De_snow, remembering the glory

Counter-Strike: 1.6 and Source blends the game developer’s award-winning teamplay action with the advanced Source technology.

Counter-Strike is the most popular online team shooter in history, and for good reason. Starting out as a Half-Life modification on the Goldsource engine, CS 1.6 grew in popularity and became one of the most popular first-person shooters of all time.

As a mod of Half-Life, it was released in its beta Phase in June 1999 before being launched in a fully-fledged version. More than a decade on, it is still the best and the most entertaining game of its type with best settings and is the best place for gamers to really show their mouse skills. 

Today on Christmas, we look back at one of the maps from 1.6 and Source versions, de_snow. Like other FPS titles and games who have already come up with snow designed maps and similar DLCs, you can now celebrate your holidays with your clan by hosting a scrimmage party on this wonderful winter-themed map. 

If you wish to relive these nostalgic memories, head to and download the addon for your game version. It is available for both the versions of Counter Strike, 1.6 and Source as well.