Bored Of The Same Old Counter-Strike Maps? This Mod Should Help

Bored Of The Same Old Counter-Strike Maps? This Mod Should Help

We're playing on Dust2? Again? Hey... wait a minute.

Counter-Strike has some of the best, most precisely made maps in video games. However, the most popular maps have been around for quite some time, and they tend to show up... a lot. That's where Steam user Blade x64 comes in. They decided to give three of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's most beloved (and occasionally be-loathed) maps snazzy visual makeovers.

It's subtle, but the Time Shift map pack contains new versions of Dust2, Inferno, and Mirage that take place at different times of the day. Dust2 gains an almost sinister coat of midnight menace, Inferno becomes strangely idyllic in the light of dawn, and Mirage looks pretty in purple as dusk lazily sets in. You can download them all here.

At first blush, the changes are entirely cosmetic, but there are also visibility factors to take into account here — instincts to retrain, new shadows from which to pounce on unsuspecting foes. At the end of the day (HAH) these are the same maps you know and love, but they're ever so slightly different. Maybe in the case of legendary Counter-Strike maps, that's just different enough.


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    Can you run these when playing online, or will it count as different files and boot you? It'd be great if they took changes like this and added it in as part of the map rotation...

      They're completely separate maps from the official ones, not overrides of the official maps (wouldn't have called this a 'mod' in the article title for this reason, but hey, that's just me).

      So you won't get booted from any games for having these installed, but to actually play them you'll need to find a community server running these maps, like any other custom map.

        That's a bloody shame. I thought they were re-textures from the use of 'mod' in the title. Boourns :(

        Thanks for letting me know though :)

    These maps have to be selected. They are not a replacement for the current maps. If you download these and load into a server with the normal de_dust2 map active then you will get the normal map and not the dust2 night map.

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