Osama bin Laden's hideout ported to Counter Strike, too

By on May 10, 2011, 12:00 PM

Osama bin Laden's hideout has been ported to Counter Strike: Source. The free map of the complex in Abottabad, Pakistan is called fy_abbottabad and is available as a 1.41MB download here. We're honestly surprised it took this long for a map like this one to be created with the Source SDK (although some commenters are yelling "too soon!").

Currently, the creation is a general purpose multiplayer map based on the known dimensions of bin Laden's compound. The map's creator, who goes by the name of Fletch, says it may one day be used as a base for a bomb or hostage map. Fletch also notes that he will add a 3D skybox when and if he has the time.

The death of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, courtesy of the US Navy SEAL Team Six, is bound to spawn (pun intended) many game maps, mods, and customizations. The first one was released over the weekend: FPS video game recreates mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

We're not going to let you know about every single product that gets a bin Laden update or tweak, but the size of the Counter Strike franchise is just too massive to ignore. We would not be surprised if the map becomes very popular given its roots, but that's merely our opinion without having played it. If you're going to give it a shot (this one wasn't intended, I swear), let us know in the comments below if it's a good map in itself, or if the novelty quickly wears off.




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stewi0001 stewi0001 said:

It would be cool if this map was on Project Reality (BF2 mod for those who dont know)

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Does the water tower contain a hidden escape rocket?

howzz1854 said:

wow..... i think i might have to get back into CS after all these years just to play this map.

Emil said:

Osama bin Laden's hideout has been ported to Counter Strike: Source. The free map of the complex in Abottabad, Pakistan is called fy_abbottabad and is available as a 1.41MB download...

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Emin3nce said:

stewi0001 said:

It would be cool if this map was on Project Reality (BF2 mod for those who dont know)

Should have used the line "You probably haven't heard of it." ... missed the opportunity to let your inner hipster shine.

BlindObject said:

No servers are playing it

Anybody wanna put it up on their server??

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

This would only be fun if you could blow up the Pakistani military academy while you're at it. After all, it was right around the corner, so to speak.

Putting an end to Bin Laden, worth its weight in publicity gold.

Pumping a couple of rounds between some long-winded professor's eyes, during the second hour of his lecture, priceless....

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

3rd time I've seen something about a remake of the layout. What's next. A 1st person view of the navy seals shooting him in the face?

Zen Zen, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Putting an end to Bin Laden, worth its weight in publicity gold.

Pumping a couple of rounds between some long-winded professor's eyes, during the second hour of his lecture, priceless....

And for everything else, there's Mastercard

veLa veLa said:

Hardcore CS:S player here myself. Lots of seasons of CEVO-Main

fpsgamerJR62 said:

Doesn't look like there's enough room to land a couple of Blackhawk choppers ? or maybe it's just the screenshot.

Guest said:

Wasn't the first, an Arma 2 mission was created literally hours after the event, fully scripted and everything.

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