Dealing With Toxic CS2 Players – Proven Strategies

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Dealing With Toxic CS2 Players – Proven Strategies

No one likes toxic CS2 players, but they are everywhere. If you are unsure what to do when you meet some of them, follow these steps.

Counter-Strike 2 is a very fun and competitive game where you and your friends can put your skills to the test. Sadly, like any other multiplayer online game, you often come across teammates and enemies that are toxic. This means that they do all kinds of things to ruin your fun, including flaming, griefing, killing their team, and more.

We understand that dealing with toxic CS2 players is never easy, and it can even make some people quit the game. However, before taking such drastic measures, we recommend checking this detailed guide.

We have many years of experience dealing with toxic players in many different games, so we know a thing or two about how to handle these situations. Keep reading to find out more.

Be a good teammate

As hard as it sounds, being a good teammate in a situation where there is a toxic player on your team can help a lot. I know it is complicated, but once the toxic player sees you are doing everything possible to win, there is a good chance that person will stop ruining.

The complicated part is that being a good teammate in this situation is easier said than done. You need to realize that if you also decide to be toxic, you are 100% going to lose the game. So, instead of playing in a situation where you will surely lose, try to do something and win.

On that note, you should know that there will be games that you just can’t win. Whether it's due to having a toxic teammate or because of something else, you won’t be able to do much, and that’s fine. Instead of flaming, accept the loss and move on. 

If the toxic player is on the enemy team, use that to your advantage

When talking about dealing with toxic CS2 players, there is a good chance they will be on the enemy team. If that happens and you know it is the case, it is highly recommended to take advantage of the situation.

In most cases, these players will want to ruin the game for their team, so you can “fuel” this by being annoying. We understand that this sounds bad, but it can help you a lot in winning the match.

The best way to take advantage of this situation is to “support” the person who’s ruining it. For example, if he is flaming someone from his team, you try being supportive, and that person will feel even more encouraged and continue ruining the game, allowing you to get a free win. There’s no point in starting a flamework or talking this person out of it because it goes against your interest.

Do not troll the toxic CS2 player on your team

Another thing we need to point out when talking about dealing with toxic CS2 players on your team is related to trolling. We have tried messing up with these people to ” force” them to change, but this does not work. In fact, it often makes things worse because they become even more annoying. 

So, instead of trolling them, do everything possible to avoid getting into a “beef” with them. Once that happens, they will be more than happy to throw, and you will give them another reason to do that. 

Take a break

As weird as it sounds, one of the ways that you can deal with toxic CS2 players is to take a break from playing once you start meeting a lot of them. We understand that this is very difficult and not everyone can do it, but trust us, it can save you from many losses.

Meeting one or more toxic players a couple of games in a row is a clear sign that something is not right. Instead of pushing your luck and losing even more games, it’s better to take a step back and take a short break from playing. This will help you calm down, which is incredibly important because it can also save you from becoming a toxic player yourself.

Try kicking the player

This might seem obvious, but a lot of people forget that CS2 actually gives players the opportunity to kick someone from their team. Once that happens, the team will play with 4 players, which is not good because you will have problems winning the match. However, there are many instances where it might be better to play as 4 instead of having someone on your team who is ruining the match.

Before attempting to kick a given player, it is important to ensure you and the rest of your team are on the same page. Ideally, you have to talk with them and ensure that you do not want to have the given player on your team anymore.

If the “vote to kick” fails, the player that you want to kick will become even more aggressive. This means you must be completely sure that the vote will pass.

Try to stay positive 

Some toxic CS2 players are usually like that because they care too much about their rank. In most cases, they are terrified of losing and want to do everything possible to win. When they see that they’ve lost a few rounds, they can start complaining and even use the all-chat and say things like “GG we lost.”

When you find yourself in a similar situation (and trust us, you will), the best thing you can do is to try and motivate those people by staying positive. As we mentioned, those types of toxic CS2 players usually want to win, so your goal has to be to encourage them and tell them that it will be all fine and you will succeed. 

We understand that this sounds strange, but we have been in many situations where it actually worked. 

Dealing With Toxic CS2 Players – Proven Strategies
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.