How to record Counter-Strike gameplay
(CS:GO, CS, Counter Strike Online)

Counter-Strike (CS) was introduced in 1999 as a modification to the Half-Life game. It was later acquired by Valve (the developers of the Half-Life game) and released as a retail product in 2000. Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve and Turtle Rock Studios. The gameplay showcases two teams of terrorists and counter-terrorists, where acts include bombing, hostage, and assassination. While winning rounds attracts rewards, killing your teammates draws a penalty.

Since its release in 2000, four games have been released in the main series, including Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Source, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Several third-party spin-offs of the game for Asian Markets include the Counter-Strike Online series, Counter-Strike Neo, and Counter-Strike Nexon: Studios.

If you are an ardent Counter-Strike player and want to share your gaming experience with others, you can record your gameplay on a PC with Bandicam. If you want to record CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) in particular, you have to set the settings as shown below:

How to record CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

To record CSGO gameplay, start Steam, go to the Properties of the game, and add "-allow_third_party_software" to the SET LAUNCH OPTIONS. record CSGO, CSGO gameplay, Bandicam


Recording Sample Video
  • Title: Counter Strike:Global Offensive Deathmatch Gameplay
  • Uploaded by Cruzshinima on Apr 22, 2011
  • Comment: It's basically me testing Bandicam recorder on Counter Strike Source
  • This Counter-Strike video was uploaded by Cruzshinima (Bandicam user).

Please follow the steps below to record Counter-Strike gameplay:

  1. Download the game recorder, Bandicam, and start.

  2. Choose the 'Game Recording' mode to record CS:GO gameplay.

    It's better to use 'Game Recording' mode to get a high quality video file.

    Record CSGO gameplay, Counter Strike, Counter Strike

  3. Start the Counter-Strike game to record.

    Note: For a stable operation, Bandicam needs to be running before starting the Counter-Strike game.

    • While running a game in 'Game Recording' mode, you can see the green FPS number on the screen.
    • You can control the FPS (frames per second) under the 'FPS' tab of Bandicam. If you can't see the green FPS number, visit No FPS on the recording target.

    Counter Strike recording, ready to record, Game FPS

  4. Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) to start recording.

    f12 key to start/stop the recording gameplay

  5. During the recording, the green FPS number will change to red.

    record CSGO, recording the target - red color

  6. To stop recording, press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) again.

  7. Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit, or upload the captured videos.

    Bandicam, captured videos


Related FAQs about recording Counter-Strike gameplay

1. How do I record CS:GO gameplay with my voice?

Bandicam records not only your voice but also system audio from gameplay. If you select "(Default Output Device)" for the Speakers and "Your microphone device" for the Microphone, you can record your gameplay with your voice, including game sounds.

Bandicam, record gameplay with voice

2. How do you record CSGO gameplay on a PC?

Using Bandicam is the best and easiest way to record CS:GO gameplay with high video quality. As mentioned above, you can record CSGO with Bandicam by adding the game settings on Steam.

Counter-Strike Game Recording for Advanced Users

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Bandicam offers the best online game recording experience.

When you record online games with Bandicam Game Recorder...

You can upload the recorded file to YouTube WITHOUT CONVERTING.

You can RECORD FOR OVER 7 DAYS without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML).

​​Bandicam produces SMALLER FILE SIZES for recordings, compared to other capture programs.

Bandicam has LESS LAG than other screen capture software, since it uses fewer CPU/GPU/RAM resources.