4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Awards

Global Offensive introduces a new system to the Counter Strike series in the form of Awards. These work in the same way as achievements do, so you should all be familiar with how they work. You’ll need to earn 100 awards to earn the “Awardist” achievement. There are 167 possible awards to earn which are split into five categories: Team Tactics, Combat Skills, Weapon Specialist, Global Expertise and Arsenal Mode. The awards, along with methods on how to earn them, are listed below:

Team Tactics:

Awardist – Earn 100 awards
Self explanatory.

Someone Set Us Up The Bomb – Win a round by planting a bomb.
You must play as a Terrorist, as they are the only team to utilise the planting of a bomb. You’ll spawn with the bomb, so make your way to a bomb site and plant it. Once it’s down, simply defend the bomb site until it blows.

Rite of First Defusal – Win a round by defusing a bomb.
You must play as a Counter Terrorist, as they are the only team that can defuse bombs. You can purchase a defuse kit to make the defusing of the bomb a lot quicker. Simply wait until the Terrorists have planted the bomb. When they do, kill off any Terrorists near the bomb site and get to defusing the bomb.

Second to None - Successfully defuse a bomb with less than one second remaining.
Same as “Rite of First Defusal”, only you’ll have to time when you start defusing the bomb. Keep an eye on the flashing light on the bomb, until it starts to get faster will help. This will take a few efforts to succeed.

Counter-Counter-Terrorist – Kill a Counter-Terrorist while he is defusing the bomb.
Same as “Someone Set Us Up The Bomb”, only this time, wait until a Counter Terrorist starts to defuse the bomb, then kill him.

Short Fuse – Plant a bomb within 25 seconds
Self explanatory really. Inferno might be a slightly better map to attempt this on, as the bomb site is closer to the Terrorist spawn point.

Participation Award - Kill an enemy within three seconds after they recover a dropped bomb.
Spawn as a Counter Terrorist, then hunt out the bomb handler. Once you've killed him, camp the area where the bomb has dropped, preferably hiding around a corner. Once you see or hear the bomb being picked up, quickly dispose of the new bomb carrier.

Clusterstruck - Kill five enemies with a bomb you have planted.
Spawn as a Terrorist and quickly run and deploy the bomb in either of the designated bomb sites. You’ll then have to play a waiting game and hope that all 5 of the bots are in the spawn area and that none of them defuse the bomb before it blows. This is a lot easier to boost online.

Wild Gooseman Chase - As the last living Terrorist, distract a defuser long enough for the bomb to explode.
Again, this is easier to boost online, as the bots tend to ignore any shots being fired at them when they’re defusing the bomb. Just make sure that all of your Terrorist teammates are dead before attempting this.

Blast Will and Testament - Win a round by picking up the bomb from a fallen comrade and successfully planting it.
When you spawn with the bomb, immediately drop it in the path of one of your Terrorist teammates. If you’re playing with bots, make sure they pick it up. You’ll then need to follow the bomb carrier and hope that they die. When they do, pick up the bomb and successfully plant it at the bomb site.

Defuses Interruptus - Stop defusing the bomb long enough to kill an enemy, then successfully finish defusing it.
Spawn as a Counter Terrorist and wait until the Terrorists set up the bomb. Usually when bots plant the bomb they hang around the bomb site. Try and start defusing the bomb without being noticed by the Terrorists. Once you've started defusing, stop and and look for any remaining Terrorists. Kill one and continue to defuse the bomb

Boomala Boomala - Plant 100 bombs.
Self explanatory. This is cumulative across all game types. Probably easiest, and quickest, against bots in the ‘Demolition’ game type.

The Hurt Blocker - Defuse 100 bombs successfully.
See “Boomala Boomala”

Good Shepherd - Rescue all hostages in a single round.
Office hosts four hostages that you need to rescue. Spawn as the Counter Terrorists and during the first round (pistols only) rush straight towards the Terrorist spawn point. There will be two sets of two hostages. Collect them, then rush back to the Counter Terrorist spawn point to ‘rescue’ them. Easiest against bots.

Dead Shepherd - Kill an enemy who is leading the hostages without injuring the hostages.
This can be difficulty with bots as they have difficulty finding the hostages. Definitely easiest to do online. Just make sure you don’t hit any of the hostages when attempting the kill the Counter Terrorist that’s leading them.

