Score Commands Help & Examples

Just like the +score command, the -score command works in CS:GO and CS2, and you can enter it directly via console, as it doesn’t require you to activate sv_cheats beforehand.

If you want to display or hide the CSGO scoreboard permanently, you need to use the score commands. On this page, you are going to learn what the score commands are and how to use them, so you can fully customize your scoreboard in the game as you please.

We are also going to share real examples on how the score commands are implemented in CS:GO/CS2, so you can use them properly depending on the results you want to achieve.

What Are the Score Commands in CS:GO (CS2)?

The score commands in CS:GO and CS2 are used to control the visibility of the scoreboard. There are two commands in this category: +score and -score. Using +score will display the scoreboard permanently, while activating -score hides the scoreboard until +score is used again.

Both commands serve the same purpose as the TAB key, which is to show the scoreboard. However, there’s a key difference: while the TAB key only shows the scoreboard while held down, the +score command keeps it displayed permanently until reversed by the -score command.

Valve introduced the score commands to cater to players who require constant access to game statistics. By eliminating the need to repeatedly press the TAB key to view the scoreboard, these commands provide convenient and quick access to essential match stats whenever needed.

Along with the +score and -score commands, Valve also introduced two commands that fulfill the exact same functions: +showscores and -showscores. The first one is in charge of activating the permanent display of the in-game scoreboard, whereas the second one is responsible for deactivating it.

Key for Customizing the CS:GO (CS2) HUD

Both score commands, +score and -score, fall under the spectrum of CS:GO (CS2) HUD commands. As a result, they are key for customizing the HUD according to your likes, needs and goals. As opposed to having to hold on the TAB key whenever you want to check stats of the match, you can simply use the +score to display it permanently, and hide it by inputting the -score command.

They are available in both CS:GO and CS2, and you can use them directly via console. They execute their corresponding function automatically upon inputting them, allowing you to customize the visibility of the scoreboard instantly.

Below, you will find more information about each one of the score commands in CS:GO (CS2), so you can start using them starting today.

What is the +score Command?

+score is a command you can enter via console to launch the CSGO scoreboard, which will display the statistics of the game such as money, number of kills, deaths, MVP medals, damage and HS%. As such, this command is a useful resource for getting a proper overview on how the game is going, as it will share with you all the information you need about it.

This command fulfills the same function as pressing on the TAB key, which will display the CS:GO (CS2) scoreboard for as long as you keep pressing the key. The difference is using the +score command will display the scoreboard permanently.

The +score command does not accept arguments, because it’s been designed to act as a client cvar. It only requires you to input it in the console, press enter and it will take effect immediately, displaying the scoreboard for you to analyze the stats of the match.

An example of incorrect use would be typing +score 1 in the console, based on the idea that setting the argument to “1” will set the scoreboard display function to “true”, but doing so won’t work.

Another example of incorrect use would be typing +score 0 in the console, based on the idea that it will set the command “off”, and hence make the permanent scoreboard disappear from the screen. 

You can use the command in all available game modes in CS:GO and CS2. For example, you can use the +score command to display the stats of the match in a Competitive or Casual match. 

You can use the +score command directly without activating sv_cheat beforehand, as it’s designed to run on the client side. Furthermore, you don’t need to be a server host or admin rights, as this command will only work for you.

Nonetheless, you cannot make the scoreboard disappear by just typing in the +score command again via console. For this purpose, you need to use the -score command. You can find more information about it below.

Also, you cannot make the scoreboard disappear upon using the +score command by pressing on the TAB key. As we have already mentioned, you need to use the -score command to hide it.

How to Use the +score Command

Now that you know what the +score command is, here is how you can use it via console to display the scoreboard permanently:

  1. Press the key “~” to launch the console
  2. Type in the command +score
  3. Press enter
  4. The command will execute instantly and display the scoreboard

Upon typing in the +score command, the scoreboard will be displayed and it will stay on permanently, until you deactivate it by using the other score command, -score.

As we previously mentioned, this command is a client cvar, and hence it won’t accept any argument. You just need to use it as it is, press enter and it will execute the corresponding function automatically.

What is the -score Command?

The -score command belongs to the score commands category in CS:GO and CS2. It functions to deactivate the scoreboard after activating it with the +score command, which keeps it displayed permanently. Therefore, it fulfills the same function as letting the TAB key go after pressing it to display the scoreboard. 

