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Airstrip (de_airstrip) is an official bomb defusal map. It is available in Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike (Xbox) and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.


The map takes place around an airstrip in Colombia. It is being used to transport special forces into the jungle to fight drug trade.[1]

Official Description[]

Counter-Terrorists: Prevent the terrorist planting the explosives in the airstrip compound.

Terrorists: Plant the C4 inside the airstrip compound and destroy the fuel and cargo areas.

Other notes: There are 2 bomb sites in this map.



The map was designed by Chris "Barney/narby" Auty and got its start from an IRC chat between Auty and John "rizzuh" Jensen, where Jensen mentioned the possibility of a jungle themed map. Some inspiration was also taken from the movie Clear and Present Danger. He received help with textures from Iikka "Fingers" Keränen and the models used were made by Valve Software. More time was spent on making the map visually pleasing than Auty had done on his previous maps.[1] The map was initially released together with Counter-Strike 1.6.

Post-release, the map has been updated a few times using the automatic updating available in Steam. Changes included the addition of an alternate route for CTs to take from their spawn and the addition of an easter egg to tribute the contributors to the map.[2][3]

Counter-Strike (Xbox)[]

The map was visually upgraded by Ritual Entertainment. It was most likely based on an older version of the map, since the passageway behind the CT spawn (bombsite B) which lead to the underpass of the bridge wasn't present. The weather of the map was changed to make it rain.

The official factions for this map are SEAL Team 6 (in standard uniforms) and the Arctic Avengers (in desert uniforms).

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero[]

For an overview on Airstrip in Tour of Duty, see Airstrip/Tour of Duty.

For Condition Zero, a few minor changes were made compared to the Xbox version of the map. Some additional ambience sound effects were added. Perhaps most notably, the rain weather effect was removed and, just like the Xbox version, the pathway with the computer room that had connected between the CT Spawn Zone and the tunnel was not present.

This map has been chosen to be the 15th map in the Tour of Duty campaign.

Update History

October 10, 2003
  • Fixed typos in map description
July 4, 2003
  • Improved Bot navigation.
February 12, 2003
  • Fixed silent plant bug at A.
  • Added sign crate to B.
  • Fixed bug where players would get stuck behind a tree near bridge from the T spawn.
January 31, 2003
  • Updated version of de_airstrip. Another route added from the CT spawn point.
January 16, 2003
  • Added new map de_airstrip.


  • There is an easter egg that is located far below Bombsite A, which consists of credit to the developer.
  • There is a runway right next to the CT Spawn. However, it can only be accessed by the spectator mode Free Look.


  1. 1.0 1.1 CS-Nation - interviews - narby. Archived from the original on 2004-04-28.
  2. Counter-Strike Update History
  3. Barney's World - old news & updates. Archived from the original on 2009-07-06.