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Counter-Strike: GO gets new mode, maps, and map tools


1:45 PM on 02.07.2013
Counter-Strike: GO gets new mode, maps, and map tools photo



Valve, apparently too busy at DICE to release a press release, put out some new images and info on some very welcome Counter-Strike: GO updates. The most significant addition is Map Workshop, a new extension of Steam that lets CS players view, download and rate maps created by the community. Players can also follow their favorite mappers -- something that appeals to me, as I often followed mappers' -- shout outs to Nipper -- busted GeoCities pages, back in the day.

As part of the launch, Valve revealed two new modes: Control and Rooftop Control.

Control is like Call of Duty's Domination mode, where captured points on a map control the ability to spawn. When a team runs out of lives (through respawning), the match ends. Tailoring the popular mode to CS, in this version, controlling points rewards teams with cash to spend on weapons and health.

Rooftop Control is also centered on a team taking control points, except the opposing team is sniping from across a building. AWP fans rejoice!

No word on when or if these new modes will be officially added to the game, but they are currently available to play on in dedicated servers. Map Workshop is also now open to players.

This update is a nice assurance that Valve will continue to support the game and community. CS:GO is 50% off on until Monday, so now is the time to grab the game if you haven't yet (IT'S GOOD!)

Map Workshop and new game mode added to Counter-Strike: GO [NeoGAF]





Counter-Strike: GO's Operation Breakout breaks out new maps for everyone photo


New CS: GO update lets you toss grenades in a new way photo


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Earn Counter-Strike: GO drops by watching Twitch photo


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The latest Counter-Strike: GO update is for spectators photo


Counter-Strike: GO gets new weapons, skins, and CRATES photo


Operation Payback rewards Counter-Strike: GO map makers photo


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Checking out Counter-Strike: GO's new hostage mode photo


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3:30 PM on 07.02.2014
Counter-Strike: GO's Operation Breakout breaks out new maps for everyone

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players just got a few new playgrounds to get offensive on, courtesy of the players themselves. As part of CS:GO's Operation Breakout initiative, six user-created maps have been promoted...more



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New CS: GO update lets you toss grenades in a new way

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11:00 AM on 12.20.2013
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sees improved de_cbble

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1:15 PM on 11.07.2013
Earn Counter-Strike: GO drops by watching Twitch

As of this week's update for Counter: Strike: Global Offensive, players can now link their Steam accounts on Twitch. This is something you'll want to do if you're planning to catch the 2013 DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Champio...more



8:00 PM on 10.25.2013
Counter-Strike: GO adds weapon finishes

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8:00 PM on 10.11.2013
The latest Counter-Strike: GO update is for spectators

If you dig Dota 2's in-game spectator options, you're going to want to revisit Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This week's update adds the WATCH menu, which is where you can view live streams featuring high-ranked members o...more



9:00 PM on 08.14.2013
Counter-Strike: GO gets new weapons, skins, and CRATES

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has just received a huge update which includes two new weapons, a lot of new weapon skins, and even crates and keys. The crates contain only skins, some of which will track the ...more



4:30 PM on 04.26.2013
Operation Payback rewards Counter-Strike: GO map makers

Starting with Operation Payback, Valve is putting together a series of limited-time updates that intend to help out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map makers. This $2.99 pass (regularly $5.99) is available until July 31 and...more



4:30 PM on 04.19.2013
Play Super Mario Bros. within a Counter-Strike map

Sometimes you need to put down the AK-47, pause the terrorist hunt, and play Super Mario Bros. Using a server plugin, a clever modder that goes by the name skwumpy created the Sourcemod Entertainment System or SMES, which le...more



1:30 PM on 03.23.2013
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