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How to open the console in CS:GO

Knowing how to open console in CS:GO is crucial to unlocking full customization in game, as the developer console enables you to alter things such as volume and fov – and bind actions like mute buttons and grenade usage with console commands. Here is our simple guide to one of the most important things you’ll learn as a new player in CS:GO: how to open console.

If you use Discord, you may also be interested in finding out how to open the Discord developer console.

How to enable the console in CS:GO

The first thing you need to do to access console commands is enable your console in the in game settings of CS:GO. To do this, go to your home page and on the top right of the screen, click on the button saying Options. On the drop-down menu that will appear, choose the button for Game Settings. This will take you to another screen.

game settings in csgo

Once you are successfully on the Game Settings page, you need to look in the first category of settings, where you’ll see the phrase Enable Developer Console. Set this setting to Yes to enable being able to toggle your CS:GO console on and off with the press of a key.

toggle console command on and off

How to open console in CS:GO when you’re in game

Once you’ve enabled the developer console and have access, it’s time to open the console in game and utilize the broad customization it brings with it. To do this, when in matches, you need to press the ” ` ” key on your keyboard. This is usually an unused key and one that holds little value to most PC users, so if you don’t know where it is, the picture below shows where it’s located on my Corsair K63 keyboard, which is the same across most keyboards.

corsair k63 enable console key for csgo

Once your CS:GO console is open, you can begin to make use of the infinite amounts of console commands the game has. Give yourself unlimited money in private matches, fly around the map, switch hands you hold your gun in and so much more!

Image credits: Screengrab via Valve