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CSGO Patch Notes (Aug 17) - Tuscan, 10 Year Capsule, Coin

In celebration of CS:GO turning 10 years old, Valve has released a birthday capsule and coin, unleashed Tuscan into competitive matchmaking, and more.
CSGO Patch Notes (Aug 17) - Tuscan, 10 Year Capsule, Coin

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has turned 10. In celebration of the ever-popular esports title, Valve has unleashed a new CS:GO update in the early hours of the morning on 17th August 2022. If you are looking for the patch notes for the latest CS:GO update, we've got you covered.

The CS:GO update released on 17th August throws Tuscan into competitive matchmaking alongside two other maps and adds a 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule, a Coin, and more, so let's get started.

CS:GO Map Changes - Tuscan To Matchmaking

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Tuscan, Anubis and Breach have been added to CS:GO's Competitive Matchmaking. (Picture: Valve)

First and foremost, it is important to note that while Anubis, Breach, and Tuscan have been added to official Competitive Matchmaking thanks to the new CS:GO update, this doesn't mean the maps will show up in esports tournaments.

To answer a burning question and make things abundantly clear, Tuscan is not part of CS:GO's Active Duty Map Pool.

As per the official patch notes for the CS:GO update released on 17th August, map changes are as follows:

  • Anubis, Breach, and Tuscan have been added to official matchmaking in Competitive, Casual, and Deathmatch game modes.
  • Primetime and Blagai have been added to official matchmaking in Wingman game mode.
  • Climb, Crete, Hive, and Iris have been removed from official matchmaking.

The Active Duty Map Pool in CS:GO remains unchanged. 

CS:GO 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule & Coin

CS:GO 17 August update patch notes 10 year birthday sticker capsule coin maps changes tuscan competitive matchmaking
A cupcake, chicken and Coin...perfect! (Picture: Valve)

Before we get to the 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule and Coin, we urge players to head into CS:GO and check out the chickens with birthday hats. Go to Inferno, trust me.

Following the 10th-anniversary sticker competition for the community, the 10-Year Birthday Sticker Capsule features over 60 community-submitted designs, which include the all-new animated "Lenticular" quality.

There's also a Coin in the form of a cupcake topped with a Coin design. Players can grab the CS:GO birthday coin as their first drop of the week.

Lastly, Valve also added the ability to quickly see all items in a case or capsule. Browse to the container in-game and click "inspect items", then look for the arrows at the top of your screen to click through each item in the container.

CS:GO Update 17 August Patch Notes

If you want to read through the official patch notes, check them out below.

10 Year Birthday:

  • The 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule
  • Maps (see below)
  • The 10 Year Birthday Coin
  • Get your Birthday Coin by earning enough XP for your first in-game drop of the week.

MISC:

  • Added an “Inspect Items” option to browse contents of containers.

MAPS:

  • Anubis, Breach, and Tuscan have been added to official matchmaking in Competitive, Casual, and Deathmatch game modes.
  • Primetime and Blagai have been added to official matchmaking in Wingman game mode.
  • Climb, Crete, Hive, and Iris have been removed from official matchmaking.

So there you have it, the complete CS:GO update patch notes for the game's 10th birthday, including the Sticker Capsule, map additions to Competitive Matchmaking, and the new Coin!

For more on the game, please check out our section dedicated to CS:GO esports, guides, news, and much more.

 

Featured image courtesy of Valve.