Category: News

Data mining discovery gives hope for a new CSGO operation

It has been a while since we’ve gotten another operation in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The last CSGO operation we saw, Operation Hydra, came out on May 23, 2017. That’s over two years ago. There’s hope, however, as a full-stack developer and data miner named Pavel “thexpaw” Djundik recently found something notable following the last update in CSGO. He found lines of […]

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CS:GO’s Scrimmage mode finally offers completely unranked matchmaking

Accompanying an update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on July 31, its developer Valve has announced that the multiplayer FPS is getting some new maps, and a new game mode to try them out in. It’s called “Scrimmage” – and it’s basically an unranked matchmaking mode. In a blog post on the Counter Strike website titled “A Learning […]

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive adds Breach and Seaside maps

You can now vent your frustrations with tech startups inside Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. A new map, Breach, sends us to fight through a startup office which even has a slide in the lobby. Of course they have a slide. That’s just how fun and anti-establishment they are. Not that we’re allowed to ride the slide in-game. […]

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CS:GO players report long queue times and overnight rank resets

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players are reporting issues with long queue times and matchmaking ranks resetting overnight. They have been reporting such issues in huge numbers on the game’s subreddit since the morning of July 31. It seems that there are two major issues with CS:GO’s system now, though it’s unclear how and if they are related. While some players are […]

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CS:GO map Workout removed from official matchmaking, two new maps added

The latest update for CS:GO is a significant one. Two maps have been added to the Defusal Group Sigma competitive pool, one of which is the popular Seaside map and the other a new one called Breach. Breach is, according to the CS:GO blog, “a defusal map set in a spacious corporate building”. If you want to […]

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Looks like CS:GO’s Cache remake will be ready soon

One of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s most popular maps has been out of action for a long time, but it looks like the remake might finally be ready for action – or at least close to it. Map creator Shawn ‘FMPONE’ Snelling posted a teaser last month showing his progress on the Cache rework, and now […]

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Dota 2 mod Polystrike will let you play Counter-Strike from a bird’s-eye view

A work of art. A timeless masterpiece. The pinnacle of level design mastery. Many things have been said about Bombsite A – but does it hold up in a new angle? Everyone knows Dust2. These days, you can play it across three separate official games, or as a thousand custom maps. You can play Dust2 […]

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How to mute players in CS:GO

CS:GO matchmaking is a toxic environment at the best of times. Slip up, make a mistake, misjudge a smoke, or fail to clutch, and your teammates are ready and waiting to flame you.  The chances of finding four like-minded players are often slim, but that’s unfortunately what you sign up for when you queue solo. In […]

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CS:GO’s Danger Zone now has skills groups

If you are a fan of Counter-Strike‘s Danger Zone mode, you’re probably excited to see skill groups being added to the game mode. The game now offers 15 different ranks, ranging from Lab Rat I—the lowest ranking in the mode—to the Howling Alpha. In between, you have two ranks of Sprinting Hare, two ranks of Wild […]

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The CS:GO jumpthrow bind is now tournament legal

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have made creative use of keybinds for years to make certain types of complex actions easier to replicate. The jumpthrow bind, for example, lets players quickly jump and throw smokes without needing to hit multiple buttons at once. These sorts of minor scripts have historically been forbidden at tournaments, but it […]

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