The Sound Of Silencers: CS:GO Music Kits

Mmm whatcha say? Mmm that you only meant well? Course you did.

And in “Well this is a nice idea but it would involve me not playing Jason Derulo on repeat while headshotting Ben so you can count me out” news: there are now Counter-Strike: Global Offensive music kits.

What that means is when you have a music kit equipped it replaces the in-game music with music from your kit. That covers *deep breath* the main menu, round start, round end, bomb planting, bomb warning, round won, round lost, round end warning and death camera bits of a match. For extra RUB-IT-IN-YOUR-FACE-ness there’s also a special MVP anthem which plays to everyone when you’re MVP.

That does raise the question “What would be the point of anyone except Pip having an MVP anthem given they would never hear it?” Good question, internet. Now here’s an answer.

As you might expect given it’s a Valve development, you can share kits you’re playing with through the scoreboard – just check the context menu. That means you can borrow other people’s music and therefore (presumably) their MVP anthems.

There are currently nine music kits available and they feature compositions from the likes of Austin Wintory (The Banner Saga, Sunset), Sean Murray (Call Of Duty: World At War, Black Ops) and Daniel Sadowski (A Boy And His Blob, Gratuitous Space Battles 2).

Volvo: pls to add Darude, Jason Derulo and Katy Perry kits. Or Hotel California as performed by The Deagles. Thx.

16 Comments

  1. Sp4rkR4t says:

    If they release an Infected Mushroom music kit I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

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    Joshua says:

    Obviously also a Clint Mansell kit.

  3. Horg says:

    ”There are currently nine music kits available and they feature compositions from the likes of Austin Wintory (The Banner Saga, Sunset), Sean Murray (Call Of Duty: World At War, Black Ops) and Daniel Sadowski (A Boy And His Blob, Gratuitous Space Battles 2).”

    None of this is Metal. Heresy suspected. Where is the button for Incineratus?!

  4. GameCat says:

    The Deagles, lol.

    More music from famas artists wouldn’t hurt.

  5. yhalothar says:

    lol if you play comp with music on

    • Hex says:

      +1

    • jama says:

      IIRC Valve released a blog post way back in which they showed that plenty of people actually have music on while playing. I looked for it but couldn’t find it. :( It basically showed that the higher the competitive ranking, the fewer people had game music turned on (obviously, I guess). But even at the highest ranking some 10% didn’t have it disabled if memory serves right. CSGO music too good.

    • Ringwraith says:

      By far the most useful thing is the 10 second bomb timer musical cue.
      As it lets you tell if someone has enough time to defuse the bomb most of the time. Or if you’ve got enough time to defuse it yourself.

  6. Sensation says:

    Thank you for the informative article, however I would rather not see the obvious Reddit memes/pandering tacked on at the end.

  7. staberas says:

    Rick ROLL Valve NOW

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    Skabooga says:

    Well, I’d buy a music kit with the Hawaii Five-O theme song in every slot.

  9. Big Murray says:

    Unless there’s a kit which makes “I AAAAAAAM THE ONE AND ONLY” play to everyone every time I’m MVP, I’m not interested.