How to Remove Bots in CSGO
The bots in CSGO used to be less of a challenge up until a recent update improved their aim and made them far more of a threat. This means that if you are in any way new to the game, you can find yourself getting picked off by bots so often that it ruins the gameplay.
So, if you are tired of bots ruining your fun when you just want to explore a new map or play PvP with a friend, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we will show you how to boot bots from the server. We’ll also answer a lot of bot-related questions you’ve been waiting for.
How to Remove Bots on Your Team in CSGO
Now and then, you might want to kick all of the bots off your team and simply enjoy playing with other players. Luckily, this is very easy to do and can be done within a few seconds. Here’s how you go about it:
- First, you’ll need to access the feature by pressing ~ (the Tilde key).
- Then type in ‘bot_kick t’ to kick t-bots, or ‘bot_kick ct’ to kick ct-bots.
- That’s it. In the future, we would recommend binding this command to a hotkey to speed up the process.
How to Remove Bots in CSGO on Console
To kick bots from your game on console and stop them from rejoining or auto-balancing the teams, there’s a handy list of commands that you will need to learn. Memorize these (or better yet, jot them down) and you will be able to enjoy bot free games from here on out:
- To open the console, you need to press ~.
- After you have kicked the bots using the commands above, type “mp_limitteams 1” and hit enter to stop bots rejoining the game.
- Lastly, if you type mp_autoteambalance 0, it will stop bots from auto-balancing and switching from one team to another.
How to Remove Bots in CSGO in Private Match
The last thing you need in a particularly hotly contested PvP game is bots interfering in a private match. They can creep out of the woodwork, interfere with your shots and just be a real nuisance in general.
They can also tend to spam callout after callout. If you want peace and quiet in-game, the only thing to do is to kick them. So, here’s how it’s done:
- First up, you’ll need to enable the developer console. On the main menu, click on “game settings.”
- Here, you’ll see an option to ”Enable Developer Console.”
- Select the ”Yes” button.
- Now you can activate the console in-game by pressing ~.
- Type mp_limitteams 1. This will stop bots from rejoining after they have been kicked.
- Next, type mp_autoteambalance 0. This stops the bots from leveling the teams.
- Finally, type in “bot_kick” to kick all bots from the game.
As you can see, there is some work to it, and it may be hard to remember the commands at first, but write them down or assign a hotkey to them and you can get it done in no time at all.
How to Kick Bots in CSGO
The bots in CSGO are designed to fill positions that would normally be taken up by human players. However, they don’t act like human players at the best of times. In fact, often they just serve to interrupt gameplay and can become quite annoying.
The bad news is that you can’t remove bots on competitive mode or on a server that doesn’t belong to you. You need access to the server commands to be able to do so. However, if you are playing on your own server, just follow the directions in the section above to remove any unhelpful or unwanted bots.
How to Remove Bots on Your Team in CSGO
Often the most memorable games are those with only human players. Though bots can serve a purpose at times, mostly they just seem to kind of get in the way. The good news is that if you want to get rid of them, it is easy to do. The only caveat is that you need to have set up the game so that you have access to the console. If this is the case, all you need to do is as follows:
- Open the console by pressing ~.
- Then type in ”bot_kick t” to kick t-bots, or ”bot_kick ct” to kick ct-bots.
How to Remove Bots in CSGO in Private Match
If you want to play a simple one-on-one and level up your achievements without bots interfering, there are a few commands that can help you out. Provided that you have control of the server, all you need to do is to enter one of these commands into the console (accessed by pressing ~.
- “bot_quota 0” – reduces the bot count to zero from 10.
- “bot_kick” – gets rid of all bots.
- “bot_stop 1” – freezes all bots where they stand.
- “bot_knives_only 1” – bots can only use knives.
If you do not host the server locally, it is important to remember that you will need to use rcon. If you rent a server, this info can be found on the server.cfg file.
How to Remove Bots in CSGO Competitive
As of January 2021, Valve has decided to remove all bots from Classic Competitive Mode. This means that when a player disconnects, they will no longer be instantly replaced by a bot. The main purpose of the bots was to try and keep the teams balanced in the case of an accidental disconnect. Naturally, there are lots of players who are confused and even angered by the decision. As it stands, the reasoning behind the change is unclear.
How to Remove Bot Prefix in CSGO
When you play CSGO offline with bots, you come across names like “BOT Yuri” and “BOT Hank.” However, if you prefer, you can customize bot names and even their characteristics. It isn’t exactly easy, but if you follow these steps you should crack it:
- Find the file csgo_english.txt in Steam \ SteamApps \ common \ Counter-Strike Global Offensive \ csgo \ resource
- Open the file in Notebook and find “SFUI_bot_decorated_name BOT% s1”
- Delete the capitalized word ”BOT”
That’s all there is to it. This bot will no longer have the bot prefix visible in-game.
How to Remove Limit Bots in CSGO
Sometimes you may want to add as many bots as possible to the server. If this appeals to you, this is how it is done:
- First up, you’ll need to hit ~ to access the console.
- Then, you’ll need to type in sv_cheats 1.
- Then, type in “bot_kick” (gets rid of all bots from the server).
- Next, type in mp_autoteambalance 0 to stop the game balancing out the teams automatically.
- Type in mp_limitteams 0 (removes the limit and allows more players to be on one team than another).
- After this, you can simply add bots to whatever team you choose; use “bot_add t” (to add to T side), or “bot_add ct” (adds a bot to CT side).
We hope that clears it up for you. Good luck and have fun.
Why Were Bots Removed From CSGO?
Even though the move to remove bots from Classic Competitive games may have struck most of us as odd, there may be some solid logic behind the change. Up until recently, when a player accidentally disconnected, they would be replaced by a bot almost instantly to keep the team numbers even.
Now, a team is forced to continue until the missing player rejoins the fold. One theory on why Valve has done this is to prevent teams from kicking players who aren’t playing particularly well. Another theory considers these new measures as a way to prevent players from playing overly-aggressive, knowing that they have a second life in the form of a bot.
As of yet, we don’t know the reasoning behind removing the bots, but for now, we’re leaning toward the former theory.
How Do I Turn Off Bots in CSGO 1v1?
Kicking bots to create a pleasant 1v1 free for all is mercifully easy if you’re controlling the server. If you are, here’s how it’s done.
• First, open up the console by pressing the ~ key.
• Next, type in “mp_limitteams 1” and hit enter to stop bots from rejoining the game.
• Then, type in “mp_autoteambalance 0” to stop bots balancing the teams.
• Finally, input “bot_kick” to remove all bots from the server.
If you have followed these steps, you should now be left with just two players in the game.
How to Change the Difficulty of Bots on Your Server?
As you are adding bots to your server, you can change their difficulty settings using the bot difficulty command which looks like this: bot_difficulty (and then a number of your choosing. There are four difficulty settings to choose from, ranging from 0 – easy, all the way up to 3 – expert.
CSGO Bots, a Blessing or a Curse?
Whether you love them or hate them, most of us agree that bots at least can serve some purpose in CSGO. Sure, they’re unlikely to pull off some heroic stunt that’ll turn the tide in your favor, but it’s still kind of sad to see them gone from Classic Competitive Mode. So, seeing as the reasons are unclear for Valve removing them, what do you think the logic was for this move? Answers in the comments section below.