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The Arctic Biolab
Creator(s) Erik Doescher (Gearbox Software)
Ritual Entertainment
Game(s) Cscz t (cut)
Scenario Hostage rescue

Arctic Biolab (cs_arcticbiolab_cz) is a cut hostage rescue map that was supposed to be released with Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.


Based on the environment, the setting of Arctic Biolab is probably located in a facility somewhere within the Arctic.

Judging by the rooms of the building, it appears that the area is some sort of a research laboratory that had medical observation rooms and storage purposes. Due to this, the hostages could be scientists or workers that were imprisoned by the Terrorists.

Official DescriptionEdit

Counter-Terrorists: Enter the lab building and rescue the hostages. Take out the Terrorists without jeopardizing the hostages.

Terrorists: Prevent [the] Counter-Terrorist force from rescuing the hostages.

Other Notes: There are 4 hostages in this mission.


This map was originally designed by Erik Doescher[1] of Gearbox Software. It seems Ritual Entertainment also worked further on the map after they took over development. However, the map did not end up getting released in the final version of the game.


  • This map may have been inspired by Nuke and the 1982 film The Thing.
  • A version of the modified by Ritual Entertainment map has been leaked and is available for download.
  • The fence next to the hostage room is opaque for bots, therefore they will ignore any enemies. This gives human players an advantage to shoot them easily via wallbanging


  1. - Preview: Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (PC). Archived from the original on 2001-12-13.

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