Workshop tools CS2 – How to Use Them

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Workshop tools CS2 – How to Use Them

Do you want to know more about Workshop tools CS2? Here is how to use them and what to expect.

In case you don’t remember, we’ve reviewed that the CS2 workshop was around a month ago. The cs2 update back then included a lot of different things, but this was among the most popular, and for a reason. The different CS2 workshop tools can be downloaded without the need to pay anything, and they will allow you to be a lot more creative than usual. So, let’s learn more information about how it all works.

Workshop Tools CS2 – Basics

The most important thing you need to know about the CS2 workshop tools is that they are completely free. Unlike in CSGO, where players had to have the game in order to use the tool or they should’ve got a Prime status, this is not the case anymore. Accessing the workshop tools CS2 is easy, and we will reveal everything.

How to install the CS2 workshop tools?

To install Counter-Strike 2 workshop tools, you need to do the following:

  • Open the Stem Library, right-click on Counter-Strike 2, and choose “Properties”.
  • Go to the DLC tab and select the “install” option, which is next to the Workshop tools CS2.
  • Once your download is ready, the next step is to check the DLC tab and find the tools there. If everything is okay, you can press “Play”, and you will see a dialog that will ask you to open the CS2 in order to use the tools. 

What can you do with the Counter-Strike 2 workshop tools?

Workshop tools CS2 - How to Use Them
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Now that you have the CS2 workshop tools installed, it is time to see what you can do with them. There are a lot of options, and each one offers something cool, so let’s go through them.

Material Editor – The first thing that you will probably come across is the material editor. Here, you can create new textures regarding characters, objects, and others. You can also customize different existing elements and change their visual appearance.

Sound Browser – As its name implies, this part of the workshop tools CS2 allows you to organize and manage the different sound files and add unique game elements.

Mode Viewer – You can check things like weapon skins, character models, and more. The idea here is to check them before you import them into the game.

Hammer Editor – If you want to create CS2 maps and have fun, this is the option for you. You can place objects, create spawn points, design entire map layouts, and more.

Particle Editor – this CS2 workshop tool allows you to create specific effects for customer games. This includes fire, smoke, and various other things.

Panorama UI Editor – This tool helps with the user interface. Here, you can change menus, add HUD elements, and do all kinds of other things. 

Faceposer – CS2 has much better graphics than CSGO, which is why the Faceposer tool is more interesting than ever. Here, you can create different facial animations, add custom expressions, and more.

Workshop Workbench – The last thing that you will find here is the workbench. The idea behind it is to share your work with the community, so this thing allows you to do that by using the Steam Workshop.


As you can see, the Counter-Strike 2 Workshop tools have a lot to offer and people can use them to come up with loads of creative ideas. It will be interesting to see what kind of things we’ll have access to in the future.

Workshop tools CS2 – How to Use Them
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.