Map (ConCommand)

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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 changelevel command.


map mapname <gamemode> (omit the .bsp extension)

Example: map de_dust2 deathmatch

The optional gamemode parameter can be deathmatch, casual, competitive, armsrace, coopstrike ... which will adjust the game_type and 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 casual.

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.

See also