Updated Wednesday, October 7, , by Linode. Hosting your own server gives you full control over your game and game modes, so you can play the exact flavor of CS:GO you want. This guide contains instructions on how to download the dedicated server and launch the game server. Create a Linode running Ubuntu
Before You Begin
Able to run as a console game on Windows, MacOSX, and most recently, Linux, Counter-Strike:GO is a first-person shooter that features brand new maps, characters, and game modes alongside with classic Counter-Strike content. This game is notable for the fact that it allows players to host their own servers, resulting in a high degree of possible gameplay through the ability to introduce individual customization. If you are interested in setting up your CentOS 7 server to run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, this guide will show you the necessary steps. In this tutorial, a new user will also be created specifically for running the game.
How to Make a CS:GO Server
The multiplayer first-person shooter video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive abbreviated CS:GO has exploded in popularity in recent months, and, at the time of writing, it is still soaring in popularity. You can visit Steam's Stat Page and see where the game's currently standing. The game has an "Official Matchmaking" option. This selects a nearby server, owned by Steam, where you can play against other players from around the world. It can be fun, as you get an endless supply of enemy skill levels and play styles. However, you have no control over who joins the server, what the rules and settings there are. This is a problem when you want to organize matches according to your preferences or if you want to host private games where you only play against your friends. The solution to this problem is to create your own dedicated server for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Besides doing this, getting your own space where you can have fun and relax is also a viable business opportunity.
Players have the option to play online on official servers or on servers created by the Steam community. In these cases, however, the settings are determined by the administrator of the respective server. On the most important video platform for gaming Twitch , CS:GO had 84, viewers in November , but actually reached its peak of , in April Source: www. If you want a CS:GO server where you can play alone or privately with your friends or, optionally, with the best known AI-controlled bots , this is also possible by hosting your own dedicated CS:GO server.