The map console command loads the specified map and starts a game on it. Warning: For multiplayer games, this command will kick everyone from your server before changing the map, or does a hard change, so to speak. If you want to soft change your map from console use the
map mapname <gamemode> (omit the .bsp extension)
map de_dust2 deathmatch
gamemode parameter can be
deathmatch, casual, competitive, armsrace, coopstrike ... which will adjust the
game_mode values to the desired game mode (before loading the map). If there is no
gamemode parameter given, the game will not change these values so that it results in the last game mode played, or, if the game has just been launched, it will be
Can access both maps in mounted VPKs and in the
maps\ folder. Maps that are in a subdirectory of
maps\ need to have the folder name included in the console command.
map_background is a command analogous to
map that will load a map as a background. The player will not be able to move normally, but they can still use the console to move, attack, etc.
map_commentary is a command that is analogous to
map but also enables commentary mode.
maps lists all the maps the game has access to that begin with a certain prefix. Use
* to list all maps.