Are you getting bored playing competitive CS2 all the time? Perhaps you want to play on a Surf or Bhop server like the gamers you have seen on YouTube? Or maybe your friend just started their own CS2 server, and they want you to join.
Whatever the reason, in this post I'll show you 3 methods on how you can join a CS2 server. Don't worry, it's not as hard as you think!
If you're more of a watcher, I've made a video you can watch here:
If you have an IP address (it looks something like this 22.214.171.124:27021) then you can actually connect directly to it. This is great if you don't want to connect through the browser.
We actually have a handy video on this method, you can watch here.
This method means we do need to allow the developer console. That way, we can type in connects to connect to the IP and Port.
This is the preferred method for most people who play on modded servers.
This is a very easy way to connect to a server as you don't need to dig through 10,000 game servers.
A direct link is a hotlink that you can simply click to instantly join a CS2 server. You will often see these on Discord and gaming community websites.
They look like this: steam://connect/zombies.ghostcap.com:27015
You don't need to launch the game or anything first. This will automatically start Steam, find the IP address and location, then connect you to the server.
There are bugs with this method, such as the black screen bug, so this is only meant for the laziest of gamers.
Joining a CS2 community server through the Steam client is also possible, however this is the last resort. This is by far the slowest way to join a server's IP address.
By now, you should know everything you need to know about joining a CS2 server. Compared to casual and matchmaking, community servers are the best way to make friends.
Although it might be difficult to navigate when you're first connecting, after you have joined a few game servers and get familiar with the console, everything will be much easier.
If you get stuck at any time, simply join our Discord, ask in #tech-support and wait for an answer!