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Cobblestone
Creator(s) David Johnston Cs t
Ritual Entertainment Csx t Cscz t
Turtle Rock Studios Csx t Cscz t
Valve Corporation Css t Game icon 730
Game(s) Cs t Csx t Cscz t Css t Csgo-icon-bravo-small Game icon 730
Scenario Bomb defusal
Map Group Defusal Group Sigma
Terrorists Phoenix Connexion
Professional (before August 1, 2014)
Counter-Terrorists GSG-9 Csx t
GIGN Game icon 730
First appearance BETA 6.5
Last appearance Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Cobblestone (de_cbble), formerly known as Cbble and also known as Cobble, is a bomb defusal map featured in the Counter-Strike series. It was added to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the Winter Offensive update alongside the map Overpass.

Official Description

Counter-Terrorists: Prevent terrorists from bombing Lord William's country farmhouse. He has been the target of assassination in light of recent government proposals.

Terrorists: The Terrorist carrying the C4 must place the bomb at one of the two bomb sites around the map, thereby killing Lord William and severely damaging his home.

Development History

Counter-Strike

The map was designed by David Johnston after completing Dust. He had a large castle for a map in mind, and created cs_cstle (Castle). Chris Ashton supplied Johnston with the necessary textures. However, the map was rejected due to gameplay issues.[1] Johnston decided to restart the development and quickly made a new castle-themed map, which became de_cbble (Cobble), and was designed around similar principles as Dust.[2][3]

The map was first introduced in BETA 6.5, and has seen a few more revisions before its final release to make it more competitively viable.[3]

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

Not much has changed in Cbble, other than the lightning.

Counter-Strike: Source

To accommodate with the new Source Engine, the map had graphical and textural tweaks though the integrity of Cbble remained unchanged.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Cobblestone was re-introduced as part of the December 18, 2013 update. Valve performed a major overhaul to the map, graphically and strategically. Nearly all of the crates were removed and replaced with more realistic props. The hallways had become filled with museum artifacts instead of crates, similar to Piranesi. Additionally, the map is littered with some construction equipment and Medieval props, completing the transition from just an old medieval castle in the previous games to a historical museum and tourist attraction somewhere in France.

The map was significantly updated over many updates. Some sniper positions were removed, while new connectors were added.

Tour of Duty

Main article: Cbble/Tour of Duty

This map was one of the many chosen to be placed in Tour of Duty 4.

Achievements

Map
Cobblestone Map Veteran css Cobblestone Map Veteran
Win 100 rounds on the DE_Cbble map.

Update History

January 23, 2014
  • Added collision to top of trees
  • Added more accurate model collision
  • Removed particle effects that could be mistaken for grenades
  • Blocked a sightline in battlements near A
  • Blocked a hiding hole in underpass near A
  • Removed light models near statue at B that could be mistaken for player heads
  • Removed a portapotty at back of B
  • Raised height of center fence near B
  • Fixed various minor bugs
May 28, 2014
  • Blocked long sightline from back of Bombsite B
  • No longer possible to plant on top of hut at bombsite A
  • Made statue base at bombsite B taller, so players can't peek over
  • Made hut on bombsite B catwalk wider
  • Moved all T spawns to upper level
  • Decreased fog
  • Removed small tree near platform in mid
  • Pushed down some vegetation that players could hide in
  • Disabled collision on small rocks
  • Blocked visibility through cart in mid
  • Revised cover in Bombsite B courtyard
July 1, 2014
July 16, 2014
  • Removed OP flower pot at back of B.
  • Added a lip at the top of main B entrance to provide more cover to T team.
  • Slightly extended large planter by B entrance to close a thin sight line from back of B to side door.
  • Drop-down to alternative B entrance has been widened to allow a better view of the room below.
  • Drop-down room roof beams have been moved further away from the stairs.
  • Roof of alternative B entrance has been opened up for additional grenade throws.
  • Locations where the bomb could be dropped out of players’ reach have been clipped off.
  • Lighting changes at some locations to provide better visibility.
  • Shifted tapestry in CT sniper room up and made it lighter color to make players more visible against it.
August 1, 2014
September 2, 2014
  • Added T spawns to lower position, prioritized them over battlement spawns
  • Added ladder from bottom of T spawn to battlement near T sniper tower
  • Neutralized corner when moving through archhouse on B upper catwalk
  • Neutralized corner when entering B site through connector
  • Moved back CT spawns
  • Tightened entrance corridor to Long A, T side
  • Reduced depth of CT sniper room and made windows more open
  • Reconfigured B tunnels for faster T rotation time
  • Added path from T side of underpass into B tunnels
  • Reduced sightlines from back of B to entrances
  • Lowered railing at back of B to make characters on platform easier to spot
  • Cut out area behind the toilet in back of B
  • Minor lighting/texturing changes at A for better visibility
  • Rotated window overlooking connector
January 14, 2015
  • Fixed sticky spot under roof overhang at B
  • Fixed overview map not matching the geometry at Gallery
  • Raised ceiling and added trim in Gallery
  • Fixed sticky clip brush at A
  • Added clip brush to tapestry in CT sniper room so you can’t walk through it
  • Fixed floating electrical box in sewer stairwell
  • Fixed missing texture above T ramp
  • Removed handrail/clips and adjusted lighting in CT sniper hallway
  • Fixed wooden platform clipping into stone in T spawn
  • Made window bars in B tunnels & Gallery non-solid
February 4, 2015

