Update a CS:GO Server On Windows

Update a CS:GO Server On Windows

Do you want your own CS:GO Server but do not have the technical skills to make it happen? Maybe you need one to play with your friends, practice with your team, practice smokes or want a public server. My Counter Strike Global Offensive Server tutorials will guide you through your difficulties. The series will include both Windows and Linux. I will help you explain how to install plugins, maps and models. Setting up workshop download will be no issues for you and you might even understand how to upload your own later down the path.

In this tutorial I am going to explain how to update your CS:GO Server using SteamCMD. It’s very simple and similar to how you first created the server, you will just simply skip some parts of the set-up. The tutorial works for both Windows and Linux, with some small differences. You can use the tutorial in both video and written format. However, if you have difficulties understanding the different steps I recommend you to use both.

Let’s get started.

Required programs

You will need to download SteamCMD here: https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steamcmd.zip

Create folders

Create a folder for SteamCMD. Put it where you want it and the name it whatever you want.

Extract the download

Extract the SteamCMD.zip, that you downloaded, into the SteamCMD folder you created. 

Download the server updates

Double click on steamcmd.exe

Enter the following:

force_install_dir “THE PATH FOR THE CS:GO SERVER FOLDER” | e.g. force_install_dir c:\CS:GO-Server\

login anonymous

app_update 740 validate

Let it download.

You are done!

Now just double-click the start.bat to start the server.

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