Valve Has Finally Added the Feature that Shows Packet Loss in Counter-Strike 2

Mehraj Mahdin
By Mehraj Mahdin
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Credit: Valve

A missing feature to check your packet loss from Global Offensive has finally arrived in Counter-Strike 2, much to the rejoicing of players everywhere.

Counter-Strike 2 did not have the best of starts. While the gameplay will take time to be accepted, players have more genuine complaints regarding the game, namely, the loss of many quality-of-life features that were essential, to say the least. These include cl_bob, alias binds, and the left-hand view model, among others.

While some of these missing commands may be justified by Valve moving in a certain direction with their game, checking the packet loss in-game is a core feature that should be available from the start. Valve seemingly remedied this issue at last.

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Checking Packet Loss

Valve’s latest patch has improved the net graph with more meaningful readings. The new command “cq_netgraph_problem_show_auto true” enables more information to be shown via the net graph. Most importantly, it shows your connection details regarding ping and packet loss.

Check Packet Loss with Updated Net Graph Command

This comes after quite a few weeks of players complaining about the state of the game. While Valve knows how they want to move forward with the game, features like this are considered essential by casuals and pro players alike. So, it is nice to see that Valve hasn’t abandoned all of these ideas; rather, they are focusing on more important parts of the game. You could still view your packet loss before this update, albeit it was a bit more difficult.

How to Use the New Net Graph

To check your packet loss, you will have to enable the command through the in-game console. You can check out how to access the console here. Once you open the console, you will have to type in the following commands

  • cq_netgraph_problem_show_auto true
  • cq_netgraph 1

After that, you are done. You can now see your network information at the top right of the screen. Valve is definitely working overtime, and we might see more QoL features added back to our favorite game.

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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