CSGO players creeped out by new easter egg on Cache - Dexerto

CSGO players creeped out by new easter egg on Cache

Published: 4/Feb/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal


A newly discovered easter egg in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is pretty creepy and players who notice it on Cache won’t be able to unhear it.

Cache got a massive update on October 2019 that changed how players approach the classic map. Along with many updates to its build, the devs added in a variety of easter eggs not previously seen on there.


It seems like Valve implemented an audio file that triggers when players go into the Sunroom and stand as close as they can to the chain-link fence across the playground that sits out of the map’s bounds.

Facing the playground at Sunroom activates the eery audio file in CSGO.

“When you go into Sunroom and look toward the playground on the new Cache an audio file will play,” Reddit user ‘OwangeSquid’ explained. “When pitched down five octaves it turns out it is children’s laughter. Kind of ominous but cool nonetheless.”


It’s not a difficult easter egg to activate, but people might not have noticed the sound queue because of the louder bird chirps in the area that masks the audio of the ghostly children at play.

In fact, that’s what OwangeSquid thought too when they initially heard the playground’s audio file – that is until their friend did a little more digging.

“When I initially realized what I was hearing it kinda freaked me out,” user ‘Hado-’ explained after finding the easter egg. “This kinda makes me a little interested in some easter egg hunting on other maps now that I’ve found this.”


The audio gets even creepier after realizing the official map description for Cache reveals that players are fighting to secure “a hidden weapons cache beneath Chernobyl.”

Disease and direct radioactive contaminants of the infamous Chernobyl disaster of 1986 resulted in thousands of lives lost with the surrounding areas abandoned, including the many playgrounds, residential housing, and facilities.

(Warning: Loud audio)


This isn’t the first time Valve sneaks in creepy audio for a derelict playground either. In Half-Life 2, players walking through the playground can hear children screaming and laughing even though everything nearby is similarly rusted and abandoned.

But the easter egg in CSGO is a bit out of the norm for the company’s multiplayer FPS since it takes a more grounded approach to its design.


Hopefully, the sounds of Cache’s ghost children don’t distract you from the game when maneuvering through Sunroom near the abandoned playground.


Astralis confirm sale of es3tag to Cloud9 CSGO

Published: 15/Oct/2020 4:23 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 9:20

by Andrew Amos


Danish CS:GO star Patrick “es3tag” Hansen has only been a part of Astralis for six months, but he’s already moving on from the squad’s ambitious 10-man project, with the organization confirming he will join Cloud9 at the end of October.

Astralis have said they want to create a 10-man team for CS:GO in 2020, a plan that started when members of the legendary lineup took time off after a strenuous couple of years that saw the team lift four Major trophies, and cement themselves as one of the greatest squads of all time.


With the idea to create a two-team core, filled with players who could rotate in and out for each other, es3tag was signed to play a major role in that expansion. Just months later though, his time with the Danish organization has officially come to an end.

es3tag holding Astralis jersey with Zonic
es3tag is moving on from Astralis six months after signing.

es3tag joins Cloud9

Despite being the first man to join this new initiative, es3tag is set to depart for Cloud9, with Astralis CEO Anders Hørsholt admitting that this was “not something [they] saw coming,” but player transfers will always be part of the game.


“We will not be commenting on any specifics, but I do believe it is one of the biggest transfers on record, and the conditions offered to Patrick are also of a kind he wanted to pursue,” he continued. “We have an obligation towards our own business and towards the player, and as such we are pleased to have finalized this agreement with Cloud9. Patrick will be missed by everybody here, and I hope one day he will yet again be part of Astralis.”

Es3tag has also commented on the news, saying he is proud to represent Astralis, and never thought he would be moving so soon: “I just won my first big title, and I truly enjoy working with all the guys on and around the team. That being said, what Cloud9 is offering me is something I needed to consider seriously. I love the ideas behind the project, and I believe it will be a team to consider in the top of CS for years to come. While I am sad to leave Astralis and the people here, I look forward to the challenge in Cloud9.

es3tag joined Astralis properly in July 2020, but the move was announced months earlier during Flashpoint Season 1. He was the first part of Astralis’ 10-man puzzle, as the Danish squad looked to implement a new rotation system.


Jakob “JUGi” Hansen was also a part of the squad earlier in 2020 but left when Astralis onboarded Bubzkji. Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer was temporarily used as a substitute for es3tag as well before his contract with Heroic ran out.

Cloud9 have announced four of the six pieces of their new CS:GO team after dropping their South African-NA hybrid roster in September. Ricky “floppy” Kemery is the only player from the former ATK squad remaining, with Cloud9 picking up Alex “Alex” McMeekin, William “mezii” Merriman, and Ozgur “woxic” Eker. They will be coached by former 100 Thieves coach Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunovic.