CS:GO update with changes to Vertigo

The latest update to the game brings big changes to the A bombsite of Vertigo, and patches an exploit that changed the shape of smokes.

Aside from the biggest changes, Danger Zone also received some updates, with maps Blacksite and Sirocco now both available in Danger Zone matchmaking as a time-based map rotation.

Regarding the smoke-shifting exploit, it was tied to the record command, which will now only work in warmup and freezetime, stopping anyone from using it mid-round and gaining a competitive advantage.

The newest map in the pool received more changes

The most important part of the update in terms of competitive play is tied to Vertigo and the A bombsite. The CTs should now have a better chance at fighting for the A ramp control as the cover is pushed back, the final ramp tightened, and a gap now exists in the wooden wall.

You can find the full 5/21/2019 update patchnotes below:

[ DANGER ZONE ]
– Blacksite and Sirocco are now both available in official Danger Zone matchmaking as a time-based map rotation.
– Radar jammers block drone pilots with static interference while the jammer is active.
– Drones fly slower when carrying paradrop crates.
– Armor starting equipment option will now give both armor and helmet.

[ MISC ]
– Updated SDR libraries to the latest version.
– Restricted start of client-side demo recording on dedicated servers to warmup and freezetime.

[ MAPS ]
Vertigo:
– Changed Wingman version to use bombsite A.
– Bombsite A changes:
– Pushed back cover on site.
– Tightened final ramp up to site.
– Moved position of crane slightly, made area around it accessible.
– Shortened wood fence, letting CTs more easily control ramp or drop down.
– Moved scaffolding in back of A forward towards the wall.
– Added self-boost onto concrete formwork on A site.

Sirocco:
– Added missing collisions to various door/window frame models.
– Fixed another player stuck spot.

