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author: Jacob Blazewicz

CS2 Finally Opens Up to Community Maps

Counter-Strike 2 has received an update that will enabled you to play on fan-made maps and no longer confuse birds with grenades on Inferno.

Source: Valve Corporation.

Fan-made maps are finally coming to Counter-Strike 2. Valve has released a major update to the game, and among the changes is the addition of the option to load maps from Steam Workshop (whose tools in CS2 have also been updated). Of course, they will only be playable on community servers or offline.

It is worth mentioning that after the update, the former CS maps are no longer visible in the Workshop. They can only be seen after checking the "Show incompatible items" option (via Reddit). This is rather unsurprising, since obviously the old maps were created for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and are not compatible with the new version.

In addition to adding support for fan-made maps, the update fixes quite a few bugs, including those causing weapons to fire too quickly and fall out of the "gameplay zone" and those related to the interface. Minor changes have also been made to, among others:

  1. smoke grenades to distinguish them from flashbang variants;
  2. birds on Inferno, which were removed because they resembled grenades (wow!);
  3. and knives to hit nearby enemies rather than allies near the player.

The full list of changes can be found on the official website of Counter-Strike.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


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