Counter-Strike: Global Offensive patch notes went live Wednesday with multiple changes to Vertigo leading the way.


Vertigo has been a rather controversial CS:GO map since its inclusion to the Active Duty map pool. Many complained that the map was too random and not fit for the game's flagship competitive mode.


Valve made numerous changes to the map in the latest patch. Take a look.


CS:GO Changelog Includes Multiple Changes to Vertigo


Here's a full list of changes to Vertigo in the July 31 release notes:


  • New approach to B site
  • Removed "rafters" around B site entrance
  • Offset HVAC units on B site, numbered them
  • Added a way to throw utility into B site without being exposed
  • Removed one-way drop down elevator shaft
  • Added ladder room near elevator shaft, connects up to mid choke point, allowing utility toward A
  • Moved bridge over elevator shaft
  • Moved T spawns further back
  • Widened utility hole in T corridor to mid
  • Made jump up on scaffolding at back of A easier
  • Widened door at back of A
  • Various minor bug fixes


Additionally, Valve added two new maps to Defusal Group Sigma: Breach and Seaside. A new playlist, Scrimmage Maps, is a competitive matchmaking playlist with no rank or restriction on Skill Groups. A step in the right direction for CS:GO's unpopular ranking system.


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