CS:GO: Valve Releases New Case, Removes Train & Adds Ancient To Map Pool

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CS:GO: Valve Releases New Case, Removes Train & Adds Ancient To Map Pool

Valve just made a slew of changes to CS:GO.

With the conclusion of Operation Broken Fang, Valve has announced multiple changes and additions related to Counterstrike.

The game developing company has confirmed that players have until May 15 to claim their unredeemed operation stars. They have also released an update with patches to the game. According to the notes, the game will now feature CS:GO 360 Stats, which is a subscription service for  $0.99 per month. It is useful for players who want to collect official Competitive and Wingman stats of their matches. Premier Competitive will remain unchanged, but Retakes will move to become a part of Wargames.

Snakebite Case

The colorful new Snakebite Case for the AK-47 available with the latest patch of CS:GO

Valve has also released a new case called Snakebite, which features 17 community-designed weapons and the Broken Fang Case set of gloves as rare items. Some weapons with new skins include M4A4 – In Living Color, AK-47 – Slate, Desert Eagle – Trigger Discipline and more.

Map Changes

Valve has also made many map changes, removal of Train from Active Duty map pool being the most notable one. The game will now feature Ancient as a replacement for Train.

Replacing Apollo, Engage, and Anubis, the developers have added Grind and Mocha to official matchmaking in Scrimmage, Casual and Deathmatch game modes. They have added Calavera and Pitstop as part of Wingman game mode, replacing Elysion and Guard. Valve has also made several quality of life changes to Ancient, Frostbite and Nuke.

Notable Miscellaneous Changes

A chicken struts across an empty back alley on the Italy map

Valve has given the chicken models a visual overhaul. The developers have also made security and stability improvements in the game.

You can check out the full changelog here.

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Anuj Gupta is a freelance journalist who loves the concept of esports. He has played multiple titles and has vast experience in Dota 2 and CS:GO. A passionate fan of Dota 2, Anuj loves to analyze games and coach new players.