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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_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, 2014 at 15:25
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    Less random factor (like chickens ruining grenade throws) = better competitive value. Mar 19, 2014 at 19:14
  • "SE" refers to "simplified edition" according to the CS:GO Steam Workshop account, for example Inferno_se.
    – user598527
    Oct 25, 2017 at 19:40
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    @user598527 Then write your own answer for that. Don't edit someone else's answer to change what it says; that's not what edits are for.
    – Frank
    Oct 26, 2017 at 18:52
  • @user1306322: At least currently, hitting a chicken doesn't affect grenade trajectory. Also applies to bombs and blocked weapons, and there is no player collision either.
    – user598527
    Dec 3, 2017 at 7:33

_se refers to "simplified edition" according to the CS:GO Steam Workshop account (official collection of _se maps for easier access, may not include all maps).

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