Console commands are an easier way to access and set up commands to customize your CS2 experience. This article is about some of the more useful commands in the game.
Counter-Strike was always hard to get into as a game. This was because many important or useful mechanics were locked away behind the game console. Any new player will have a hard time accessing these commands if they don’t even know what they are searching for. Mechanics like jump-binds and buy-binds have to be done using the console.
In Counter-Strike 2, the situation has changed quite a bit. Valve has taken the initiative to make the game user-friendly. As such, many commands are either obsolete or locked away, unable to be accessed by a player. Still, there are a lot of useful commands you can use in-game.
Accessing the console:
Before you can access the commands, you have to first know how to access the console. The console is easily accessible using the “~” key on your keyboard. However, you have to first enable the console from the game settings.
- Access the Settings menu from the main menu.
- Navigate to the “Game” tab
- Select Enable Developer Console and Select Yes
Commands for Practicing Online
Valve has already implemented a way to practice any map without going through this many commands. This came about in their campaign to make the game more accessible. However, you still have to return to the main menu every time you have to practice a different map. Using console commands is just more convenient if you know what you are doing. These are the must-know commands for you.
|bind “key” noclip||Bind your preferred input key to noclip, which allows you to fly around the map easily.|
|sv_cheats true||Allows the server to use locked features for an official game|
|mp_startmoney 16000||Sets the start money to the number specified.|
|impulse 101||Adds round money in-game to the maximum allowed.|
|mp_roundtime_defuse 60||Set the round timer to 60 minutes (maximum)|
|bot_kick||Removes all bots in the server|
|mp_buy_anywhere 1||Allows the player to buy equipment from anywhere|
|sv_infinite_ammo 1||Grants Infinite magazine Ammo. A value of 2 will give infinite reserve ammo|
|mp_restartgame 1||Restart the current map with your edited settings.|
|sv_grenade_trajectory_prac_pipreview true||Shows the picture-in-picture view of the grenade trajectory|
|sv_grenade_trajectory_prac_trailtime 5||Shows the trail of the last thrown grenade for 5 seconds|
Other Essential Commands
While these commands are great for when you want to practice offline, in the game these aren’t the most useful when you are in a live game. There are some commands you can find as both in-game adjustments of quality-of-life features
|sensitivity <number>||Changes the in-game sensitivity|
|fps_max 0||Unlocks the FPS cap|
|cl_showfps||Views the current FPS on screen|
|disconnect||Disconnects the client from the current server|
|quit||Exits the game entirely|
|clear||Cleans up the viewed console outputs|
|hud_scaling 1||Changes the size of the hud ranging from 0.9-1.1|
|map de_dust2||Launches the specified map instantly|
Using the Find Command:
In case you are looking for a certain function but don’t know the command, Counter-Strike 2 has a new feature that allows users to search using keywords. Using “find <word>” will now show all possible commands with the selected word.