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.


RCON will be automatically enabled with a randomised password. You can find this password under the RCON password value of the CSGO Server Settings in File Config. To edit your password, you can just edit its value, save the config and restart your server to apply changes.

  1. Enable and open the in-game development console using this guide.
  2. Type rcon_address [server IP], where [server IP] is the IP and port of your server.
  3. Provide the password by typing rcon_password "[Your RCON Passoword]" wherein [Your RCON Password] will be replaced by the password in the config.
  4. Join your server and open the console again, now you can execute a command with RCON by typing rcon [command] where [command] is the command you would like to execute via RCON.


In case you are not using RCON, you can also always disable it. This is done by setting the password in the config to an empty value. Restarting your server will then disable RCON.

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