Freed With Speed - Rescue all hostages within 90 seconds.
See “Good Shepherd”

Cowboy Diplomacy – Rescue 100 hostages.
See “Good Shepherd”

SAR Czar – Rescue 500 hostages.
See “Good Shepherd”

Newb World Order – Win ten rounds.
This is cumulative across all game types. This is for winning rounds, not matches.

Pro-moted – Win 200 rounds.
This is cumulative across all game types. This is for winning rounds, not matches.

Leet-er of Men – Win 5,000 rounds.
This is cumulative across all game types. This is for winning rounds, not matches.

Blitzkrieg – Win a round against five enemies in less than thirty seconds.
Easiest against bots. Simply try to eliminate the enemy team as quickly as possible

Mercy Rule – Kill an entire opposing team without any members of your team dying.
If you've managed “Blitzkrieg”, you should earn this at the same time. You should have eliminated the entire enemy team before your team mates even spots an enemy. You can use the method as explained for the “Clean Sweep” achievement.

Clean Sweep - Kill the entire opposing team without any members of your team taking any damage.
See the “Clean Sweep” achievement.

Killanthropist – Donate 100 weapons to your teammates.
Simply drop a gun for your team mates to pick up. Bots won’t pick up any guns, so this will need to be done online. If you have the money, buy as many guns as possible during the “buy” phase at the beginning of the round. Hopefully, your team mates will pick them up.

Cold War – Win a round in which no enemy players die.
Easiest done online when winning a round by either detonating the bomb or rescuing all of the hostages before any enemy has died. Bots tend to be a bit trigger-happy.

War Bonds – Earn $50,000 total cash.
See the “War Bonds” achievement.

Spoils of War – Earn $2,500,000 total cash.
See the “War Bonds” achievement.

Blood Money – Earn $50,000,000 total cash.
See the “War Bonds” achievement.

The Cleaner - In Classic mode, kill five enemies in a single round.
This should be fairly simply against bots.

War of Attrition - Be the last player alive in a round with five players on your team.
I’m sure you’ll be left on your own many times during playing this game. To earn this award you’ll need to be the last left alive on your team and win the round.

Piece Initiative - Win 5 Pistol Rounds in Competitive Mode.
Make sure you and your team win the first round (pistol round) of the game in Competitive Mode. Easiest done against bots.

Give Piece a Chance - Win 25 Pistol Rounds in Competitive Mode.
See “Piece Initiative”.

Piece Treaty - Win 250 Pistol Rounds in Competitive Mode.
See “Piece Initiative”.

Black Bag Operation - Win a round without making any footstep noise, killing at least one enemy.
If you gently push on your joystick, your player will walk. Make sure you keep walking through the entire round, while making sure you also earn a kill and win the round. This is possible to earn against bots (if your team mates haven’t already killed the entire enemy team), but I’d recommend boosting this.

The Frugal Beret - Win ten rounds without dying or spending any cash in Classic mode.
Simple enough. Don’t purchase anything at the beginning of the round, make sure you live and win the round.

Combat Skills:

Body Bagger - Kill 25 enemies.
Self explanatory.

Corpseman - Kill 500 enemies.
Self explanatory.

God of War - Kill 10,000 enemies.
See the “God of War” achievement.

Shot With Their Pants Down - Kill an enemy while they are reloading.
This is pretty much luck-based, although if you’re playing against bots, wait until they’ve fired all of their rounds at you and then kill them immediately afterwards (the bots’ aim is so bad they probably won’t kill you).

Ballistic - In Classic Mode, Kill four enemy players within fifteen seconds.
See “Blitzkreig” above. Just make sure you’re playing in Classic mode.

Variety Hour - Get kills with five different guns in a single round.
This is a tricky one. As soon as you've killed an enemy, pick up his gun. Repeat four more times. If one of your team mates gets a kill, you’ll need to try again, as they won’t be enough enemies to kill.

Battle Sight Zero - Kill 250 enemies with headshots.
Aim for the head!

Shrapnelproof - Take 80 points of damage from enemy grenades and still survive the round.
This really is luck-based. I wouldn't even bother trying to attempt this, so move on.

Blind Ambition - Kill 25 enemies blinded by flashbangs.
Fairly simple. Toss a flashbang towards an enemy (make sure you don’t blind yourself) and kill an enemy immediately afterwards.

