Callouts are critical on any Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map, and knowing how to coordinate on Cache is critically important.
In theory, Cache is the most straightforward map there is in CSGO. It has two sites with a mid area that both sides have an equal shot at controlling. If the Ts can control mid, they get extra options for attacking the sites. The CT side can use mid control to get additional options for defending the two bombsites.
Though the map was overhauled in 2019, it remains mostly the same, and communication is just as important as ever. Here are all the most important callouts for Cache and how to best use them.
When it comes to Cache, the map isn’t nearly as dense on callouts as some others. Most of the main pathways to sites are wide open which makes things easier to remember, but the sites themselves are full of props that have specific names.
The main pathways to the sites are A-main and B-main, but Ts can also access the A site by heading through A-long to squeaky door and can move past B-main into checkers to have more angles to attack the site.
Mid control for the Ts can also let them crank up that pressure further. By taking over mid, players can block off rotations between sites through CT halls by reaching the Z connector. They can also get a safe sightline on the A site by hiding behind sandbags, or by jumping into checkers by moving through vent.
One of the biggest features of Cache is that the CT side can attack from a variety of elevated areas. On the A site, CTs can get elevated angles on A main from balcony and the Michael “shroud” Grzesiek boost spot. On the B site, heaven is a very powerful position and players can situationally move out through rafters to jump on top of the B site boxes or onto the light that overlooks the exit out of checkers.
On the CT side, things are fairly simple. Players can use callouts to track the locations of enemies and shore up defenses in order to prevent terrorists from taking sites. So long as mid is controlled, there are only two ways of attacking each site with all traffic towards B site coming through B halls. Unless things start to break down, CTs don’t have to worry much about callouts on Cache.
Callouts are more vital when playing the T side on Cache. Because the CT side has a wide variety of angles to attack from and props to hide behind, it’s important to know the most common defensive angles.
When entering the A site from A main, balcony and forklift are on the left with the shroud boost immediately on the right. After moving past forklift, the path to mid is known as highway while the corner to the right is known as “NBK” for French pro player Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt. The boxes in the corner of the site are known as quad.
On the B site, heaven is the elevated entryway directly across from B main. The platform outside of it is known as balcony, and the area under balcony is called hell. The doorway next to hell leads to the tree room. One of the best angles for defending B site is next to the site itself. Players can crouch near boxes and behind the elevated bombsite, where their entire body will be concealed. Fittingly, this area is known as headshot.