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―Official description

Demolition is a game mode featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive under the War Games category.


Demolition mode is a hybrid of the Bomb Scenario mode and the fan-made Gun Game mode. The round time is 1 minute and 30 seconds and team sizes are 6 versus 6 players. The game has 10 rounds with the first to reach 6 rounds winning the game or the game ends in a draw when both sides win 5 rounds each. The round winning conditions for the two teams are:

  • Counter-Terrorists
    • Run down the round timer without the Terrorists ever planting the C4 Explosive
    • Defuse the C4 after it has been planted.
    • Eliminate all Terrorists (not available after the C4 was planted)
  • Terrorists
    • Plant the C4 explosive and run down its countdown without the Counter-Terrorists defusing it
    • Eliminate all Counter-Terrorists

Demolition maps are prefixed with de_. Bomb Scenario maps also are prefixed with de_, but the two lists of maps are complete separate.

On November 13, 2017, the game mode was moved from its former Arsenal grouping to War Games along with Arms Race.


Buy menus are unavailable and money will not be rewarded, weapons cannot be thrown away and will disappear as soon as their user dies. Instead, all players start a round with the weapon on their current level, the knife, a defusal kit (as a CT), and a Terrorist player is randomly given the C4. Any players who made a (non-teamkill) kill that round will receive a new weapon in the next round, going down the arrangement of weapons and losing their weapon used in the last round.

If a player eliminates more than one enemy player in the same round, highly valued equipment, like the HE grenade, will be rewarded. If a player did not use the rewarded equipments, it will be kept through the rounds until the player is killed. Players cannot pick up dropped weapons and grenades.

The goal of this scenario is simple and quite similar to Bomb Defusal (de). The only characteristics that are prominent are that the Arsenal: Demolition maps are only small to medium sized with only one bombsite and that players do not have the free choice to purchase or select desired weapons. Instead, weapons and equipment (such as grenades) is automatically given.

This game mode is favored more by players who enjoy overcoming challenges, such as wielding less desirable weapons. Generally, the weapon assortment for Arsenal: Demolition features firearms that are progressively less suited for engaging groups of enemies at close proximity. This is evidenced by the fact that many of the weapons in this scenario have a low firing rate and/or inflict less damage compared to a handful of other firearms.

Arrangement of Weapons

  1. M4A4 / AK-47
  2. P90
  3. UMP-45 / MP5-SD
  4. Desert Eagle
  5. Nova
  6. Five-SeveN / P250
  7. P2000 / Glock 18
  8. SSG 08
  9. AWP
  10. SCAR-20 / G3SG1

Arrangement of Equipment

  1. HE Grenade
  2. Flashbang
  3. Molotov / Incendiary Grenade


Cut Demolition Maps

Update History

September 22, 2021
  • Reduced max rounds to 10 and eliminated half-time team swap.
  • Reduced round time
  • Adjusted weapon progression


Arms Race & Demolition
Tourist csgo.png Tourist
Play a round on every Arms Race and Demolition map.
Marksman csgo.png Marksman
Win a match on every Arms Race and Demolition map.
FIRST! csgo.png FIRST!
Be the first player to get a kill in an Arms Race or Demolition match.
Shorter Fuse csgo.png Shorter Fuse
Plant five bombs in Demolition Mode.
Quick Cut csgo.png Quick Cut
Defuse five bombs in Demolition mode.
First Things First csgo.png First Things First
Personally kill the entire Terrorist team before the bomb is planted in Demolition Mode.
Target Secured csgo.png Target Secured
Personally kill the entire Counter-Terrorist team before the bomb is planted in Demolition Mode.
Still Alive csgo.png Still Alive
Survive more than 30 seconds with less than ten health in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Practice Practice Practice csgo.png Practice Practice Practice
Play 100 matches of Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Gun Collector csgo.png Gun Collector
Play 500 matches of Arms Race or Demolition mode.
King of the Kill csgo.png King of the Kill
Play 5,000 matches of Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Gungamer csgo.png Gungamer
Win one match in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Keep on Gunning csgo.png Keep on Gunning
Win 25 matches in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Kill of the Century csgo.png Kill of the Century
Win 100 matches in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
The Professional csgo.png The Professional
Win 500 matches in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Cold Pizza Eater csgo.png Cold Pizza Eater
Win 1,000 matches in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Avenging Angel csgo.png Avenging Angel
Kill an enemy who has killed a player on your friends list in the same round.
Csgo award HIP SHOT GUN GAME.png Unknown achievement name
Kill an enemy with an un-zoomed sniper rifle in Arms Race or Demolition.


  • The Arsenal: Demolition maps are unique as they are the first official maps to feature only one bombsite, primarily, a safe.
    • Furthermore, the Demolition mode is somewhat reminiscent of the cut Escape scenario from the Counter-Strike beta, as both scenarios feature both teams switching roles at a specific time.
    • Excluding Shortdust, Shorttrain, and St. Marc, all Demolition maps center around a safe as a bombsite instead of the usual nuclear containment barrels.
  • Every map in the Demolition game mode, except Shortdust and Shorttrain, is based off a campaign level from the Left 4 Dead series.
  • Prior to the Operation Vanguard update, friendly fire was enabled by default on all Demolition games.
  • Before an update, rewarded equipment would be taken away if it was not used in the round after it was awarded (excluding team swapping). After it was patched, grenades can be used for later rounds if the user did not die.
  • Weapons cannot be dropped in this game mode