The CS2 community-made servers are incredibly popular and host a variety of gameplay modes such as surfing, bunny-hopping, 1v1 battles, and many others. Nevertheless, browsing and filtering through these servers can be daunting, as the interface may appear outdated and confusing.

Here is a quick and easy guide to help you navigate the CS2 Community Server Browser.

Navigate to the Community Server Browser

  • Select Play, located in the upper menu
  • Locate the globe icon in the menu below the Play button
    • Click the globe icon to access the community server browser
CS2 Gameplay Page Community Server Icon

Searching for a Specific Type of Server

Counter Strike 2 is not selected by default in the server browser. To choose it in the server browser, click the top-right dropdown menu, and find ‘Counter-Strike 2’ near the top of the alphabetical list.

CS2 Community Servers Menu - Select Counter Strike 2
  • Look for text boxes and search bars at the bottom of the server list in the browser
    • Type any keyword to filter and show only servers or maps with that word
    • For instance, if you type surf or bhop in the Map text box, only servers with surf or bunny-hopping maps will be displayed
  • You can narrow down your server results by clicking the Players or Latency buttons. This lets you filter by the number of players or your connection speed to a server
CS2 Community Server Browser and Joining

Directly Connect to a Server Using an IP Address

If you have the IP address of the server you want to join, you can skip the usual steps and connect to it directly using the Counter Strike 2 developer console.

  • Open the Developer Console
  • Type connect
    • Replace “” with the IP address of the server you intend to join
Connect to Community Server Through IP CS2

We hope this guide on navigating the community server browser in CS2 has been useful to you. If we missed any important information, or if you’ve encountered any issues while following the steps outlined in this guide, please feel free to comment below.

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