CS:GO "Operation Bloodhound" Now Available

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  1. Omnomnick

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    After an unusual period of silence from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive development team, Valve have today announced "Operation Bloodhound", the latest community map pack. Like previous packs, Bloodhound introduces six community-created maps and makes them available to play on official Valve-owned servers until the end of the event on September 30th 2015.

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    The six maps include newcomers Resort, Zoo, Log, and Rails alongside returning fan favourites Agency and Season, both of which previously featured in Operations Phoenix and Vanguard, respectively. As usual, all players can check out these maps for free, but those looking to support both Valve and the map's creators can choose to purchase a "Operation Bloodhound Access Pass" which unlocks a bunch of interesting bonuses. These include the upgrade-able Challenge Coin, a stat-tracking Journal, two new "campaigns" comprised of 62 individual objective-specific missions, and exclusive access to gun and knife finishes from a number of Weapon Cases both new and old.

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    Maps: Agency, Log, Rail, Resort, Season, and Zoo (Left to Right)

    There's plenty on offer for those not wanting to purchase an Access Pass, however, as a new addition to CS:GO is known as "Profile Ranks", a new XP-based system attached to every user's game profile. XP can be earned from completing any of the 62 missions mentioned a few sentences ago, and by participating in both Competitive and Casual games. For the first time a user levels up their profile each week, they will be provided a single weapon drop, with the type and rarity being at least partially influenced by whether or not they own an Access Pass.

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    That's definitely not all, however, as numerous balance alternations have also been made to CS:GO's Casual Mode, which now boasts shorter rounds and a significantly increased warmup timer, and several layout changes and bug fixes for maps Cache, Season, and Mirage, all of which you can read more about over on the patch changelog. All things considered, are you happy or excited for Operation Bloodhound?
     
    #1 Omnomnick, May 27, 2015
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  2. Taiga Aisaka

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    awesome! I never expect this one coming!
     
  3. Lolcomputer

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    Can't wait to play some of the new maps competetively! Hopefully their pretty fun!

    Just a question; is the level and experience system here to stay or will they be removed with bloodhound?
     
  4. Omnomnick

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    Sounds like it will stay as a permanent feature, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
  5. Mr. Sir Shpee

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    The sniper rifle the man in the thumbnail is holding doesn't look like any currently in the game...

    I'd like to think it's a tease for that rumored TAC-21, but I know better than to have high expectations with Valve as of late.
     
  6. Lolcomputer

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    EDIT: nvm, i'm a retard that cant see. It does look like a TAC 21.
     
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  7. Mr. Sir Shpee

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    Well, I don't know what you previously wrote, but I saw a larger version of this photo that lets you see more of the man and his gun.

    Starting to look more like an AWP now.
     
  8. Lolcomputer

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    I said it looked like an SVD Dragunov...

    Yeah, it's most likely an awp. It just looked like an MDT TAC-21 at the time you mentioned it, and there are few details that is not the complete same, but they really looks reminiscent of eachother.
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    btw, heres the full picture.
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  9. Mr. Sir Shpee

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    Yeah, once I saw the full picture I realized it had to be an AWP.
     

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