to open the console in CS2
Before you can use any of the console commands in Counter-Strike 2, you will need to know how to open the developer console.
This is an easy task and only requires you to press the console key which is the tilde key “~” by default. However, this will only work if you have your developer console enabled.
If your developer console is not enabled, you will be required to manually enable it within the in-game options. If you want to learn how to do so then check out our guide on .
Now that you have successfully enabled the developer console, you are ready to use any of the console commands listed below.
Best CS2 Console Commands
Counter-Strike 2 comes with a plethora of useful console commands, just like its predecessor CS:GO. This means that it will retain most of the customizability that players are used to. With that said, let’s take a list at some of the Counter-Strike 2 Commands List that contains what we think are some of the most useful Counter-Strike 2 commands out there.
sv_cheats 1 – Entering this command will enable cheat mode. This lets the player freely use console commands that are labeled as cheats, however, these commands are only available in custom games and private servers, so there’s no need to be afraid that you’ll get banned.
sensitivity x – Allows the player to set their mouse sensitivity.
fps_max 0 – This console command allows the player to remove all fps restrictions, thus allowing for unlimited frames per second. Alternatively, it can be used to set a limit on your fps by replacing the 0 with a desired framerate such as 60 or 144.
voice_mute – Use this command followed by a name to mute a specific Steam user. Alternatively, you can use the voice_mute all command to mute all players. This can be handy when clutching if you’re playing with rowdy teammates.
voice_unmute – This command can be used to unmute a previously muted Steam user. Alternatively, you can use the voice_unmute all command to unmute all players.
cl_reload_hud – This command will reload the hud scale as well as reset all scales and borders.
cl_showfps – this command will display an FPS (frames per second) counter at the top left of your screen as well as the name of the map that you are currently playing on.
noclip – This command will allow you to fly and pass through walls and floors. It requires the sv_cheats command to be turned on before it can be used. It is handy if you are trying to learn the map layout.
kill – instantly kills your character.
launch_warmup_map – Using this command followed by a name of a specific map will launch that map in warmup mode.
mm_csgo_community_search_players_min – Typing this command followed by a specific number will cause community matchmaking to search for servers with a specified number of players.
mp_c4timer – This command determines the number of seconds it will take the C4 (‘the bomb’) to explode from the moment it is armed.
cl_crosshaircolor 1 – This command changes the color of your crosshairs to green.
cl_crosshaircolor 2 – This command changes the color of your crosshairs to yellow.
cl_crosshaircolor 3 – This command changes the color of your crosshairs to blue.
cl_crosshaircolor 4 – This command changes the color of your crosshairs to cyan.
cl_crosshaircolor 5 – This command allows you to set a custom color for your crosshairs. It should be succeeded by the following commands set to the desired value: cl_crosshaircolor_r xxx, cl_crosshaircolor_g xxx, cl_crosshaircolor_b xxx.
cl_crosshairstle 1- 4 – This console command changes the style of your crosshairs.
bot_crouch – This command will make all the bots assume the crouching position which can be useful if you wish to practice runboosts.
disconnect – Entering this command will disconnect the player from the current server.
quit – When used, this command will immediately close your CS2 game.
hud_scaling x – Allows the player to change the size of the user interface.
r_drawparticles 0 – This command removes engine particles and can be used to slightly increase performance.
kick <player name> – This command will remove the specified player from the game.
map <map name> – Entering this command will load a specified map.
clear – This command will clear all the text from the developer console.
In conclusion, it seems that Counter-Strike 2 will continue to allow players to tweak and customize the Counter-Strike experience to their personal preferences, however, to what degree, that is still unknown.
While compiling this Counter-Strike 2 Console Command List, we have noticed that some popular CS:GO commands have been removed, such as the ability for players to use the left hand. Whether or not this will come back to CS2 remains to be seen.
We also noticed that some new console commands have been added to the game. All in all, there is no way to say for sure what commands will and won’t work when Counter-Strike 2 officially rolls out. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait for long as CS2 is scheduled to release this summer.