How to Enable RCON on Your CS:GO Server

RCON is an important protocol that allows you to execute commands without joining your server. CS:GO natively supports RCON, so setting it up is easy and straightforward.

Important: By default, RCON will be automatically enabled with a randomized password. To disable RCON, find the RCON password setting and set the value to empty to disable RCON on startup.

Finding your RCON Password

You can locate your RCON Password through your CSGO server settings using your server's control panel.

  1. Access your control panel.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  3. Click CSGO Server Settings.
  4. Locate the RCON password field and save this value for later.

Enabling RCON

Once you have your RCON Password, you can use RCON-related commands by opening the in-game developer console and typing in the RCON password.

  1. Launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
  2. Open the in-game developer console using this guide.
  3. Enter rcon_address [Server IP].
  4. Enter the password by typing rcon_password "[Your RCON Password]".
  5. Join your server.
  6. Open the developer console, and execute your desired commands by typing rcon [command].

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