Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) developers rolled out an update adding new maps Chlorine and Anubis, removing Shattered Web, and introducing Prisma 2 cases. Additionally, Valve released miscellaneous game fixes. To the community’s dismay, Valve hasn’t addressed concerns regarding Krieg (SG-553) nerfs or game performance. Despite that, the community has shown positive feedback in response to the update.
Valve introduced two new community maps, Chlorine and Anubis. The maps have officially been added to the scrimmage matchmaking pool and casual game modes.
Anubis is the grand finalist winner of Mapcore’s 2019 Exotic Places map contest. Designed by Roald, Jakuza, and jd40, Anubis reflects an Egyptian backdrop.
Set in a dilapidated water park, Chlorine features sunset lighting and draws influence from Mayan temples. Designed by Lizard and TheWhaleMan, Chlorine is Mapcore’s 2019 Exotic Places second-place winner.
Prisma 2 Collection
CSGO introduced the Prisma 2 Collection, showcasing 17 community-made weapon skins. Furthermore, the cases have a chance to contain rare Horizon Knives in Chroma finishes. Valve says the inspirations behind Prisma 2’s weapons are anime and manga. At release, Prisma 2 cases were selling for over $20 USD. Since then, 700 cases have been added to the market, lowering the price to around $7-$8 USD.
Fan favorites include Bullet Queen (Glock-18), Darkwing (SG-552), and Player Two (M4A1-S). The standard CT rifle has earned massive attention, featuring stylized versions of Pop Dog and GIGN counter-terrorist. Moreover, the latest collection has players eager to unbox the vaporwave-inspired Disco Tech MAC-10 skin.
Players have a chance to unbox Horizon Knives, originally released inside the Horizon Case. However, this time around, the knives have Chroma finishes.
Goodbye, Shattered Web
Operation Shattered Web wrapped up yesterday. The historic operation implemented never-before-seen player model skins, which were a topic of controversy after release. Players were able to earn limited-time rewards including special weapon skins, agents, stickers, and more. Since its removal, Shattered Web awards have skyrocketed in price on the Steam Market.