All CS GO Competitive and Community Maps
- Map Callouts for Teamspeak & Discord
- Tips & Tricks for a higher win percentage on CS GO maps
Counterstrike CS GO Map Guides:
CS GO Map Callout List
CS GO map callouts are lists with the wording/official international names of specific areas on every map.
Map callout names are important for a fast voice commitment which everyone understands. All people online have to use the same vocabulary, so that every player on this planet knows what you are talking about. Some maps got some userbase fun names, but these images contain the official names:
CS GO Cache Map Callouts
CS GO Dust 2 Map Callouts
CS GO Overpass Map Callouts
CS GO Train Map Callouts
CS GO Office Map Callouts
CS GO Nuke Map Callouts
CS GO Inferno Map Callouts
CS GO Canals Map Callouts
CS GO Cobblestone Map Callouts
CS GO Agency Map Callouts
CS GO Map Guide
CS GO maps are the main arena for the game, where the two teams called Terorrists and Counter-Terrorists meet, to fight against each other for the win. The map types can have different objectives, such as enemy elimination, bomb placing & defusing, or to rescue and protect hostages.
Map Evolution: In all the years the standart maps like dust, dust 2 and atztec got reworked, reskinned and they got more detail. In the past years Valve optimized the maps again and they look much better now and also included some layout changes. The changes improve the balancing of the two teams T/CT.
Counterstrike Global Offensive also has CS GO mapping and modding-support: This means the users are allowed to create new maps and publish them in the Steam Workshop. Very cool to see is that Valve is choosing the best CS GO community maps and add them to “Operations”. This makes the map playable in the ranked matchmaking for a time duration. Like this CS GO map developers can earn money each time the map is played!
1. CS GO Map Types
What are CS GO Map Types?
The CS GO map types classify the playstyle and goals, which objectives are key to win the map. To find them quickly inside the game, the CS GO map types have shortnames like “de_”, “cs_” or “ar_” which will be placed right before the map name, example: “de_dust” or “cs_office”.
Bomb defusal maps (de): CS GO bomb defusal maps or in short “de maps” are designed with defined bombspots. The terrorists team has to tactically reach a bombspot via pushing and rushing. When the bomb is planted, the Counter-Terrorists have 40 seconds to conquer the bombspot and defuse the bomb. If the bomb is not planted within 2 minutes, the round is succefully defended by the CT team.
Hostage rescue maps (cs): CS GO hostage rescue maps, also called cs maps turn the sides. In this scenario the terrorists have to defend their hostages, because the counter-terrorists have to get them free. The goal is to protect the hostages and take them out without damaging them.
Arsenal: Arms Race maps and Demolition maps (ar): CS GO Arms Race maps are team deathmatch maps. Players can not buy weapons, but have to make kills with every weapon to be the first with a final knife kill to win the game. CS GO Demolition maps have a bombspot like on bombdefusal maps but only one. The map is much smaller and kills and won rounds get rewarded with new weapons at the start of a new round.
CS GO Assasination maps have the objective to bring the VIPs to the extraction area with the counter-terrorist team.
Escape Maps (es)
On CS GO Escape Maps, the terrorist team has to escape from the counter-terrorist team.
Surf Maps (surf)
The CS GO surf maps are made for fun, with perfect timed sliding moves and mouse movement you have to jump through a parcour to reach the end as the first player.
Zombie Maps (zm)
The zm maps are CS GO Zombie Maps, it depends on the custom server how the game mode is set. Normally you can choose spells and get stronger with each kill.
2. CS GO Map Groups
What are CS GO Map Groups?
Valve has created map groups for CS GO to clarify Map Pools for a good usage in tournaments and missions.
The Active Duty & Reserve group contains official maps. The Operations group contains also community maps.
These are the CS GO map groups: Official CS GO maps are these maps that have been created by the official developer, they can be edited and optimized by community members. Custom CS GO maps are created by non official game developers or team members. They are created by the community. Most of the current official maps are based on community maps. This shows how important the map developer scene is for Counterstrike. Valve supports the most popularcustom maps and publishes them via CS GO Operations, like in the Operation Payback. An example of an operation map that got an official map is Cache.
3. Official CS GO Maps
4. Custom CS GO Maps
5. CS GO Operation Maps
Official CS GO maps are these maps that have been created by the official developer, they can be edited and optimized by community members.
Custom CS GO maps are created by non official game developers or team members. They are created by the community. Most of the current official maps are based on community maps. This shows how important the map developer scene is for Counterstrike.
Valve supports the most popularcustom maps and publishes them via CS GO Operations, like in the Operation Payback. An example of an operation map that got an official map is Cache.
CS GO Map Tips & Guides
To reach a higher win percentage on CS GO maps, try to follow these steps:
- Play with a small map pool (2-4 maps) and master them.
- Read about the CS GO Elo and Matchmaking.
- Choose the right weapons for tactical moves on specific maps.
CS GO Full Map Pool
On this page you can find the full CS GO map pool list. Here you get a quick overview over all competitive maps and the most important information about them.
If you click on the single maps you can learn more about the behaviour on this maps and how the callouts are officially named. Valve is upgrading the existing maps in terms of gameplay visuals to make tgen up to date.
Choose your favorite maps and master them!