Autoexec CS2 Guide

Beginner players quite often face the problem when the CS2 config is repeatedly reset for inexplicable reasons when starting the game. In this case, setting up and using Autoexec will be of great help to you.

In this article, we are going to tell you how to save your settings to the config file, how to launch the game CFG of some other person, and also how you can reset game settings with the help of Autoexec.

What is CS2 Autoexec?

CS2 developers provided a brilliant opportunity for players to customize almost all existing settings. Players regularly try different screen resolutions, making experiments with mouse sensitivity, crosshair, model position, HUD, binds, etc.

Some of the Counter-Strike 2 settings are performed exclusively through the developer’s console. Occasional reset of game setup can become a real nightmare if you do not save them beforehand. In order not to set up everything once again, there is an Autoexec file.

Autoexec — is a .cfg file, where all your settings and commands are securely saved and automatically applied when you start CS2. Autoexec gives you a big advantage, especially if you have several computers or you decided to visit a LAN tournament in your city. Simply download your Autoexec config on a flash drive or place it online, after that, you can use it on your new computer. All settings, except for Video will be automatically applied by Autoexec. Video setup should be manually adjusted. Just 1 minute and everything is done! You can play using your own commands without any issues.

Autoexec will not only optimize the application with your settings but also get an opportunity to use the settings of someone else, e.g. pro-players or your friends. So, if you want to feel yourself with awp as s1mple, just download his Autoexec and upload it through the console. Over the course of time, you will be able to restore your previous setup as easily.

How to create a Config File

To start with, you should set up the game. Then open the developer’s console and enter the command host_writeconfig name, meaning name - is the name of your config. Once you enter this command, name.cfg will be created.

host_writeconfig Configuration Created

To find name.cfg, just open Program FIles(x86)/Steam/userdata/Your steamID3/730/local/cfg/name.cfg , You can use third-party services to find your SteamID3.

steamID3 - This is what we need to find folder

Or retrieve your link to the trade offer. The only numbers that will be contained in this link are your SteamID3.

Trade URL includes your steamID3

Once you are done, name.cfg should be placed in folder: Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/cs2/cfg .

How to use Config as Autoexec

The hardest part is behind. The only thing left is to install an automatic Autoexec application of our config every time you start the game. It can be done with the help of the +exec launch option.

Rename it into autoexec.cfg and add the +exec autoexec.cfg command to the game launch options. Go to Steam gaming library, click with the right button of the mouse on CS2 and select Properties, then open the general tab and click the Set Launch Options button, enter +exec autoexec.cfg, and click OK.

+exec autoexec.cfg

Done! Your Autoexec will now be automatically applied when you start the game.

How can I launch someone’s CFG File?

Have you ever dreamed of playing with s1mple or ZywOo settings? To start with, you should download the config with a pro-player setup. Before proceeding to the below-mentioned steps, we advise you to save your personal autoexec beforehand, we have already told you how you can do this.

  1. Download the archive together with the settings file.
  2. Unzip the config file in any folder you like.
  3. Go to Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/cs2/cfg folder and place the downloaded config file there.
  4. Start the game, open the developer’s console (Button ~ by default), and write command exec name, where name stands for the name of the config file you downloaded.
  5. Video settings should be edited separately.

Done! In order to return your previous setup, just write the command exec name, where the name stands for the name of your previous config file.

How can I edit the Config File?

In fact, config is a simple txt file, where you can find lines containing commands for the game. The config file can be opened and edited with the help of simple Windows Notepad or Notepad++.

By default, the config file consists of standard console commands, similar to those you enter in the developer’s console. If you need to update the config file, then you’ve got an excellent opportunity to feel yourself as a software developer for a couple of minutes and write them manually, however, we recommend you to re-create the file through the developer’s console, it is much easier and you are unlikely to make any mistakes writing a command.