A new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive operation almost three years in the making has been released today, titled Operation Shattered Web, bringing new skins, maps, missions, and major balance changes to the game.
Operation Shattered Web has come out of nowhere on November 18 to stun Counter-Strike fans across the globe, bringing new playable content to CS:GO for the first time in almost three years.
Operation Shattered Web will feature weekly missions, which can be completed in any of the game’s matchmaking game modes, which allows players to earn in-game rewards tied into the new set.
Introducing CS:GO's ninth Operation, available now:
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— CS:GO (@CSGO) November 18, 2019
Five maps are being added for Operation Shattered Web. Norse, St. Marc, and Canals will be joining the lineup during the event, each coming with their own collection of skins. Danger Zone map Jungle, and low-gravity map Lunacy will also be getting added.
An operation case will also be getting released, which contains completely new knife designs. The Operation Shattered Web case has a chance of dropping the new Paracord Knife, Survival Knife, Nomad Knife, or Skeleton Knife.
Alongside the new maps and weapon skins, a whole new skin type will be coming to the game. Players will now be able to unlock Shattered Web Agent skins, giving the Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists a new look on the battlefield. While they still stick to the battle-hardened dress theme, it adds a bit more personality and flare to the characters who have served Counter-Strike players for over 20 years.
On top of the new content, old content is being updated with the new patch. The SG 553 - also known as the Krieg - is receiving a long awaited nerf, with its price being increased back to $3000.
On the other hand, the FAMAS and Galil AR will be neglected no more. Both rifles are the weakest weapon of that type on both CT and T-sides respectively, but they will find a new place in the meta with their price being reduced by $200 each. This means the FAMAS will now cost $2050, and the Galil will only set back Terrorists $1800.
The operation is expected to run for at least 16 weeks, giving players plenty of time to play around with the new content and collect as much as they can from the new skin collections.
The Operation Shattered Web pass will set players back $14.99 USD, but will include access to all missions and exclusive content over the 16 weeks, making it a worthwhile investment if you are expecting to play CS:GO while it's live.