CSGO patch notes

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.

New maps

Valve introduced two new community maps, Chlorine and Anubis. The maps have officially been added to the scrimmage matchmaking pool and casual game modes.

Prisma 2 cases and Chlorine and Anubis maps added in CSGO update

Credit: CSGO/Mapcore.org

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.

Anubis maps added in CSGO update

Credit: CSGO/Mapcore.org

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.

Prisma 2 Collection

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.

Prisma 2 knives

Players have a chance to unbox Horizon Knives, originally released inside the Horizon Case. However, this time around, the knives have Chroma finishes.

Shattered Web logo

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.

Minna Adel Rubio
Minna is a competitive FPS fan with a particular interest in team-based FPS and arena shooters. She's a former competitive Overwatch and Team Fortress 2 player. Her writing focuses on all things FPS, specifically Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the esports industry.