Blind Fury – Kill an enemy while you are blinded from a flashbang.
See “Blind Ambition”

Spray and Pray - Kill two enemies while you are blinded from a flashbang.
See “Blind Ambition”

Friendly Firearms - Kill 100 enemies with enemy weapons.
If and when you see an enemy weapon on the floor, pick it up and kill the opposition with it. If you’re playing as a Terrorist, pick up and Counter Terrorist weapons that you stumble upon, and vice-versa if you’re playing as a Counter Terrorist.

Expert Marksman – Get a kill with every weapon.
See the “Expert Marksman” achievement as this will unlock at the same time.

Make the Cut – Win a knife fight.
This requires you to stab (and kill) an enemy whilst they also are also wielding a knife. Finding someone on the opposite team who is running around with just a knife drawn is pretty rare, so this is easiest to earn while boosting with a friend.

The Bleeding Edge – Win 100 knife fights
See “Make the Cut”.

Defuse This! – Kill the defuser with an HE grenade.
See “Counter-Counter Terrorist”. Only this time, kill the defuser with a HE grenade.

Eye to Eye - Kill a zoomed-in enemy sniper with a sniper rifle of your own.
Easily boosted with a friend. Just make sure you are both “zoomed-in” with your sniper rifles. You can also attain this in Arms Race while making sure the AI has levelled up to the sniper rifle ranks. However, there’s no real way of knowing if the enemy is zoomed-in or not.

Sknifed - Kill a zoomed-in enemy sniper with a knife.
See “Eye to Eye”, only this time, knife them in the back! (in the back is optional)

Hip Shot - Kill an enemy with an un-zoomed sniper rifle.
Use either of the semi-automatic sniper rifles for this one. Obviously, don’t zoom in with your rifle and get as close as you can to your enemy to make life easier.

Snipe Hunter - Kill 100 zoomed-in enemy snipers.
See “Eye to Eye”, but you don’t need to kill them with a sniper rifle – any weapon will suffice. They should unlock with natural progression.

Dead Man Stalking - Kill an enemy while at one health.
This one is pure luck. You could try and boost it, but trying to get your friend down to 1hp is probably more difficult than actually doing it without trying.

Street Fighter – Kill an enemy with a knife during the Pistol Round in Competitive mode.
During the first round, the pistol round, holster your knife and try and creep up on any unsuspecting victims. This is more fun than it sounds. Just make sure you’re in Competitive mode.

Akimbo King - Use Dual Berettas to kill an enemy player that is also wielding Dual Berettas.
The easiest method for this is to boost it. You can also earn this in an Arms Race match. Just make sure your enemy and yourself have Dual Berettas equipped.

Three the Hard Way - Kill three enemies with a single HE grenade.
This is heavily luck-based. It’s probably easiest to earn towards the end of a round as the enemy will be weakened.

Death From Above – Kill an enemy while you are airbourne.
What is registered as “airborne” varies. To be safe, jumping from ledges and windows are a better bet than just using the jump button. Your aim will be significantly reduced while you’re in the air, so spraying and hoping that you kill someone relies largely on luck.

Bunny Hunt - Kill an airborne enemy.
Easily boosted with a buddy. Shoot them up a bit before they take the plunge, then when they’re airborne, shoot and kill them.

Aerial Necrobatics - Kill an airborne enemy while you are also airborne.
Very difficult to earn this one. Combine both “Death From Above” and “Bunny Hunt” methods.

Lost and F0wnd - Kill an enemy with a gun they dropped the current round.
Due to the fact that the AI or anyone Online hardly ever drop their guns, this is best boosted. Get your friend to drop his gun. You’ll need to pick up and kill him/her with it.

Ammo Conservation - Kill two enemy players with a single bullet.
If playing Online, this is down to luck. Use an AWP and hope they two enemies are in line with each other. The AWP should be powerful enough to kill them both with a well-aimed shot. Alternatively, you can try and mow down a series of AI’s with a shotgun.

Points in Your Favor - Inflict 2,500 total points of damage to enemies.
See the “Points in your Favor” achievement.

You’ve Made Your Points - Inflict 100,000 total points of damage to enemies.
See “Points in Your Favor”.

A Million Points of Blight – Inflict 1,000,000 total points of damage to enemies.
See “Points in Your Favor”.

Magic Bullet - Kill an enemy with the last bullet in your magazine [excluding sniper rifles and Zeus x27 ].
See the “Magic Bullet” achievement.

Kill One, Get One Spree - Kill an enemy player who has just killed four of your teammates within 15 seconds.
Luck, luck and more luck. There’s not a lot more to say.

