Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Using the CS:GO Map Steam Workshop
By Jimo
I will give you instructions on how to download and play maps from the CS:GO Steam Workshop.
This guide will give you instructions on how to download and play maps from the CS:GO Steam Workshop.
Navigating the Workshop
The maps workshop lists maps which have received the most visitors and ratings from the community within the week.

Near the top you can search for a specific map using the search bar.

The sidebar filters allow you filter maps by game mode.

Along the top you can choose to filter maps by their popularity and you can choose to view the most recent submissions.

Some maps will be listed as part of a collection, also known as a map pack. To browse the workshop collections select "Browse" and then choose "Collections".
Downloading Custom Maps
To download a map you will need to subscribe to it. You can subscribe to a map to it by selecting its thumbnail on the workshop. Before subscribing to the map you've selected it's a good idea to read the maps description and tags. It's common for workshop authors to give specific details regarding their submission in these areas.

After you've chosen a map click on the green "Subscribe" button located on its workshop page.

You'll receive a confirmation box letting you know the subscription has been successful. Subscribing to maps on the Steam Workshop will ensure that it remains up to date. Any author released updates will automatically be downloaded the next time you start CS:GO. If you're currently playing CS:GO you'll need to restart the game before you'll be able to play any newly subscribed workshop maps.

If you'd like to delete and unsubscribe from a workshop map you can do so by visiting your subscriptions list. Locate the map you'd like to unsubscribe from and select the "Unsubscribe" button.
Playing Custom Maps
From the main menu of CS:GO select the "Play" button and choose "Find a Game". From the map selection screen select the "Workshop" tab.

You'll then see a list of maps that you're subscribed to. Once you've made your selection you'll be given a list of compatible game modes to choose from.

Once you've loaded into the game you'll be able to invite friends through the Steam friends list just like you can with an official server. The joining process will vary depending on the size of the map.
Closing Notes
If you have any questions or comments regarding this guide please feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me on Steam or through my website[].

You can also check out all of my other Steam Guides here.
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23 Comments UEE Oct 13 @ 10:25pm 
its cant play online?
BlowMike Oct 10 @ 1:45am 
doesnt add kills to my gun
Tryhard Goat Sep 5 @ 7:49am 
Fucking damnit. I came here to DOWNLOAD the map, not SUBSCRIBE to it.
-voNt- Aug 21 @ 4:14am 
Hi all and thanks for guide.

I have been using workshop maps for a while without any problem.

Then, for some reason, all my subscribed maps disappeared from my WORKSHOP tab in the game...!! (it might be due to some cs.go update -- but I am not sure)
I have tried to reload the pool and it displayed something that " .. you need to enable steam synchronization in game ..." bla bla bla. I have checked that in STEAM properties and realized that I have that disabled. I enabled it, restarted game but still no map in the pool. I needed to browse workshop page from in game menu to subscribe/unsubscribe all those maps again and finally, they displayed in my menu after while.

But changing steam settings backward (I do not want to be disturbed by steam messages why playing the game ect.), all subscribed workshop maps disappeared again .. :-(

Have anyone observed something similar?
I would greatly appreciate any suggestion.


✯Ⓙ☪♐™.IND ヅ Jul 12 @ 9:36pm 
thanks for the instruction
Doge Strike: Doge Offensive Jul 12 @ 6:05am 
Do I still need the internet while playing workshop maps with bots only?
rpaiello May 3 @ 9:32am 
edo Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:33pm 
so is there a way to play any of this maps in multiplayer (like we would do with any official cs go map)?