Nice! Next update pls: -vertigo +cobble
2019-05-22 01:29
no please
2019-05-22 01:29
We Need Operation
2019-05-22 09:55
#142
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Netherlands Kermit69 
+1
2019-05-22 10:18
#164
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Czech Republic jETFly 
WE NEED OPERATION
2019-05-22 11:01
#168
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Finland Pesulakarhu 
Why are people so fixated on operations. I know theyre cool and all but we have still got quite bit great content so i dont see the problem.
2019-05-22 11:45
#197
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Switzerland BlackH4ze 
ye i rather have continuesly new content or just changes (like valve is doing rn) instead of just operation with minimal duration every 2 year or so and otherwise nothing.
2019-05-22 13:15
you seriously think danger zone is great content? I played it enough to get the mp5 and havent touched it after that. Its pure shit
2019-05-22 14:19
#204
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Finland Pesulakarhu 
Its different and its not for everyone. Also it requires some creativity. I mean you have to have some kind of "DZ gamesense" to enjoy it. Also im not saying its flawless but i can have fun with it so its good in my book. Be a little open minded. Also its best played with a friend.
2019-05-22 14:25
i play counter strike for the original game not this shit add on. They just focus more on danger zone than the base game that the majority finds better thats the problem
2019-05-22 14:27
#207
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Finland Pesulakarhu 
I disagree with you on that. I too play for the original game and I hardly play DZ but I mean DZ is comparable to other gamemodes like surf or flying scoutsman for example. Its something to do when you dont feel like playing MM. It would be stupid to add a new gamemode and not to update it and try to make it better. Also they do focus on the base game. For example Vertigo is a experiement and possibly a temporary replacement for Cache while Cache is being remade. Fmpone just tweeted that the cache remake is almost done. Its starting to sound that you just complain without facts. I also respect that you might not like DZ and i aint forcing you to. But i want you to understand that Valve isnt stupid (but sure they do make mistakes, but seem to try to avoid them) and never would put something in front of the main game. Think outside the box and research before making your opinions. Ps. Johan tuli saarnattua mut toivon että ymmärrät pointtini))
2019-05-22 14:43
#217
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Finland Nakkipipo 
Tollasta asennoitumista kaivattas ihan helvetisti enemmän. Valitettavasti suuri osa kommenteista on tätä -se +se ja sehän nyt sitte auttaaki jotaki. Mut joo propsit sinne, kuumeessa täsä jotaki koitan näpyttää.
2019-05-22 19:50
+1
2019-05-23 06:06
+old cobble would be sick
2019-05-22 01:35
#121
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Old cobble sucks, that's why it was removed...
2019-05-22 09:30
Old cobble better than new cobble
2019-05-22 09:32
better than fucking new cobble
2019-05-22 09:39
#133
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Other Phinks 
Still bad
2019-05-22 09:54
old cobble old, that's why it was removed.
2019-05-22 11:47
#210
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Denmark Notallama 
In CSGO Old > new
2019-05-22 16:40
Indeed
2019-05-22 01:40
Old cbbl pls back 😭😭😭
2019-05-22 01:42
#31
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Brazil Whillpull 
I have to agree.
2019-05-22 01:47
-vertigo +cobble -d2 +New cache when done
2019-05-22 01:59
d2 best map don't @ me
2019-05-22 02:32
#58
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El Salvador SenorFakeflag 
Can confirm
2019-05-22 02:50
Worst*
2019-05-22 02:56
xaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-05-22 02:57
#66
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Israel OrtegaCS 
+1
2019-05-22 03:16
People: Dust 2 is the worst map. Mirage: *exists*
2019-05-22 09:32
#131
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
+1
2019-05-22 09:45
-mirage +New cache when done -vertrashgo +Cbble
2019-05-22 04:44
I think the nickname should be vertigarbage
2019-05-22 07:52
Yea, remove one of the most played maps, dumbass. (mirage)
2019-05-22 12:49
No need to call anyone names. Thank you.
2019-05-22 13:53
#208
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India MihirX27 
Cache was arguably Third/Second most played. It was removed cuz it looked old. Same for Mirage, it's the same as 2012.
2019-05-22 15:26
Its not
2019-05-23 06:11
#92
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India FuseShot 
Can't agree more
2019-05-22 07:22
-vertigo +aztec
2019-05-22 07:53
#107
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Poland Qrezy 
+1
2019-05-22 08:40
+1
2019-05-22 09:11
+1 it's only a matter of time.
2019-05-22 09:32
+1
2019-05-22 18:47
+1 but old cbble
2019-05-22 09:09
#177
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African Union fgxnNn 
Learn to play it, you might start to like it
2019-05-22 11:53
#53
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Brazil doug9191 
I have to agree as well
2019-05-22 02:30
Hopefully they bring back old cobble
2019-05-22 05:34
-vertigo +Rialto :p
2019-05-22 06:42
#91
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
+1
2019-05-22 07:16
Cache is rdy soon
2019-05-22 08:06
These Germans cunt are F5 and commenting shit
2019-05-22 09:13
#118
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Iceland caverat 
0/8 Cobble is a shit
2019-05-22 09:17
+1
2019-05-22 10:55
-dust2 +cobble
2019-05-22 10:58
#192
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Italy CESPU 
why dust lmao
2019-05-22 12:57
Worst map in the map pool
