Anubis, Ancient arrive in CS2 Limited Test update
Inferno is now the only map in the current active duty pool that hasn't been released to the public in the new game.
After their usual teasing on Twitter, Valve has released a new update to the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test branch, swapping out Overpass and Vertigo for Ancient and Anubis.
Both maps appear to have been given the "Touchstone" treatment, receiving updates to their lighting and character, but were not "Overhauled" like Overpass or "Updated" like Nuke. Even so, these small changes alone make them look far more gorgeous than before, with visibility on Ancient also improving thanks to some of the lighting updates.
Anubis has been released into Competitive, Casual, and Deathmatch modes, while Ancient is only playable in Deathmatch and Casual.
Take a look at what Anubis and Ancient look like in CS2 below:
Other updates include improvements to head animations when crouching while running, and foot animation when quickly alternating between standing still and moving.
Valve has released Dust2, Mirage, Overpass, Vertigo, Ancient, Anubis, and Office to the public in the CS2 Limited Test branch so far, leaving Inferno as the only map not released yet out of the ones in the current Active Duty pool. The original CS2 trailer also showed a glimpse of Train, which was removed from the map pool in March 2021 upon the arrival of Ancient.
The complete patch notes are as follows:
[ GAMEPLAY ]
[ MAPS ]
Added Anubis to Deathmatch, Casual, and Competitive game modes
Added Ancient to Deathmatch and Casual game modes
Removed Overpass and Vertigo
[ MISC ]
Taught chickens how to swim
Weapons splash when dropped in water
Adjusted grenade/water interaction sounds
[ ANIMATION ]
Improved head animation when crouching while running
Improved foot animation when quickly alternating between standing still and moving