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How to Ban Players in CSGO

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How to Ban Players in CSGO

Overview

Game servers are fun for all to play and build a community together. However, in some cases, players or unwanted players can cause trouble and need to be removed from the server. Apex Hosting CS:GO servers have a system in place to ban such problematic users. Every owner, admin, or anyone else monitoring the server should be aware of this feature. This guide will detail the process of reviewing a player’s information, banning/unbanning them, and listing the banned users.

Obtaining the Player’s Information

All users who join your CS:GO server have IDs, and this is important to know when banning a player. There is a command to get information for any player, which is the status command. Cheats do not have to be enabled to run this command.

  1. Go to your Apex server panel and log in.
  2. Navigate to the console section of the panel.
  3. After getting there, type status in and click send.

Once executed in the console, you will see it return the following information.

The highlighted text shows a player’s full information.

Full-Status

The highlighted text shows a player’s Steam ID.

Status ID

The highlighted text shows a player’s IP address.

Status IP

 

Banning a Player

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and navigate to the console.
  2. Once there, execute the status command.
  3. Copy the Steam ID from running that command.
  4. After copying that, please execute banip [minutes] [ID].

Here’s an example of the command: banid 10 STEAM:0:123456789. That would restrict a player’s connection for ten minutes to your Apex server.

Banning a Player’s IP Address

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and navigate to the console.
  2. Once there, execute the status command.
  3. Copy the IP address from running that command.
  4. After copying that, please execute banid [minutes] [IP].

Here’s an example of the command: banip 10 127.0.0.1. That would restrict a player’s IP address for ten minutes on your Apex server.

Unbanning a Player

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and navigate to the console.
  2. Once there, execute the status command.
  3. Copy the Steam ID from running that command.
  4. After copying that, please execute removeid [ID].

Here’s what the command would look like: removeid STEAM:0:123456789. That’ll unban the specific player from the server.

Unbanning a Player’s IP Address

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and navigate to the console.
  2. Once there, execute the status command.
  3. Copy the IP address from running that command.
  4. After copying that, please execute removeip [IP].

Here’s what the command would look like: removeip 127.0.0.1. The specific IP will no longer be restricted from your server.

List of Ban Information

Banning anyone from the server is a beautiful feature, but viewing all the banned players is another good one. There are two commands for two lists to view that information.

Viewing a Banned User

  1. Go to your console from the Apex server panel.
  2. In the text field at the console, enter listid.
  3. That will return a message with all the banned players.

Here’s an example of the banned Steam ID list.

List ID

 

Viewing a Banned IP Address

  1. Go to your console from the Apex server panel.
  2. In the text field at the console, enter listip.
  3. Once executed, that will show all banned IP addresses from the server.

Here’s an example of the banned IP address list.

List IP

 

Common Issues

Server owners can sometimes run into trouble when executing commands, configuring files, or even reviewing information. This section will describe the most common issues regarding all the commands and functions mentioned in this guide.

Commands are not Working

If you execute a command in your server console and do not see any return message, please redo the command. That will deliver the right message, thereby confirming the command worked.

Cannot Ban an IP Address

Make sure you are only using the actual numerical address without the port when executing the command. Ports are the numbers after the address with the colon, for example, :12345.

Conclusion

A server owner needs to remove problematic users in-game that disrupt their community or gameplay in almost every instance. For instance, players in-game could cheat or abuse the voice chat system. Securing your server is essential to keeping it safe from these types of users. This guide detailed how to properly ensure your Apex Hosting server from unwanted players.

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