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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Operation Riptide Update Patch Notes (Sep 22nd)

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Update Operation Riptide has arrived for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch.

Valve has now released a brand new patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on September 22nd, 2021. The Operation Riptide content includes new maps, new game mode options and lots of other goodies.

Some smaller game balance changes have also been made to today’s new update. You can also expect to earn newer rewards if you compete in the new game modes that have been provided.

You can read the full patch notes for the Operation Riptide content posted down below.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Operation Riptide Update Patch Notes

[ OPERATION RIPTIDE ]
Introducing Operation Riptide, featuring new maps, new missions, and new ways to play your favorite game modes! Activate an Operation Riptide Pass and complete your missions to earn rewards including all new agents, weapon collections, stickers, and patches.

[ GAME MODES ]
Added:
Private Matchmaking Queues
– Generate a Queue Code and share it with your friends to create a private Premier match on Valve servers
– Or, select one of your Steam Groups and play a match exclusively with other members of that group

Short Competitive
– Added the option to select a preference for match duration in competitive Matchmaking: Short (MR 16), Long (MR 30), or No Preference.

Deathmatch
– Added the option to select Classic Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch (first team to 100 kills wins), and Free-for-all Deathmatch (all players are enemies).

Demolition
– Reduced max rounds to 10 and eliminated half-time team swap.
– Reduced round time
– Adjusted weapon progression

Arms Race
– Adjusted weapon progression
– Players now receive a health-shot after three kills

[ GAMEPLAY ]
– Grenades can now be dropped just like weapons.
– Vision after death reduced from 3.0s to 2.0s (vision by headshot reduced from 1.0s to 0.5s).

– Deagle
— Reduced body damage

– M4A1-S
— Increased body damage

– Dual Elites
— Reduced price to $300

– Ballistic Shield
— Added the Ballistic Shield heavy weapon to the buy menu, currently purchasable by CTs in Casual Hostage map groups.

[ MAPS ]
– County has been added to official matchmaking in Danger Zone game mode.

– Basalt and Insertion II have been added to official matchmaking in Competitive, Casual, and Deathmatch game modes.

– Ravine and Extraction have been added to official matchmaking in Wingman game mode.

– The following maps are no longer available in official matchmaking: Grind, Mocha, Pitstop, Calavera, Frostbite.

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Dust2:
– Slight visibility tweak from T spawn through mid
– Improved visibility into B back site from upper tunnels

Inferno:
– Made gate at top of banana solid
– Revised 1v1 layout
– Minor bug fixes

Ancient:
– Increased size of plantable area in both bombsites
– Fixed bullet penetration on plywood surfaces
– Further optimizations
– Added 1v1 arenas

The info that has been taken above comes from the game’s Steam page. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is out now for the PC platform.

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