A Music Kit is an in-game item introduced as part of the October 10, 2014 update to add new and custom music for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. When a music kit is equipped, the in-game music is changed to include custom tracks from various artists and composers created exclusively for Global Offensive.
The equipped music kit can be shared with anyone the player is playing with, and even include a special broadcasted MVP Anthem when the player is selected as a round MVP.
Music kits are available as offers in-game, or can be found on the Steam Market.
The custom music can include replacements (and alternatives) for:
- Main menu
- Round start
- Round end
- Bomb planted / Hostage Taken
- Bomb warning
- Won round
- Lost round
- Round end warning
- Death camera
StatTrak™ Music Kits
StatTrak™ Music Kits will count the number of times a player has appeared as the round MVP, essentially tracking the amount of times it had played its MVP anthem. These can only be purchased from offers, In-game Store or by opening a StatTrak™ Radicals Box. Music Kits from the Radicals Box are only available as StatTrak™ Music Kits.
|Valve, CS GO[note 1]||The default CS:GO music. It's classic.|
|Austin Wintory, Desert Fire||Grammy nominated game composer Austin Wintory asks, why bother hunting your enemies when you can lure them in with a deadly, admittedly insane, tango?|
|Daniel Sadowski, Crimson Assault||Video Game Composer Daniel Sadowski delivers Edgy Action mixed with CRAZY FAT beats in this pulsating, exhilarating Music Pack.|
|dren, Deaths Head Demolition||From game music composer Dren, this cinematic, superhero-metal inspired music pack puts the 'ill' into KILL!|
|Feed Me, High Noon||Renowned elecronic(sic) musician Feed Me, brings a western corral showdown into a modern electronic space.|
|Noisia, Sharpened||Dutch Electronic Trio Noisia brings a tough, cinematic feel with a unique blend of tradition and progression.|
|Robert Allaire, Insurgency||Music to crush your enemies see them driven before you from award winning composer Robert Allaire.|
|Sasha, LNOE||Immerse yourself in this cinematic soundtrack full of soaring strings, pulsating melodies and driving drums from the world renowned DJ / Producer Sasha.|
|Sean Murray, AD8||From the composer of two of the world's biggest war games, comes a sonic loadout that will bring your enemies to Hell's Gate!|
|Skog, Metal||A lesson in aggression from Metal producer, Skog.|
|Midnight Riders, All I Want for Christmas[note 2]||"HAPPY HOLIDAYS, ****ERS!" -Midnight Riders|
|Daniel Sadowski, Total Domination||Composer Daniel Sadowski raises the bar with aggressive electronic beats, creative sound fx and an exhilerating, driving, futuristic vibe. "Warning: Will cause a rise in adrenaline!"|
|Mateo Messina, For No Mankind||Own your enemies. Pure intensity by Grammy winning composer, Mateo Messina.|
|Various Artists, Hotline Miami||A multitude of electronic artists deliver brutal beats in this exhilarating Music Pack from the iconic Hotline Miami.|
|Damjan Mravunac, The Talos Principle||Composer Damjan Mravunac blends energetic cinematic grooves with epic choirs in this music pack featuring music from Croteam's critically acclaimed title "The Talos Principle".|
|Matt Lange, IsoRhythm||Indulge your aural senses in a collection of cinematic, glitchy atmospheres and hard-hitting throbbing rhythms by electronic producer and innovator Matt Lange.|
|Daniel Sadowski, The 8-Bit Kit||Daniel Sadowski creates the first ever 8-bit Music Kit for Counter-Strike complete with authentic 8-bit sounds.|
|Darude, Moments CSGO||Yield freely in the soundscapes of Finnish producer Darude's familiar musical flavours and tones. Enriching yourself with access to a heavy fusion of progressive overtones and scores of tingling melodic structure from the sounds banks of one of dance music's most renowned pioneers.|
|Ian Hultquist, Lion's Mouth||Mixing pulsating strings and synths with pounding war drums, prepare yourself for battle with this thunderous soundtrack from composer Ian Hultquist.|
|Kelly Bailey, Hazardous Environments||Kelly Bailey, composer of Valve’s Half-Life series, creates an arsenal of apocalyptic new music inspired by the darker side of the Half-Life universe.|
|Ki:Theory, MOLOTOV||Recording artist and DOTA TI4 performer, Ki:Theory drops BOMBS with this searing set of razor edge dark electronic rock.|
|Michael Bross, Invasion!||Michael Bross conjures epic / cinematic techno-grunge to make you feel like a true badass in battle.|
|Mord Fustang, Diamonds||Diamonds. They are forever. Dive into the arpeggiotron of Mord Fustang with this fresh set of grooves and atmospheres.|
|New Beat Fund, Sponge Fingerz||Sunny surf rock with elements of hip-hop, punk and garage pop. Keep it real and get headshots.|
|Proxy, Battlepack||Russian Heavy Electronica Artist PROXY brings his own Unique heavy artillery to Counter Strike. Hybrid audio Weaponry fused with the finest studio technology makes this pack unique.|
|Skog, II-Headshot||Metal composer and producer Jocke Skog returns with an all new, hard hitting metal kit, turning the rest of the CS:GO Music Kits into something cute, warm and fuzzy. Now go become MVP so everyone can hear your awesomeness!|
|Troels Folmann, Uber Blasto Phone||Triumphant Blastophones combine with contemporary Uberpulse in this explosive collection by ultra award winning composer Troels Folmann.|
|AWOLNATION, I Am||AWOLNATION Alternative Rocker AWOLNATION brings you a music kit for the ages. This kit is jam-packed with an eclectic selection of tunes and includes cuts from singles 'I Am' and multi-platinum hit 'Sail'.|
|Beartooth, Disgusting||Beartooth brings an agressive back-to-basics hardcore stomp that gets crowds moving and breaking stuff. A perfect soundtrack for your no-scope scout frags. Rock 'till you're dead.|
Skog is back with a third crushing metal kit. This time with an electro-organic twist to the music, combining massive guitar riffs with equally massive drops, loop elements and drones.
