How do I add tags to my TF2 server?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To add tags to your TF2 server, you will need to access the server’s configuration file. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Navigate to your control panel: This is where you manage your TF2 server. It may be accessed through a web browser or a dedicated application provided by your hosting provider.

2. Click on the Files or FTP File Access tab: Look for this option in your control panel’s menu. It allows you to access the files and directories of your TF2 server.

3. Open the TF2 server.cfg file: Locate the file named “server.cfg” and open it. This file contains various settings and configurations for your TF2 server.

4. Add the tags line: Within the server.cfg file, look for a section where you can add custom server settings. If it doesn’t exist, you can create one. Add a new line with the following syntax:


Replace `[tag1],[tag2],[tag3]` with the tags you want to add to your server. Tags are keywords or phrases that describe your server and help players find it in the server browser.

For example, if you want to add tags for competitive gameplay and custom maps, you can use:

Sv_tags=”competitive,custom maps”

Make sure to separate multiple tags with commas.

5. Save and restart your server: Once you have added the tags, save the server.cfg file and restart your TF2 server for the changes to take effect. This can usually be done through your control panel or by using a server restart command.

After the server restarts, the tags you added should be visible in the server browser. Players searching for servers with specific tags will be more likely to find and join your server based on the tags you have set.

Remember to choose tags that accurately represent your server’s gameplay style, map selection, or any other unique features you want to highlight. This will help attract the right audience and increase the visibility of your TF2 server.