Valve celebrated the tenth anniversary of CS:GO’s release with an update to the competitive map pool and a brand-new sticker capsule being added to the game.
The much-anticipated remake of Tuscan has been added to official matchmaking following its release earlier in August. It’s important to note that it has not been made a part of the Active Duty pool, leaving it out of the competitive rotation for professional play.
Tuscan is finally a part of official matchmaking
Tuscan’s remake has been in the works for a couple of years with the aim of bringing one of the most popular maps from Counter-Strike 1.6 up to modern visual standards.
Joining the map inspired by the Southern Italian coast are Anubis and Breach with both being available for Competitive, Casual, and Deathmatch modes while Climb, Crete, Hive, and Iris have all been removed from matchmaking. Other maps added include Primetime and Blagai, refreshing the pool for Wingman players.
Alongside the changes to the map pool, the update includes the 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule which contains over 60 stickers for players to decorate their guns with. Users who level up before their rank before the end of the birthday event will also receive the 10 Year Birthday Coin.
The complete patch notes can be found below:
[10 Year Birthday]
CS:GO is celebrating its 10th birthday with:
-The 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule
-Maps (see below)
-The 10 Year Birthday Coin
-Get your Birthday Coin by earning enough XP for your first in-game drop of the week.
-Added an “Inspect Items” option to browse contents of containers.
-Anubis, Breach, and Tuscan have been added to official matchmaking in Competitive, Casual, and Deathmatch game modes.
-Primetime and Blagai have been added to official matchmaking in Wingman game mode.
-Climb, Crete, Hive, and Iris have been removed from official matchmaking.