Counter Strike 2 maps - All revealed so far

A stone-filled area in a map from Counter Strike 2.

A stone-filled area in a map from Counter Strike 2.
September 1, 2023: With the Counter Strike 2 limited test expanding, we've updated the Counter Strike 2 maps with all of the playable battlegrounds.

The Counter Strike 2 maps are an integral part of Counter Strike 2. Whether it's casual or competitive matches, the maps offer a wealth of different layouts to master.

In the Counter Strike franchise, maps have always been a crucial component of the gameplay experience. These battlegrounds are where players engage in intense firefights, testing their skills, and strategies against opponents. In this article, we'll take a closer look at all the Counter Strike 2 maps that have been revealed so far.

For more on the game, read up on everything we know so far about the Counter Strike 2 beta. Alongside that, you can see whether Counter Strike 2 is free to play, as well as our list of the best free FPS games.

All Counter Strike 2 maps

Here's the full list of Counter Strike 2 maps:

Active Duty pool

  • Dust 2
  • Mirage
  • Train
  • Nuke
  • Inferno
  • Overpass
  • Ancient
  • Vertigo
  • Anubis

Deathmatch, Hostage, and Bomb Defusal maps

  • Italy
  • Baggage
  • Shoots
  • Office
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  • Canals
  • Lake
  • Shortdust

All Touchstone maps in Counter Strike 2

A players aims his gun at at enemy standing in the doors to B site on Dust 2
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Touchstone maps are the classic staples of Counter Strike, such as Dust II. These have stood the test of time and have solid foundations, with intricate layouts that have been perfected over Counter Strike’s 23-year history. Players have spent literal decades playing on these maps, and have developed a deep understanding of their layouts and nuances. They have likely come up with their own plans and strategies for taking or defending bombsites.

As such, these maps serve as an excellent comparison for players to evaluate the gameplay changes between Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Counter Strike 2. The announced Touchstone maps revealed so far are Dust II, Mirage, and Train.

All Upgrades maps in Counter Strike 2

A photo of the upgraded Nuke map, B bomb site.
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These maps have had a visual upgrade, using new cutting-edge Source 2 lighting, which is a technology that provides a physically-based rendering system. This produces realistic lighting and reflections that enhance the game's overall visual fidelity. With these increases in visual fidelity, Counter Strike is finally going to look as pretty as its FPS competitors. The maps revealed to be getting these visual upgrades are Nuke and Aztec.

All Overhauls maps in Counter Strike 2

A shot of the Counter Strike map "Overpass" B site.
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Counter Strike 2’s Overhauls maps are those which have been completely rebuilt from the ground up. These maps take advantage of all the new Source 2 tools and rendering features. The maps in this category announced so far are Overpass and Italy.

Furthermore, Valve has announced that these Source 2 tools will be made available to community mapmakers, making it easier for them to build, expand, and customise their maps. This opens up the game to a whole new level of creativity and innovation, as players can experiment with new layouts and gameplay mechanics, and share their creations with the wider community.

The Counter Strike: Global Offensive mapmakers are an extremely creative community, and they'll no doubt make good use of all of these expanded tools coming in Counter Strike 2.

That's it for our look at the Counter Strike 2 maps! While you're still here, feel free to read up on whether your CS:GO items will carry over into Counter Strike 2.

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