Valve released an update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that brought changes to the map list – Anubis replaced Dust2 in the current pool. In addition, two of the three most popular “weapons” have had their characteristics downgraded.
Anubis is a map created by the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community. She was added to the game in 2020. After being removed from the shooter in 2021, the map returned in August for CS:GO’s 10th anniversary and has since been extensively updated.
The developers also made adjustments to AWP and M4A1-S. The Sniper Rifle magazine capacity has been reduced from 10 to 5 rounds, and the popular Assault Rifle now deals less damage at long range (modifier changed from 0.99 to 0.94). The community has long called for a weakening of the M4A1-S. The last time Valve made any adjustments to the gun was in June when the magazine size was reduced from 25 to 20 rounds. This had little effect on the popularity of the M4A1-S compared to the M4A4 rifle, which is now almost unused by professional CS:GO players.
The tournament organizers have not yet commented on when the update will appear in the competitions. The next high-profile event will be the BLAST Premier Fall Final, taking place November 23-27.