How Do You Make a Private Server on CS Go?


Scott Campbell

Have you ever wanted to have your own private server in CS Go? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting up your very own private server on CS Go. Whether you want to practice with friends or host your own gaming community, having a private server can provide a great experience for you and your fellow players.

Step 1: Downloading the Dedicated Server

Before we get started, make sure that you have CS Go installed on your computer. To set up a private server, we need to download the dedicated server files from Steam.

  • Step 1: Open Steam and navigate to the “Library” tab.
  • Step 2: In the search bar, type “CS Go Dedicated Server” and press enter.
  • Step 3: Select “CS Go Dedicated Server” from the search results and click on “Install”.

This will start downloading the necessary files for setting up a dedicated server on your computer.

Step 2: Configuring the Server Settings

Once the download is complete, we need to configure some server settings before starting it up.

  • Step 1: Navigate to the directory where you installed the dedicated server files. By default, it should be something like “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\dedicated_server”.
  • Step 2: Look for a file called “server.cfg” and open it with a text editor of your choice.

In this file, you can customize various server settings such as game mode, map rotation, player limits, and more. Make sure to save the changes after editing the file.

Step 3: Starting the Server

Now that we have configured the server settings, it’s time to start the server and get it up and running.

  • Step 1: Double-click on “srcds.exe” in the dedicated server directory to launch the server.
  • Step 2: A command prompt window will open, indicating that the server is starting up. It may take a few moments for the process to complete.

Once the server is up and running, you can connect to it by launching CS Go and opening the console. Type “connect localhost” (without quotes) and press enter. You should now be connected to your very own private server!


If you encounter any issues during the setup process, here are a few common troubleshooting steps you can try:

  • Port Forwarding: Make sure that port forwarding is properly set up on your router to allow incoming connections to your private server.
  • Firewall Settings: Check your firewall settings to ensure that they are not blocking connections to your private server.
  • NAT Type: If you are unable to connect to your private server from outside your local network, it could be due to your NAT type. Consult your router’s documentation for instructions on how to change NAT settings.

By following these steps, you should now have a fully functional private server on CS Go. Enjoy playing with your friends or building your own gaming community!

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