Screenshot taken of player holding a default AK-47 in CS2 in front of five Terrorists.
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Best custom maps to play in CS2

One of the best aspects about CS2.

CS2 isn’t about just playing maps such as Mirage and Inferno. Fortunately, Valve allows the community to design lots of custom maps that are good for practicing or just having fun with your friends in CS2.

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In fact, some of the best maps we have in Counter-Strike were entirely designed by members of the community and not Valve itself. But, given that CS2 is a fresh game, there are lots of new players who have never heard of how to play custom maps.

Without further ado, here are the best custom maps available in CS2.

The best custom maps in CS2

Though we’re just at the start of CS2’s cycle, map makers have been developing maps since the game was still in beta. And after Valve updated CS2 on Nov. 2, 2023, custom maps are now shown on the game’s official workshop page on Steam.

Here are the best custom maps we could find.

Aim Botz

CS2 player looks at bots in aim_botz map while holding a butterfly knife.
You can’t go wrong with Aim Botz. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Aim Botz is your go-to custom map when it comes to warming up your aim before matches. The map lets you kill bots and customize the configs the way you want. It’s a great option, especially if you don’t enjoy playing Deathmatch.

Crashz’ Crosshair Generator v4

Screenshot of the crosshair generator panels in CS2 map rashz' Crosshair Generator v4.
This map allows you to easily customize your crosshair. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Just like Aim Botz, crashz’ Crosshair Generator v4 has been a staple map in the community since the CS:GO days. With this map, you can customize your CS2 crosshair the way you want pretty fast and if you are looking for references, there’s also a big panel with crosshairs used by the most famous professional players.

GG Predict training hub

CS2 screenshow shows how GGPractice Training Hub, a custom map inspired in VALORANT's training map, looks.
VALORANT players will be happy with this one. Screenshot by Dot Esports

If you’re coming to play CS2 but are more used to VALORANT, there’s a high chance you’ll enjoy the GG Predict training hub. The map is very similar to VALORANT‘s training map and is yet another alternative for you to train your spray control and warm up.

Brewery

Overhead view of CS2's workshop map Brewery.
Talk about a beautiful wingman map. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Brewery is one of the best Wingman—a mode in which four people play a two-vs-two match—maps available for CS2 and is much more fun than playing on reduced versions of CS2’s competitive maps Nuke, Vertigo, Overpass, and Inferno because it was designed for that purpose. On top of being a good map, Brewery’s graphics are quite astonishing.

Kz Hub

Screenshot taken of CS2 workshop map KZ Hub.
Time to improve your movement. Screenshot by Dot Esports

If you’re new to Counter-Strike, you’ve probably never heard of KZ maps. The acronym stands for KreedZ, the original map maker of these maps that allow players to work on their jumping, bunny hopping, and strafing abilities. KZ Hub is just a CS2 port of the KZ mode included in the famous CS:GOHUB map, but it works incredibly well for people who are new to KZ. The objective of the map is to complete every jump possible.


CS2 has been officially out since Sept. 27 and, as time goes on, map makers will be providing the new version of their CS:GO maps. On Nov. 3, the number of custom maps is still low, but we’ll add more great maps to this list once they’re out.


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Leonardo Biazzi
Staff writer and CS:GO lead. Leonardo has been passionate about games since he was a kid and graduated in Journalism in 2018. Before Leonardo joined Dot Esports in 2019, he worked for Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte. Leonardo also worked for HLTV.org between 2020 and 2021 as a senior writer, until he returned to Dot Esports and became part of the staff team.