How to Show net_graph Information in CS2

In CS:GO, the net_graph command was a powerful tool that allowed you to monitor your number of frames per second in real time. This is quite useful because Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter in which your fps is one of the most important things when measuring game performance.

However, the rules have changed. You no longer use net_graph to show net_graph information in CS2, but a different command. In this guide, you will discover how to show net_graph information in CS2, the alternatives to net_graph, and what you can do to obtain the vital information you are interested in when playing the game.

Key Takeaways

  • Activate the developer console in Counte­r-Strike 2 for access to commands that enhance gameplay.
  • Analyze your performance using specific CS2 commands.

Activating the Developer Console in Counter-Strike 2

how to show net_graph information in CS2

To activate the Developer Console in CS2, just follow these steps:

  1. Open Counter-Strike 2.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select the Game tab.
  4. Locate “Enable Developer Console” and set it to Yes.

The Equivalent of the net_graph Command in CS2

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In CS2, you can no longer use net_graph to display key network information on your screen. Instead, you need to use other commands.

One such command is this:

cq_netgraph_problem_show_auto 1;

This command will show you essential network information in real-time, in the top-right corner of your HUD. The visuals displayed there indicate whether or not you’re suffering from packet loss.

Another useful command is this:

cl_showfps 1;

It will display your frames per second in the top-left corner of your screen. You can also use the Steam settings for this. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click on the “Steam” icon, located in the top-left corner, and select Settings.
  3. Select the “In Game” tab.
  4. Activate the “In Game FPS Counter”.


When playing CS2, you will need to use different commands to display network information. Valve has changed the commands, but the new ones are not that complicated.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you enable net_graph in CS2?

To enable net_graph in CS2, open the in-game console by pressing, type cq_netgraph_problem_show_auto 1, and pressing Enter. To access the console, you must first enable the Developer Console option in your CS2 settings.

How do I show my ping in CS2?

To show your ping in CS2, simply Steam’s In-Game settings or the cl_showfps command.

How do I enable the developer console in Counter-Strike 2?

To enable the Developer Console in Counter-Strike 2, go to the game settings menu and select ‘Enable Developer Console’ under the ‘Game’ tab.

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William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO (Counter-Strike 2). He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.