Q) This map looks cool. How do I download it?
A) When you “Subscribe” to a map in the Workshop, it is automatically downloaded and added under the “Workshop” tab in the in-game map browser. You can even do this from the Steam Overlay while you’re in game.
Q) I want to make/play maps with non-official game modes. Does the workshop support those?
A) The new Custom game mode allows map makers to run their map with a bunch of custom settings via a custom config file. That means you can play mode variants like scoutzknivez and aim maps with their unique settings imbedded right in the map. So, how many new game modes will Custom support? We don’t know! We can’t wait to see what the community comes up with. We’ve provided some Custom mode examples in the SDK. Check ‘em out!
Q) What about maps that aren’t on Workshop? Can I still play on Community servers?
A) You’ll still be able to play using the community server browser, same as before. But, we think you’ll have a better experience with Workshop maps. They’ll be easy to find, easy to update and always current.
Q) I’ve got a map but my friends don’t. Can we still play on it?
A) Yes. Start a Play With Friends lobby, invite your friends, pick the map you have, set permissions to Private Match and you will be able to start a local server. Your friends’ game clients will download the map automatically and you will be able to play together on your local server.
Q) I’m a server operator. Can I use the Maps Workshop for the maps on my server?
A) Yes, you can - we actually think the Workshop will be great for server operators. Check out the Maps Workshop Wiki
for all the information to get you started.
Q) Is the workshop meant to completely replace the current manual hosting + sv_downloadurl scheme?
A) You can still use sv_downloadurl and mapgroups if you choose, but you should pick one method or the other. If any of the maps you want to serve are not in the Maps Workshop then you will need to use the older system. The systems do not mix.
Q) How do I submit a map to the Workshop?
Q) I want to make a map for CS:GO. How do I get started?
A) Get started making your own maps by downloading the CS:GO Authoring Tools
. The package includes an updated copy of the Source level editor Hammer, a suite of command-line compiling utilities, an updated copy of Face Poser, the Workshop Map Publisher, and tutorial maps and Prefabs.