Counter-Strike 2's custom map workshop is here

Counter-Strike 2's custom map workshop is here

Written by 

Jack Marsh


3rd Nov 2023 17:06

Everything about Counter-Strike is geometry-based, making sure that each pixel is perfect and each map layout can provide ample lines of sight without being exploited.

It's just math and a little creativity, right?

Well, you can now put your keen eye and mind to the test as CS2 is bringing back the custom map workshops, allowing fans to create their own Dust II competitor.

Counter-Strike's custom map workshop is back



Custom maps are a thing of beauty, and in other titles such as Fortnite, they can often end up being more popular than the maps which the developers roll out themselves.

The same can also be wagered in Counter-Strike, as the custom map editor allows players to reinvent the game in their own way, adding a new and much-needed twist away from the standard head-clicking.

Now, Counter-Strike 2 is adding the map editor back, as Valve announced it is "open for business."

"Community map makers can start uploading their maps to the workshop, and community servers can host those maps. If you'd like to try some workshop maps offline, subscribe to them on the workshop and head to the Play menu." Valve said in a blog post.

"There are a bunch of other workshop tool updates today, along with a host of other fixes and adjustments to CS2."

Counter-Strike fans are chuffed with the return of Custom Maps

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With Valve taking to social media to reveal this news, fans quickly began to applaud the decision, with it being labelled a "W update".

Some of the best Counter-Strike custom maps in years gone by include a Squid Game remake, a complete Futuristic Nuke overhaul, and even a Rocket League map with cars.

With endless possibilities, only time will tell to see what the Counter-Strike 2 community can conjure up now.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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