10 grenade throws you must know in CS:GO

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In CS:GO, a good grenade is a key that turns a lock. Flashbangs open doors, blinding opponents so that your team can make entry to an area of the map. Grenades also close doors, blocking off a lane with smoke or fire to discourage movement.

Part of becoming a better CS:GO player means mastering individual techniques that will help you survive the game's most common situations. For this week, we're concerned with everyday plays on Dust2, Mirage, and Cache, three of the most-played maps in the rotation. If you play CS:GO even a few dozen hours, you'll have hundreds of opportunities to execute these plays, and knowing the right 'nade for the right situation can be the difference between death and your best round ever.

Naturally, you'll make most of these grenade throws as the Terrorists, the attacking team in CS:GO’s defusal maps. Terrorists necessarily have to change the state of the game in order to win.


Situation: Moving into Long A from Terrorist spawn

Situation: As the CTs, blocking an early A rush without running all the way to long A

Situation: From CT spawn, crossing mid to avoid getting AWPed

Situation: Rushing into B as the Terrorists from tunnel


Situation: Gaining control of mid as the Terrorists

Situation: Entering A from ramp as the Terrorists

Situation: Attacking B from apartments as the Terrorists, smoking off bench


Situation: Attacking A as the Terrorists, blocking off truck and a portion of mid

Situation: Attacking A as the Terrorists, blocking off truck and a portion of mid

Situation: Flashing or molotoving bombsite A ('quad') from squeaky door as the Terrorists

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Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.