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The Best 5 CS:GO Maps in 2024 (Ranked by Popularity)

Practicing your skills on different maps is not only an excellent way to have even more fun but also an essential step to earning more victories. You can’t be successful in this game while playing one map only. At the same time, you need a significant chunk of time to get better in all the CS:GO maps.

So, prioritize your training. Pay attention to a location that you not only like the most but is also popular among other players. Go to the next one when you feel ready and regularly return to the previous maps. Improving your skills in a specific set of maps will help to strengthen you as both an individual player and a team member. This article on the DMarket blog gives you all these answers and even a bit more. Interested? Then check out our list of the best CS:GO maps.

1. Dust II


The CS:GO community enjoys this map in many games of the series, and it returns to Global Offensive in a significantly improved condition.

Dust II has many iconic places. Terrorist snipers can try and shoot opponents almost from their spawning position - through the Mid Door. The A Bomb Side is an uplifted platform in a relatively big open space with many extraordinary strategic and tactical opportunities. Multiple battles take place inside Long Doors and Long A. The B Side is rather closed, with good ambush spots, so players need some bold and innovative ideas to successfully plant or defuse the bomb here.

Check Dust 2 Callouts

Remember to check out our guide on CS:GO callouts to know the proper names of places on the best CS:GO aim training maps and communicate effectively with your teammates.

2. Mirage


You will definitely meet this location in online multiplayer, so get prepared for playing on Mirage CS:GO. The map is easily the most popular in the game, and many professional teams choose it at tournaments.

The Mirage map comes with lots of opportunities for team-work and many interesting strategies. The A Side has a few entrances for terrorists and many chances for counter-terrorists to hide and wait for the opponents. Battles on the B Side are also very exciting and unpredictable. Players can develop an impressive variety of skills on CS:GO Mirage.

Check Mirage Callouts

To boost your Counter-Strike progress, take a look at these very helpful CS:GO tips for beginners.

3. Inferno


Unlike many other maps in CS:GO that are rather blank in terms of color and architecture decisions (probably to not distract players), Inferno is very beautiful. It’s a cute town with elegant buildings. Just being here is a pleasant experience, so take your time to explore this map and callouts.

But of course, CS:GO players don’t always care about the beauty. Battle opportunities occur quickly, and Inferno is a pretty fantastic shootout location. Counter-terrorists quickly take both A and B Sides under their control and there is a pretty good chance to protect these places. Although terrorists can implement the Rush B scenario and carnage opponents through Banana or deceive them and use Appartement with Arch Side to plant on A.

Inferno is a great CS:GO map, interesting to learn and always challenging to play on. Professional players know it very well and earn significant sums for effectively destroying their opponents.

Check Inferno Callouts

4. Nuke


A unique feature of this map is the location of the Bomb Sides - they are one under another. The nuclear station building has narrow passageways and big halls which adds variety to the experience. Shootouts can also happen outside and even on the roof.

The Nuke map in CS:GO is rather a small location where opponents tend to bump into each other. This teaches players to be extra cautious and to always coordinate your actions with the whole team bu using callouts.

Check Nuke Callouts

Regardless of your favorite CS:GO practice maps, it would be helpful to learn console commands to try and adjust the whole game environment to your perfect comfort level.

5. Ancient

Ancient map in CS:GO

Ancient is a great map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and it’s been improved even further with the 3 December 2020 update as part of the Reserve Group. This map is perfect for those who love a challenging game of Bomb Defusal. The 3 May 2021 update moved Ancient to the Active Duty map group, replacing Train. Ancient is a well-designed map that offers a variety of different routes and strategies.

Check Ancient Callouts

Practicing on many maps is a great way to develop all aspects of your playing skills and achieve a high CS:GO rank, maybe even Global Elite. Hopefully, our guides on the DMarket blog can help you in this process.

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Eugene Bozhenko
Eugene Bozhenko is an enthusiastic gamer and professional gaming journalist with 14 years of writing experience. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Ukrainian National Union of Journalists. Eugene has experience writing about culture, sports, modern technology and politics but gaming remains his long-term favorite topic.
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