2019-05-22 19:58
#3
tarik | 
Morocco Most! 
Might become playable
2019-05-22 01:29
why valve
2019-05-22 01:29
good job valve
2019-05-22 01:29
#10
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World nakTriceps 
wow
2019-05-22 01:29
ez4vp
2019-05-22 01:30
nice
2019-05-22 01:30
#13
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Argentina extremz123 
Best update
2019-05-22 01:30
#17
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Ukraine volanchick 
Now it is less A sided kek
2019-05-22 01:33
thx
2019-05-22 01:33
#193
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Italy CESPU 
i love your nickname
2019-05-22 12:57
#19
rain | 
Russia Yanjkeone 
-vert -dd2 +cache +cobble next
2019-05-22 01:33
Nah, + reworked aztec
2019-05-22 07:55
#21
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Nepal YoggYogg 
Expected.
2019-05-22 01:34
just remove this map and give us tuscan please
2019-05-22 01:36
#67
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Australia opzy 
Tuscan is trash, almost as bad as vertigo
2019-05-22 03:26
#68
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Lithuania Mr|Julius 
Zeus wants tuscan as well
2019-05-22 03:29
Who cares about zeus
2019-05-22 09:23
and dupreeh and fer and device a lot of people love tuscan
2019-05-22 10:05
But it's shit
2019-05-22 10:53
depends on who you ask but I have yet to find anyone who actually loves vertigo
2019-05-22 10:55
you can't find everyone while sitting in your basement
2019-05-22 10:59
ah yes because HLTV is a physical place
2019-05-22 11:00
#178
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African Union fgxnNn 
Knock out 👊
2019-05-22 11:55
#211
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Denmark Notallama 
Tuscan is just a lot more popular map due to it's diversity and openness. Cry is free
2019-05-22 16:43
#216
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Libya Neroz44 
I love vertigo
2019-05-22 19:10
oh cool i found one
2019-05-23 07:04
#24
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United States Eduzera 
-vtg +old cbble
2019-05-22 01:39
#96
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India pm_oldmonk 
Rip Astralis xD
2019-05-22 07:42
Bring back cobble!!!!!
2019-05-22 01:40
#27
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United States ferric 
Sounds good on paper but we have to see how it plays out
2019-05-22 01:41
#29
s1mple | 
Europe SQXZAF 
Who the fuck playing Danger ZONE?
2019-05-22 01:42
#175
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Finland Pesulakarhu 
Its actually pretty fun. Great if i dont want to play MM or waiting with a friend for another friend to come play. It aint going to be a main gamemode, but its good semi-casual fun in the meanwhile.
2019-05-22 11:52
#212
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Portugal nakbarone 
yes, it's fun if you need to chill a lil bit. it's a good gamemode and i hope they keep updating it
2019-05-22 16:45
#213
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Denmark Notallama 
Battle Royale just doesnt go well with an FPS thats designed to be a close-quaters game. None of the Battle Royales on the market have understood the sense of paranoia, horror and feeling of isolation that's supposed to come with the Battle Royale genre, at least when you look at the great works of art that inspired the genre in the first place. (Lord of flies, korean Battle Royale). They all cater to the youngest kids and they are all fucking bland and boring.
2019-05-22 16:48
#30
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World taco__ 
remove this shit map
2019-05-22 01:42
I want aztec back
2019-05-22 01:52
#33
easy | 
Finland ENCEL 
Glad to see theyre still updating everyone's favorite game mode danger zone.
2019-05-22 01:53
#36
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United States Vapr 
How about removing it all together now lol
2019-05-22 01:59
Good
2019-05-22 02:04
Was hoping the changes was removing it from the mappool
2019-05-22 02:07
#40
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Okey
2019-05-22 02:07
#41
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Canada robinson_89 
-mirage +cache
2019-05-22 02:08
this game is getting bored from update to update when they are changing tbh nothing, 2 years since last operation, since 2 years they didnt even change 64 to 128 tick servers, faceit is more expanded then this csgo at all XDD
2019-05-22 02:10
#86
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Israel BigDickBob 
+1
2019-05-22 06:27
#93
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Poland morosek 
Cry is free
2019-05-22 07:24
go finish your homework kid
2019-05-22 10:55
lol
2019-05-25 13:21
#43
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Turkey xxxjet3 
Never gonna play Vertigo and watch official match of it bring back old Cobble or Cache
2019-05-22 02:12
#104
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Belgium jorneiro 
>The map is shit >I will never play or watch it Pick one
2019-05-22 08:24
#125
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Your IQ is below 80 probably and you are 12 y.o. boy.. Mayble look at older versions of cobble/overpass, they were terrible aswell and now overpass is one of the best maps out there...
2019-05-22 09:33
that would be an argument for improving cobble instead of vertigo
2019-05-22 12:29
#190
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
i just hate comments like his one is... just adopt
2019-05-22 12:52
i played some dm on vertigo. i guess it would be a good map for me with a lot of close range engagements where you can use pistols and smg vs rifle easily. but i dont think i would like playing comp on the map. ppl only know grenades on 3 maps: dust2 mirage cache
2019-05-22 12:54
