Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies, also known as CSN:Z, is the former name of the current Counter-Strike Nexon: Studio (CSN:S). This game is an adaptation of the famous Counter-Strike series whose latest title, CS:GO, is an esport with millions of fans who enjoy watching and betting on its professional tournaments. Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies’ developer is NEXON Corporation, a company located in one of gaming’s most famous countries: South Korea. Needless to say, this project is supervised by Valve Corporation and is available on Steam. The game is free to play.

Key Features of Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies

Apart from being free to play, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies has several great features that have contributed to its popularity.

Numerous Modes

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies offers a very diverse experience based on the mode you are playing. You can experience all kinds of Zombie Scenarios that include fancy boss fights similar to the ones you find in AAA titles. The graphics may not be as fancy, but you will certainly enjoy the action.

Apart from the bosses and countless zombies you’ll have to put down, you can play different characters with unique abilities in Zombie Hero. Other Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies modes, such as Shelter Mode, allow you to become the leader of a team of people who are trying their best to survive against a continuous zombie assault by building and defending a strong base. If you have experience with games like They Are Billions, you’ll feel right at home in this mode.

Overall, there are more than 20 modes that you can play in Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies, including some of the original’s: Hostage Rescue, Bomb Defusal, etc.

Over 60 Maps

One aspect that Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies excels at is map variety. You can play through all kinds of Zombie Scenarios, helping various regions get rid of the zombies that plague them. Among the available maps you’ll get to unlock you will find some of the classics, such as de_dust.

Customized Maps

Thanks to Studio Mode, you can customize each map freely, just like in games like Heroes of Might and Magic 3. If you’re interested in creating a great experience for yourself and others, feel free to experiment with the map editor and let your imagination run wild. If other players love your map, they can reward you with Cheer Cubes, which in turn can be transformed into Mileage Points. These points allow you to buy items during a Mileage Auction.

Guns, Lots of Guns

CS Nexon: Zombies is, after all, another form of Counter-Strike. So as you might expect, it features all sorts of guns that you can use to keep the zombies at bay. And make no mistake, you’ll need every weapon that you can get your hands on to survive. Examples include the Double Barrel shotgun, the Skull-5, and the KSG-12.

Unlike standard CS (or CS:GO), which requires you to utilize a fairly small number of guns in competitive play. Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies challenges your versatility and forces you to play with a wide variety of weapons, making the experience feel very appropriate for a zombie invasion scenario. After all, you wouldn’t say to yourself “no, I’m not going to use this pistol to defend myself from a zombie.” Instead, you would use whatever option is available. And when they start coming in large numbers, you better pull out the big guns and start shooting in every direction. Because they won’t ask for permission.

Diverse Character Models

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies uses both male and female characters for the zombies. So you won’t be attacked just by angry middle-aged dead men. Instead, you’ll be assaulted by all kinds of zombies and you will need to defend yourself without mercy.

One of the great things about the character variety is that you can play as these characters when you join the opposite side. And to be the best undead you’re capable of being, you will get to use unique abilities and attacking ways for each type of zombie. In a way, this is reminiscient of the old Alien versus Predator games, which allowed people to play with all sorts of Aliens or Predators and every single character was unique. Or, if you’re familiar with the more modern games, such as Dota 2, League of Legends or Overwatch, this level of variety will feel even more familiar. In fact, if you’ve played any of these games, you’ve probably come to expect this from every title.

One thing you won’t find in Counter-Strike is the ability to play female characters. But in Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies, you can do that as well.


One of the best features of Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is the crafting system. If you’re familiar with games like Skyrim or just about any RPG (Diablo 2 Resurrected, Path of Exile, etc.), you probably know how fun crafting is. The ability to enhance your gear gives playing sessions a lot of depth. Because now you’re no longer playing a game that’s stale when it comes to equipment. Instead, you’re playing a kind of RPG-like FPS, which is unbelievably fun and engaging.

Getting the necessary materials to enhance your guns or build new ones requires you to play the game. If you’ve played something akin to This War of Mine or Arcanum, you might know how it feels to find the right component that you had been searching for for a long time. Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies gives you the same experience but then enhances it with all of its other features.

Family System

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies encourages players to join their friends and loved ones in slaying the hordes of zombies by rewarding them with special gear and the ability to obtain valuable stuff faster. Its Family System is actually a kind of “build your own clan” option.

Once you are part of a Family, you can share equipment with all of its members. From the developer’s perspective, this mechanism is great because when people play together repeatedly, their gaming sessions also become socialization sessions. As for the players, what could be more natural than teaming up with friends to fight against a common enemy? If zombies are trying to kill you, having friends around you is better than having random strangers.

Continual Updates and New Content

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is not a stale game. It is maintained by a serious team of dedicated developers who want their creation to be as good and as fresh as it can be. Therefore, you can expect to get new maps, guns, and Zombie Modes regularly.

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies System Requirements

Because its foundation is the old Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies has fairly low system requirements. If your PC is less than 10 years old, you should have no problem running the game and enjoying yourself.

The system requirements of Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies are the following:

·       Operating System: Windows 7 or later.

·       CPU: Intel Pentium 4 with 2.80GHz or better.

·       RAM: 2 GB.

·       GPU: Just about any card model created in the last 12-15 years.

·       DirectX: 9.0c


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies.

What happened to Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies?

As it was mentioned at the start of this article, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies has been rebranded to Counter-Strike Nexon: Studio. The game is still alive and you can find it on Steam. These days, the average number of concurrent players is smaller than, say, 4 years ago. But the game is still played by a loyal fan base and could see a significant surge in popularity in the coming months and years. It certainly has the right qualities to survive in the long run and perhaps even thrive. Other games, such as Among Us, have already demonstrated that this scenario is perfectly possible if a game is good enough. 

Is Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies free?

Yes, the game is entirely free to play, meaning that it doesn’t cost anything to download and it also doesn’t require any kind of monthly subscription fee. Furthermore, unlike other games that claim to be free to play but actually aren’t, it doesn’t use a pay-to-win system.

Which Counter-Strike has Zombies?

The game you’re probably looking for is the former Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies, currently known and available on Steam under the name Counter-Strike Nexon: Studio.

How many GB is Nexon zombies?

To play Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies, you will need around 5 GB of available space. Ideally, you should reserve a bit more, because the game is constantly updated with new content. So in just a few more years, it might grow up to 6 GB.

What is a traceroute, and how does it apply to Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies?

A traceroute allows you to measure and see the route of your traffic. In effect, it shows you each hop along the way. A hop is something that a data packet travels across during your connection to a server.

What does "ms" mean in Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies?

This is a term used in online gaming and it’s the abbreviation for milliseconds, better known as ping. The lower your ping, the better. In particular, FPS games require low ping servers. Otherwise, players have a poor experience.