In this guide, I'll try to give some general informations about how to improve map knowledge and the ressources you'll need in order to achieve your goal in that matter.
Why is map knowledge that important ?
Knowing the map very well more than your enemies is a big plus for your team, and it might be the reason why you'll win the game.
If you don't want to look like these guys when you're playing FACEIT and your friends are watching, then the map knowledge can save you in those cases ( avoid nading your self, how to jump escape, where you can hide if the bomb is gonna explose.
How to improve my map knowledge
There's a lot of options here when trying to have more map knowledge.
One year ago, in order to gain map knowledge you was obliged to figure out the line-up of the smokes and molotovs yourself, and to put the bots where you wanna them to be, and spend hours turning around the map to discover something new, or just play like a crazy for hours in casual and try new things.
Which is not the case now, because a lot of workshop maps for each section of the map knowledge are out now and free for all.
How much time should I spend on practicing map knowledge ?
I believe, even if you spend your entire day on the map and the workshop ones, you can't know everything about the map, you'll always miss something, for example the smoke window in mirage has a bunch of ways to do it.
But our goal is not to know everything, we want to know the basics first, and if we have some more freetime we can go deep in searching and trying new stuff.
Workshop maps Here's a list of workshop maps you need in order to improve your map knowledge, and don't forget to only work on one map at the time.
Starting with mirage :
Yprac arena for mirage; it has pre-fire, peek, defence, smokes, molotovs, flashes training.
It's the best map out there for training.
( Big thanks to the owner of the map! )
Here's a map of shortcuts from the same guy, check it out to learn new shortcuts :
Next, Inferno :
Yprac arena for inferno, same thing for the mirage one !
Mooving on to Cache :
Yprac Arena for Cache
Now, the famous Dust2 :
Yprac arena Dust2
Dust2 Shortcuts, for the moment there's only the Old version of the map.
Now, here's a Jumps Training map, it gives you most of existant jumps in CS:GO and you can train them.
For this routine, I won't specify the time, take the time you want to practice but I would say that 30 minutes a day is enough.
Training routine :
Let's begin with Jumps Training map, warming up our movements and learning the jumps we can do.
Next lets go to YPrac Arena and begin with Pre-fire, then moove to Peeks and finnaly Learn new smokes and molotovs.
I let the nades to the end because, we need to practice them outside the map to see if we did learned them.
I will describe the method to do it down below.
Method for the Practice Config :
First, open your console and type " map de_mirage " for example if you practiced mirage.
After, when you're in the map, open the console again and type " exec practice " ( Practice is a cfg file that you need to install from here[megaup.
Finally, you have your server ready now, enjoy your practicing.
Where to put the Practice.
Go to ProgramFiles > Steam > Steamapps > common > Counter Strike Global Offensive > csgo > cfg and put the practice.
cfg in the cfg file.
Restart CS:GO if it is open and do as mentioned before.
Note : I would recommend you to watch videos on Youtube related to CS:GO, it'll improve your game knowledge and learn new stuff.
Some videos that might be helpful :
That's it for this guide guys, I hope you enjoyed those new short guides.
And see you in the next guide !
All credits to the owner of images.
Thank you for your reading, and have a great training !
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My other guides : How to Practice and How to Warm-Up and How to Aim.
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