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By Gabriele Asaro
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CS2 "Match Demo Has Expired": What It Means and What You Can Do

Just finished a sick CS2 match and the match demo has expired and is unavailable? You're not alone.

Many players are having this issue and I'm here to explain what's going on and what you can do about it.

First off, let's get the elephant out of the room: the match demo has expired CS2 or it is unavailable because Valve has temporarily disabled the match demo. This isn't your fault so don't go troubleshooting your game or system.

Why is this happening? Valve disables features like this when they're working on updates or fixes for the game. It's a normal part of the development process, especially for a new game like CS2.

When will match demos be available again? Unfortunately, no one knows. Valve hasn't given a timeline.

But since match demos are so important to many players, I'm sure they'll get it back up and running as soon as possible.

Is there anything you can do in the meantime? While you can't access in-game match demos, you have a few options:

  • Use a screen recording software like OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) to record your matches.
  • Try other game capture programs that can record your gameplay.
  • Wait patiently for Valve to turn it back on.

This is a temporary situation. Valve knows how important match demos are to the CS2 community so they'll get to it.

Follow official CS2 channels for updates on when match demos will be back.

Gabriele AsaroAbout the author

Gabriele Asaro
Gabriele Asaro

I'm the Head of Research at Clash.gg. With over 7 years of experience in the Counter-Strike niche, I have developed extensive knowledge of the game, its strategies, and the competitive scene. My insights are based on years of in-depth analysis and close involvement with the Counter-Strike community.