Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has received another update. It includes the end of Operation Riptide and brings us map rotation. Let’s find out what changes the game’s development team introduced into the game.
End of Operation Riptide
The eleventh operation in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has come to an end. It lasted from September 21 of last year to February 22 of this year. Notably, you can still claim the rewards of the operation — this possibility will remain in the game until March 27.
You can learn more about this operation in our story. Right now, let’s just briefly list the key facts. Operation Riptide brought us several collections of skins and stickers. New agents and maps were added to the game as well. Finally, a new piece of equipment dropped: the shield. However, you can’t use it in competitive mode.
The maps Basalt, Insertion II, Ravine, Extraction, and County were removed from their map sets. Instead, the devs introduced new battlefields: Iris and Climb are now available in competitive and regular game mode, as well as in Deathmatch.
The Wingman mode got two new maps, too: Crete and Hive. Last but not least, the development team released new locations for the Battle Royale. In Danger Zone mode, you can now play on Vineyard and Ember.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive users have already reported bugs when trying to enter the matchmaking queue on the new maps. Most likely, Valve employees will fix this problem in the near future.