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CSGO Aztec 22nd Aug 2013 Update Image 2
Creator(s) Chris Auty (original author)
Ritual Entertainment (CSX, CSCZ)
Turtle Rock Studios (CSX, CSCZ)
Valve Corporation (CSS, CSGO)
Hidden Path Entertainment (CSGO)
Game(s) Cs t Csx t Cscz t Css t Csgo
Scenario Bomb defusal
Map Group Reserves
Terrorists Guerilla Warfare (CSX)
Phoenix Connexion (CS:GO)
Counter-Terrorists SEAL Team 6
First appearance BETA 6.5
Last appearance Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Aztec (de_aztec) is a bomb defusal map featured in the Counter-Strike series. It is set in a Central American archaeological site.

Official DescriptionEdit

Counter-terrorists: Prevent the terrorists bombing the archeological site.

Terrorists: Destroy the valuable Aztec ruins.

Other notes: There are 2 bomb sites in this mission.

Development HistoryEdit

Counter-Strike 1.5Edit

Aztec in CS 1.5 had some dust textures. 

Counter-Strike 1.6Edit

The spawn zone and the bridge are quite different than it was in 1.5.

The Terrorst and CT spawn zone had some visual changes. The bridge was altered to some extent amd textures for the entire map were improved. Aztec was one of the largest outdoor maps in its early history and is perhaps most famous for its design. It was created by Barney.

Counter-Strike: Condition ZeroEdit

Textures were greatly enhanced as it included a mossy texture. The names of the bombsites were switched and new ambience sounds can be heard, such as crickets.

Counter-Strike (Xbox)Edit

Aztec is featured in Counter-Strike Xbox and reuses textures from Counter-Strike:Condition Zero. The official factions for this map are the Navy Seals (in jungle uniform) and the Guerrilla Warfare.

Counter-Strike: SourceEdit

Visual updates are easily recognized as the water in the river is more realistic. Moreover, the brightness was somewhat reduced as there are more clouds in the sky. In older versions of Source, the sky was darker.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Edit

Aside from graphical improvements, the back route that connected between the Terrorist Spawn Zone and the river was removed and brightness was increased. Furthermore, the angle of the ramp at the back was placed in reverse thus allowing players to traverse through the area with ease.

In an update, the map has been revamped. There is a pathway that connects the back halls and the courtyard. The overpass offers more protection from snipers for the Terrorist team. Additional props have been added to the river and bombsite A for more cover.

The official factions for Aztec is SEAL Team 6 and the Phoenix Connection.


Main article: Aztec/Guide''

Counter-Strike: Condition ZeroEdit

Main article: Aztec/Tour of Duty''

This map is chosen to be the 12th map in Tour of Duty campaign.


Counter-Strike: SourceEdit


Aztec Map Veteran css Aztec Map Veteran
Win 100 rounds on the DE_Aztec map.


Main article: Aztec/Gallery''


  • This is one few maps in the Counter-Strike series that has not changed frequently. The only changes that did occur was the textures and a few minor differences in the structure of the map. From the early beta stages to Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, the textures have changed from a simple while layout to a mossy, dark green type. Starting from Counter-Strike: Source, the area from the CT Spawn Zone to the doors that led to Bombsite B has been simplified while the T spawn zone has a few sky changes. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the ramp that connected the T Spawn Zone and the river were removed.
  • It is interesting to note that the names of the bombsites (A and B) in de_aztec were switched in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and later Counter-Strike games.
  • The map was featured in the Counter Strike: Source E3 (2004) trailer.

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