If you’re having trouble connecting to CS:GO‘s servers, whether it be the game itself or a match, there’s a strong chance that there’s a bigger issue at large. CS:GO is easily one of Valve’s most consistently popular games, frequently topping the Steam charts when it comes to peak players, monthly averages, and concurrent averages.
But with that popularity comes a heavy requirement when it comes to servers, and that means that when there’s a problem, a lot of folks around the world are upset about it.
Here’s a handful of sites and tools you can use to check on the status of CS:GO‘s servers.
Check Steam and CS:GO‘s status on Steamstat.us
One of the most reliable ways to check the official server status for CS:GO is the website Steamstat.us, an arm of the expansive third-party website for everything Steam, SteamDB. This website compiles server notices for several services, including Steam, CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, and Dota 2. To find the CS:GO servers, scroll down and look on the bottom-left side of the page.
To the right side of the page, you’ll see a full list of regional servers from across the world, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. Under the CS:GO column, a handful of different display messages can be seen:
- Idle or Low means the server is stable, and there’s relatively low activity. This is common for servers during times when the player count is low in that region.
- Medium means the server is stable but slightly more populated.
- High means the server is closer to capacity, so you may run into more issues.
- N/A means that the database didn’t successfully ping the server. It does not mean that the server is down.
Note that these status indicators only apply to certain servers. If you want to check on the status of a custom server, you’ll need to log into the game and view the full list of servers in the region you’re playing in. CS:GO’s vast number of server filters should make it easy to find the exact one you’re looking for.
Check Down Detector
Another way to check the game’s status is through Down Detector, a website that aggregates reports of outages for a huge number of games, websites, and services. The site does have a CS:GO page, which acts as a quick way to check if other players are experiencing the same issues.
The page also shows a graphic that lists what problems are reported. Most of the problems reported on Down Detector are for server connection problems. There’s also a collection of country flags you can click on to check on CS:GO problems in specific countries or regions.
If there are no clear server issues and you’re still having trouble connecting, then it may be a problem with your game. Restart your game and check for an update, then check to make sure your internet connection is working properly. If problems persist after that, you may have to contact Valve.