CS:GO: Moving a Dropped Bomb


In CS:GO, once the bomb is dropped, it likes
to stay where it is. In real-life I’m sure that CT’s wouldn’t hesitate to pick it
up and to toss it over the nearest wall. Or- y’know, defuse it. But they can’t. It
becomes like Thor’s Hammer, refusing to move until a terrorist comes along to collect
it. Bullets do nothing. Grenades do nothing. Even another bomb’s explosion does nothing!
But move beyond your basic competitive CS:GO tools and you’ll begin to find ways of shifting
this device. I’ve always believed that bomb throws were
deliberately randomised every time. From testing, sometimes I’d chuck it and it would go flying,
whilst others it would unexpectedly and immediately drop to the floor. It would make sense for
the throws to be randomised, since it would stop griefing players from planning fiddly
bomb-stuck throws in advance, like the one to behind here, which requires exact positioning
to make it unreachable from either side of the crate. Yet from this you can see that
throwing from the exact same position and angle every time yields the same results.
However, even tiny changes to the angle will massively change where it lands every time,
so unless you can line up the identical position and angle every time then you’ll be unlikely
to repeat griefing throws consistently. Maps are coated with invisible brushes to
improve gameplay. Clips and playerclips help stop your player from getting stuck, but also
determines where the bomb can go. Same with the block bullet clips. However, it can still
pass straight through grenade clip brushes, which are there to make grenades bounce consistently
every time off of otherwise unreliable surfaces. CS:GO has cut down on the number of physics
objects in its levels, which is just as well as it seems that not only do they bounce off
the bomb, but they can also cause it to move a bit itself! Though I struggled to move the
bomb by any significant distance with these in-game, and once the bomb was planted it
was very much firmly stuck in place. I was surprised to see teleports working so
well with bombs, though I suppose it could help to move the bomb back to accessible areas
of the map. There’s another invisible tool that you can use called ‘trigger_bomb_reset’,
which was used extensively on de_vertigo to place the bomb back whenever it was chucked
off the side of the map. This wasn’t in the first version, however, a major oversight
from Valve that lead to some hilarious results! I wonder if this brush should be added to
other areas as well, like these areas of Dust2 where right now it requires a head boost to
retrieve it. Problems arise where these raised areas play a significant gameplay role, like
on Cache. What happens if the bomb is dropped up here? Is it fair that the round becomes
unwinnable for the remaining terrorist? And lastly, there are doors. These wonderful
things effortlessly flick the bomb across the level. This can be particularly troublesome
once again on Cache, as it can move the bomb from a T-controlled area to one that isn’t.
Given the lengths that Valve have gone to keep the bomb where it’s dropped, doors
seem like a bit of an oversight, and one that can still be seen in current competitive maps.
It just seems a little bit out of character with the rest of the game’s mechanics. Terrorists
can still pick the bomb up by being within close enough proximity to it, which in most
cases still lets them pick it up from the other side of a door… even if they’re
then immediately greeted by a hail of bullets. But I still think that a door can move the
bomb in a way that could change the outcome of the round.
This raises another question: what if it gets stuck between a door and a hard place? Does
it get pushed into the infinite nothing beyond the map? No, this is the one case where the
door yields and it passes straight through, ready for the bomb to be flicked the other
way once the door’s open-timer ends. So: bomb dropping. Makes it hard to move,
but not impossible, if given the right tools.


100 Responses

  1. Anthonyontv

    November 19, 2018 7:47 am

    If you could pick up the bomb as CT it would only push people to play smarter and with your team, no more bomb carry lurkers trying to play solo or it would be GG

  2. Cheef

    December 4, 2018 7:50 pm

    I played on an execute server and the bomb landed on a dropped gun. After picking up the gun as a ct the bomb catapulted 5m away (from stairs mirage to bench). Might be something to investigate.

  3. CoolDaddyJames79

    December 16, 2018 6:04 am

    It would be funny if for April 1st they made it so the bomb just clipped through everything so to defuse you would have to go through the ground.

  4. Aleks

    January 25, 2019 3:14 am

    why does it even matter
    I mean, do we really need to defuse it and risk our lives?
    all its doing is leaving a big black spot and throwing guns around

  5. Kensblade

    March 16, 2019 11:46 pm

    What happends if 1 guy throw the bomb at a door, and Another guy opens the door and hit the bomb like a baseball bat?

  6. Beep

    March 29, 2019 4:35 am

    There is a bug in dust 2 where your gun gets stuck inside some boxes it located on A short side on ct side(not the one shown in this video)

  7. Brylle Bushie

    June 25, 2019 1:41 pm

    Csgo. Ct in dust 2 will protect the bomb
    Reality. The ct on dust 2 will put the bomb inside there bags when they die the t will never know where the bomb is or just throw on a high building

    Edit. The ct will hide in a box get the bomb and defuse tell me if there are other things to do i feel dizzy because i played the map dizzy

  8. Random Me

    August 9, 2019 6:37 pm

    When I play as Counter-Terrorist and become the "Bot": "Where's the bomb? Where's the bomb? Where's the bomb? Where's the bomb? Where's the bomb? RUN AWAY! (Explosion) Terrorists win."

  9. Júm Fialhó

    September 28, 2019 9:26 pm

    Dude honestly this information is so useless x) no one is going to use this on mm hehehehe. But “the more you know “

  10. Out LOL

    October 13, 2019 11:13 am

    I think i remember something that happened in the tournaments where the werent able to retrieve the bomb because of one thing

  11. Artic Articuul

    November 27, 2019 4:51 am

    Apparently, I found out that items, guns and the bomb always go flying when you aim up from normal head height.
    Aiming straight down will always make it drop to the floor.


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