With two bomb sites on each Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it’s easy to think they’d be equally popular. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
New stats from Scope.gg have revealed the popularity of bomb sites on each major CSGO map. While a 50/50 split seems logical, it’s clear that T side players are very biased when it comes to picking a venue. While not particularly useful on its own, savvy players can definitely use this information to improve their odds of winning.
CSGO analytics service Scope.gg pulled numbers from over 350,000 public matchmaking games to determine which sites terrorists most frequently attempt to bomb. It revealed that Ancient, Dust 2, and Mirage are the least-balanced maps in terms of where Terrorists usually attack. A site is massively more popular on the desert maps while T sides avoid Ancient A like the plague.
While these numbers do clarify which sites bombs get planted on, they are not the same as which site the terrorists attempt to take. The many, many T sides that unsuccessfully rush B on Dust 2 don’t count for this study. Players could even read these stats as the likelihood of T getting the bomb down at all. If that is your interpretation, then Ancient B site is the most vulnerable spot in the game at 61.3% of plants.
Now that we know which bomb sites are most popular, how can players use that knowledge to improve at CSGO?
With this in mind, it would make sense to prioritize popular sites on gun rounds. This is especially true on maps with major biases toward a certain site like Ancient or Dust 2. Once the T side players get their hands on AK-47s, it makes statistical sense to preemptively stack the more popular site.
Economy is also a major factor in Ts choosing which site to storm, so remember to keep track of the enemy guns and equipment. Bomb site popularity isn’t quite as useful as a legal maphack or comparing your stats to the average, but even the smallest advantages can add up in CSGO.