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Classic Counter-Strike Map Dust2 Gets Tweaked by Valve

12 October 2017, 06:42 | Lucia Cruz

1 of 2New Dust IIImage via Valve

1 of 2New Dust IIImage via Valve

While that's great news for CS:GO players, what's more interesting for developers is the way Valve went about reimagining the quintessential map. Valve announced that they're updating the Dust2 map in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with some significant visual upgrades.

Valve said that with the new version of CS:GO's Dust 2 "we wanted to honor its pure form while buffing away the jagged edges".

It's been several years since I've played it, but I can still recall the treacherous path to A Long, the chokepoints leading into B, and the disastrous AWP doorway, where if you think you might be able to see someone, you're already dead.

All of these changes and more sound pretty welcome, except for one. In February, Dust II was removed in favor of a remade Inferno. Valve has also adjust some of the map's geometry, removing or relocating objects that could obscure line of sight or interrupt movement.

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Head on over to the official Counter-Strike website for the full breakdown, which is packed with side-by-side comparison sliders - just for you. The Leet Krew terrorists have been overhauled to match the map's visual upgrade.

As the name suggests Dust 2 is a successor to the original Dust map and is one of the most popular and played Counter-Strike maps, offering a Bomb Defusal scenario for players to enjoy.

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

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