Majors and Music


While we gear up for an incredible Major in Rio, we’re also looking ahead to next year’s events. Hosted by BLAST, CS:GO’s first Major of 2023 will take place in Paris, France. Buckle up, and blast off to the BLAST.TV Major!

Five Years of CS:GO in China


Celebrate the 5th anniversary of CS:GO’s release in China with a one of a kind music kit, 花脸 Hua Lian (Painted Face). This kit combines folk Qinqiang opera (the earliest Chinese style Rock ‘n’ Roll) and modern Rock ‘n’ Roll. Whether you are engulfed in smoke or blinded by a flashbang, don’t get lost!

The Sound of Music Kits


Today we are excited to ship the Initiators Music Kit Box, featuring music kits from 3kliksphilip, Humanity’s Last Breath, Juelz, Knock2, Meechy Darko, and Sullivan King.

Whether you’re a fan of dance music, hip-hop, rock, or CS:GO content creators, there’s a music kit for everyone. The Initiators Music Kit Box is now available for purchase in-game!

As part of today’s update, 10 Year Birthday Coins are no longer possible to earn. Thank you to all the players who celebrated CS:GO’s 10th birthday with us and earned their coin!

Happy Birthday CS:GO!


It’s CS:GO’s 10th birthday, and we’re celebrating with stickers, maps, and cupcakes!

10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule

The community pulled together for the 10th anniversary sticker competition, and the results speak for themselves–the 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule contains over 60 community submitted designs, including an all new animated ‘Lenticular’ quality. Congratulations to the winners!

Maps

You’ve been patient, and it’s finally here. Tuscan is available in all game modes, so jump in to this classic map and put it through its paces!

And that’s not all: we’ve brought back Anubis and Breach to competitive matchmaking, and added Primetime and Blagai to Wingman!

Cake!

It wouldn’t be a birthday without some cake… specifically, a cupcake topped with a birthday coin! For the next week (until Monday, August 22nd), CS:GO players with Prime status can grab their birthday coin by earning enough XP for their first in-game drop of the week.

Ten years. It’s a big number, yet CS:GO is stronger than ever. Over the past 12 months alone, we’ve seen more players than ever before (averaging over 20 million monthly unique players), record viewership for Majors (2.7m concurrent viewers), and massive community support with over $70 million raised for professional organizations, teams, and players. The future could not look brighter.

Happy Birthday, CS:GO.

Matchmaking Update


Competitive Skill Groups are undergoing some recalibration.

Typically when we ship changes to CS:GO’s matchmaking system, the adjustments are small enough that we don’t include them in our release notes. However, today’s update affects all CS:GO players so it requires some explanation.

When you launch CS:GO, you’ll notice that your Skill Group is not displayed–you’ll have to win one more match to reveal your Skill Group. Most of you will notice a change to your Skill Group, but some of you may find that you were already in the right place.

So jump into a match, or two, or however many it takes for your next win!

Also, for those of you still interested, it’s the last week to purchase Antwerp 2022 Stickers–they are available in the store until August 8th.

A New Cassssssse


Today we are excited to ship the Recoil Case, featuring 17 weapon finishes from community artists and including the Broken Fang Case Gloves as rare special items!

The Recoil Case is dropping in-game now!