Counter-Strike: Global Offensive heat maps show where 6.5 million bullets were fired

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 21:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Valve has been keeping track of various player actions during the Counter Strike: Global Offensive beta, and has incorporated some of its gameplay data into a heat map.

“We track nearly every player action, from individual bullets fired to weapon purchases, and the resulting data can be used to help us evaluate game design decisions,” said the firm. “A straightforward way to visualize the data we collect is through heat maps. Heat maps can reveal player preferences, choke-points in maps, sight-lines for snipers, and much more.”

Through the link, is a a set of heat maps showing the firing locations for the 6.5 million bullets beta testers spent in played de_train.

“Players have fired a weapon in nearly every inch of this map, though of course some locations are more popular than others,” said Valve.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ships for PC, Mac, 360 and PS3 this summer.



  1. DSB

    Looks like they’re building their maps almost like MW2. Thumbs up!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    I’d be more impressed if they mentioned how many actually killed! haha

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Yoshi

    Funniest thing is that people pay for this data via COD Eltie XD

    @1 Fuck off, De_train was built way before MW2′s balls even dropped.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    @3 So why is this news?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Se_7_eN

    @1 – I really hope you were joking… You were joking RIGHT?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DSB

    @5 Embarrassingly enough no! It’s been long enough since I last played CS that I wouldn’t even recognize de_dust if I saw it from above.

    #6 3 years ago



    You FAIL at trolling.

    #7 3 years ago

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