playdemo Command

playdemo [Demo File Name]

This command plays the specified demo file. Demos should be placed in your Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo folder. If you place them in your "replays" folder, you need to specify "replays/" before the demo name.


Arguments are parameters that you add to a command. Find information about this command's arguments below.

Demo File NameThe name of the demo file, placed in Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo. You do not need to specify the .dem part of the file name. If you put the demo in replays folder, specify "replays/" before the name.

Extra Info

Sv_cheats Required? No
Client or Server Command? Both

playdemo Examples

Find below working examples of this command (copy and paste into console).

playdemo exampledemo

This command would play the file exampledemo.dem (.dem part isn't needed). The file would be placed at Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\exampledemo.dem

playdemo replays/exampledemo

The demo file for this command would be placed at Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\replays\exampledemo.dem