|Twin Atlantic, GLA||
Heavier, rowdier, and louder than ever, Twin Atlantic comes to CS:GO ready to help you melt the faces with the firepower of Scottish rock.
Roam delivers fast, straight-forward Pop Punk that gets crowd and players alike moving. Prove you have a Backbone with this perfect soundtrack for rushing in and obliterating the other team before they even realize they're deadweight.
|Neck Deep, Life's Not Out To Get You||
Sometimes you just need some Pop Punk to get you through the day. Whether it is dealing with campers or losing a massive kill streak, Neck Deep is here to prove that Life's Not Out To Get You, but the other team still is.
Hundredth is bringing heavy to the world with their unique take on melodic hardcore. Break free or return to Dust with this perfect soundtrack for fragging the unworthy.
|Blitz Kids, The Good Youth||
British Pop/Punk band Blitz Kids brings you the perfect music kit for rushing B while thinking about those night drives you had with your friends in High School. This kit is for going fast and feeling young.
Beartooth is back for round two. This new music kit hits harder and is even more aggressive. We've also made the MVP anthem extra heavy so your opponents feel really bad after they've lost to you.
|The Verkkars, EZ4ENCE||The Verkkars rise through the Finnish charts with a heart-pounding tribute to ENCE. Can it really be so EZ?|
|Anti-Citizen, Mike Morasky (Valve)||This music kit commemorates Half-Life: Alyx, Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. You are humanity’s only chance for survival, and your immersive environmental interactions continue in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.|
|The Master Chief Collection, Halo||Give your Counter Strike auditory experience a legendary makeover with the Master Chief Collection Music Pack, featuring iconic musical moments from the Halo universe.|
|King, Scar by Scarlxrd||Scarlxrd blends heavy trap beats with a flow and delivery that creates his own unique subgenre. With this exciting blend his live shows capture the attention of everyone in the crowd.|
|Hades, Darren Korb||Sure, you might miss a shot from time to time, but what never misses is this blood-pumping Music Kit straight from the Underworld of Hades, Supergiant's rogue-like dungeon crawler.|
Unreleased Music Kits
|Valve Corporation||CS GO (4 Variant)||Reference to music kit found in Cobblestone's Manifest:
"sound\music\valve_csgo_04\chooseteam.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\startround_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\startaction_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\bombplanted.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\bombtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\roundtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\wonround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\roundmvpanthem.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\lostround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_csgo_04\deathcam.mp3"
|Valve Corporation||Team Fortress 2||Reference to music kit found in Cobblestone's Manifest:
"sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\chooseteam.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\startround_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\startround_02.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\startround_03.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\startaction_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\startaction_02.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\startaction_03.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\bombplanted.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\bombtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\roundtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\wonround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\roundmvpanthem.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\lostround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_teamfortress2_01\deathcam.mp3"
|Valve Corporation||Left 4 Dead 1||Reference to music kit found in Inferno's, Mirage's and Overpass Manifests:
"sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\chooseteam.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\startround_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\startround_02.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\startround_03.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\startaction_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\startaction_02.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\startaction_03.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\bombplanted.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\bombtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\roundtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\wonround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\roundmvpanthem.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\lostround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead_01\deathcam.mp3"
|Valve Corporation||Left 4 Dead 2||Reference to music kit found in Overpass's Manifest:
"sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\chooseteam.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\startround_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\startround_02.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\startround_03.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\startaction_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\bombplanted.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\bombtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\roundtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\wonround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\roundmvpanthem.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\lostround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_left4dead2_01\deathcam.mp3"
|Valve Corporation||Portal 2||Reference to music kit found in Cobblestone's Manifest:
"sound\music\valve_portal2_01\chooseteam.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\startround_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\startround_02.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\startround_03.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\startaction_01.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\startaction_02.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\startaction_03.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\bombplanted.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\bombtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\roundtenseccount.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\wonround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\roundmvpanthem.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\lostround.mp3" "sound\music\valve_portal2_01\deathcam.mp3"
- The music kit icon is shaped like an MP3 player with ear buds, but the screen appears to actually be a printed flip cover (roughly the size of the ill-fated MiniDisc when compared to the size of the earbuds).
- The music "featured" on the icon is Sasha's LNOE.
- The individual music kit icons are actually vinyl records.
- Although the album cover artwork varies, each record includes the Global Offensive logo in the center of the record.
- Music kits are referred to as "tone modules" in the game files.
- Composed by Mike Morasky
- Composed by Mike Morasky/Valve under the pseudonym The Midnight Riders