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How to Download “de_voyna” Map in CS:GO

Abhimannu Das
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The "de_voyna" map is a custom Steam Workshop creation that allows CS:GO players to view uncensored news about the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland's largest daily newspaper, is behind the creation of the map.
The map can be downloaded via Steam for free and accessed by anyone who plays CS:GO.

Helsingin Sanomat, Finland's largest daily newspaper, is using the “de_voyna” map in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) to give Russian players access to news about the Russia-Ukraine war.  The news publication has built a map of a Slavic city devastated by war, inside the game, with a secret room that offers Russian gamers uncensored access to the ongoing war. If you want to download the “de_voyna” map for CS:GO, here’s what you need to do.

How to install the “de_voyna” map in CS:GO

You need to “subscribe” to maps via the Steam Workshop page to gain access to the map. 

  1. Head to the Steam Workshop page for CS:GO

  2. Log in to Steam using your credentials if needed

  3. Head to the de_voyna map page

  4. Click on Subscribe 

  5. Steam should automatically add the map files to your download queue. If not, restart Steam and you should see the map being downloaded in your Downloads menu.

  6. To access the map you can use the console

  7. Alternatively, you can open the Workshops Map tab in-game and load it

How to uninstall the “de_voyna” map in CS:GO

“de_voyna” is a third-party map and it may not work as intended on some systems. You should install the map at your own risk and beware of any issues that may arise. 

If you do not want to keep the map files on your system anymore, here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Head to the de_voyna map page

  2. Click on Unsubscribe

  3. The game files will now be removed from your game

Players have uncensored access to photos and videos of the war via the kill cam. So far, Russia has not taken action against the mod but things might change in the near future. If Russia bans CS:GO, you may need to create an alternate Steam account in a different region and use a VPN to access the game.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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