i dont know any nades on any of those maps i only know some inferno and lake nades
2019-05-22 20:59
#44
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United States BubbleFlames 
First
2019-05-22 02:16
#45
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United States BubbleFlames 
Darn internet explorer
2019-05-22 02:16
#46
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New Zealand Dragon_ 
-vertigo plz
2019-05-22 02:16
still a better map than Nuke, Train and Cobble
2019-05-22 02:16
#76
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Uzbekistan NoVodka4u 
+1
2019-05-22 04:52
#49
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Sweden Lagge15 
"We heard you call Vertigo T-sided! So we decided to make it CT-sided!"
2019-05-22 02:20
#138
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France SpooceCooke 
Honestly? It sounds fairly ballanced to me for once. Taking A ramp is like having to take A long in D2 y’know As in a two-step thing as opposed to an easy wall of smoke. Moreover it’s still difficult for teams to control ramp for a long time bc it’s too big for smokes and anyone holding the angle from above can get flashed. What do you think? =)
2019-05-22 10:06
#138
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France SpooceCooke 
Honestly? It sounds fairly ballanced to me for once. Taking A ramp is like having to take A long in D2 y’know As in a two-step thing as opposed to an easy wall of smoke. Moreover it’s still difficult for teams to control ramp for a long time bc it’s too big for smokes and anyone holding the angle from above can get flashed. What do you think? =)
2019-05-22 10:06
#50
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Europe martwica 
GOOD UPDATE FOR THE BEST MAP
2019-05-22 02:21
#75
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Uzbekistan NoVodka4u 
+1
2019-05-22 04:52
Joke of a map
2019-05-22 02:23
#52
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Denmark Experative 
-vertigo pls
2019-05-22 02:28
oh shit
2019-05-22 02:40
and Tuscan? ...
2019-05-22 02:42
#179
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African Union fgxnNn 
I believe its copyrights is owned by someone else along with de_cpl_mill
2019-05-22 12:02
short video , shows all youtube.com/watch?v=zXMYCXXDj1k
2019-05-22 02:45
#61
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Finland Smoonah 
Yeah keep updating shit map.
2019-05-22 02:59
#63
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Brazil Anux 
The cs' dinosaurs never accept new things inh csgo. Common guys, come back to 1.6 or open ur minds.
2019-05-22 03:01
vertigo isn't new thing, many people would love actual new maps to be put in map pool not some meme map that has never been good.
2019-05-22 05:25
Which is overhauled ?
2019-05-22 10:56
#119
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
Vetigo has never been good in 1.6 it actually sucked
2019-05-22 09:18
Cool idea opening that wooden wall up. However I thought they could have left the ramp as wide as it was with all its elements.
2019-05-22 03:03
#65
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United States PrisMcsgo 
Danger zone sucks lol
2019-05-22 03:11
#70
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Vietnam tat96 
Next update: -vertigo +aztec
2019-05-22 03:47
#73
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Nope, terrible map Aztec Just CT map
2019-05-22 04:25
#127
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Vietnam tat96 
-vertigo + dust 1 then
2019-05-22 09:33
#172
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Lithuania Mr|Julius 
Also a terrible map lmao
2019-05-22 11:48
#173
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Vietnam tat96 
Nah
2019-05-22 11:52
#176
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Lithuania Mr|Julius 
Yes lmao if you think dust 1 is better you are deluded on the hate
2019-05-22 11:53
#183
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Vietnam tat96 
Definitely maybe
2019-05-22 12:22
#199
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Dust1 terrible. On 1.5 was o the map pool, the angles is in totally favor of CT
2019-05-22 13:20
#202
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Vietnam tat96 
Okay 😔
2019-05-22 13:54
#180
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African Union fgxnNn 
Watch aztec games till early 1.6 when it was played. CT's always won big numbers.
2019-05-22 12:04
#184
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Vietnam tat96 
But it's still fun to watch, aye?
2019-05-22 12:23
back cbble pls
2019-05-22 04:03
#72
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
- Vertigo + Tuscan - Cache + cpl mill
2019-05-22 04:25
#81
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North America tixo_CSGO 
thank christ!
2019-05-22 05:59
#82
Kvik | 
Lithuania itsbd 
-vertigo -dd2 +cbble +aztec
2019-05-22 06:04
#214
TACO | 
Brazil grandao0 
someone sane in here! +aztec plz
2019-05-22 16:52
hOW BIG IS THE UPDTE?? havent checked yet. On a trip.
2019-05-22 06:14
#85
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Oceania Rusuli 
Anyone sitting in a thread and asking for old maps back is delusional. Those maps were not good, were not designed with competitive CSGO in mind. Your nostalgia does not trump the lack of quality of a map. That being said, the impact of changes to a map like vertigo is yet to be seen. Lets find out how this plays before condemning it. Best case scenario is Valve finds which maps from the workshop are actually built with competitive timings and utility in mind, and implements some of them on trials. There are many such maps out there.
2019-05-22 06:23
+999999
2019-05-22 07:26
this nigga talkin shit about de_rats?!??!? send in the nukes
2019-05-22 09:14
#128
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2019-05-22 09:34
