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I've noticed that in CS:GO, there are two versions of some maps: The "normal" map, and the _se version of the map (for instance, de_aztec and de_aztec_se).

What is the difference between the standard map and the _se version of it?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

_se maps doesn't have chickens, breakable items (like the flowers and paintings that can be shoot to pieces or down) and weather effects.

Some players associate it as either Silent Edition or Second Edition

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Along with this, they are typically geared towards competitive play with several changes made from the original. Leagues like ESEA have used the SE version of maps in the past prior to Valve changing their maps with similar changes. – BcnDoge Mar 19 '14 at 15:25
Less random factor (like chickens ruining grenade throws) = better competitive value. – user1306322 Mar 19 '14 at 19:14

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