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The TLDR CS:GO Map Callout Guide

The best guide to CS:GO callouts. Get to know all the spots in Counter-Strike - from firebox on Mirage to cubby on Inferno.

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Here at TLDR, we love Counter-Strike. And we also love helping people become better at playing it.

We mainly do that through the Simple Radar, a tool to help give you a much better overview of what's happening on your mini map. Simple Radar helps experienced players, but we also wanted to do something for new or returning CS:GO players.

Did you ever end up in a situation where you hold a spot, but you're not quite sure what it's called? Or maybe you get into a Vertigo match for the first time ever?

Yes, we've all been there.

That's why we have created all the Callouts on their specific maps, which you can both download, and scroll down to right here. Never again will you forget what that spot on the A-side of Mirage is called.

While you're here, make sure you check out TL;DR - the best source of CS:GO content, sent directly to your inbox twice a week (it's hilarious, we promise).

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Inferno Callouts

Inferno is one of the most iconic Counter-Strike maps, and also one of the most played in CS:GO Matchmaking, so if you are looking to rank up and maybe become Global Elite one day, learning the Inferno Callouts is a must.

Here's a quick quiz before you look at the map to see how well you know it (answers are below the image):

  • What's another callout for underpass?
  • Do you know why speedway is called speedway?
  • Which pro player made an iconic deagle ace at Banana in an early version of CS:GO?
Inferno CS:GO callouts from Simple Radar

Answers

  • Mexico
  • Because there's a moped at the end of it, and it's the fastest way to B
  • Happy

Mirage Callouts

If you play CS:GO matchmaking, chances are you've played de_mirage A LOT. It's the most played map in Counter-Strike, probably because of it's vibrant colours and its easy to remember design. It is also a map that is easy to rotate on, thus it's important to be quick and precise in your callouts. For example you don't want to get connector and catwalk mixed up.

Here's a quick quiz before you look at the map to see how well you know it (answers are below the image):

  • What CS:GO pro has a graffiti at Van on the B bombsite?
  • Do you know what the three different box-configurations on the A site is called?
  • What areas does Jungle connect?
Mirage CS:GO callouts from SimpleRadar

Answers

  • coldzera
  • Triple stack, Danger Box, Firebox
  • A, Window and CT spawn - plus ladder-room if you're good

Dust2 Callouts

There are probably not many maps in all of gaming, that has been played to the extent that de_dust2 has. While the map layout is roughly the same as in 2001, there has been added new things to it, so if you're new to CS:GO or returning to the game after a break, make sure to check the callouts.

Here's a quick quiz before you look at the map to see how well you know it (answers are below the image):

  • Can you name all the door-configurations on Dust2?
  • One of the original Counter-Strike developers has a spot named after him, do you know what the name is and where it is?
  • There's a spot named after a famous console - which one?
Dust2 CS:GO callouts from SimpleRadar

Answers

  • Long doors, A doors, B doors
  • Goose, back of A site
  • Xbox

Nuke Callouts

It is notoriously difficult to discern footsteps and sounds on de_nuke, so callouts become twice as important when it comes to telling exactly where the opponents are. Add to that the complexity of two different levels, and you got yourself quite a hassle.

But don't sweat it, Simple Radar got your back with the call-outs for this legendary Counter-Strike map.

Here's a quick quiz before you look at the map to see how well you know it (answers are below the image):

  • Which part of the map had an infamous flashbug in CS 1.3?
  • Where on Nuke is "mini" located?
  • How many doors can be activated on Nuke?
Nuke Upper CS:GO callouts from SimpleRadar
Nuke Lower CS:GO callouts from SimpleRadar

Answers

  • Ramp, under the box from radio
  • Entrace to A from yard
  • 4, B site main doors have two

Overpass Callouts

If you don't know de_overpass, it's about high time you get working on your callouts for it. It's one of the staple Match Making maps and played extensively in pro games.

It was also the stage of one of the most incredible pro gaming incidents ever, when Fnatic pulled off the infamous olofboost against LDLC at DreamHack Winter 2014.

Here's a quick quiz before you look at the map to see how well you know it (answers are below the image):

  • Where did Fnatic perform the olofboost from?
  • What's the difference between balloons and playground?
  • What do the Danes call the pillar on B?
Overpass CS:GO callouts from SimpleRadar

Answers

  • CT spawn looking at water
  • Playground is the area right outside of T spawn towards Long, while balloons is the area to the left of T mid, with... balloons
  • Dildo (yes, seriously)

Train Callouts

As one of the most iconic maps, callouts on de_train haven't changed a lot over the years, but changes to the map in CS:GO also reflects on the callouts, many of which are unique to the current version.

Here's a quick quiz before you look at the map to see how well you know it (answers are below the image):

  • From where does the name "pop dog" come?
  • Where on Train is "Ivy" located?
  • How many ladders are there on Train?
Train CS:GO callouts from SimpleRadar

Answers

  • From a grafitti piece on the train in CS 1.0 which said Pop Dog
  • T long to back of CT train
  • We don't actually know, but a lot

Vertigo Callouts

The latest edition to the CS:GO professional map pool is de_vertigo and if you're not part of the "Vertigang" yet, learning these Simple Radar callouts for the map is a good first step in that direction.

Vertigo is an old map in Counter-Strike, but has been rebuilt in Global Offensive, which means you have to re-learn the entire map.

Here's a quick quiz before you look at the map to see how well you know it (answers are below the image):

  • How many staircases are there on Vertigo?
  • There are toilets placed on Vertigo, but do you know where?
  • Can you die if you fall off the map?
Vertigo Upper CS:GO callouts from SimpleRadar
Vertigo Lower CS:GO callouts from SimpleRadar

Answers

  • 2 - T spawn and B Stairs
  • T spawn
  • Yes

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