This command doesn’t affect the standard operation of the TAB key. If you use “-score” to hide the permanent scoreboard after activating it with “+score,” you can still use the TAB key as usual. Press and hold the TAB key to display the scoreboard and release it to hide it again.

Just like its counterpart, it’s a cvar client, and hence it doesn’t need any argument. All you need to do is to input it via console, press enter and it will execute its corresponding function automatically.

Therefore, adding an argument to it such as “1” or “0”, based on the idea they will set the command to “true” or “false” respectively, won’t work. All you need to do is to use the command as it is and you will disappear the scoreboard, in case you have activated it via the score+ command.

For example, if you type in -score 1, it will not work. Because it’s a cvar client, it only takes entering the command as it is and the game will execute it automatically.

How to Use the -score Command

Here is how you can use the -score command to deactivate the permanent display of the CS:GO (CS2) scoreboard:

  1. Press the key “~” to launch the console
  2. Type in the command -score
  3. Press enter
  4. The command will execute instantly and will hide the CS:GO scoreboard

Remember, this command will only work if you have previously used the +score command to display the scoreboard permanently.

You just need to use the command as instructed in this tutorial, without adding any argument because the command will reject them. It’s a cvar client, and it will execute simply by inputting the command as it is via console.

What is the +showscores Command?

The +showscores command is a way to launch the scoreboard permanently via console. As opposed to holding on the TAB key to display it momentarily, this command will display it until you turn it off with the -showscores or -score command.

This command is the same as the +score command, and hence it follows the same rules and executes the same function. As such, it’s a cvar client you can only execute as it is without adding any argument, because otherwise it will crash and won’t display the scoreboard as intended.

Therefore, if you tried to input the command like this, +showscores 1, it wouldn’t work as it’s not designed to function this way. The same would happen if you use it like this, +showscores 0. The unique way to make it work is by inputting the command as it is, and in case you want to deactivate the CS:GO scoreboard, you only have to use the -showscores or -score commands.

Nonetheless, the +score command is a superior choice to +showscores as it’s shorter, and hence easier to remember and faster to type in. 

If you’d like to learn how to use the +showscores command, in case you want an alternative to the +score command, below you will find a tutorial that will guide you step by step.

How to Use the +showscores Command?

Using this command is really simple, and you can do it in just 4 steps – here you have the complete tutorial:

  1. Press the key “~” to launch the console
  2. Type in the command +showscores
  3. Press enter
  4. The command will execute instantly and will display the in-game scoreboard

Now you will be able to check the scoreboard at all times because it will display permanently until you deactivate it by using the -showscores command. And if you would like to learn more about this one, below you will find all the information you need.

What is the -showscores Command?

The -showscores command serves to deactivate the continuous display of the scoreboard in CS:GO and CS2, which is initially activated by using the +showscores or +score command. Essentially, it acts as a switch to turn off the scoreboard when it’s no longer needed.

Similar to the -score command, utilizing -showscores doesn’t alter the regular functionality of the TAB key. You can still press TAB to momentarily display the scoreboard, and release it to hide it as needed.

Therefore, using the -showscores command is the same as using -score. You can use both interchangeably. However, our recommendation is to stick to -score, as it’s easier to remember and hence faster to type in.

Because it’s necessary to always adjust the HUD according to your likes and needs, you should keep this command at hand, because you can use it any moment you please to make the in-game scoreboard disappear when you no longer need it.

If you would like to check a tutorial on how to use this command, below you will find a step-by-step guide.

How to Use the -showscores Command?

If you want to hide the in-game scoreboard after launching it with the +showscores or +score commands, you can do it in only 4 steps:

  1. Press the key “~” to launch the console
  2. Type in the command -showscores
  3. Press enter
  4. The command will execute instantly and will hide the in-game scoreboard

As you can see, it’s very easy to undo the function of the +showscores or +score commands by inputting the -showscores command as instructed. Immediately, the CS2 scoreboard will disappear, allowing you to adjust the HUD according to your likes and needs.

Manually entering commands to toggle the scoreboard on and off can become tedious over time. To simplify this process, you can bind these commands to specific keys on your keyboard. This way, you can quickly activate or deactivate the scoreboard with just a press of a button. Below, we will show you how to do it.

How to Bind Score Commands in CS:GO an CS2

If you would like to activate and deactivate the display of the in-game scoreboard in CS:GO and CS2 at will, you can do it by binding the score commands. This is why we will teach you how to do it, so you can effortlessly customize your HUD settings and gameplay experience.

