Free CSGO Server
If you are looking for a free CSGO server you probably want to do a private match with your team or maybe do a practice.
The best thing is that you can get a server for free and quick setting it up to play with your friends or teammates.
You can choose competitive matchmaking, competitive casual, deathmatch, arms race, demolition, aim maps or even just practice.
Setting up a free CS GO server in 1 minute
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Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on CS GO logo
Set up the free csgo server
Write a name for the server. It doesn’t really matter what you choose.
This is the password for the server admin. You will be needing this password later to insert commands on console. Pick any password you want.
Choose a map or leave it default because you can change it later on server with server commands.
Choose how many maximum rounds will the game have. Most of the times you will leave it on 30 rounds because it’s the default number on competitive matchmaking.
Do you want the server to be using VAC (Valve Anti Cheating) or not? This setting is on by default.
Choose how many players you allow to join on the server.
If you want your server to be private you need to choose a password and only your friends will join.
The config has the round settings, like time, starting money and many other settings. The one you pick depends on the kind of game you want to play.
You have several for 5v5, 3v3, 2v2. If you gonna do a 5 vs 5 match i advice not change the config. ESL5on5.cfg is pretty good and used by a lot of servers.
Choose the type of game you want to play. Competitive matchmaking, casual matchmaking, arms race, deathmatch, demolition or none if you want to practice.
Click on “Start” (dark button usually right after a banner)
Wait a bit after clicking, because it usually takes a few seconds for the server to be loaded. After a while the info of the server will appear like the ip.
Send the info to your friends
Send your friends the IP and the password or just give them the connect command – eg. connect 188.8.131.52:33054 ; password redline ; – they can copy paste this line into CSGO console and they will join right away. They can also join by adding the IP to favorites and then the password.
Ready… Let’s Roll!
Now after everyone joined you can start the game. This is the commands you will need:
Type this command on the console so you can be granted admin access to the server. Instead of “password” you are gonna insert the rcon password that you choose on the server setup page. After this any server setting you want to change you will need to have Rcon command before.
Rcon Exec esl5on5.cfg
You will need to run the config to adjust the settings to competitive. If you prefer any other config just type other name instead of esl5on5.cfg
Rcon mp_restartgame 1
To restart the game before putting the game live you have to use this command. 1 represent the number of seconds before restarting. You can choose how many seconds you want.
Rcon changelevel de_inferno
If you want to change map just type this commands and the map. Maps names are:
de_dust2, de_inferno, de_cache, de_cbble, de_overpass, de_mirage, de_nuke, etc…
Rcon sv_maxupdaterate 128
If the server is not at 128 tickrate you can set it by using this command.
And that’s all the commands you need to know. There are a lot more commands to use but i will not talk about them today.
For how long can you use the free csgo server?
The server will remain yours as long as you have people on it. After 10 minutes without any player on the server it will restart and it will be no long under your control.
So as you can see it’s pretty easy and quick to set up a free CSGO server. If you have any question leave your comment below.