CS:GO Game Modes/Wingman

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Csgo icon wingman.png

Wingman (internally: scrimcomp2v2) is a game mode in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Here, you can learn how to modify a Competitive map for it, and how all of this works.

A map is launched in the Wingman game mode with the commands game_type 0; game_mode 2; map <mapname>, or shorter: map <mapname> scrimcomp2v2.

Game Mode Description

Pivotal (CFG) differences
Property CS:GO Competitive Competitive CS:GO Wingman Wingman
Players per team 5 2
Best of 30 16
Roundtime in minutes 1:55 1:30
Freezetime in seconds 15 10
Max Money $16000 $8000

Technically, this game mode is almost equal to the CS:GO Competitive Competitive game mode. The round ending events are equal, meaning that this game mode can be played with bombsites, hostages or none of them. The crucial differences are the game mode's CFG file (see the table on the right) and maxplayers.

Officially, the game mode plays as follows:

  • Two teams of two players play a match in a competitive environment.
  • There is one accessible bombsite.

Adding Wingman Support to a Map

Any CS:GO Competitive Competitive map can be modified to support CS:GO Wingman Wingman in the same way as Cobblestone, Inferno, Nuke, Overpass, Vertigo and Train. These maps are actually too large for Wingman, but if they are launched in Wingman, the spawn points and buyzones are "shifted" if needed and there are blockers that limit the playable area to only one bombsite.

The following sections are about how mapmakers can reproduce this.

Important template.gif Important: If you are designing your map for Wingman such that no spawn shifting or blocking needs to be done, then you don't need this tutorial.
Note.png Note: de_nuke doesn't actually support Wingman, instead Valve uses a different map de_shortnuke which is literally half of de_nuke, only consisting of the interior parts for bombsite B.

Scripting

csgo/scripts/vscripts/2v2/2v2_enable.nut
// This function is called from the map OnMapSpawn

function EnableWingman()
{
       // checks the game mode and type and the current match
       local nMode = ScriptGetGameMode();
       local nType = ScriptGetGameType();

       // type 0, mode 0 = casual
       // type 0, mode 1 = competitive
       // type 1, mode 0 = arms race
       // type 1, mode 1 = demolition
       // type 1, mode 2 = deathmatch
       // etc 

	   
	if (nMode == 2 && nType == 0)								// if we are running 2v2, do stuff
	{
	  EntFire("spawnpoints.standard", "SetDisabled", 0, 0);
	  EntFire("spawnpoints.2v2", "SetEnabled", 0, 0);
	  EntFire("brush.blocker", "Enable", 0, 0);
	  EntFire("buyzone.2v2", "SetEnabled", 0, 0);
	  EntFire("navblocker.2v2", "BlockNav", 0, 0);
	}
	else
	{
	  EntFire("buyzone.2v2", "Disable", 0, 0);				// disable 2v2 buyzones
	  EntFire("navblocker.2v2", "UnblockNav", 0, 0);
	}
  
 }
Bug.png Bug: The highlighted line doesn't have the intended effect, because SetEnabled is not a valid input for func_buyzone.

To shift spawn points or block areas only in Wingman, our map must detect the current game mode which requires VScripting. Fortunately, Valve has already made a VScript that does that (seen on the right) and made it available to everyone, so you don't have to write any code.

Note.png Note: Making an own script is also an option; but don't forget to pack custom scripts to the map when publishing!

To run this script, create a logic_script entity in your map, and give it the targetname script.2v2 (arbitrary). Set its Entity Scripts property to 2v2/2v2_enable.nut.

Then create a logic_auto with the following output:

  My Output Target Entity Target Input Parameter Delay Only Once
Io11.png OnMapSpawn script.2v2 RunScriptCode EnableWingman() 0 No

Every round, this will run the EnableWingman function which fires I/O events to some named entities in our level depending on the current game mode. That's why all of the following entity names are required to be exactly as in the above VScript, otherwise it will not work.

Spawn points and Buyzones

First, select all of the normal spawn points, both CT and T, and change their names to spawnpoints.standard. The script will deactivate these in Wingman.

Now, create at least two spawn points for each team that should be used in Wingman. In the official Valve maps, they use 4 for each team. Select them all, name them spawnpoints.2v2 and set Enable by default? to No.

If these spawns are not already inside of a func_buyzone, create one for them, select the team and name it buyzone.2v2. Do the same for the other team.

Bug.png Bug: 

Set all buyzones to start enabled! In Valve's script, EnableWingman() does never enable any buyzone in any game mode because "SetEnabled" (which is used in that script) is not a valid input for func_buyzone. The script is still useful though, as it Disables the Wingman buyzone when needed. Also, the script does not disable the standard buyzones in Wingman for the case that no spawn shifting is done. If this is an issue, write your own script and fix this or find a different solution.

Blocking the Playable Area

The tools/wrongway tool texture is only visible to players close to the origin of the entity that this material is applied to.

The game can work as it is now, but you will probably want only one bombsite to be reachable.

To do that, create some clip brushes with the tools/toolsclip texture in the places that you don't want the players to go. Tie them to func_brushes and name them brush.blocker. Set Start disabled to Yes and the script will enable them only in Wingman.

You can even make more of those and use the cool tools/wrongway texture to signalize to players that there is an invisible wall. It even fades out with distance! For these brushes, it is good practice to set their Solidity to Never Solid if they are already inside a larger brush.blocker because then their collision is not needed.

Blocking Navigation Meshes

Now the brush.blockers will do a great job on blocking players, however, bots might still try to walk through the blockers.

Create func_nav_blocker brush entities inside the brush.blockers with the tools/toolstrigger texture and name them navblocker.2v2. The VScript will finally fire BlockNav to these entities in Wingman or UnblockNav in all other game modes, informing the bots whether the area is blocked or not.

Tip.png Tip: If bots keep trying to walk through the blockers, then the func_nav_blocker might not be blocking the Nav Mesh areas of interest. For visualization, use the cheat nav_edit 1. Areas blocked by nav blockers are marked with a cyan rectangle along its border.

Testing and Uploading

To play a map in Wingman mode, type in the commands game_type 0; game_mode 2 into the console and then enter the map command to access your map.

When you upload the map to the workshop, be sure to select "Wingman" in the list of game modes so that people can select that when they open the map through the in-game workshop tab. Done!