Here’s what you would need to input via console:

bind J “+showscores”

bind K “-showscores”

Now you can activate and deactivate the display of the in-game scoreboard with only one click, instead of having to keep pressing on the TAB key to show the scoreboard. This will make things much easier, instead of having to input the +score/+showscores and -score/-showscores commands repeatedly every time you want to activate or deactivate this feature.

You can change the “J” and “K” keys for any other keys you prefer. For example, you can link the key “L” to the +showscores command, whereas the key “X” could be linked to the -showscores command, so you can switch from on and off whenever you wish by just clicking a key.

Alternatively, you could use the same code, but instead of using the command +showscores, you could use the command +score:

bind J “+score”

bind K “-score”

Likewise, you can use other keys of your preference to bind them to the +score and -score commands. All you need to do is to use bind “your selected key” “+score/-score” via console and you will be able to activate and deactivate the in-game scoreboard at will.

Examples on How to Use the Score Commands in CS:GO (CS2)

Here you have practical examples on how you can use the score commands in CS:GO and CS2, to customize your HUD to enjoy an enhanced gameplay experience.

Display the CS:GO Scoreboard Permanently

If you want to display the in-game scoreboard permanently, you only need to use the command like this: +score. Automatically, upon pressing enter, the command will execute and you will be able to check all the available stats of the match. The in-game scoreboard will keep showing on your screen until you deactivate it.

You can also activate the command by typing +showscores in the console. Once entered, press enter, and the in-game scoreboard will appear, staying on the screen until you choose to deactivate it.

Hide the CS:GO Scoreboard Permanently

If you have activated the scoreboard permanently, and now you want to switch it off, you only need to use the command like this: -score. Immediately upon using it, the game will shut down the scoreboard and you will no longer be able to see it unless you hold the key TAB or use the +score or +showscores commands again.

To hide the scoreboard in CS:GO (CS2), you can use the command -showscores. Similar to the -score command, this will deactivate the scoreboard from the HUD configuration, allowing you to play with the default settings.

Using Arguments for the +score Command

The +score command is a client cvar command, meaning it doesn’t accept arguments or have associated functions. Typing +score 1 or any other value won’t produce any results; it won’t display the in-game scoreboard or change its behavior in any way.

Similarly, using any other argument such as “0” with the +score command, like this: +score 0, won’t deactivate the in-game scoreboard. If you’ve already activated it using this command or “+showscores”, the scoreboard will remain visible until you manually hide it.

Using Arguments for the -score Command

All the Score commands in CS:GO and CS2 share the same syntax and rules, therefore it’s not possible to add arguments to the -score command. It’s been only designed to counteract the action of the +score and +showscores commands, by disabling the in-game scoreboard. Therefore, using an argument such as “2”, which would result in the command -score 2, would not yield any result.

The same would happen if you used the argument “1”, resulting in the command -score 1. It would not yield any results and the scoreboard would still show permanently.

Using Arguments for the +showscores Command

The +showscores command is responsible for displaying the in-game scoreboard permanently in CS:GO and CS2. However, as it’s a cvar client, you cannot use arguments for it, as its only function is to launch the scoreboard. Therefore, trying to use an argument such as “1”, which would result in the command +showscores 1, would not work, and hence it wouldn’t display the CSGO scoreboard permanently.

As mentioned earlier, the “+showscores” command is designed for a specific purpose and does not accept arguments. Therefore, attempting to deactivate it by using “0” as an argument, such as “+showscores 0”, will not work.

As previously explained, the +showscores command is a client command variable (cvar), meaning it does not accept arguments beyond its intended function. Therefore, attempting to use other arguments, whether they are words or numbers, will not be effective. Stick to its original function, which is to launch the in-game scoreboard and keep it displayed until you choose to deactivate it.

Using Arguments for the -showscores Command

The -showscores command serves the same purpose as the -score command, which is to deactivate the permanent display of the in-game scoreboard after activating it by using the +score or +showscores commands. Therefore, because it’s part of the family of client command variables, it won’t accept any argument.

As previously mentioned, the “+showscores” command operates solely by inputting it via console, without the need for additional arguments. Attempts to use arguments like “1” or “0” to set it to true or false will not work, as the command does not accept such inputs. Stick to using the command as intended, without adding any arguments, to deactivate the scoreboard display from the HUD configuration. 

Therefore, commands like “-showscores 1” or “-showscores 0” will not produce any result and the scoreboard will keep showing permanently on the screen until you use the command correctly, which is inputting -showscores via console and pressing enter.