Rumors of a major update coming to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have once again popped up after the game’s developers dropped hints on Twitter and fans leaked images of a new survival mode.
First to grab the attention of the CS:GO community on November 3 was an image of the developers apparently testing an unreleased ‘survival’ mode - a mode that some believe will be battle royale - on a map called ‘Blacksite’.
While there is no evidence to support the theory that this mode will be a typical battle royale, there are a number of community members that believe it will be something similar.
Speculation about this new ‘survival’ mode coming CS:GO first reared its head in November when a number of leaks seemed to show the developers testing it out.
While nobody was sure exactly what the mode would involve, there was a general feeling within the community that it could be Valve’s answer to the current battle royale craze.
— Nors3 (@Nors3) November 13, 2018
The image of the test server alone may have been brushed aside rather quickly if it was not for the fact that CS:GO developers followed it up with a few teasers of their own.
The first suggestion that something big was one the way came in the form a new Twitter profile image, showing a silhouette of a character on a red background.
This may not sound like anything spectacular, but the silhouette appears to be different to any character model currently in the game and the CS:GO devs aren’t known for regularly updating their Twitter account.
It was also followed by a cryptic Tweet from the developers that seemed to confirm that something big will be announced or released on Wednesday, December 5: “What are you doing Wednesday?”
What are you doing Wednesday?
— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) December 3, 2018
A number of fans and community members thought that this Twitter post was confirmation of a new Operation finally coming to the game, while others said it could be anything from the release of the new mode to a Christmas theme!
Whatever this survival mode turns out to be, we're expecting to find out more on December 5!
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