CS2: How To Open Console? [Answered]

Learn everything about how to open or enable console commands in CS2, along with whether it is safe or not to do so.

Console Commands have returned in CS2, but to use them, you first have to enable Console. Using console commands makes your life as a CS2 player much more accessible by giving you several noteworthy data figures. To achieve this, the first part to learn is how to open or enable the console in CS2.

Key Takeaways
  • Console commands are a powerful tool in CS2 used to perform some specific functions like checking your frame rate and in-game latency.
  • However, to use console commands, you first need to enable them from the settings of CS2.
  • To execute a command, you need to press the designated key, which by default is “~,” and then type in the command to perform the required function.
  • If you’re worried about whether console commands are harmful, they are completely safe, as the cheat commands can only be performed on offline servers.

What Are Console Commands 

CS2 Console
An Empty CS2 Console [Image Credit: eXputer]
Console is a very powerful tool in CS2 with a lot of cool functions that can check your frame rate, in-game ping, and other valuable data figures.

It makes your life as a CS2 player much more simpler. However, to use the console, you will first have to enable it. After that, you can open it and type in the command to perform the required function.

How To Enable The Console In CS2

Settings Menu to Enable Console Commands [Image Taken By: eXputer]
If you want to use the console in Counter-Strike 2, you must first enable it.

Here is how you can do that: 

  1. Head to the settings menu after launching Counter-Strike 2
  2. Head to the Game tab
  3. Here, turn on the “Enable Developer Console.” 
  4. By default, the console buttons key bind is (~), but you can always change the default key bind to anything you like.

To open the console command, you only need to press the console key”~” and type in the command. It will then perform the function you require.

Is Opening And Using Console Safe

CS2 Gameplay
CS2 Gameplay with the fps_max_0 command [Image by eXputer]
Going into the console might sound fishy, but it is completely safe and easy.

Certain cheat commands are available, but they only work on an offline server. They automatically turn off when you go online, so that isn’t a problem.

And with that, the How To Open Console In CS2 guide comes to an end. Here, you learned how to enable console commands along with whether it is safe to do so or not in Counter-Strike 2. Furthermore, if you want to know the community’s opinion on Counter-Strike 2, you can check out this ResetEra forum. Other than that, you should also learn how to get better and how to change FOV in CS2 if you are new to the franchise.

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Huzaifa Amjad

Huzaifa Amjad is a Guides writer on eXputer who loves powering through every AAA title and sharing his in-depth thoughts with his viewers on eXputer. When he’s not writing, he’s driving around Mexico in Forza Horizon 5 and racing random players. You can follow Huzaifa's gaming activity on his Steam profile. Experience: 4+ Years || Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science || Published 100+ Guides

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