Valve Launches Operation Vanguard for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; Adds Campaigns and Community Maps

Today Valve launched Operation Vanguard for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, adding six community maps to the official matchmaking servers and introducing campaigns.

Campaigns are part of the new Operation Vanguard pass that costs $5.99, and is comprised of a series of missions that players can complete to receive a Vanguard case drop or a random drop from an existing weapon collection. You can complete up to two missions per week in the two Campaigns that are included in the pass and completing them earns you Challenge Stars and lets you upgrade your Operation Vanguard Challenge Coin.

In addition, you get a Competitive Scorecard that allows you to track stats from Vanguard and Active duty maps throughout the operation. This includes matches played on the new community maps that have been included into official matchmaking in Backalley, Bazaar, Facade, Marquis, Season and Workout.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has continued to see loving support in these updates that has brought the game along quite a ways from its initial release back in the summer of 2012. Are you a fan of the new take on Counter-Strike and the direction Valve has taken the franchise by giving it ‘hats’ in the form of gun skins and and crate drops? Let me know in the comments below.

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Andrew Matt

Andrew was enraptured by video games at a young age by series such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. A self-proclaimed recovered Dota 2 addict, you can find him enjoying the best games that the PC has to offer. Outside of writing about video games, Andrew enjoys binging Netflix, reading a good book and throwing money at anything and everything Star Wars related. He probably finds your lack of faith disturbing.

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