Himeji Castle

A Map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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1st Place! Famous Landmarks

“ The author has done a great job remaking the exterior of the building. Scaled down or not the layout and structure of the outer walls and especially the roofing is phenomenal and very close to the original. ”

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  • Fixed dangerous exploit.
  • A few clips improved.

Someone discovered an exploit where you could jump on the higest crate on the B bombsite and then jump onto the roofs and even onto the trees. This has been fixed, along with some clips being improved quickly.

Final version 02 5y
  • Lots of bugfixes
  • Flow is perfected, you shouldn't get blocked unusually.
  • Improved lighting, HDR toned down and shadows improved
  • Fully optimized
  • Added new pathways, eliminated vertical gameplay and no dead ends
  • Fully working Radar and navigation mesh
  • Textures and models have been improved
  • New custom props, enjoy the new weapons displayed in the map
  • HIGH RES SKYBOX TEXTURE YEEY
  • 3D Skybox has been improved

Credits to everyone who helped and for amazing feedback. Amazing thanks to Will2K, he has helped me out a whole lot!

Final Version 01 5y

A map set in Japan at the heart of Himeji.


Himeji Castle is a bomb defusal map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with its geometry and layout based on the real-life monumental reference of the same name (Located in Himeji). It was made for the Famous Landmarks contest.
It features close-, mid- and long-range combat in a Japanese setting. Both bombsites are located on the ground floor.


  • Custom textures, models and sounds 
  • Custom skybox and unique skybox texture 
  • Double floors, adding vertical gameplay on top of horizontal 
  • Optimized performance, navigation file and radar 
More features can always be added on request as long as it contributes to competitive gameplay.


The map is currently stable. It is final for the time being. I plan on resuming the completion of the competitive aspects of the map after I finish my final, last iteration of de_cathedral. This would include the following:
  • Removal of second floors 
  • Removal of all additional floors that are completely unnecesary 
  • Addition of improved and sculpted props 
  • Addition of fog 
  • Addition of extra cover 
  • Improved bombsite timings. Right now T's arrive at A earlier than CT... 
  • Much more
When the changed will be aplied, the workshop version will too. Anyone subscribed will automatically have the latest version.


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    I am in the process of redoing this entire map to a better state, graphically and competitive-wise. I want this map to be a great map, I have always wanted this map to become great, and I'm finally in the process of doing this.

    I will soon be opening a blog thread about this, and hopefully I can elaborate on all the goals.

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    > **Posted by JorisCeoen** > > **Posted by NightHawk107** > > Where is the buddie requester? > > Thanks a lot! > > I didn't realise it was gone. It's back now! You'll be my first buddy :D! ok!
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    > **Posted by NightHawk107** > Where is the buddie requester? Thanks a lot! I didn't realise it was gone. It's back now! You'll be my first buddy :D!
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    > **Posted by JorisCeoen** > > **Posted by NightHawk107** > > > will this appear in the main menu map choose or not i know its a stupid question im just curious cuz last time i download a map and put it in my maps foldier it didnt work but anyways i love it! rated 10/10! > > You mean if this will appear in the workshop? It is actually: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=197517841. The link can also be found in the description under Workshop Version. If you subscribe, it should download automatically and you should be able to play it with bots. > > In the spare chance it's on a server, you can also play it online, but I doubt it as this version is not well suited for competitive gameplay. I will fix this one after my cathedral. You can also subscribe to me in case you want to be notified about any updates later on :) here i subscribe to you.... and hey where is the buddie requester?
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    > **Posted by NightHawk107** > will this appear in the main menu map choose or not i know its a stupid question im just curious cuz last time i download a map and put it in my maps foldier it didnt work but anyways i love it! rated 10/10! You mean if this will appear in the workshop? It is actually: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=197517841. The link can also be found in the description under Workshop Version. If you subscribe, it should download automatically and you should be able to play it with bots. In the spare chance it's on a server, you can also play it online, but I doubt it as this version is not well suited for competitive gameplay. I will fix this one after my cathedral. You can also subscribe to me in case you want to be notified about any updates later on :)
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    will this appear in the main menu map choose or not i know its a stupid question im just curious cuz last time i download a map and put it in my maps foldier it didnt work but anyways i love it! rated 10/10!
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    5y
    Currently the map is far too much CT-sided, at a point where the T's where almost unable to defeat the CT's in any given way. On public servers I have never seen the T's even reach the Bombsite B. The idea for the next version will either be: - to **re-open the 3rd floor** and allow roof access to be able to shoot from that third roof inside the B-site. The B-site will cease to exist. Upper floors won't be opened though. - to create a bombsite at the second floor which is already open so the upper floors become useful. The tests showed that they were of little use. I had a hard time realising what the server balance would be, as such after these tests it clearly showed that CT's where at the upper hand on any point in the map. I will be creating a new version as soon as possible. I want my map to have a balance no matter what it'll take. I hope to see you soon!
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    Hello everyone, it's been a while again. Will2k has been very helpful towards helping the map to a better state. Just a single article on my map with his analysis made it much better already and washed away the amateurismic errors that were present earlier. Vertical gameplay has been severly dealt with, in a way that it's almost gone now. Stairs replace overuse of ladders and some new connexions have made the overall flow and accesibility better in the map. Visually I have adapted and added many minor details that contribute to the visual standards of CSGO although they don't break the gameplay or hinder them in any way. Any feedback is permanently preferred and if there's anything you think is out of the blue, please say so in the comments section. This version is considered final now, is fully optimized, improved for DE gameplay and is bugfree. I have been getting reports the B2 version was crashing the server, but this has been fixed now.
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    5y
    First of all: Thanks for all of the amazing comments, they were really encouraging, and also thanks to everyone for showing support to my place that I finally achieved to win: 1st place! Secondly, I am proud to announce that the current improvements to optimization have achieved a solid 220fps across almost everywhere in the current map. Especially at the indoor areas there is an amazing improvement in FPS. With bots this varies of course (ranging from 100-150FPS to almost over 200FPS at times). This is a major improvement over the current version which in SP has only a sad 140FPS in general. I'm thrilled to bring you guys the newest version, but not yet as I need to do some changes on the layout and have a few tests with Will2K before I can release the competitive version of Himeji. The competitive version will also be the one downloadable from the Workshop. If you thought that this was a poty to hear, then you don't have to worry as I will be having an AR version that still contains **all of the floors** and the ability to walk onto the roofs for even more amusement (and combinations). See you as soon as possible with a much better version :)
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    I would say, the map is just perfect, it is very well detailed, has a pleasant atmosphere and lightning and it looks like the layout was decent as well except that some part seems to lack some cover spot.
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YOU CANNOT ALTER, MODIFY AND/OR PORT THE MAP AND ALL OF ITS CONTENTS TO ANY OTHER GAME OR 3D MODELING APPLICATION IF THE PURPOSE IS FOR COMMERCIAL USE. DECOMPILING THE MAP IS ALLOWED FOR LEARNING PURPOSES. IF YOU WANT TO USE A SPECIFIC MODEL, PERMISSION IS REQUIRED. THIS IS GENERALLY PERFECTLY POSSIBLE IF YOU CONTACT ME THROUGH GAMEBANANA OR MY EMAIL. PORTING IS NOT ALLOWED, I WILL BE PORTING MYSELF ON REQUEST. YOU CANNOT SHARE OR HOST THIS FILE ANYWHERE ELSE. THE ONLY POSSIBLE HOSTS ARE GAMEBANANA.COM AND THE CS:GO WORKSHOP.

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