How to remove bots in CS:GO

Bots are a nuisance.

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CS:GO bots used to be a joke. But since Valve updated them last year, improving their aim and generally making them much scarier to play against, they pack a real punch. That hasn’t stopped them from being annoying to play against though—especially for new players.

Bots are usually easy to kill, but regardless of what team they’re on, they tend to disrupt games. They come out of nowhere, blocking your bullets or simply spamming endless callouts. 

They can be a real nuisance if you’re trying to test out a new smoke, learn a map, practice your aim, or one-vs-one a friend.

How to kick bots from a private server

To kick bots from your game, you first need to activate the console from the settings menu and open it with the default tilde key (~). 

Next, type mp_limitteams 1 and press enter to prevent bots from rejoining the game. And then type mp_autoteambalance 0 to stop the bots from auto-balancing from one team to another.

Last but not least, type bot_kick to remove all bots. You can also alternatively kick the bots from the CT-side by typing bot_kick ct, or bot_kick t for the T-side. 

If you have a change of heart and want to add a few bots back to your team, or to the opposing side, type bot_add t or bot_add ct.