All Useful Console Commands in Counter-Strike 2

Mehraj Mahdin
By Mehraj Mahdin
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Credit: Valve

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.

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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.

  1. Access the Settings menu from the main menu.
  2. Navigate to the “Game” tab
  3. Select Enable Developer Console and Select Yes
All Useful Console Commands in Counter-Strike 2
Enabling Console

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.

Console Command Description
bind “key” noclipBind your preferred input key to noclip, which allows you to fly around the map easily.
sv_cheats trueAllows the server to use locked features for an official game
mp_startmoney 16000Sets the start money to the number specified.
impulse 101Adds round money in-game to the maximum allowed.
mp_roundtime_defuse 60Set the round timer to 60 minutes (maximum)
bot_kickRemoves all bots in the server
mp_buy_anywhere 1Allows the player to buy equipment from anywhere
sv_infinite_ammo 1Grants Infinite magazine Ammo. A value of 2 will give infinite reserve ammo
mp_restartgame 1Restart the current map with your edited settings.
sv_grenade_trajectory_prac_pipreview trueShows the picture-in-picture view of the grenade trajectory
sv_grenade_trajectory_prac_trailtime 5Shows the trail of the last thrown grenade for 5 seconds
essential Practice Console Commands
All Useful Console Commands in Counter-Strike 2
Essential Practice Commands

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

Console CommandDescription
sensitivity <number>Changes the in-game sensitivity
fps_max 0Unlocks the FPS cap
cl_showfpsViews the current FPS on screen
disconnectDisconnects the client from the current server
quitExits the game entirely
clearCleans up the viewed console outputs
hud_scaling 1Changes the size of the hud ranging from 0.9-1.1
map de_dust2Launches the specified map instantly
Some Other Essential Commands

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.

All Useful Console Commands in Counter-Strike 2
The new “Find” command

Mehraj is an FPS writer at GameRiv. He is an Esports Enthusiast and studying Finance in his senior year. He is also an active professional CS:GO player, having a particular affinity for FPS and RTS titles