Chris Shambaugh

Chris Shambaugh


18 Nov

Today’s update includes an adjustment to the Active Duty map pool as well as some weapon adjustments.


For starters, we’re making changes to the Active Duty map pool, which will determine which maps get played at the 2023 Paris Major.

Anubis is being added to Active Duty and Dust II is being removed. But both maps are still available in Casual, Deathmatch, and Competitive modes.

We’re also making some adjustments to weapons. The AWP has had its magazine size reduced to five bullets (so make them count!), and the M4A1-S now does less damage at long ranges.

Try the changes out and let us know what you think!

And thanks for the blog post title, Ryan (@Schaffurr)!


09 Nov

After two unforgettable stages eight teams have survived and advanced to the Champions Stage of the IEM Rio Major.

Congratulations to Cloud9, FURIA, Fnatic, Heroic, Outsiders, MOUZ, Natus Vincere, and Team Spirit; they will compete in front of 18,000+ CS:GO fans at the sold out Jeunesse Arena to become Major Champions.

Champions Stage matches begin Thursday, November 10th, so lock in your picks for the Pick’Em Challenge! There’s still time to support your favorite teams with team and player autograph stickers, earn (or purchase) Souvenir Tokens, and get ready for the conclusion of one of the most unpredictable Majors ever.

50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations participating in the IEM Rio Major.

Good luck to all!


13 Sep


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

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24 Aug


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!


24 May


This weekend, thousands of screaming fans in Antwerp and millions of viewers around the world witnessed the crowning of a new Major Champion. Congratulations to FaZe Clan who proved to be an unstoppable force, taking the Grand Final 2-0.

Today we’re releasing the champions autograph capsule, featuring autograph stickers in paper, glitter, holo, and gold. Celebrate rain, karrigan, broky, ropz, and Twistzz by supporting them in style–50% of the proceeds are shared with the players and organizations taking part in the Major.

And so the Antwerp Major comes to a close. Onward, to Rio!


16 May

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13 May


After a thrilling Challengers Stage, 16 teams remain at the PGL Antwerp Major. Congratulations to G2 Esports, Vitality, ENCE, Outsiders, Team Spirit, Bad News Eagles, Imperial Esports, and Team Liquid!

They’ll battle for a ticket to the playoffs when the Legends Stage begins this Saturday, May 14th at 12:00 CEST. Watch the action live on Twit...

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21 Feb

Operation Riptide has come to a close, but all of the game modes introduced in Riptide will live on, including short competitive matches and free-for-all deathmatch. Those of you who still have stars to spend can claim operation rewards until March 27th.

Turning the Tide

Today we’re swapping some of the community maps in CS:GO. Basalt, Ravine, Extraction, Insertion II, and County have been removed, and six new maps have entered the pool.

Iris and Climb have been added to official matchmaking, and are available in Casual, Competitive, and Deathmatch game modes.

In Wingman, you can try your hand at two new maps: Crete and Hive.

Meanwhile, there are two new Danger Zone maps available. Take a stroll through Vineyard, and watch your step in Ember!
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02 Feb

Today we are releasing The Boardroom Sticker Capsule, featuring 22 unique stickers from Steam Workshop artists.

So grab a seat, bring your coffee and check the design doc; these stickers are available now!


21 Jan

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21 Nov


Back in July we announced the Dreams & Nightmares Workshop Contest, a $1 mil art event offering the ten winning entries $100,000 each for their dream or nightmare themed weapon finish for CS:GO.

By the time the deadline for submissions hit in October, we had received over 15,000 entries.

The CS:GO team reviewed the amazing work from artists and teams from all parts of the globe, and decided that ten winners wouldn’t be enough. So, an additio...

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10 Nov


After nearly two years, CS:GO has finally crowned a new Major Champion. In front of a roaring Stockholm arena and with record breaking viewership, NAVI took the grand final from G2 in dramatic double-overtime fashion and closed out the series 2-0.

Today we’re releasing player autograph capsules to celebrate the champions and other finalists from the PGL Stockholm 2021 Major. You’ll find s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, b1t, and Perfecto in the Champions Autographs capsule, with autographs in paper, holo, and gold.

All of the other finalists can be found in the ...

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09 Sep


Today we are shipping the 2021 Community Sticker Capsule, featuring 21 unique stickers from various Community Workshop artists.

Whether you are trying to make it look “EZ” or telling your teammates “This Is Fine”, there’s a sticker for everyone.


21 Jul

On July 22nd we are launching the $1 Million Dreams & Nightmares Workshop Contest.

We are looking for 10 original dream or nightmare-themed weapon finishes for CS:GO. Each of the 10 winning entries will earn $100,000. Beyond submitting your original weapon finish to the ...

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03 May

Today Operation Broken Fang comes to an end, but some of its more popular features will live on. Note that if you have unspent stars, you will have until May 15th to spend them, after which they will expire.

Premier Competitive and Retakes were popular and are sticking around. Premier Competitive is still an option in the Competitive tab and Retakes has a new home among the Wargames.

For those of you that want to continue collecting your official Competitive and Wingman stats (or those of you that didn’t participate in Operation Broken Fang but want to try out the stats feature), you can now subscribe to CS:GO 360 Stats for $0.99 per month. It includes access to the CS:GO 360 Stats page as well as your team’s Round Win Chance report in Competitive and Premier game modes. Additional information can be found in our ...

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18 Mar


All 16 Operation Broken Fang mission cards have been released, including the final Strike mission! But don’t worry if you can’t get everything done this week, you still have until April 30th to earn your stars.

Music Kits


Today we’re shipping three new Music Kits. Scarlxrd (CHAIN$AW.LXADXUT) and Neck Deep (The Lowlife Pack) are now available for purchase.

If you’re a fan of Supergiant Games’ Hades, you may already own the Music Kit. If you own the game on Steam and have more than 5 hours of play time you’ll find the Hades Music Kit in your CS:GO Inventory.

Poorly Drawn Stickers


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07 Aug

Today’s update includes some networking improvements, updates to Swamp, Mutiny, and Anubis, and an all new weapon case!

The Fracture Collection

Introducing the Fracture Collection, featuring designs from over 17 different community artists, and including the Shattered Web Knives

as rare special items!

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24 Jul

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11 Jun

Since CS:GO’s release in 2012, some of the most common feedback we’ve received has been about the challenge of spotting characters in the world. Because every map in the game features significant variety of lighting and detail, even characters designed to read well in a map might get lost when viewed from a particular angle in a particular location.

We’ll continue to address feedback about specific problem spots by making adjustments to maps, but today we’re also shipping several new improvements to the way characters are rendered.

Boosting Player Contrast

To improve character read across all maps and locations, we’ve added a new graphics setting called ‘Boost Player Contrast’ which is enabled by default. It’s a special post proce...

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27 May


Today we’re releasing the Warhammer 40,000 Sticker Capsule

, featuring 17 unique stickers from the 40K universe. From the paper Full Buy sticker to the foil Chaos Space Marine, collect and apply them to your weapons today; the Capsule is now available in-game!

A Change of Scenery


The next time you launch CS:GO you’ll find a new Video Setting which allows you to change your main menu background. Whether you prefer a ligh...

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