Counter Strike 2 (CS2): How To Enable Net Graph

Last Updated on September 28, 2023

Counter Strike 2 (CS2) Net Graph: Counter Strike 2 access was granted to almost everyone today. Anyone who has played matchmaking and has an active rank has been granted access to the game.

I immediately noticed the missing net_graph option in Counter-Strike 2 when I launched a deathmatch. Surprisingly, Valve decided to remove this and add another command that does a similar thing but doesn’t provide data like net_graph used to.

Read: How To Fix Lag in CS2

Introducing cq_netgraph

So, this is the replacement for the good old net graph everyone loved. To enable this:

  • Launch the Console by pressing the “~” key.
  • Type “cq_netgraph 1” and press Enter.
  • As shown in the above screenshot, a Green bar will start displaying on the top right of your screen.

If nothing happens when you press the “~” key, you haven’t enabled the console. Go to game settings and enable it.

You can find a live demo of cq_netgraph in this clip from Shroud’s Stream.

cl_showfps 2

This command is the only one that closely resembles the net graph. You can also use the other variants of the same commands:

  • cl_showfps 3
  • cl_showfps 1

Goodbye Net_Graph 1

That said, Valve has decided to remove the old version, and we only have a graph displaying a green bar.

Why is it a big deal?

A simple command that used to display all the network information and your FPS is now gone. I am sure they will add a similar command once the game releases, as the current substitute isn’t good enough.

As of now, both of these commands are adding a lot of clutter to the screen, the older command was very clean and easy to use. I expect Valve to push an update soon for this.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats.

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