Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient: For Both T and CT Side

Mehraj Mahdin
By Mehraj Mahdin
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New smoke mechanics on old maps; It’s time for you to re-learn all the essential smoke lineups for Ancient.

Counter-Strike 2 has changed very little from the core gameplay of CS:GO. A huge difference between the two games is that Skybox is open on all the maps. This has affected lineups on some maps more than others. We will be covering some of the more essential smokes for CS2.

Today, we will take a look at the lineups for Ancient. These are the lineups you will need in your arsenal. Surprise your enemies and take sites easily with our essential smoke lineups.

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Ancient Smoke Lineups in Counter-Strike 2

To make your life easier, we’ve discovered all of the smoke lineups required to control the critical areas in Ancient. The guide will also include smoke lineups for both the CT and T sides, ensuring that you don’t fall short in any way while playing Ancient in CS2.

Most smokes in this guide will require you to use the jump throw. If you don’t know what jump-throw is or how it works, we recommend you go through this article beforehand.

Ancient T-Side Lineups

T-side on Ancient is difficult to approach. The sightlines for the CT-side allow Awpers to rain terror. Angles have to be smoked off, and the opposition must be denied vision in order for the T-side to get map control and set up site takes. Here are some of the essential smokes on Ancient

T-Spawn Smokes

Right from spawn, you can set up a few smokes to start the round by denying the opposition information and map control.

Mid Smoke

Line up against the right side of the pillar in spawn. Position yourself around the middle of the structure.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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Aim at the top of the wooden gate in front of the spawn. Line up your crosshair in between the second and third stone pyramid shapes on the wall. Then you have to jump-throw.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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The smoke will block the vision for Red Room, allowing you to take mid-control during the start of the round.

Red Room Vision from Both Sides
Mid-Donut Smoke

Line up against the stone window frame outside of the mid entrance from the T-base.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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Aim at the top of the binding rope next to the scaffold.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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Left-click throw to smoke donut from T-base middle.

Donut Vision From Both Sides

A Site Smokes

A site is difficult to take without blocking off certain angles. There are almost 4 different angles you might have to clear with, which is difficult at a higher level. It is better to execute on to the site with our easy-to-master lineups.

CT-Smoke

Go to the far left corner outside of A-main and crouch.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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While crouched, line up your crosshair in the middle where the horizontal stone outlines intersect the vertical ones to the left of the entrance.

While crouched, jump-throw the smoke.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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A Donut Smoke

Use the railing on the left side of the A Main entrance to position yourself.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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Aim at the top second opening of the left-most row of the “X” pattern wall.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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While standing, jum-throw the smoke.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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B-Site Smokes

The B-site on Ancient is a bit more technical and considerably easier to take when compared to A. There are fewer angles to check, and most of them can be blocked off easily, as we will show here. These smokes can be essential to taking the Swing round and regaining momentum.

B CT-Smoke

To line up your smokes, go to the corner outside of the B-doors from T-spawn.

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Line up your crosshair at the bottom of the stone slab above the doors and between the two sets of square decorations.

Counter-Strike 2 Essential Smoke Lineups for Ancient
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Jump-throw the smoke.

B Site CT Smoke Vision
B-Stairs Smoke

Stand in the same position as the previous smoke. Both the smokes can be thrown simultaneously for a quick execution.

Aim in the middle of the three stone cones on the right side of the B-doors.

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Jump-throw the smoke while standing.

B Stairs Smoke Vision

Ancient CT-Side Smokes

CT-side smokes are mainly used to take control of some areas of the map quickly. This helps you to rotate off those areas and reinforce other parts.

B-Main Smoke:

Line up with the bright stone sticking out on the wall on the way to B.

Ancient CT-Side Smokes
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Aim between the two stones on the second pillar.

Ancient CT-Side Smokes
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Jump-throw to block off B-main vision and prevent rushes and early picks.

Ancient CT-Side Smokes
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Mid Smoke

Stand on the left wall of the entrance to the Red Room.

Ancient CT-Side Smokes
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Aim at the vine below the loops where the leaf sticks out.

Ancient CT-Side Smokes
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Stand and throw the smoke to block off mid.

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These essential Ancient smokes will help you get the edge over your opponent. These are easy to use and remember. So, the next time you get into premier matchmaking, you can surprise your enemies and teammates alike with your smoke setups.

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Mehraj is an FPS writer at GameRiv. He is an Esports Enthusiast and studying Finance in his senior year. He is also an active professional CS:GO player, having a particular affinity for FPS and RTS titles