CS:GO servers support the ability to add custom maps! Custom maps can bring new experiences and diversity to your game, for a shootout experience!
CS:GO Custom Maps have a size limit of 16MB unless you use FastDL! You can learn more about FastDL here.
Uploading a Custom CS:GO Map
- Locate and download the custom map you wish to upload.
Here are two websites that offer custom CS:GO maps:
A map download will always include at least a .bsp and .jpg file. As an example, we will be uploading the map CS_Sklad_Top-X found here.
WinRAR may be needed for unpacking and accessing the files from a map download.
If the map file downloads as a .zip or .rar file, move this file to an empty folder on your computer, right-click that file, and then press Extract Here. This will extract the map files into the empty folder.
For the CS_Sklad_Top-X map, the .bsp and .jpg map files are stored within the folder maps in the .zip file.
In your server's FTP files, go to the location /csgo/csgo/maps/ and upload the .bsp and .jpg file map files there.
If there are any other files such as a resource folder containing resources for the map, go to the area /csgo/csgo/ in your FTP and upload those folders.
Now in your FTP go back to the location /csgo/csgo/. In this location, locate the mapcycle.txt and maplist.txt files.
Edit these files and add the name(s) of the map(s) you uploaded to these files.
For the CS_Sklad_Top-X map, that map's name is:
- Once the map name(s) have been to these files, press Save to save those changes.
- Go back to your control panel and press Restart to load these map changes.
You have now successfully uploaded a CS:GO custom map to your server and that map will now load in your map cycle!
Experiencing issues uploading a custom map? You can contact our Live Chat or submit a ticket to our General Support department.