Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Shines Up Dust 2 Map

A Dust II rework is coming in the next CS:GO beta update

A Dust II rework is coming in the next CS:GO beta update

The Dust 2 map revamp for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that was teased by Valve yesterday is now available on the game's beta branch. Nearly every section of the new Dust 2 map has received visual overhauls that make it a lot more appealing to see.

Here's what Valve said about one change to bomb site A, where the broken-down cars in that area have been merged into one.

As he played, he noticed that with the boxes new position at A long, combined with the higher roof, it could allow for two players to boost over the smoke a peer through towards the corner where AWPer's are most likely to be posted on the Terrorist's entrance. Additionally, the back wall's dark doorways are now completely gone.

If you know anything about Counter-Strike - heck, if you've spent time in the proximity of anybody who knows anything about Counter-Strike - you know that Dust2 is the defining map of the game. The map's pizza parlours have been removed, replaced by dentist's offices.

As noted on the Counter-Strike website, the main goals for the Dust II rework center around improving player readibility throughout the map, refining movement and cover, and upgrading the visuals to be more in line with CS:GO's more recent map releases.

Go to Valve's blog here to see a full breakdown of the changes. When it arrives, expect it to return to heavy rotation as soon as pro players have gotten their heads around the changes Valve have brought into play.

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