CSGO Wingman – Ranks, How to Play, Maps & More

Here, you will find all there is to know about the most underestimated mode: CSGO Wingman. We go through all the tidbits regarding how to play, how long does a wingman game last, how to win fast, and how to advance in the CSGO Wingman ranks.

Sometimes we focus solely on the 5 versus 5 competitive game mode in CSGO. After a while the grind can be too much. Sometimes you just need a break! That’s why Valve released a fun game mode called Wingman. A 2 versus 2 gamemode in which the CT’s try to defend a single bombsite against the T side. A fast paced and hectic time is almost guaranteed when playing this game mode, as rushing the bombsite is often the best course of action for the T side due to the reduced map size. This provides a good opportunity to have some fun and practise uncomfortable low player count situations for when you get back to competitive.

CSGO Wingman Ranks

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What is CSGO Wingman?

Alongside the traditional game of Counter-Strike which is usually played in the 5v5 scenario, Wingman will provide you with an alternative. Introduced during Operation Hydra, Wingman is mostly played while you are waiting for your friends to join the competitive lobby of yours. This game mode is not that popular, but still, you will find a game very fast.

Often, you will find a game very fast, which makes it more enjoyable as you can queue and finish a game in less than 20 minutes. There are also quite a few maps for you to choose from.

These are the available CSGO Wingman maps:

  • Calavera
  • Cobblestone (B bombsite)
  • Inferno (A bombsite)
  • Lake
  • Overpass (B bombsite)
  • Pitstop
  • Shortdust
  • Shortnuke
  • Train (A bombsite)
  • Vertigo (A bombsite)

It is interesting to mention that there are more CSGO Wingman maps available to us once compared to the official competitive map pool (active duty).

On top of that, if you are new to the game and you want to acquire a new Shattered Web Operation, you will enjoy various Wingman missions which are mostly based on a number of rounds won (example: win 16 rounds on Rialto, etc). To be honest, Wingman will never be a part of CSGO esports despite a couple of attempts made by the popular tournament hosts.

This game mode is ideal for practice scenarios where you want to check how good you can coordinate and hold a site with a friend. Use it as a practice method together with AimLab to give yourself the flick reflexes and the ability to coordinate for your main matches.

How to Play Wingman?

Truth be told, playing Wingman is super easy. The only thing you need to do is to queue for the game either by yourself or with a friend.

Personally, I would recommend you to play this mode with a friend because it is more interesting that way. If you have a partner you regularly play with, but cant seem to quite align with on how to approach sites together, jump into CS:GO Wingman and practice simple defend/attack scenarios.

A total of 16 rounds will be played. Tie is an option. However, if you want to win, you will have to seal a total of 9 rounds, so keep that in mind. Furthermore, you will only have one bombsite available on all of the maps I mentioned above. You are also entitled to 90 seconds of gameplay during rounds unlike 120 seconds available to you in competitive mode.

CSGO Wingman

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CSGO Wingman Ranks

Just like in the competitive mode, you will enjoy quite a big spectrum of CSGO ranks. However, it is much easier to climb the ranks in Wingman mode. You should not be surprised if you get that Global Elite status fast. Personally, it only took me around 30 Wingman games played before I was entitled with the highest honors in CSGO.

So how do CSGO Wingman ranks look like? Find the list below:

  • Silver I
  • Silver II
  • Silver II
  • Silver IV
  • Silver Elite
  • Silver Elite Master
  • Gold Nova I
  • Gold Nova II
  • Gold Nova III
  • Gold Nova Master
  • Master Guardian I
  • Master Guardian II
  • Master Guardian Elite
  • Distinguished Master Guardian
  • Legendary Eagle
  • Legendary Eagle Master
  • Supreme Master First Class
  • Global Elite

Wingman Conclusion – Should You Play This Mode?

Wingman is a really fun game mode if you just want to mess around with a friend. While it is true that you may gain valuable experience from it, it is mostly just a game for messing around. Lots of people join games to troll and mess around. At the end of the day, I think we forget that we don’t need to always play so seriously. It is ok to play silly games for fun as well.

If you are a casual player who just wants to have fun with your friend, or an experienced player just looking to mess around, then you should definitely give Wingman a try.