Updated Wednesday, October 7, , by Linode. Hosting your own server gives you full control over your game and game modes, so you can play the exact flavor of CS:GO you want. This guide contains instructions on how to download the dedicated server and launch the game server.
Why Should I Have My Own CS:GO Server?
CS:GO community servers provide valuable experiences to players and communities, and are serving more players than ever before. Over the past month, 3. To be clear, the services that should not be offered on a community server include but are not limited to :.
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Able to run as a console game on Windows, MacOSX, and most recently, Linux, Counter-Strike:GO is a first-person shooter that features brand new maps, characters, and game modes alongside with classic Counter-Strike content. This game is notable for the fact that it allows players to host their own servers, resulting in a high degree of possible gameplay through the ability to introduce individual customization. If you are interested in setting up your CentOS 7 server to run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, this guide will show you the necessary steps. In this tutorial, a new user will also be created specifically for running the game. Before we can progress to the actual installation and setup process of Counter-Strike:GO for your server, it is good practice to ensure that you have the latest information from the Linux package repository concerning available packages and package versions. Using the default package manager, yum, we can fetch this information first with the command update, before then upgrading the available packages. Make sure your system is up to date by executing these two commands as root to update the information and then upgrade required packages. If you are not the root user, but your current user has superuser privileges, precede both of the following commands and all further root commands with the additional command sudo to execute it as root. You may be prompted for the root password when using sudo.
Updated Wednesday, October 7, , by Sam Mauldin. Please refer to the updated version of this guide. Hosting your own server gives you full control over your game and game modes, so you can play the exact flavor of CS:GO you want. This guide contains instructions on how to download the dedicated server and launch the game server. A game server token is required to host a public CS:GO server. Without the token, client connections are restricted to the LAN only. Replace a firewall rule to slightly extend the port range available to the game.