Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting a refined version of Dust2

2 of 2Old Dust IIImage via Valve

Dust2 released for the original Counter-Strike in 2001.

Valve made the announcement via a tweet.

CS:GO received its last update earlier this month and it was a pretty minor one.

All of these memories are about to become subtly altered though, as Valve has announced that a new and improved version of the map is going to be included in the next CS:GO Beta release. With this boost now discovered, we will have to wait and see if Valve decides it is too powerful and removes it, or whether or not adreN has found a future game-changing new angle. At the time of writing, Valve has not specified a time-frame, but expectations are it will arrive in the next few weeks.

Most of the changes are visual-Valve has quadrupled the texture resolution and changed the art style, opting for a lighter colour palate and a more obvious North African feel, with signs for a Kasbah (basically a fortress), a bazaar and a hotel.

Dust 2 has been out of CS: GO's Active Duty rotation since February.

Home of a thousand frags, Dust II is probably the series' most played map, and if you're watching a frag-video and it's got sand in the background it's probably this video, or one like it.

Dust 2's update also comes with updates to player models.

The Dust 2 rework is available right now for beta branch users and is expected to go out to the rest of the game soon.



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