The world of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is changing with the latest Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) update. A major shift in the map roster has replaced Mirage with two classic CS:GO maps, Nuke and Office, marking a significant milestone in the game’s evolution.
The CS2 beta initially allowed players to test their skills on Dust 2 and Mirage. Now, the spotlight has shifted to Nuke and Office. These multi-leveled maps have taken Mirage’s place, offering players an exciting new battleground to explore on Source 2.
This transformation is part of a substantial update launched by Valve on June 29, which has not only reshuffled the map roster but also introduced a plethora of CS2 tweaks. It’s worth noting that these two classic maps have been fan favorites since 1999. In this latest update, they’ve been remastered for CS2, Counter-Strike’s latest engine, promising a fresh yet nostalgic gaming experience for players.
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Interestingly, this is the first time since the CS2 beta launch in late March that more than one playable map is in rotation. The second round of CS2 beta access had allowed gamers to test Mirage on the Source 2 engine, a move which quickly proved its worth. An array of glitches and bugs affecting gameplay were discovered, resulting in necessary fixes and improvements.
Players found themselves able to rain fire from above while walking along the skybox on Mirage, and even sink into the depths of the A-site by glitching into the floor. These bugs pushed Valve into high gear, leading to six different updates between June 6 and June 20. The end result? Mirage was pulled out for further work, making way for the introduction of the new maps.
While the return of Nuke and Office to the map roster is undoubtedly thrilling, it’s important to note that only a fraction of the Counter-Strike community can currently enjoy them. Despite Valve’s efforts to expand the beta, more than 95% of players are still waiting for their chance to join in the action.
For the lucky few with access, the updated Office and Nuke maps offer exciting new landscapes to navigate, while the rest of the community looks on in anticipation, eagerly awaiting their turn to play.
Adding to the excitement of this update, the June 29 patch also saw the introduction of a long-awaited casual mode. This addition promises a more relaxed gaming experience in the testing servers. In addition, several major bugs were addressed and fixed in the patch, improving the overall gaming experience.
As CS2 continues to evolve, these updates promise an enhanced gaming experience for players, bringing classic maps back to life, and taking the game to new heights. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to explore the ever-changing landscape of Counter-Strike.