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. The map captures the essence of CS and in this new release we wanted to honor its pure form while buffing away the jagged edges. Do you like what you see?
All of these changes and more sound pretty welcome, except for one.
At Mid, Valve has added a new shallow staircase, removed some alcoves and improved the lighting. Valve has also adjust some of the map's geometry, removing or relocating objects that could obscure line of sight or interrupt movement.
For a rundown of the changes - including side-by-side comparisons - head over here.
"Experienced players will now not have to worry about whether they're going to get hung up and newbs won't wonder if they're going to get burned", Valve explained.
Players familiar with the content Valve releases often joke that the developer does not count to three.
On the post revealing the changes there's some cool sliders you can use to compare images of the old map to the new version. Until then, players can enjoy the current version of Dust 2.