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CS2 Gameserver

'CS2 - Counterstrike 2 Gameserver - WIKI - - Here you will find the most important commands & guides and help to administrate your CS2 Gameserver @ CKRAS → CounterStrike 2 (CS2) :

READ THIS: CKRAS BOT, MatchZy, Workshop, CSTV, GSLT-Key, CKRAS Performance Boost, Quality+


We recommend to use CKRAS BOT & MatchZy



Install CS2 to your Gameserver - Guide - In this article we describe the step-by-step how to install CS2 on your CKRAS Gameserver.


The CKRAS BOT + MatchZy helps you to manage your gameserver with simple commands like !map de_dust2 (!help), see here to learn more.

RCON Commands CS2

For easy administration of your CS2 server we recommend: CKRAS BOT (pre-installed)

Find all availible CS2 CVARs in this Guide: 
Command Description
rcon_password YOURRCONPASSWORD Admin auth
exec nameCONFIG.cfg Runs the configuration file and loads the settings and scripts it contains
map de_inferno With map "name map" you change to the desired map.
mp_c4timer 40 how long from when the C4 is armed until it blows
mp_restartgame 5 If non-zero, game will restart in the specified number of seconds
mp_warmup_time "100" With this command you set the warm-up time, the time stands for seconds 120 would be e.g. 2 minutes.
bot_add Add Bots (Bot Commands)
mp_chattime This sets the time for how long chat messages are displayed. Example: mp_chattime "5″.
mp_fadetoblack This sets whether the screen goes black after death or not. Example: 0=off; 1=on
mp_decals Anzahl der Details (z.B. Einsch
mp_freezetime Sets the time in seconds when the players are allowed to start running when the round is restarted. Example: mp_freezetime "6″ = 6 seconds
mp_friendlyfire Team players take damage when you shoot them. Note: 0=off; 1=on
mp_hostagepenalty Indicates how many hostage killings are allowed on the server. Note: 0=off; 1=1 hostage murder; 2=2 hostage murders
sv_cheats Allows the user to use some HL² cheat mods such as "GodMod" Note: 0=off, 1=on
noclip You are invulnerable and can fly through anything. Note: Only possible with "sv_cheats 1″!
mp_allowspectators Determines whether you can enter spectator mode. Note: 0=off; 1=on
sv_pausable Determines whether everyone can pause the game. Note: 0=off; 1=on
changelevel MAPNAME Changes the map. Example: changelevel de_dust
rcon say Write text messages via the Console.
mp_footsteps Step sounds. Note: 0=off; 1=on
mp_winlimit Legt fest wieviele Runden ein Team Gewinnen muss bis die Map gewechselt wird. Bemerkung: 0=aus
sv_rcon_maxfailures Legt fest nach wieviel falschen rcon Befehlseingaben jemand gebannt wird, z.B. wenn man das Passwort vorher nicht eingegben hat. Bemerkung: min=1; Standart=10; max=20
sv_rcon_minfailuretime Zeiteinstellung für sv_rcon_maxfailures.
sv_rcon_minfailures Wenn vor sv_rcon_minfailuretime so viele falsche Rcon Anfragen kommen, wird gebannt. Bemerkung: min=1; Standart=5; max=20
sv_rcon_banpenalty Legt fest wie lange jemand gebannt wird bei falschen rcon Befehlseingaben. Bemerkung: 0=Permanent
users Zeigt die User ID und Namen aller Spieler an.
kick Kickt ein Spieler vom Server. Beispiel: kick Spielername; kick #id
banid Bans a player from the server for x minutes according to his ID. Example: banid id x; x=0>permanent
banip Bans a player from the server after his IP for x minutes. Example: banip x; x=0>permanent
quit Startet den Server neu - Diesen BEFEHL BEI CKRAS NICHT NUTZEN, für Restart bitte das Webinterface nutzen.
reload not active yet
status Lists all users on the server, with Steam ID details.
sv_maxspeed Sets the speed of the players.
For easy administration of your CS2 server we recommend: CKRAS BOT (pre-installed)

Find all availible CS2 CVARs in this Guide:

Get your CS2 Gameserver here- www.ckras.com

Configs / Use own configs

Here we would like to briefly explain how you can install configurations yourself via FTP or, in the near future, via the webinterface.


We will soon be offering options similar to CSGO that will allow you to install a selection of configs at your convenience. Please understand that we still need a few days for this, but you are also welcome to send us your desired configurations to support@ckras.com so that we can check whether we can add them to the selection.

Thank you for your help at this point.

FTP Installation

Every customer has full FTP access to his server, please click on "edit" in the webinterface (see picture) and on the following page you will find the field "FTP accounts" in the upper tab, just click here and take the FTP data (We recommend to use a FTP Program like Filezilla). Please always use the default port 21 for the FTP, then simply enter your configurations in the folder:


Afterwards you can call up your configs with the command exec "NAME.cfg" - Example: exec practice.cfg

CKRAS BOT (!exec name or !config name)



Coach for CS2

Coach is now available for all CS2 Gameserver at CKRAS with MatchZy, see how you can Control the Coach Mode with our CKRAS BOT !coach <ct|t>

To use Coach you need MatchZy (Recommended) or CS2 Scrim (soon)


MatchZy for CS2 Gameserver - start your Prac/Scrim with easy commands!

Easy Administration for your Gameserver with MatchZy

MatchZy is a plugin for CS2 (Counterstrike 2) to run and manage Practice/Pugs/Scrims/Matches/Coach with easy configuration.

We changed the Settings und Menus to work perfekt with your CKRAS BOT and you can install the Plugin with 1-Click in the Webpanel.

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All CS2 servers are operated with different ports at CKRAS, you can find your port in the webinterface.


We start the servers with -128 tickrate, but after Valve limited these values with CS2, we rely more on higher CPU and RAM allocations, so that our customers get an advantage over the Official Gameserver.


Workshop is available since the Update from the 03. November, in this Guide you will learn how to use Workshop on your CS2 Server.

++ You can ease install maps via Workshop ++
With this simple "Workshop" Guide, we explain to you how to install new custom maps on your gameserver with simple commands.


Update 27. October 2023, you now need to add the GSLT Key for your CS2 Server, please follow this guide.

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++ Valve Steam ID GSLT for your Gameserver, this key is obligatory to start your CS2 Gameserver. ++
GameServer Login Tokens (GSLTs) - Please go through our GSLT guide step by step to successfully register your game server.


Important: You must add a GSLT key to your CS2 server



Here is a small selection of important metamod plugins for your CS2 gameserver, more will follow soon, e.g. PreFire, GunGame, Retake etc.

Our Default Addon which !help you to manage your Gameserver
MatchZy for running and managing practice/pugs/scrims/coach matches
CS2 Scrim
SOON - we are working on our new webpanel atm
Plugin to use RCON Commands, we recommend to use CKRAS BOT, MatchZy to use !rcon <cmds>
MetaMod Plugin - easy installation via Webpanel
Tool zum einfachen verwalten deines Gameserver (Wir empfehlen CKRAS BOT oder MatchZy als Alternative)


Testserver - You want to test our servers, please contact us via support@ckras.com - thank you.


We divide our gameservers into three different performance categories, which we call Entry, Extreme and Extreme Plus. As one of the best and most established gameserver providers in Europe, we guarantee perfect quality at every performance level. The Extreme Plus is the premium product and is designed for the most ambitious teams.

Entry Extreme Extreme Plus


Activate CSTV (TVserver) for your CS2 Gameserver from CKRAS.

Learn everything about to manage your CSTV Server in this Guide, CMDS...

>You have a GOTV - CSGO, or another TV-Server, then check here.

Game Informationen


Editor: Valve Software
Releasedate: 27. September 2023
Description: Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) Since its release over 20 years ago, Counter-Strike has provided an unparalleled competitive experience that has been shaped by millions of players worldwide. Now the next chapter in the glorious CS story begins: Welcome to Counter-Strike 2.



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