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Post by Eorl @ 02:16pm 26/04/13 | 11 Comments
Valve has today announced the release of "Operation Payback", the first of an ongoing series of limited-time updates which aims to give back to some of CS:GO's most "popular and prolific mapmakers." Those who purchase the pack will gain access to seven top-rated maps available for unlimited play on official Valve-hosted servers, while also offering a bit of coin to the makers.
Available from now until July 31st, 2013, "Operation Payback" is a collection of seven top-voted Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) community maps hosted on official servers and available to play with the purchase of a pass. Since its launch in February, the CS:GO Maps Workshop has amassed over 1,400 community-made maps. "Operation Payback" offers the CS:GO community a chance to play seven of the highest-voted Workshop Maps through the uninterrupted low-ping play of official servers - all while rewarding the makers of CS:GO's top-rated virtual maps with real money. Buying a pass also lets players bring their friends along to any "Operation Payback" match.
Purchasing the Payback pack will also place a limited-edition coin next to their avatar which can be upgraded by playing each of the maps, showing off your contribution to the map makers. Those who aren't interested in purchasing the pack can still access the maps through the Steam Workshop.

The map pack is currently available for half-price, at $2.50 USD. You can check out the full details of maps over here, which include Museum, Library, Downtown, Thunder, Favela, Seaside and Motel



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ravn0s
Posted 02:45pm 26/4/13
i think i prefer how tf2 does it. the maps are free but you have the option to buy stamps to support the map makers and you also get a hat.
glynd
Posted 02:46pm 26/4/13
I'll pay that so I can get into a server that doesn't play dust/office 24/7
Eorl
Posted 02:50pm 26/4/13
i think i prefer how tf2 does it. the maps are free but you have the option to buy stamps to support the map makers and you also get a hat.
The maps are still free through the workshop, this is basically the same thing except you get the opportunity to play them on Valve-hosted servers.
ravn0s
Posted 03:06pm 26/4/13
The maps are still free through the workshop


didn't know you could download them from the workshop.
thermite
Posted 03:12pm 26/4/13
wait, but you still must pay for the game itself?

This game pretty much dropped off the radar completely when the Beta ended and they wanted money for a reskinned 15 year old game that was free to begin with.
fryzeegunner
Posted 06:48pm 26/4/13
It's a great game. And i see what they're trying to do. good job.
Dazhel
Posted 08:47pm 26/4/13
I'll pay that so I can get into a server that doesn't play dust/office 24/7

Where are these mythical servers?
I swear the next Counterstrike release after GO will simply be called Counterstrike: Office followed up with a day 1 "Dust" DLC pack.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 11:05pm 26/4/13
Im still trying to find an online FPS to fill my gap since BFBC2 and CoD 4/5. CS:GO has been my fix recently. Ive never been good at CS but have been enjoying the deathmatch games. As for the 24/7 dust/office, just pick a different server, ffs.
Crakaveli
Posted 12:48pm 28/4/13
I'll stick with source. Plays 1000x better than GO.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 02:53pm 28/4/13
Craka, how so? I never played much CS:S cause i had other shooters i preferred then but ive planned a lot of CS:GO lately without issue.

I was also under the impression that CS:GO was more popular online so more chances to find maps that arent 24/7 office/dust.
Crakaveli
Posted 03:53pm 28/4/13
Can't really put my finger on it but the game play just feels off to me.
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