Counter-Strike: Global Offensive makes a few adjustments to the original gameplay formula of the Counter-Strike series. Compared to Counter-Strike: Source, weapon damage models were rebalanced. There is improved bullet penetration through some walls, materials, and objects. The Radio Commands for bots and players have been updated, among other changes.



Economy has been modified. Ammunition no longer needs to be purchased.


In addition to the graphical updates, the HUD, crosshair and buy menu VGUI has been updated.


The game features a Competitive Matchmaking system based on ELO ranks and Skill groups.


The game has support for dedicated servers on PC and Mac only.


Leaderboards were included in initial release, but were cut in the February 17, 2016 update.


The game allows cross-platform multiplayer play between Microsoft Windows and macOS. PlayStation 3 was previously said to be included, but later dropped.[1]


Tips and Hints are added to the map loading screen, while Fun facts were added to round-ends that describe interesting facts that happened in the round.


Weapons & Equipment

There are a total of 34 weapons in Global Offensive, 19 of which are exclusive to the game. Among those 19, 10 are replacements of old weapons, retaining their role but are modelled after new guns, and the other 9 are unique weapons with new roles and properties. Returning weapons also have many changes made to their general properties.


Game Modes

Global Offensive contains several multiplayer game modes.


Classic Casual and Classic Competitive: Classical game modes of Bomb defusal and Hostage rescue. Casual and Competitive have different rules to better suit casual players and competitive players.

Bomb Scenario: The Terrorists must plant C4 at a bombsite and the Counter-Terrorists must defend the bombsite.

Hostage Scenario: The Counter-Terrorists must rescue the hostages and the Terrorists must defend the hostages.

Wingman (PC only): 2 versus 2 matches on small bomb defusal maps.

Premier Competitive (PC only): A version of Competitive where the players select Active Duty maps to play through a veto system.

War Games: Three modes which are not related to the main process in CS:GO.

War Games: Demolition: Fast paced bomb defusal with weapon progression elements.

War Games: Arms Race: Respawning deathmatch where players must progress through a list of weapons.

War Games: Flying Scoutsman (PC only): Gravity is reduced, and all players possess SSG 08 rifles with perfect accuracy.

Retakes (PC only): A fast-paced game mode where 3 Terrorists defend a planted bomb from 4 Counter-Terrorists.

Missions (PC only): Game modes that can be played during operations.

Guardian: 2 players must fend off waves of 5 bots.

Co-op Strike: 2 players going fight against an AI controlled terrorist team in a story-driven scenario.

Deathmatch (PC only): Team-based respawning deathmatch.

Danger Zone (PC only): A fast-paced Battle Royale-type game mode where players fight with others to stay alive.

In addition, Global Offensive offers Offline with Bots, which offers the same game modes with AI-controlled bots (with the exception of Danger Zone); and the Weapons Course, a single player map serving as a tutorial and a training mode.


Official Maps

At launch, Global Offensive had a total of 16 official maps: 8 updated classic maps, and 8 brand new maps for the Arsenal game mode. More maps were added to the game in later patches.


Maps added in post-release can only be accessed through the PC version of the game.


Bomb Defusal

Active Duty Pool

Dust II

Inferno

Nuke

Vertigo (released on October 1, 2012)[2]

Mirage (released on June 12, 2013)[3]

Overpass (released on December 18, 2013)[4]

Ancient (released on December 3, 2020)

Reserves Group

Train

Cobblestone (released on December 18, 2013)[4]

Cache (became official on July 1, 2014)

Canals (released on March 15, 2017)

Hostage Rescue

Italy

Office

Assault (released on February 7, 2013)[5]

Militia (released on March 21, 2013)[6]

Agency (became official on November 13, 2017)

Wingman

Cobblestone (Bombsite B)

Inferno (Bombsite A)

Lake

Overpass (Bombsite B)

Shortdust

Train (Bombsite A)

Shortnuke (released on April 20, 2018)

Vertigo (Bombsite B) (added on January 24, 2019)[7]

Danger Zone

Blacksite (released on December 6, 2018)

Sirocco (released on April 30, 2019)

War Games

Arms Race

Baggage

Lake *

Safehouse *

Shoots

St. Marc *

Monastery (released on October 1, 2012)[2]

Lunacy (released on October 18, 2019)

* Made available to arms race at a later date.


Demolition

Bank

Lake

Safehouse

St. Marc

Sugarcane

Shortdust (released on November 11, 2014)

Flying Scoutsman

Lake

Safehouse

Shoots

Dizzy (released on May 23, 2017)

Lunacy (released on October 18, 2019)

Retakes

Ancient

Dust II

Inferno

Mirage

Nuke

Overpass

Train

Vertigo

Special Event

Halloween

Cobblestone (released on October 23, 2018)

Winter

Militia (released on December 17, 2018)

Birthday

Dust II (released on June 18, 2019)

Control Point

Rooftop Control

Dust II Control

Removed Official Maps

Bomb Defusal

Balkan (removed in Beta)

Cranes (removed in Beta)

Aztec (removed on November 13, 2017)

Dust (removed on November 13, 2017)

Shipped (became official on November 13, 2017, removed on October 9, 2018)

Austria (became official on November 13, 2017, removed on January 24, 2019)

Subzero (became official on October 9, 2018, removed on January 24, 2019)

Biome (became official on October 9, 2018, removed on April 25, 2019)

Abbey (became official on January 24, 2019, removed on April 25, 2019)

Ruby (became official on April 25, 2019, removed on October 2, 2019)

Seaside (became official on July 31, 2019, removed on November 18, 2019)

Zoo (became official on January 24, 2019, removed on November 18, 2019)

Breach (became official on July 31, 2019, removed on March 31, 2020)

Chlorine (became official on March 31, 2020, removed on July 23, 2020)

Mutiny (became official on July 23, 2020, removed on December 3, 2020)

Swamp (became official on July 23, 2020, removed on December 3, 2020)

Anubis (became official on March 31, 2020, removed on May 3, 2021)

Grind (became official on May 3, 2021, removed on September 21, 2021)

Mocha (became official on May 3, 2021, removed on September 21, 2021)

Hostage Rescue

Insertion (became official on November 13, 2017, removed on October 9, 2018)

Workout (became official on April 25, 2019, removed on July 31, 2019)

Wingman

Rialto (released on May 23, 2017, removed on December 3, 2020)

Calavera (became official on May 3, 2021, removed on September 21, 2021)

Pitstop (became official on May 3, 2021, removed on September 21, 2021)

War Games

Demolition

Alleyway (removed in Beta)

Depot (removed in Beta)

Embassy (removed in Beta)

Shorttrain (removed on November 13, 2017)

Danger Zone

Jungle (became official on November 18, 2019, removed on July 23, 2020)

Frostbite (became official on May 3, 2021, removed on September 21, 2021)

Factions

Global Offensive features a mix of old and new factions, with a total of fourteen unique factions. Factions are no longer selectable at the start of a game. Instead, each map has its own specific T and CT factions. It is the second game in the series to do so, following Counter-Strike (Xbox).


Unlike previous Counter-Strike games, where all factions had the same quotes from the same voice actor, each faction now has its own quotes and voice actor.


All factions (aside from the SAS) have five different possible models, randomly chosen upon spawn.


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