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Downed Pilot
Creator(s) Nick Coombe
Thearrel McKinney Jr.
Game(s) Csx t (cut)
Cscz t
Scenario Hostage rescue
First appearance Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
Last appearance Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

This article is about a hostage rescue map. For the Deleted Scenes single player mission, see Downed Pilot.

Downed Pilot (cs_downed) is an official hostage rescue map featured in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.


The map takes place in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. An aircraft has been shot down and the pilots have been taken hostage by the terrorists.

The map consist of a mountainous jungle region into which the aircraft has crashed. In addition there is a small village of sorts with a few buildings which can provide ample cover. The Terrorists base of operations and the location of the hostages is inside a mine.

Official Description

Counter-Terrorists: Rescue the hostages. Take out the Terrorists without jeopardizing the hostages.

Terrorists: Prevent Counter-Terrorist force from rescuing the hostages. Use whatever force needed.

Other Notes: There are 4 hostages in the mission. Rescue them!


Early Development



The map was designed by Nick Coombe when Gearbox Software was developing Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. It started off as a rocky/desert themed map. During early design, Nick decided to change the map into a jungle theme and titled the map as cs_junglecamp.[1]

When the map was handed over to Gearbox the name had to be changed since another map with the same name already existed.[1] At around the same time the game mode was also changed from hostage rescue into bomb defusal. The map was given the new title de_enemymine.[2]

When Ritual Entertainment took over development of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, they decided to develop the map further. Thearrel McKinney Jr. was the person in charge of further developments to the map.[3] The largest change was returning the game mode back into the original hostage rescue mode and renaming the map yet another time, this time into cs_downed. A less drastic change was the removal of an intact twin-seater plane from one of the buildings which served the purpose of being a drug running plane in the original backstory.[1] The map was also used as the base for the Deleted Scenes single player mission Downed Pilot.

Counter-Strike (Xbox)

Ritual Entertainment had plans for the map to make its initial appearance in Counter-Strike (Xbox).[4] The official factions for the map were supposed to be SEAL Team 6 and the Guerilla Warfare.[5] For reasons unknown, the map was not available in the finished version of Counter-Strike (Xbox).

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

The map was finally released together with the initial release of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. It was also used as the 14th map in the official Tour of Duty campaign.


  • In the computer room where two of the hostages are kept, there are two screens that display the BBC news.
  • The logo Nick Coombe had present on his website is still seen in the final version of Downed Pilot.
  • Currently, an unofficial Counter-Strike: Global Offensive remake can be found on the Steam Workshop:
    cs_downed_b2 by FrOzn!


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Information Vault - Nick Coombe Interview.
  2. Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Information Vault - Josh Jeffcoat Interview.
  3. I have a question about the CS:GO levels. - Gaming Discussion - MapCore
  4. Several remnants exist on the game disc, including a map thumbnail.
  5. playermodels.txt on Counter-Strike (Xbox) game disc.

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