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Office
Creator(s) Alex Manilov (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 Hostage rescue
Map Group Reserves
Terrorists Arctic Avengers (CSX)
Anarchist (CS:GO)
Counter-Terrorists Spetsnaz (CSX)
FBI (CS:GO)
First appearance BETA 7.0
Last appearance Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


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

OverviewEdit

It is set in the winter in a office building with parking areas and outside yards. Counter-Terrorists (CT) spawn base is in a parking garage 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 and the hostages are easily escorted in the wide pathways.

Official descriptionEdit

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 textures, a different projector with a visible light, carpets with different colors, 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. The interior is also slightly different from older maps.

Physics based models, especially file cabinets, are often exploited by campers to slow down the Counter-Terrorists by using them to block doorways around the projector room.

There is a snowman, as an Easter egg, at the backyard of the office complex. Although it cannot be harmed with the knife, its head can be disintegrated with a few bullets and its arms can be detached with bullets. The head can also be detached by jumping onto it and it will cause the head to fall down but the cap will remain in mid-air. The lower body however, cannot be destroyed even if HE grenades are exploded nearby.

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. Additional props have been added and with the overhaul of the hostage rescue scenario, some hostages will spawn randomly and one may appear in the side hall.

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".

The official factions of this map are the Anarchists as the Terrorists, and the FBI as the Counter-Terrorists.

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 the 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 the map is placed sometime during or after 2004. The map probably takes place on November 1, 2004, the release date of Counter-Strike: Source which explains the cold weather.

The time of operation is 6:05 or 18:05, according to the clocks in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. The microwave oven in Counter-Strike: Source displays a 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 in Source.

TacticsEdit

Main article: Office/Guide''

AchievementsEdit

Counter-Strike: SourceEdit

MapEdit

Office Map Veteran css Office Map Veteran
Win 100 rounds on the CS_Office map.

SpecialEdit

A World of Pane css A World of Pane
Shoot out 14 windows in a single round on Office.

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".
  • In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the "Alpine Sweat" soda can props found in the office resembles real life "Mountain Dew" soda cans.

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