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Classic Counter-Strike Map Dust2 Gets Tweaked by Valve

12 October, 2017, 14:40 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • 2 of 2Old Dust IIImage via Valve

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.

Valve has today announced a availability of a newly updated release of its iconic Counter-Strike Dust 2 map which has now been enhanced and is now available to play via the CS:GO beta release. In the announcement, Valve hopes that the open-beta testing will help "improve player readability throughout the map", "refine movement around the world including cover", and "upgrade the visuals to be in line with modern maps".

CS:GO received its last update earlier this month and it was a pretty minor one. Now, natural light flows into these areas and prevents easy concealment. Most notably, the colors are more vibrant with better map textures.

To continue the map updating cycle, Valve will remove another map when Dust 2 returns to competitive play. "Annoying physics based detritus props have also been replaced with more predictable static prop detail such as weeds and rocks".

With all of the map updates, Valve has also chose to treat fans by overhauling the villains of Dust II, the Leet Krew. The Leet Krew terrorists have been overhauled to match the map's visual upgrade.

The map is now in the beta depot where it is undergoing extensive testing and fixes.

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