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de_train heat map for Counter-Strike: GO visualizes 6.5 million bullets

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Valve has the power to convert violence into heat. Mining the data of 6.5 million shots fired so far in the CS:GO version of de_train, Valve's output is a heat map that's filterable based on team and two weapon types.

"Heat maps can reveal player preferences, choke-points in maps, sight-lines for snipers, and much more," Valve says. My takeaways: assault rifles account for 47 percent of shots fired; CTs fire a little more than Terrorists; the top-right lane shows near-perfect symmetry for sniper rifle kills; the most trigger-pulling happens in the left-side access hallways, probably from frantically finding an enemy after turning a corner.

Have a look here.

Evan Lahti

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.