In the gaming era when story-driven games have become an afterthought, the premier tactical shooter and esports juggernaut Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has received another major update.
Avoiding risk is the best way to not lose money. In the gaming industry, this means running long-established franchises with occasional updates that have a huge return on investment. Released seven years ago, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an excellent example of such a business model — but only if you nurture your esports community. Luckily, CS:GO has been extremely successful in doing just that.
Sandwiched between Dota 2 and Fortnight as the top prize winner, CS:GO holds second place when it comes to prize money winnings — at $22.7 million in 2018.
New CS:GO Maps
The fresh CS:GO update includes new maps with a host of gameplay tweaks and bug fixes.
The maps in question are Breach, Ruby, and Seaside. You can find them in the Defusal Group Sigma competitive pool.
The maps offer a stark contrast in their atmosphere. Breach is set in a corporate setting, while Seaside is reminiscent of a coastline undergoing real-estate development. Ruby provides a Mediterranian vibe.
The three maps are Scrimmage maps, so you can find them under that section inside the Competitive tab.
You will also find that Workout has been removed from matchmaking.
The latest CS:GO update made 11 large and small changes to the Vertigo map — the main one being how you traverse to the B site.
Vertigo B bombsite has been updated
— Haci (@DonHaci) August 1, 2019
For Linux enthusiasts, you will be happy to know that game server performance will be improved.
Other updates include a range of bug fixes.
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Images courtesy of IGDB/Counter-Strike: Global Offensive press kit, Twitter/@DonHaci.