In this comprehensive guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about accessing, storing, and watching CS2 demos and replays. Whether you're a veteran or newcomer, mastering demo analysis can give you a significant competitive edge by improving your positioning, decision-making, and overall game sense. Get ready to unlock the full potential of demo and replay analysis and take your CS2 experience to new heights!


How to Watch CS2 Replay


To watch a replay of your previous CS2 match:

  1. Open Steam in a web browser and sign in (
  2. Go to "Games" in your menu, find Counter-Strike 2, and select "My Game Stats", then "(Your nick) Personal Data"
  3. Find the match you want to watch and click "Download GOTV Replay."
  4. Extract the downloaded file and move it to the csgo folder. (default path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\game\csgo)
  5. Launch CS2, open the console, and enter playdemo demo_name. Replace demo_name with replay name.

Where Are CS2 Demos Stored


CS2 demos are typically stored in the following folder:Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\game\csgo\replays


CS2 Demo Format


CS2 demos are saved in a compressed file format, usually .zip or .rar. Before watching a demo, you need to extract the compressed file into the csgo folder mentioned above.


CS2 Demo Viewer


CS2 has a built-in demo viewer that allows you to watch demos with various controls and features. To access the demo viewer UI, open the console and enter demoui while watching a demo.


How to Record CS2 Demo


To record a demo of your CS2 game, simply play a match. CS2 automatically records demos for all your matches, which are saved in the replays folder mentioned above.


Where Can I Download CS2 Demos and Replays?


You can download CS2 demos and replays from various sources:

Why You Should Watch Demos in CS2


Watching demos in CS2 can significantly improve your gameplay by:

  • Analyzing your mistakes and learning from them
  • Studying enemy team strategies and positioning
  • Learning new tactics, grenades, and tricks
  • Identifying cheaters or suspicious behavior
  • Improving your overall game sense and decision-making skills


Watching demos is a crucial practice for aspiring professionals and dedicated CS2 players who want to take their skills to the next level.

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