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how to create a practice server in CS:GO

How to create a practice server in CS:GO

Setting up a practice server can be useful to practice grenade lineups and tactics. Both individually and as a team. This is a complete list of all the most essentiel console & server commands for setting up a good practice server. The server is completely free and can be played alone offline or online with friends. Easy downloadable .zip file with installation guide included (Or it can be done manually).

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What is a practice server and why is it useful?

A practice server is a great way to improve at different aspects of the game. With a practice server you can try out all the things you want to improve on such as better utility usage or different positions of the map. If you are playing on a team or with multiple people then it can be a great tool to practice and create tactics within your team. When you create a practice server with this method then the server will be a private server that you host yourself and you can invite your steam friends to it and enjoy exploring new tactics and grenade lineups. And yes it is completely free. The only downside of this method is that it will be hosted through your internet connection which isn’t a problem if you want to practice all alone. But if you have multiple players from other networks joining then they might experience input lag depending on your internet. If you have a fast internet connection then you most likely won’t come across any difficulties.

One of the amazing features of a good practice server is the ability to track your grenade and bullet trajectory. This ultimately means that when you throw a grenade you can see a glowing line following the grenade’s movement in the air. When you fire your desired weapon there will appear squared colors at the object you are firing at so that you can see exactly where your bullets land. This can be useful for testing out wall bang and similar activities.

How to create a practice server in CS:GO

The following list is all the commands you need to setup your own practice server in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. You can either plug them in one at the time though the console after you join a server or you can have it all ready to execute with a config file. You can click here to find out how to setup and use the console in CS:GO

Ready to copy and paste into a config file: 

// Server config
sv_cheats 1
mp_limitteams 0
mp_autoteambalance 0
mp_roundtime 60
mp_roundtime_defuse 60
mp_maxmoney 60000
mp_startmoney 60000
mp_freezetime 0
mp_buytime 9999
mp_buy_anywhere 1
sv_infinite_ammo 1
ammo_grenade_limit_total 5
bot_kick
mp_warmup_end

// Practice
sv_grenade_trajectory 1
sv_grenade_trajectory_time 10
sv_showimpacts 1
sv_showimpacts_time 10
mp_restartgame 1

Or simply download the config file here.

How to install and play

Download the config file above. Inside the .zip file there should be a file named: “pracc.cfg”

Place the .cfg file inside your CS:GO cfg folder. The folder is located here:

C:\ProgramFiles\Steam\userdata\xxxxx\730\local\cfg

Be aware that XXXX is a placeholder for your STEAM ID. So your URL will look like numbers instead of “xxxxx”.

If you are still unsure on how to locate this foulder head over to our article about config and autoexec files in CS:GO.

When you start an offline server in CS:GO open console and type: “exec pracc”. This will restart the round and apply practice settings. In case you don’t have console enabled then see our guide on how to setup console in CS:GO.

And that’s it! If you have any questions or need further help then contact us here and we will respond ASAP.

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