Dust II is a bomb defusal map in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The Counter-Terrorists have two objectives: to prevent the Terrorists from planting the C-4 at either of the two chemical weapon stashes (Bombsites A or B), or to defuse the bomb after the Terrorists plant. The map appears to be based in the Middle East, similar to its predecessor Dust. Dust II is arguably the most popular and played Counter-Strike map and perhaps the iconic map of the franchise. It was reskinned in October of 2017, which was its first major change in CS:GO since being released.
The CT spawn is a semi-large underpass directly below the catwalk area. While seemingly featureless, the area features a couple of cheeky boost spots; one on the double stack, overlooking a tight angle above the middle doors, and one on the large brown crate, occupying a wider angle over the same spot.
In stark contrast to the CT spawn, the T spawn is a wide open area on the southern side of the map. A swift AWPing T is able to heavily tag or even instantly kill a CT crossing over to the B bombsite by either wallbanging the door by intuition (a headshot is required for an instant kill) or even by shooting through the gap of the door with paramount reflexes.
Bombsite A is located in the northeastern corner of the map. It is accessible from the Counter-Terrorist spawn area as well two major pathways; a wide open path from the Terrorist spawn (long) as well as the catwalk leading from mid (short/cat).
The site itself consists of a small platform, with the only cover provided to a planter or defuser being three crates; two on short's side and one on ramp's. Planting directly onto the center of the bombsite will in most cases leave the terrorist completely vulnerable to being killed from the top of pit, but the site offers a surprising amount of spots for the bomb; in addition to the direct front side of the platform, it can also be planted safely behind either of the sets of boxes (parallel to Goose) as well as directly facing short, leaving a defusing Counter-Terrorist a sitting duck to a T hiding there.
The middle area acts as a major vantage point, especially to the Terrorists, as it is connected to almost every other area on the map in one way or another. Both of the common entry areas to the bombsites mentioned above are available from here. The long-ranged, direct design of the area is a contributing factor to how the sniper rifles are very effective on Dust II; a lot of duels take place between a Terrorist on top mid and a Counter-Terrorist in CT mid, often in effort to contest the valuable control of the location.
Counter-Terrorists: Prevent Terrorists from bombing chemical weapon crates. Team members must defuse any bombs that threaten targeted areas.
Terrorists: The Terrorists carrying the C4 must destroy one of the chemical weapon stashes.
Other Notes: There are 2 chemical weapon stashes or Bomb-sites in the mission.
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