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Minimum for a CS2 Server
$11.24 first month
Recurring Price $14.99/mo
Billed Monthly

Host Your CS2 Server With Ease

With one of the highest quality CS2 server hosting on the market, Apex Hosting has got you covered. With servers being fully set up in minutes and our world-class support team is ready to assist you in any way possible, you will be ready to host your server seamlessly. Our top-end dedicated server hardware allows for a lag-free, low latency experience for your CS2 Server no matter which of our worldwide locations the server is at.

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With our years of knowledge as a server host and an outstanding team of developers, we at Apex have been able to channel our expertise to develop an easily operated and dynamic game panel accessible to all of our clients. With understanding of the importance of accessing your server controls at any time, our game panel can be accessed from any mobile device or computer, optimizing your experience and allowing you to manage your server no matter where you are. Backing up all of this is our world-class support team at the ready for any issues that may arise, 24/7.

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World Class CS2 Support

Managing and creating a dedicated CS2 server can be a very difficult task. To do this it requires expensive hardware, specialized software, and unlimited bandwidth in order to provide the best possible experience for players. Seeing how difficult this setup is, we decided to take the difficult part out of your hands. We offer an affordable, simple CS:GO server setup allowing you to play with your friends easier than ever before. As one of the oldest and most experienced server hosts in the world, Apex Hosting has perfected how to effectively and efficiently manage these servers. Starting a CS:GO server is not as simple as installing some software. These servers require dedicated server software that allow outside connections for any player. Our system does all of this hard work for you while automatically updating the server to the latest version. We also make managing the server easier than ever with our web-based game panel. This allows you to install mods, change the map, control the server settings, and much more! Without a dedicated server, you will be relying on random servers in the server browser every time you wish to play. With a CS2 Server from Apex Hosting, any player can join your server whenever they please.

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Our test servers around the world provide the lowest ping for your players.

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About Counter-Strike 2

What is CS2?

CS2 is a super-competitive first-person shooter where two teams of five players go head-to-head in various PvP gamemodes. Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists attempt to outplay each other by either eliminating the enemy team or completing the objective. There are also some other gamemodes and seasonal events like Deathmatch and Battle Royale, but they’re not representative of the main gamemode, which is known as Competitive or ’Comp.’ There are even community servers based around minigames like ’surfing’ and ’bunny hopping.’ CS:GO is a game that defined the FPS genre with its unique weapon models, animations and sound design for its guns. The Source Engine is also a great go-to for simple yet effective gunplay and shooting mechanics, with classics like Half Life, Garry’s Mod, and Portal all utilizing it. CS2 is the epitome of low-latency competitive shooter gameplay.

About Counter-Strike 2

How to Start a CS2 Server

Setting up a dedicated CS2 server is not a simple task. It requires specialized hardware, software and bandwidth to provide the best environment for players. That’s why we offer a simple CS:GO server setup process, allowing you and your friends to play together online at any time. With years of experience in game hosting, Apex Hosting have perfected how to manage and operate these servers effectively. Making a CS:GO server requires deploying the dedicated server software on this hardware and allowing outside connections for all of your players. Our system does all of this and while keeping the server up to date automatically. Managing your server is easy with our web-based control panel, allowing you to control your settings, install mods, add new maps and more! Playing CS:GO multiplayer without a dedicated server means you have to rely on random servers in the server browser each time you want to play. With a dedicated CS2 server from Apex Hosting, anyone can join your game whenever they want.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to join a CS2 server?

To join a CS2 server, you will need to launch the game and navigate to Play Online. From there, you will need to press Direct Connect, then enter your server’s IP address and port. This is one of the many ways to connect to your server, but it is one of the easiest.

How to open the console in CS2?

Navigate to the Settings Menu and locate the Enable Developer Console option, then set it to “Yes”. Afterward, use the Tilde (~) key to access it! Keep in mind that this can be keybind to anything you want. Keep in mind that this isn’t your server console, as that’s located in our web-based panel.

Are the keybinds the same for CS2 servers as CS:GO?

No, some keybinds got reset. This means you’ll have to reconfigure them accordingly in the Keyboard / Mouse section of the Settings Menu, if needed. Alternatively, using the bind [Key] [Function] command in the developer console is another option. An example of this would be “bind V +lookatweapon”.

What is the tick rate of my Counter-Strike 2 server?

CS2 servers use a 64 or 128 tick rate depending on your desired setup. However, Valve developed a new sub-tick system that immediately responds to your in-game actions and memorizes them. This means any commands, shots fired, and character movements are instantaneous and saved accordingly. Additionally, everything will be more accurate while actively playing on your CS2 server, providing a smooth gameplay experience.

How to add plugins to a CS2 server?

At this time, plugins aren’t supported on CS2 servers due to SourceMod and MetaMod needing to be updated. These are “loaders” that provide modding compatibility, which will hopefully be accessible in Counter-Strike 2 later on. Once plugins are available, you can use the FTP File Access area from the server panel to begin installing them.