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Operation Bloodhound brings new missions and maps to Counter-Strike Global Offensive

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Operation Bloodhound

Valve know how to make their player base stick around. Just look at Team Fortress 2 – it came out back in 2007 and continues to have a dedicated community. Another of Valve’s titles, Counter-Strike – the hostage-rescue/bomb-defusing FPS – has been around even longer, and yet, the latest iteration, Global Offensive, has the biggest community second to Dota 2 (oh, ANOTHER of Valve’s titles). How do Valve keep so many people engaged? Via constant updates (hats) of course – stuff to keep their community mindlessly addicted. Global Offensive is the latest victim of such a content update.

It’s called Operation Bloodhound, and it’s essentially a new map pack, but with some extra goodies. Here’s Valve’s description of it:

Now available to all CS:GO players, Operation Bloodhound brings 6 community maps to official matchmaking, as well as all-new XP-driven profile Ranks–rank up by scoring in your favorite game modes and get a decorated weapon as a reward for your first Rank each week.

It’s not free however. Here’s what you’ll get for the asking price of $5.99…

Operation PEWPEWPEW

While missions sound interesting, the biggest draw for me in this update are the new maps. Every few months I hop back into Global Offensive, only to play the same old maps over and over again. I’m looking at you Dust 2, people never seem to grow tired of your dusty plains! Here’s a snippet and preview of the new playgrounds:

Agency (Hostage Rescue)

Over the years, the offices of Underhill and Murphy have been home to rich clients, modern art, and hostage situations

agency

Zoo (Bomb Defusal)

Terrorists have arrived  at the Bay Area Zoo, and they didn’t come for the dolphin show

zoo

Resort (Bomb Defusal)

Once a temple to excess and wealth, the luxurious Elysee Resort has been transformed into a high-stakes firefight

resort

Rails (Bomb Defusal)

A decrepit rail yard is transformed into an industrial killing field in this night-time engagement

rails

Log (Bomb Defusal)

Cut down more than trees, as a long-ranged battle breaks out at a logging facility

log

Season (Bomb Defusal)

Season Corporation, a Japanese bio-research facility, has its white walls painted red by a Phoenix demolition plot.

season

My only concern with such a pack is that it segregates the community a teeny bit. Not everybody will be willing to cough up extra cash, so they’ll stick to the old maps while others hop into the new ones.

Regardless, it’s a neat update to Global Offensive, and it’s already out (the download is just short of 500mb). If you’re interested, be sure to check out the Operation Bloodhound page for more details.

Last Updated: May 27, 2015

34 Comments

  1. I quite like GO. It’s a classic shooter.
    This looks very interesting. The one thing that PayDay did right with their DLC is that if one person owns a new heist, he can invite three others to join, even if they don’t have the DLC. If they like it enough, they’ll buy it for all the extra goodies you get with the DLC. It works.

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  2. Pariah

    May 27, 2015 at 14:14

  3. Lord Chaos

    May 27, 2015 at 14:16

    I should probably play this again.
    I should probably open my Steam client again…

    *Dreading the awaiting downloads.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 27, 2015 at 14:16

      [Sends cloaked observer drone to inspect progress]

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 27, 2015 at 14:18

        You managed to get all the beer off it?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 27, 2015 at 14:19

          Recycled, and re-used as fuel

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            May 27, 2015 at 14:19

            That’s a great idea.

            *Creates patent

          • Pariah

            May 27, 2015 at 14:21

            I think Gavin already patented that technique.

    • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

      May 27, 2015 at 14:17

      Do you have a GOG account?

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 27, 2015 at 14:17

        I do, But still prefer the steam client.

        Been spending most of the last 2 months between Diablo 3 and GTA V though.

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        • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

          May 27, 2015 at 14:19

          I agree. Steam is still way better, especially since I have EVERYTHING on there but Witcher 3. But go to this wonderful comments section Admiral has created and comment so us Lagz people can find each other on GOG Galaxy.

          That’s if you want, of course.

          https://www.gog.com/forum/the_witcher_3_wild_hunt/lazygamernet_friend_list

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            May 27, 2015 at 14:20

            Who wants to be friends with him? To him I’m just an experiment.

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 27, 2015 at 14:22

            We’re all experiments to him. :/

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 14:22

            You are the all singing, all dancing, crap of my world

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 27, 2015 at 14:23

            XD

          • Lord Chaos

            May 27, 2015 at 14:24

            I only sing in the shower. How do you??? O_o

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 14:29

            Remote cloaked observer drone

          • Lord Chaos

            May 27, 2015 at 14:34

            *Builds photon cannon.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 14:44

            [Remote hack procedure initiated]



            [New command instructions accepted]
            [Welcome Admiral, how may I serve]

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 27, 2015 at 14:22

            Sounds like a trap.

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 27, 2015 at 14:22

            I know nothing about traps.

  4. chimera_85

    May 27, 2015 at 14:20

    Just got my PC last week, yet to download this but man I want it more now haha

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 27, 2015 at 14:21

      Nice!

      Specs?

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      • chimera_85

        May 27, 2015 at 14:37

        Intel i5 4460 3.2Ghz
        8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM
        EVGA GTX 960 2GB GDDR5
        1TB WD Blue HDD

        Aaaand I think that’s it that’s necessary haha

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        • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

          May 27, 2015 at 15:27

          Great CPU there. Don’t listen to Admiral and Trevor when they babble on about AMD. ;P The i5 is bulletproof.

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          • chimera_85

            May 27, 2015 at 15:40

            Hahaha and it was only R500 more than the AMD FX6300, so the choice was easy

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 27, 2015 at 15:41

            I’m a buster though. I run Intel CPUs with AMD gfx cards 🙂

          • chimera_85

            May 27, 2015 at 15:52

            Well the new AMD GPUs are coming like next month so figured it’s pointless to buy one now and for it to only be outdated next month haha

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 27, 2015 at 16:19

            Yes, absolutely. I get it.

          • HairyEwok

            May 28, 2015 at 08:21

            I mean look, a 2nd gen i5 still kicks AMD ass XD

    • Lord Chaos

      May 27, 2015 at 14:22

      From the person dissing PC users when GTA V finally came out on PC.

      Welcome to the club.

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      • chimera_85

        May 27, 2015 at 14:37

        Hahahaha ive said many a things in the past just to get on hardcore PC gamers tits hahaha

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  5. Trevor Matrix

    May 27, 2015 at 14:37

    I can only Counter Suck…

    Reply

    • HairyEwok

      May 28, 2015 at 08:23

      That’s Counter Productive then. Shame on you.

      Reply

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