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Based on a fan favorite, this War Game turns the gravity down and the accuracy up. Armed only with an SSG08, a knife, and your quick reflexes, take advantage of cover and high mobility to take down the enemy!
―Official description

Flying Scoutsman is a game mode featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive under the War Games category. It was added initially as part of Operation Hydra on May 23, 2017, then was moved to the War Games category permanently on the November 13, 2017 update.


Players are restricted to only the SSG 08 and the Knife in this game mode. Gravity is reduced and midair acceleration is increased, allowing players to fly and strafe in the air easily. Accuracy penalties midair are completely removed, allowing players to move and shoot each other with SSG 08 midair with ease.

The primary objective of the game mode is for the players of one team to kill all players on the other, but if the map has a bombsite, rounds can alternatively be won by the Terrorists via planting and defending the bomb, and by the Counter-Terrorists via defusing a planted bomb.


Flying Scoutsman maps are typically maps which are shared with Arms Race and Demolition. However, Dizzy was added with the addition of the mode in Operation Hydra, and Lunacy with Operation Shattered Web.


  • This game mode is named after The Flying Scotsman, a famous green express passenger train that operates between Edinburgh and London and has operated since 1862.