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Office
Game(s) Cs t Csx t Cscz t Css t Csgo
Scenario Hostage rescue
Terrorists Arctic Avengers (CSX)
Anarchist (CS:GO)
Counter-Terrorists Spetsnaz (CSX)
FBI (CS:GO)

Office (cs_office) is an official hostage rescue map. It has since appeared in every Counter-Strike game, besides from Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes.

OverviewEdit

It is set in the winter in a office building with parking areas and outsides. Counter-Terrorists (CT) spawn base is in the parking building while the Terrorists are inside the offices.

Arguably, Office is one of the more balanced Hostage Rescue maps in Counter-Strike as players will have even ground throughout the map.

See Office/Tips and tricks for additional strategies.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Office map layout

Official BriefingEdit

Counter-Terrorists: Enter the office 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, 2 in competitive mode.

DevelopmentEdit

Office is one of the most popular hostage rescue maps and has been remade four times.

Counter-Strike 1.0Edit

The offices are owned by various different companies, including Prodigy Inc. and Bizzy Blaster Labor Union. It features many paintings and huge computers and magazines. In the projection room is a Black Mesa wall sign and a projection of fiscal analysis.

Counter-Strike 1.6Edit

The map was edited a bit by Valve Corporation to make it smooth and clear. The weather and sunlight also had been changed.

Counter-Strike: Condition ZeroEdit

See also: Office (Tour of Duty)

This version of Office is known as cs_office_cz. Changes include more realistic walls, a different projector with a visible light, improved elevators, carpets with different textures, pictures with captions, the removal of the APCs in the front and the back yard, a new snow sprite, and no magazines on the tables. The garage door at the CT Spawn Zone is now automated and emits noise. Furthermore, the amount of players that can play in this map has been expanded to hold more than 20 at a time.

Counter-Strike: SourceEdit

Changes include updated textures, an updated garage, the number 52375 on top of the main entrance, several elements (file cabinets, garbage cans, computers, small tables, etc.) becoming physics-based models, changing projections, the Black Mesa sign changed into a flat-screen TV, paintings and captioned pictures changed into small framed pictures, and a smaller, more modern microwave. The bathroom will make flourish sounds when approached. These physics based models, especially those of the file cabinets, are often exploited by campers to slow down the Counter-Terrorists by using them to block doorways around the projector room. The interior is also slightly different from older maps.

There is a snowman, as an easter egg, at the back yard of the office complex. Although it cannot be harmed with the knife, it can be disintegrated with a few bullets.

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

There are some significant changes to Office in Global Offensive. The movable props that players once exploited were now made static, making it impossible to shoot them around. In one of the rooms with the hostages, there are words that read "Central South Office Park" and part of the storage room has been converted into a lunch room. The color of the carpet has been changed and there are graphical improvements for cs_office, thus making the map more realistic. Furthermore, the official factions of this map are the Anarchists as the Terrorists, and the FBI as the Counter-Terrorists.

In the Terrorist spawn, there is also a joke on the projector about the use of collateralized debt obligations (CDO's), which repackage (often low-quality) mortgage debt, in the financial crisis. A series of slides say deliberately silly things like "Mortgage-backed security derivatives: profits for the future!" and "We give mortgages to anyone/We mean ANYONE".

Date and timeEdit

In the Counter-Strike: Source version of the map, some things refer to the date of the operation in office. The TPS reports on book shelves are dated January 1999. However, the computer screens show other dates. The operating system is Microsoft Windows XP, which was released in 2001. In Microsoft Excel 2003, the TPS reports are dated January 1998. The shortcuts also feature Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, which was released on March 1, 2004, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, released March, 23 2004, for PC in North America (the level is placed in the United States because the vending machine prices are in US Dollars) and Steam, beta testing of which has started in 2002. This means that the Source version of map is placed sometime during or after 2004. The map probably takes place on November 1, 2004, the release date of Counter-Strike: Source. That explains the cold weather.

The time of operation is 6:05 or 18:05, according to the clocks in the Counter-Strike: Condition Zero version. The microwave oven in the Counter-Strike: Source version displays different time, 5:29, while computer monitors shows 5:07 PM. Also, considering that Office takes place during winter, any of these times would be fairly dark, but the weather is sunny on the Source version.

TacticsEdit

Main article: Office/Guide

AchievementsEdit

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

Global ExpertiseEdit

Office Map Veteran csgo Office Map Veteran
Win 100 rounds on Office .
A Word of Pane csgo A Word of Pane
Shoot out 14 windows in a single round on Office  .

GalleryEdit

Main article: Office/Gallery

TriviaEdit

  • In the CS:S version the computers are modeled after the Dell Dimension 4300s/4400/4500/4550, but have the front of a Dell Optiplex GX60/GX150/GX160/GX170L/GX240/GX260/GX270/GX280 and has written "BEEFY COMPUTER" on the sides.
  • There are frames near the T spawn that have humourous references to the game with captions, such as the "SNIPING - Feel like a player without actually joining the game".
  • There is a reference in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive to the soft drink "Mountain Dew." The soda cans only have Mountain Dew's trademark colors found near the Terrorist Spawn.
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