Connecting to CS:GO Servers Using the Dev Console

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Connecting to Games through the Developer Console

To connect to the CS:GO servers, make sure that your developer console is enabled. To enable the console, go to the Options menu in-game. Under Game Settings set the “Enable Developer Console (~)” option to yes.


Accessing the Developer Console

To access the console in-game, press the “ ` “ (tilde) key. To change the key used, access the key-mapping options in-game. If the tilde key does not work for accessing the console, double-check your keybinds.



Connecting through the Developer Console

Bring up the developer console. Next, paste the connect information provided in the match chat into the text box and press enter to be placed into the server.



Console Commands

These commands are accessed directly from the game chat. To use them, input the required command and press enter. Abuse of the commands is prohibited and may result in forfeits or other disciplinary action being taken. 


Marks a player as ready to begin a map


Marks a player as not ready to begin a map


Requests a freeze time pause


Requests an unpause. Requires the other team to confirm


Elects to stay after a knife round win

!swap / !switch

Elects to swap team side after a knife round win


force readies your team, letting your team start regardless of player numbers/whether they are ready