If you are a fan of Counter-Strike 2, you might be wondering how to play workshop maps in CS2. Workshop maps are custom-made maps created by the community that offer different game modes, challenges, and scenarios.
They can help you improve your skills, have fun with your friends, or explore new possibilities in the game. However, unlike Counter Strike Global Offensive, CS2 does not have official workshop support yet. So, how can you play workshop maps in CS2?
In this article, we will show you a step by step guide on how to load and play workshop maps in CS2 using commands.
How to load Workshop Maps
The first thing you need to do is to find and download the workshop map that you want to play.
Once you have downloaded the map file, which is usually in a VPK file extension format, you need to copy and paste it into the respective map folder in your CS2 installation directory. The default path for the map folder is:
Local Disk:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\maps
After that, you need to launch CS2 and open the console, then, you need to type the following command:
Replace the “map_name” with the name of the map file that you copied into the map folder. For example, if you want to load the Aim Botz map, you would type:
Finally, press the Enter button to load the workshop map.
How to Play Workshop Maps
Once you have loaded the workshop map, you can start playing it as you would normally do in any other game mode. However, there are some things that you need to keep in mind when playing workshop maps in CS2.
First of all, you need to add the “-insecure” parameter to your launch options before launching CS2. This will prevent you from getting a VAC ban for using custom maps, but it will also disable your access to any official servers.
You can only play workshop maps offline or with your friends on a private server.
Secondly, you need to be aware that not all workshop maps are compatible with CS2. Since CS2 works on a different engine than CSGO, some CSGO workshop maps cannot be ported or loaded into CS2.
Therefore, you should always check the compatibility of the workshop map before downloading it.
Thirdly, you need to be patient and flexible when playing workshop maps in CS2. Since there is no official workshop support yet, some workshop maps might have bugs, glitches, or errors that affect your gameplay experience.
You should always report any issues that you encounter to the map creator.
I tried this myself and worked, I was able to connect to the classic “aim_botz” map by uLLeticaL.