Primer - Do at least 95% damage to an enemy who is then killed by another player.
You’ll no doubt earn this during some point while playing online. Again, you’ll just have to hope that there’s at least one player on your team who likes stealing kills from teammates.

Finishing Schooled - Kill an enemy who has been reduced to less than 5% health by other players.
You could call it ‘supporting your team’ or ‘kill stealing’. Either way, do it yourself to earn this one.

Target-Hardened - Survive damage from five different enemies within a round.
Another luck-based one. Pull out your Neo-from-the-Matrix moves for better results.

The Unstoppable Force - Kill four enemies within a single round.
See “Blitzkrieg”.

The Immovable Object - Kill an enemy who has killed four of your teammates within the current round.
Luck-based. Enough said.

Head Shred Redemption - Kill five enemy players with headshots in a single round.
Easiest against the AI. Make sure to, obviously, aim for the head. Sniper Rifles, shotguns or Pistols are probably the better of the weapons to use.

Weapon Specialist:

The following are all cumulative throughout your Counter Strike ‘career’. Playing naturally is probably the easiest way to earn these, making sure you mix up which weapons you use from time to time.

Desert Eagle Expert - Kill 200 enemies with the Desert Eagle.

P2000 Tactical Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the P2000.

Glock-18 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the Glock-18.

P250 Expert - Kill 25 enemies with the P250.

Dual Berettas Expert - Kill 25 enemies with the Dual Berettas.

Five-SeveN Expert - Kill 25 enemies with the Five-SeveN.

AWP Expert - Kill 500 enemies with the AWP.

AK-47 Expert - Kill 1,000 enemies with the AK-47.

M4A4 Expert - Kill 1,000 enemies with the M4A4.

AUG Expert - Kill 250 enemies with the AUG.

SG553 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the SG553.

SCAR-20 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the SCAR-20.

Galil AR Expert - Kill 250 enemies with the Galil AR.

FAMAS Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the FAMAS.

SSG 08 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the SSG 08.

G3SG1 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the G3SG1.

P90 Expert - Kill 500 enemies with the P90.

MP7 Expert - Kill 250 enemies with the MP7.

MP9 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the MP9.

MAC-10 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the MAC-10.

UMP-45 Expert - Kill 250 enemies with the UMP-45.

Nova Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the Nova.

XM1014 Expert - Kill 200 enemies with the XM1014.

MAG-7 Expert - Kill 50 enemies with the MAG-7.

M249 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the M249.

Negev Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the Negev.

Tec-9 Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the Tec-9.

Sawed-Off Expert - Kill 50 enemies with the Sawed-Off.

PP-Bizon Expert - Kill 250 enemies with the PP-Bizon.

Knife Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the Knife.

HE Grenade Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the HE grenade.

Flame Expert - Kill 100 enemies with the Molotov or Incendiary grenade.

Premature Burial - Kill an enemy with a grenade after dying.

Pistol Master - Unlock all pistol kill achievements.

Rifle Master - Unlock all rifle kill achievements.

Sub-Machine Gun Master - Unlock all sub-machine gun kill achievements.

Shotgun Master - Unlock all shotgun kill achievements.

Master At Arms - Unlock every weapon kill achievement.

Zeus x27 Expert - Kill 10 enemies with the Zeus x27.

Global Expertise:

The following are all cumulative map-related awards, mainly for winning X amount on a certain map.

Italy Map Veteran - Win 100 rounds on Italy.

Office Map Veteran - Win 100 rounds on Office.

Aztec Map Veteran - Win 100 rounds on Aztec.

Dust Map Veteran - Win 100 rounds on Dust.

Dust2 Map Veteran - Win 100 rounds on Dust2.

Inferno Map Veteran - Win 100 rounds on Inferno.

Nuke Map Veteran - Win 100 rounds on Nuke.

Train Map Veteran - Win 100 rounds on Train.

Shoots Vet - Win five matches in Arms Race mode on Shoots.

Baggage Claimer - Win five matches in Arms Race mode on Baggage.

Vacation - Win five matches on Lake.

My House - Win five matches on Safehouse.

Run of the Mill - Win five matches on Sugarcane.

Marcsman - Win five matches on St. Marc.

Bank On It - Win five matches on Bank.

Shorttrain Map Veteran - Win five matches on Shorttrain.

A Word of Pane - Shoot out 14 windows in a single round on Office.

Arsenal Mode:

Tourist - Play a round on every Arms Race and Demolition map.
Simply work your way through every map that Arms Race and Demolition has to offer.

