Is CS2 Down? How to Check CS2 Server Status

Oh no, not again. Valve, pls?

Is CS2 Down How to Check Server Status Steam
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Online dependency on official matchmaking servers for any videogame does provide a certain level of security and convenience but also comes with a drawback every time an outage or downtime happens. No matter how big the developer behind the game is, sometimes, scheduled downtimes for maintenance cannot be avoided or some unforeseen hazards. If you are having trouble connecting to CS2 Matchmaking and Premier games, we’ll show you how to check the server status for CS2.

When Will CS2 Be Back Up? Where to Check CS2 Server Status

Update: On September 28th, 2023, thousands of CS2 players were experiencing outages.

The first places where you could check for the downtime status for CS2 servers are:

DownDetector is an unofficial, third-party community page where users report their connection problems. If you see a lot of problems being reported, you are not alone. is an unofficial page made by Valve fans, who use publicly available (API) information to bring us live updates about Steam service status.

Subreddits mentioned above could be good sources of information when you sort posts by new. If there are a lot of people complaining that they cannot play, something could be up.

Finally, the official Counter-Strike Twitter / X account could be resourceful if the personnel managing it released a statement about the downtimes of the official matchmaking and premier servers. Also, you can search for “CS2” and see what pops up under “new.”

If you see many people talking about not being able to play CS2, you should sit tight and wait for further development of the situation.

While waiting for the official servers to go back up, you can toy around with the Best CS2 Crosshair Codes and make yourself a brilliant crosshair.

About the Author

Nikola L

Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was good). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009. His current favorite titles are Vampire Survivors, CS2, Legion TD 2, Below the Stone, Brotato, Power Chord, and Halls of Torment