Major changes to Cobblestone

  • Bombsite A:
  • Made bombsite A courtyard smaller
  • Removed spiral stairs at back of bombsite A
  • Pushed forward side-balcony at bombsite A, making it easier to check corners before jumping down
  • Added a static door to entrance to connector from bombsite A
  • Shortened battlement in long A, making it easier to check
  • Raised wall around bombsite A slightly, to give some cover when out in the open
  • Added additional cover in bombsite A
  • Removed balcony at CT side of long A
  • Added an additional chest-height wall at A ramp
  • Removed large boulders in A site

Bombsite B:

  • Made bombsite B courtyard smaller
  • Rerouted T main entrance to bombsite B
  • Made it easier to throw grenades into B site from a safe position as T
  • Added some cover on T platform in bombsite B
  • Moved bombsite B more to the middle of the courtyard
  • Flattened ground at bombsite B
  • Removed back of B area
  • Hut at back of B can now be shot through
  • Added a static door to entrance to bombsite B from connector

Other:

  • Removed stairs and overpass route from dropdown room
  • Widened upper dropdown passage
  • Added a ramp to dropdown to make it easier to peek into lower
  • Players can now jump up via flowerbed in connector to get into dropdown room
  • Removed walls in T tunnels
  • Removed CT sniper room
  • Added a static door to CT side of water room
  • Tweaked layout of water room slightly
  • Removed double window room near T spawn
  • Moved T spawns forward a bit
  • Added a direct ladder to T sniper tower
  • Various optimizations
  • Increased player visibility
  • Fixed a bug where very few chickens were spawned
February 12, 2015
  • Removed various boosts
  • Further optimizations
  • Tweaked layout of underpass room
  • Moved door from CT side to T side of underpass
  • Made cubby at entrance to Bombsite A smaller
  • Widened arch at end of long A
  • Set correct surface types on textures
  • Brightened haystacks at entrance to Long A
  • Updated collision on broken wall in bombsite A and B


February 19, 2015
  • Fixed some exploits and unintended boosts.
  • Further optimizations.
March 31, 2015
  • Made cubby near bottom of platform stairs in Bombsite B deeper
  • Smoothed out movement around B ramp and dropdown room
  • Fixed various spots where C4 could get stuck (Thanks Residents_evil!)
  • Fixed some surfaces playing the wrong footstep sounds
October 8, 2015
  • Fixed some areas where players could look through model backfaces
March 23, 2016
  • Updated loading screen image
February 14, 2017
  • Removed support beam in drop room which blocked line of sight to drop/door
March 15, 2017
  • Raised arch on CT side of long A

Trivia

  • Cobblestone was originally named "de_cbble" instead of "de_cobble" in honor of the old, eight character restriction.[3]
  • According to the official description of de_chateau, the Terrorists were able to successfully bomb Lord William's country farmhouse (Cobble). However, it appears Lord William survived, and was rebuilding his summer investment (Chateau).
    • The description means this is the only time when the Terrorists have ever canonically bombed a map.
    • Despite the description, Lord William does not appear on the map, nor does he appear in any other part of the Counter-Strike series. However, Lord William is the focus of two missions in both of the Operation Bloodhound campaigns.
  • Due to the verticality of this map, it is fairly easy to take fall damage. Bots in early versions of the game will also occasionally fall to their deaths.
  • In Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, when bots plant the bomb at bombsite A, the bots usually plant it near a crate, potentially clipping inside the crate, rendering it un-defusable.
  • In Global Offensive's Guardian mode, the map's only hostage is named "Lord William."
  • In Global Offensive, a sign near the door handle on the toilets changes color when a person is occupying the toilet.
  • In Global Offensive, the pre-rendered shadows on the map were mismatched in directions to the live-rendered shadows on the map.

References

  1. Johnston, David. Personal Level Design Work. David Johnston. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  2. Johnston, David. Professional Level Design Work. David Johnston. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Johnston, David (May 1, 2014). Cobbles and Castles. David Johnston. Retrieved September 24, 2017.

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