I thought i had to push the ~ or ` key to open the console but my PC simply ignores the command. Can anyone advise?

  • Usually, it's in the options somewhere (I don't know specifically, I'm speaking generally for Source games)
    – Unionhawk
    Feb 27, 2014 at 21:14

2 Answers 2


You have to go to the Game settings and check the enable developer console. After this you can use ` or the assigned key to open and close it.

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  • For some reason, it says "`" on my MacBook, but it's actually §. Weird.
    – grooveplex
    Feb 12, 2019 at 19:29
  • @grooveplex Thanks! What I wanted to know! 👌
    – M1GEO
    Jan 10, 2021 at 1:35

Source: http://fearless-assassins.com/tutorials/article/268-csgo-how-to-enable-console/

Start game -> Help & Options -> Game Settings -> make sure you have this enabled(There is an image in the source link for the page you are looking for)

Then You can go to Help & Options -> Keyboard/mouse -> and change your console key. The default is " ` "(Tilde Key).

Hopefully this helps.

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