This new Overpass heaven smoke is safer than most lineups

By Fariha Bhatti


Aug 3, 2021

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This new Overpass heaven smoke is safer than the one you use.

Smoking heaven on Overpass’ B site doesn’t have to be a life-threatening task. There’s an easier way to block off the high angle over the site that AWPers have exploited on the map.

The trouble is that most of the known lineups for smokes to block off heaven have put players into dangerous positions. Dying while lining up a utility from a risky spot is quite common in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and for heaven, skilled players know the common spots players use to line up the smoke and ambush them accordingly. The A-short smoke for heaven is an old lineup that has gotten many players killed from the sacks, but not anymore. Team Liquid’s Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski has a new lineup that is much safer and effective. 

Unlike the older setup that start from an area exposed to enemies camping A-short, this one is rather sneaky. Elige’s lineup begins from the wall next to short canals. Here’s how you can do it in the game. 

Move inside short waters and aim at the light bolt-shaped water spot on the wall. Place your crosshair on the dark smudged area of the hut. Press the jump key and then throw the smoke. 

The smoke will land a bit deeper inside B heaven, obstructing the enemy from scouting the bomb site. Paired with pillar, default, and crossing smokes, bombsite B can be completely blocked off from standard CT angles. However, there’s a downside to this safe heaven lineup. Due to the deep drop, this smoke fails to cover the balcony. Your teammates may want to be cautious and peak this area every now and then. 

Despite this drawback, Elige’s smoke lineup is significantly better as it ensures a safer push onto the site. Conversely, the popular antenna setup may cover the entire balcony, but you may not stay alive to watch your teammates win the round. In both cases, it’s recommended to request cover from your teammates while you set the smokes. 

Is Overpass CT-sided? 

Overpass has a complex maisonette design, which tends to favor the CT side. While A site is easier to open due its wide entrances, B is really tough if you’re on the T side. The two-story structure enables CTs to rotate faster and defend bombsites effectively.