On October 18, Valve releases a new CS20 Weapon Case and Sticker Capsule to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike. Cache also returns to the servers but isn’t available yet in Competitive mode.
Just a day after teasing the classic Counter-Strike 1.6 knife on the CSGO Twitter account, Valve wasted little time in officially bringing back the classic weapon, among other things.
Valve released an October 18th update, officially titled Cache and Release, to reveal that the remade Cache map, updated by its creators FMPONE and Volcano, is now officially playable on official Casual, Deathmatch, and Scrimmage servers.
However, the new Cache has not returned to the active duty competitive pool. Cache was removed from the active pool earlier in the year to begin its remaking process and was replaced with Vertigo. Vertigo has undergone several updates and changes since its initial release but remains in the active pool. This means it will not be used in official tournament play yet.
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But new Cache isn’t the only thing returning to Counter-Strike. Valve unveiled a new weapons case and sticker capsule, each with a bounty of new weapons skins and stickers to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary. Counter-Strike was first released in November of 1999.
The sticker range in rarity from High Grade to Remarkable to the most rare in Exotic, which includes one that immortalizes two great stuck door moments in Counter-Strike history: the legendary “DOOR STUCK” freakout from 1.6 days, and the more recent instance of a chicken blocking a door in a competitive match on Inferno, leading to mousesports player Robin ‘ropz’ Kool getting killed.
The new CS20 weapon case features a total of 30 different new weapon skins, including 17 different gun skins, and 13 skins of the 1.6 knife, now known simply as Classic Knife.
The rarest of the weapon skins are the golden Commemoration skin for the FAMAS, and the fiery Wildfire skin for the AWP.
This is the first weapons case in over half a year. The most recent was the Prisma Case released with the March 13 update that also drastically altered the in-game CSGO economy by affecting how round loss bonuses work.
With weeks still until the official 20th anniversary of Counter-Strike, many fans are still holding onto hope that more new content is on the way.