Counter-Strike 2 Server Status: How to Check if CS2 is Down

Here's how to find out what's going on with servers in CS2.
Here's how to find out what's going on with servers in CS2. / Valve

Counter-Strike 2 is one of the most-played games on Steam. That means there may be server issues when many players try to enter the game simultaneously. Checking CS2’s server status is simple. Continue reading to determine what you can do in this situation.

When is Counter-Strike 2 Server Downtime?

There’s no designated time Counter-Strike 2 servers go down. Downtime usually happens so developers can improve their games. They also occur when an update is implemented. 

Remember that Steam Server maintenance occurs every Tuesday starting around 4:00 PM PST, so you won’t be able to play the game during that time.

How to Check if Counter-Strike 2 Servers Are Down

The best way to check the status of Counter-Strike 2 servers is to use SteamDB. SteamDB is an unofficial website that shows server notices for Steam services. Counter-Strike 2 has a separate column for server status across countries. Once you’ve found your country under the CS column, check if “OK” is next to it. If so, the servers are working in your region. You can also check the Counter-Strike API, CS Sessions Logon, CS Player Inventories, and CS Matchmaking Scheduler.

If there’s nothing wrong with the Counter-Strike 2 servers, use the same website to check if Steam is down. View the Steam Community, Steam Web API, and Steam Connection Managers categories to check if the website works.

Players can also count on Down Detector to show which issues affect Counter-Strike 2. The site compiles and shares user reports to help people understand why their games aren’t working. Problems can range from server connection issues to website troubles. There’s even a chart of all Counter-Strike 2 outages and problems reported in the past 24 hours.

Official Counter-Strike 2 Communication Channels

Follow these social media accounts to get the latest updates, news, etc:

  1. Twitter/X
  2. Steam Support for Counter-Strike 2
  3. Instagram

How to Fix Counter-Strike 2 Server Connection Issues

If you know there’s nothing wrong with Counter-Strike 2’s servers, follow the instructions below to try to fix the issue.

  1. Check if the game is up to date.
  2. Restart your game.
  3. Restart your PC.
  4. Check your internet connection.
  5. Restart your router.
  6. Turn off your VPN.
  7. Turn off your Proxy Server.
  8. Turn off your firewall.

Contact Steam Support for Counter-Strike 2 or your internet service provider if you still have issues.