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Warning.png Warning: In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, maxplayers is deprecated, set it in gamemodes_server.txt.example or use -maxplayers_override instead.

maxplayers is a server console variable that determines the maximum number of players that can join a game. It cannot be changed while a server is running.

The absolute player limit of Source is 255, though the number supported by most games is far lower. The highest actual player limits are currently found in <Garry's Mod>Garry's Mod (128), <Counter-Strike: Source>Counter-Strike: Source (64) and <Team Fortress 2>Team Fortress 2 (32).


The engine can be put into single-player mode by setting maxplayers to 1 before a game starts. This bridges the normal client-server divide in several areas, eliminating latency and interpolation and opening backdoors like the one used by the inverse kinematics system.

In the entity index, 1 to maxplayers is reserved for player entities (0 is worldspawn).