CS:GO has many elements to its complex gameplay, and learning them is the foundation for mastering your skills.
There are two types of maps in the default games – bombing and hostage rescue – the first is generally considered more important. All professional tournaments are played on Bomber maps as they provide more quality maps and allow deeper strategy choices.
There are two ways each side can win in bombing matches. Terrorists can eliminate all counter-terrorists or blow up one of the bomb sites. There are two on each map: bomb sites A and B. Although achieving the latter goal is not easy because the terrorists have to conquer one site and then defend it for 40 seconds.
But for counter-terrorists, it’s a bit trickier. As long as you don’t plant the bomb, you can destroy the enemy team and win. Once the opposition gets that, CTs must also defuse the bomb, otherwise the bomb will explode and the round will be lost to the terrorists.
Many new players wonder how to save the bomb in CS:GO. Fortunately, it is not as difficult as it seems, and we will guide you through it.
How to defuse the bomb in CS:GO
To defuse a bomb in CS:GO, an anti-terrorist player must first approach it. In most cases, doing this will require killing all enemy players after they stop because they will almost certainly block the bomb once planted.
Once you’re close to the bomb, you’ll need to click on the button that’s set up as the challenger’s hotkey. By default, it’s E, but you can always rebind it via the settings menu.
The detonation lasts for 10 seconds, which gives you 30 seconds to destroy the terrorists, and after the bomb is planted, they begin to destroy it. But there is a way to make it faster.
As a CT, you can get an attack kit that will cost you $400. Under your belt, the cooldown will be reduced to five seconds. Attack weapons drop when you die, which has its drawbacks. On the bright side, you can pick up debuffs if your teammates fall, but once you do, you’ll need to buy another kit when the next round starts.
While five seconds may not seem like much of a difference, it often does. So, it’s definitely worth having at least one disposal device on your team every round so that you can pick up your teammates in case of an emergency and defuse the bomb in time.