Denied! - Kill a player who is on gold knife level in Arms Race mode.
When a player is on the last level of Arms Race, the golden knife, you simply have to kill him/her.

Marksman - Win a match on every Arms Race and Demolition map.
See “Tourist”, this time making sure to win every match.

Rampage! - Win an Arms Race match without dying.
See the “Rampage!” achievement.

FIRST! - Be the first player to get a kill in an Arms Race or Demolition match.
Don’t hesitate when the round starts. Head straight towards the enemy and be the first to earn a kill before anyone else. This is easiest playing with bots.

One Shot One Kill - Kill three consecutive players using the first bullet of your gun in Arms Race mode.
As soon as you level up to the shotguns, get in close to your enemy and aim for a one-shot-kill. Try to do the same for the next set of shotguns to achieve this medal. Aiming for the head makes this easier.

Conservationist - Win an Arms Race match without reloading any of your weapons.
Pretty self-explanatory. If your aim is good enough, this shouldn't pose a problem. If you’re struggling, use your knife for the entirety.

Shorter Fuse - Plant five bombs in Demolition Mode.
Self-explanatory and cumulative.

Quick Cut - Defuse five bombs in Demolition mode.
Self-explanatory and cumulative.

First Thing First - Personally kill the entire Terrorist team before the bomb is planted in Demolition Mode.
See the “First Things First” achievement.

Target Secured - Personally kill the entire Counter-Terrorist team before the bomb is planted in Demolition Mode.
See the “First Things First” achievement.

Born Ready - Kill an enemy with the first bullet after your respawn protection ends in Arms Race mode.
An AWP or shotgun is best for this. When you die, you’ll need to rely on an enemy being in close proximity to your spawn. If they are, kill them straight away with one bullet.

Base Scamper - Kill an enemy just as their respawn protection ends in Arms Race mode.
Self-explanatory. Just camp the enemy spawn until an enemy spawns. Wait until they aren't faded, then kill them.

Knife on Knife - Kill an enemy who is on gold knife level with your own knife in Arms Race mode.
See “Denied!”, only this time using only your knife. This is risky, as the enemy may kill you which will end the game, so try and kill them from behind.

Level Playing Field - Kill an enemy who is on gold knife level with a sub-machine gun in Arms Race Mode.
See “Denied!”, only this time using a sub-machine gun.

Still Alive - Survive more than 30 seconds with less than ten health in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
As soon as you're under 10 health points, back out of the firefight and run towards your spawn or in a less populated area of the map. Preferably, try and avoid detection for at least 30 seconds.

Practice Practice Practice - Play 100 matches of Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Cumulative.

Gun Collector - Play 500 matches of Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Cumulative.

King of the Kill - Play 5,000 matches of Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Cumulative.

Gungamer - Win one match in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Self-explanatory.

Keep on Gunning - Win 25 matches in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Cumulative.

Kill of the Century - Win 100 matches in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Cumulative.

The Professional - Win 500 matches in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Cumulative.

Cold Pizza Eater - Win 1,000 matches in Arms Race or Demolition mode.
Cumulative.

Repeat Offender - Dominate an enemy.
See the “Repeat Offender” achievement.

Decimator - Dominate ten enemies.
See the “Repeat Offender” achievement. This is also cumulative across game modes.

Insurgent - Kill an enemy who is dominating you.
See the “Repeat Offender” achievement, only in reverse.

Can't Keep a Good Man Down - Kill 20 enemies who are dominating you.
See “Insurgent”.

Overkill - Kill an enemy whom you are already dominating.
See “Repeat Offender”.

Command and Control - Kill 100 enemies whom you are already dominating.
See the “Repeat Offender” achievement. This is cumulative across game modes.

Ten Angry Men - Kill 10 enemies you are already dominating during a single match.
See the “Repeat Offender” achievement. This has to be done in one game. Arms Race is the easiest mode.

Excessive Brutality - Kill an enemy whom you are dominating four additional times.
See the “Repeat Offender” achievement.

Hat Trick - Dominate three enemies simultaneously.
See the “Repeat Offender” achievement, only with 3 different opponents at the same time.

Avenging Angel - Kill an enemy who has killed a player on your friends list in the same round.
Try playing Online with a friend that is on the same team as yourself. With a bit of luck, you’ll kill an enemy who killed your friend (that is also on your friends list) previously, in the same round.

You need to earn 100 different medals from the available 167 above to earn the following achievement:

Awardist

Earn 100 awards

Awardist
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