#136
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Other Phinks 
I’d love tuscan back. Reworked it is definitely a good map.
2019-05-22 09:57
So, the CPL maps weren't designed to be competitive? That's some mahor insight there.. There are other reasons tho like copyrights which make it much easier (read cheaper) for Valve to implement other maps. Either community created or rehashing their old ones.
2019-05-22 10:34
#226
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Oceania Rusuli 
The CPL maps were not designed with CSGO in mind. How CS is played and what principles of design must be followed have completely changed.
2019-05-24 18:02
Well yes and no, there are some variables but they're actually imho so close that it would be a easy mod. Most of the competitive layouts designed then work today also. They're also widely popular maps a CSGO DEV themselves they're too highly priced because you can just create new ones. Other map developers are just miles ahead, the layouts they create are really versatile and effective for many playstyles. Adaptive maps like f.e. cpl_mill/tuscan used to be.
2019-05-26 23:36
#166
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Russia razorVJ 
Vertigo is one of the oldest maps here by the way.
2019-05-22 11:26
#227
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Oceania Rusuli 
Yes, Vertigo is an old map, and I don't think it's the best option - but this vertigo is vastly different to the versions that used to be played when it was an "accepted" map.
2019-05-24 18:06
THE ONLY VERTIGO UPDATE THAT I LOOK FORWARD TO IS -VERTIGO +ANY OTHER MAP
2019-05-22 07:00
#89
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Czech Republic QuertyX 
+1
2019-05-22 07:05
well you are probably gonna have to wait a couple years then
2019-05-22 21:02
#90
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Russia razorVJ 
Just remove the fucking Vertigo.
2019-05-22 07:15
#94
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Poland morosek 
Kids so mad that they had no idea how to play vertigo
2019-05-22 07:26
#129
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2019-05-22 09:34
#100
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Australia TotalEclipse 
Vertigo doesn't seem too fun to play at the moment, but people said the same about Overpass. The amount of changes that map went through was insane, check out 3kliksphilips' video if you weren't playing cs around that time: youtube.com/watch?v=BabtY95zFHQ Let's hope Valve continue to change and work on the map until it's truly competitively viable.
2019-05-22 08:00
wow cool post, thanks for sharing ! hahaha!
2019-05-22 08:29
There are still too many corners to hide in everywhere but it’s getting better. A couple more updates and it will be a great map.
2019-05-22 08:38
#108
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Greece anwteros 
so many maps to add instead of airshit vertigo , tuscan, cpl mill, cpl fire , EVEN AZTEC IS GONNA BE MORE EXCITING TO PLAY FROM THIS SHITY MAP
2019-05-22 08:52
#181
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African Union fgxnNn 
Tuscan, mill and fire copyrights not ownd by volvo, aztec hasnt been played since WCG2004 (cs condiotn zero at that time )
2019-05-22 12:12
#225
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Greece anwteros 
thx for the info
2019-05-23 19:24
#109
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
-Vertigo +New cache -Train +Cobble new/old if the new one will be good
2019-05-22 08:54
should have just got rid of it and saved themselves some time
2019-05-22 09:04
-dust2 +piranesi
2019-05-22 09:07
coldzera: FUCK THIS STUPID UPDATE
2019-05-22 09:13
fer was the first to speak up of the Vertigo issue streamable.com/i1w1z
2019-05-22 09:49
That tweet shows how braindead he is. He might be god in game but that was something else..
2019-05-22 10:57
He didn't even practiced it, just read the update and went to Twitter whining and crying how stupid the update is not formulating any constructive opinion. What a fucking idiot...
2019-05-22 10:59
-vertigo +cpl_mill
2019-05-22 09:33
#135
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Other Phinks 
People crying for cbble are crazy. Get fucking tuscan, finally!!
2019-05-22 09:55
#140
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Ireland Uexo 
Nice finally !
2019-05-22 10:07
FMPONE posted a pic on twitter shows that de_cache reconstruction is almost complete, can't wait to see. By the way, I want cobble back.
2019-05-22 10:10
Ah shit, here we go again
2019-05-22 10:21
Only one correct thing you can do with vertigo is remove it from map pool
2019-05-22 10:22
#145
oskar | 
Czech Republic Skeng_ 
finally no more suspicious kills through smoke :D Was fun to do one way smokes everywhere tho
2019-05-22 10:22
I dont care but ok im still playing cobble 24/7 mit my german boyfriend
2019-05-22 10:33
#149
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CIS chlenixon 
People actually prefering Vertigo over a real map like cbble. Je-suz
2019-05-22 10:45
Vertigo over cobble every time every week
2019-05-22 10:55
#160
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Portugal senpaizaoo 
NERF AUGGGG
2019-05-22 10:58
-vertigo +de_prodigy
2019-05-22 11:35
make as many changes as you want valve. -vertigo is going to happen anyways.
2019-05-22 12:24
#187
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
next vertigo update plz -vertigo +season
2019-05-22 12:35
pls remove this shit map +cbble and + cache instead of nuke plsss
2019-05-22 12:44
okay
2019-05-22 13:21
#206
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African Union mikecool 
Chateau pls xD
2019-05-22 14:27
Dod_avalanche for cs map plz 😉👍
2019-05-22 16:37
what about tuscan?
2019-05-22 22:58
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