A new updated for CounterStrike: Global Offensive was released on April 25, and we’re here to make sure you’re caught up on everything there is to know.
There were several important aspects of note in the April 25 update, chief of which were the addition of two new maps and a flurry of changes made to Vertigo, one of the longest existing maps in CS:GO.
In addition to changes made to a few other maps, this update also implemented some adjustments to how bots work in-game. A full breakdown of the update, including the patch notes, can be found below.
Two new maps added
On April 25, it was announced that two new maps were added to the rotation – Ruby and Workout. Ruby is a bomb defusal map that’s set in a “scenic town” in Portugal,, and Workout is a “community favorite” hostage rescue map.
Ruby is currently only available in the Defusal Group Sigma, and will be added to Competitive Matchmaking in the coming weeks, while Workout is available both in Competitive Matchmaking and Hostage Map Group.
As a result of these two maps entering the rotation, the community-created maps Abbey and Biome will be taken out to make room.
Major changes to Vertigo
The April 25 update introduced numerous changes to Vertigo, a map that’s existed in CS:GO since 2012. In total, there were 19 changes made to the map, some more significant than others.
Changes include: flattened bombsite zones, reworked Terrorist spawn, fixed some poor visibility spots, and more. The full list of all of these changes can be seen in the patch notes located at the bottom of this page.
Adjustments to bots
This update implemented a total of four adjustments to how the AI bots work in-game, including fixing an issue that was causing certain bots to have trouble planting bombs at A site on Overpass.
Speaking of bombs, as a result of this update, bots will now have more areas to choose from when planting explosives.
The full patch notes for the April 25 update can be viewed below: