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:

Disabled Wingman

[ 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

Improved head animation when crouching while running
Improved foot animation when quickly alternating between standing still and moving

s1mple | 
Ukraine Ez0t
2023-08-03 00:26
mid mid mid
2023-08-03 00:27
31 replies
togs | 
Brazil hfdjk
When will they finally remove Mirage?
2023-08-03 00:33
30 replies
why, mirage is the only balanced map
2023-08-03 02:43
17 replies
most boring map
2023-08-03 03:45
5 replies
finally Inferno is removed
2023-08-03 09:12
4 replies
yeap, i think so. Last map in CS2 limited test will be Tuscan
2023-08-03 09:50
3 replies
Sweden zae
[ MISC ] Taught chickens how to swim
2023-08-03 12:16
2 replies
italy also have chicken
2023-08-03 15:03
1 reply
Sweden zae
yeah sure but why do they need to swim? XD
2023-08-03 15:05
arT | 
South America MsK___
2023-08-03 04:03
10 replies
for bad players like you yes its bad
2023-08-03 05:35
9 replies
arT | 
South America MsK___
hasdhhsdhhdsahdhdahadhdah yes shure
2023-08-03 05:36
1 reply
mirage is for bad players, i mean every pug playin mirage but not everyone knows how to play. When i see mirage abusers in enemy and i pick for example nuke, they dont know how to play this map kekw 0 movement, 0 ideas, nothing. Players of 2 maps like mirage and dust2 xD
2023-08-03 09:04
6 replies
Only good players can play mirage, bots cant
2023-08-03 09:26
2 replies
You are level 4 with 16 avg picking it and then camping on tetris
2023-08-03 11:01
1 reply
nt 3k elo 25avg ex pro
2023-08-03 11:38
2023-08-03 10:26
+1 and my pug team for some reason refuze to learn other map and play the most boring two (inferno mirage)
2023-08-03 15:04
arT | 
South America MsK___
2023-08-03 18:28
Sweden extol88
Its a horrible map, both boring to watch and play.
2023-08-03 04:35
7 replies
EliGE | 
United States SN33D
2023-08-03 06:18
2023-08-03 07:36
Germany archoroN
2023-08-03 09:20
Boring to watch mirage? Mirage delivers the greatest games and upsets ever.
2023-08-03 09:35
+1 Thank you
2023-08-03 10:22
2023-08-03 13:02
Brazil 4vengerr
2023-08-03 13:51
India aryaputra
I bow down to the GOAT map... its so fun to play and watch... best map ever...
2023-08-03 07:21
3 replies
goat map is Inferno, so many classic/banger matches on that map. idk why ppl hate Mirage though. i rather see/play Mirage than vertigo, ancient, or anubis.
2023-08-03 07:56
2 replies
Inferno is fun to play, but most booring map to watch. Yes it has been decider map in many important games, but it is just saving 80% of the time. T side push b and fuck cts -> save or they get fucked by ct in push.
2023-08-03 09:50
1 reply
I mean it used to be different. But save meta has eaten inferno experience in the last couple of years.
2023-08-03 15:03
Poland _Tacoo
"Taught chickens how to swim" great update 10/10
2023-08-03 00:27
13 replies
2023-08-03 00:30
I love these update notes
2023-08-03 01:43
5 replies
United States scratchboy
They're the only changes that make me happy anymore
2023-08-03 02:37
4 replies
bro, there are many good things in the world that can make you happy, hope you find something suitable for you
2023-08-03 10:28
3 replies
it was just a joke, i am a very happy person! thanks for caring about a random internet person and another fellow monte enjoyer :)
2023-08-04 21:40
2 replies
joke or not, good luck anyway, dude <3
2023-08-04 22:08
1 reply
thanks, have a good day!
2023-08-04 23:57
Russia KopHuLLloH
but wait, there is more. they turn into roasted chickens if you molly them
2023-08-03 02:46
1 reply
It’s not new?
2023-08-03 07:49
CS2 was worth the wait!
2023-08-03 02:58
Next update you're going to see "Taught chickens how to shoot guns"
2023-08-03 03:30
1 reply
Finland maketsuppi
They'll be the ones to pop you like a balloon then
2023-08-03 04:48
Love it!
2023-08-03 08:21
device | 
Europe r4be
looks nice man
2023-08-03 00:27
iM | 
World PRQN
i dont have the beta so idc
2023-08-03 00:28
Armenia VirtusNo
nice weekend for all valorant streamers i guess
2023-08-03 00:28
1 reply
Too bad cs players don’t get added mens(
2023-08-03 00:32
Fps dead
2023-08-03 00:28
23 replies
no for real though they need to add a water detail setting, like the water looks nice but my fps takes a major hit while in it. I can only get 200-230 in overpass water with all low setting asides from HDR and Shadows
2023-08-03 02:54
22 replies
Finland Colikko
pc specs?
2023-08-03 03:22
7 replies
CPU 5800x, GPU 3080, (@1920x1080 high HDR cause the low HDR introduces distracting "static" High Shadows, NVIDIA reflex on +boost) average fps in non water settings ~350-380 I also have a 360hz monitor
2023-08-03 03:41
6 replies
United States tahawus
well im fucked lol
2023-08-03 05:12
1 reply
what monitor refresh you need? i didnt see below 188fps for my .01% lows im on 360 hz so like the more the better
2023-08-03 05:23
Spain N0Love
Jesus... We're scewed
2023-08-03 09:32
a 3080 is struggling with the water????????????? My poor 1080 gtx :(
2023-08-03 10:19
2 replies
i mean he still has 200-230fps wouldnt call that struggling
2023-08-03 11:16
1 reply
If the monitor is 360hz then yeah, it is struggling. And even without that, that's a great card, if that is getting only 200fps in water, than 80% of cs players will be BELOW that
2023-08-03 11:34
Holy shit poor you only 200-250 fps, how can you even play on that?? It's so bad that your superhuman eyes can only go with 360 fps, feel sorry for you bro. Back in the day we were playing on 30-50 fps and after a while noone was complaining :D
2023-08-03 08:04
12 replies
Sweden ninjau
Are you regarded? In what era of cs did people use to play at 30-50 fps??? You know back in the day crt monitors were 100-120 hz right?
2023-08-03 09:17
5 replies
well .. I did! but I was the BEST at complaining about it though haha. 30-50 fps was horrible to play with, but you're correct, most players back then had 99.
2023-08-03 10:53
i see you are too young and know no shit bro, i dunno what "back in the day" you talking about, first years of cs i don't remember any monitors over 60hz
2023-08-03 12:14
3 replies
Slovenia wappa
CRTs went over 60hz
2023-08-03 16:03
Sweden ninjau
?????? are you actually regarded or what
2023-08-03 18:16
is it cause you were poor? because crt's definitely did 144-200 hz if you got a high end one
2023-08-03 22:05
i have a 360 hz monitor lol, I do not care about your boomer ass boo hoo story. I should be able to at least get 300 fps but the water detail is fairly demanding and there is no option to change it mind you this is after putting damn near everything to low
2023-08-03 11:47
2 replies
Yeah great buddy, you do realize when 2-3 people start shooting your fps drop to 240-250 considering that you said that standing outside water it is 350-380, it means your monitor on your system ain't giving you any advantage, because your fps is only worthy 240hz monitor. Also you are victim of marketing as human eye don't really catch any difference over 240hz+
2023-08-03 12:18
1 reply
lol the human eye is analog and doesnt work on "fps" you can see more than 60 fps obviously. 144hz is a massive jump in smoothness over 60hz 240hz is a pretty big jump in smoothness over 144hz 360hz is a decent jump in smoothness over 240hz I've owned many different monitors and there is 100% a difference between them all, is it deminishing returns after a while sure. But I have a panel that does 360hz and is IPS and extremely clear/color accurate
2023-08-03 22:00
zoomer detected
2023-08-03 12:25
1 reply
name checks out, stay silver
2023-08-03 13:16
zet | 
Poland n3on_
he is correct to complain, this game lags way more than any other for no good reason. 60 fps on modern engines is looking better than 200 in source
2023-08-03 19:47
My take is that 200-300 fps is pretty good on cs2 as it is more consistent. Csgo fps always felt like a scam as the game sometimes didn't feel smooth even at fps higher that this.
2023-08-03 15:05
cant wait for new pc
2023-08-03 00:29
4 replies
cant wait to play cs2 "THIS" summer
2023-08-03 00:31
3 replies
summer has 7 more weeks 🙃
2023-08-03 00:35
Its ok, all the silvers in NA got access...should have played more solo queue MM
2023-08-03 01:50
not gonna happen and we know it
2023-08-03 10:34
Germany AndSoItWas
Ancient looks GREAT - no longer a dark mess but light and nice it's possible to see everyone now.
2023-08-03 00:32
5 replies
+1 I'm and ancient avoider(not quite hater). havent played it enough to know timings, where i should pre-aim etc. should make learning it a little less miserable
2023-08-03 00:37
3 replies
vertigo and ancient weren't queueable for comp, i'd say this hints at a new map pool, so i'd gladly stay an ancient avoider
2023-08-03 02:07
2 replies
how does this hint anew map pool? you think ancient will be removed? Its one of the better maps and fun to watch imo. But i agree, its hard to play with randoms, because it requires alot of map knowledge.
2023-08-03 09:54
They are doing this to speed up the map testing process from what it seems. Also, ancient is pretty good these days and some of the best games has been on this map lately.
2023-08-03 15:06
Hungary BYZMO
+1 Ancient finally does not look trash
2023-08-03 07:05
looking good
2023-08-03 00:33
the lighting on Anubis is excellent
2023-08-03 00:33
rip my 7th gen i5
2023-08-03 00:34
2023-08-03 00:34
2 replies
Im not in as well :/ Do you think there will be open beta? Since it is only like 6 weeks until end of summer
2023-08-03 07:34
1 reply
Valve: "December is summer, right guys?"
2023-08-03 08:54
sexiest water in the game world
2023-08-03 00:36
New cs without train in map pool is not cs .
2023-08-03 00:37
2 replies
train is in cs2
2023-08-03 02:10
1 reply
Yeah but not competitive
2023-08-03 09:08
2023-08-03 00:38
my eyes
2023-08-03 00:38
Norway HologramM
it feels too bright, no?
2023-08-03 00:42
4 replies
times are changing my friend, we've been conditioned from csgo lighting, gotta lower brightness and contrast now.
2023-08-03 02:13
3 replies
2023-08-03 07:25
this. People just have fucked settings to play csgo cause it had such bad lightning
2023-08-03 11:17
Norway HologramM
well, maybe
2023-08-03 18:51
United States Phamous3k
Cool update. Looking forward to an actual release.
2023-08-03 00:42
Poland karov
they removed the boat 10/10 update
2023-08-03 00:42
2 replies
+1 stupid fking boat
2023-08-03 00:59
donk | 
Brunei Im_new
2023-08-03 01:15
[ MISC ] Taught chickens how to swim this is groundbreaking.
2023-08-03 00:53
1 reply
Finally the most important update in history of Counter-Strike has arrived
2023-08-03 01:20
Kazakhstan Avantc7
So which maps from the current map pool have not been revealed yet?
2023-08-03 01:00
3 replies
"Inferno is now the only map in the current active duty pool that hasn't been released to the public in the new game." First thing in the article after title
2023-08-03 01:00
1 reply
Kazakhstan Avantc7
Tnx for the answer. I just didn’t read the article xD
2023-08-03 01:06
North Macedonia rOtten_97
Inferno and Italy
2023-08-03 01:06
Poland RavencoreX
i hate ancient so much... anubis is not much better either
2023-08-03 00:55
2 replies
It's only a game. Why you have to be mad? Use your energy for positive emotions instead.
2023-08-03 07:51
1 reply
if you loved maps like Train, Cache... express your emotions, always
2023-08-03 10:23
Neat i guess
2023-08-03 01:05
Brazil Lok72
fk valve, let me play cs2 or riot dumb corp
2023-08-03 01:15
Dead game, dont care
2023-08-03 01:19
gimme inferno not terrible maps =((
2023-08-03 01:22
water = rip fps
2023-08-03 01:23
Still no beta access gg im done.
2023-08-03 01:27
CS2 gonna be the worst cs ever
2023-08-03 01:30
9 replies
3 replies
Golden days I miss it
2023-08-03 02:42
so cool
2023-08-03 10:25
dh winter 2014 <3 , good times when cs was so good
2023-08-03 11:59
Condition Zero would like a word.
2023-08-03 10:32
cs2 looks more like valorant strike, horrible game, the best version of cs was 2014-2015, where the game was simple and didn't have the nerfed weapons, and good teams still played hungry to win
2023-08-03 12:34
3 replies
Brazil 4vengerr
when cs2 launches, you will be playing too don't know why so much hate
2023-08-03 13:47
what a dumb statement lmao, you guys never touched valulrant if you actually think this game looks similiar keep malding
2023-08-03 15:02
1 reply
do you live on another planet? don't you have access to the beta or something? they are literally copying everything from valorant, buy menu, textures, movement, clarity, and now the rank system, cs2 = valorant - strike
2023-08-04 13:23
Impressive! There is so much more than in the short video Valve prereleased just before the update!
2023-08-03 01:31
Poland Limbos
2023-08-03 01:58
Finally the light improvements. I also feel movement has become more smoother compared to previous builds.
2023-08-03 01:59
Hungary ShadYyBoy
2023-08-03 02:24
2023-08-03 02:45
Don't think I'd call it public, it's only been released to the beta's.
2023-08-03 02:47
2023-08-03 02:59
-anubis -ancient +cbble +train
2023-08-03 03:47
taught chickens how to swim wow….these guys at valve are hilarious, i guess everyone can be a game developer nowadays
2023-08-03 03:52
4 replies
why is every jerman like this?
2023-08-03 04:49
1 reply
Small peen syndrome. That’s why they’re mad all the time
2023-08-03 05:20
+1 I think if I start studying today, I'll make a better game than this garbage called "cs2" the most hilarious thing is people getting down on their knees thanking valve for just copying almost everything from valorant and adding useless and uncompetitive things
2023-08-04 13:28
1 reply
Greece hekzy
Valo frog spotted. Go back to your dying game.
2023-08-05 09:44
Canada Lachance
Aztec finally back
2023-08-03 04:07
when do you think they'll add left hand view model?
2023-08-03 04:52
tfw nobody cares about wingman
2023-08-03 04:52
1 reply
rightfully so
2023-08-03 10:21
Looks great
2023-08-03 05:17
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. - hltv you forgot nuke
2023-08-03 05:47
Can anyone test the boost on two windows on the A site on Anubis CT side? I mean there are no any skyboxes, right?
2023-08-03 07:00
Norway TheDEA
Who 🚗🚗 Just a visual upgrade, don't waste so much time Valve. Add more maps and operation.
2023-08-03 07:29
CS without de_train is not CS
2023-08-03 07:32
7 replies
Train useless ct mal
2023-08-03 09:11
6 replies
bots cant play good maps
2023-08-03 09:26
5 replies
Nt im global and 9 lvl faceit
2023-08-03 09:40
4 replies
As he said Bot
2023-08-04 16:19
3 replies
nt lvl 2 and silver
2023-08-04 16:25
2 replies
Faceit lvl 9 is like lem in mm bot
2023-08-05 17:41
1 reply
KKK trash noob you will never leave from 2 lvl
2023-08-05 17:54
United States oranj
Cs2 this month co flrmed
2023-08-03 07:33
Nice, happy for all the 10 ppl that have the beta.
2023-08-03 07:39
Turkey masanatu
Can anyone download right now? What does limited test mean
2023-08-03 07:42
Poland Rafmar
fuck those maps, we want train, cobble, cache not this shit
2023-08-03 08:32
3 replies
2023-08-03 08:59
2023-08-03 11:14
Bulgaria ramkain
2023-08-03 18:30
Who tf cares of cs2 and those shitted maps tho?
2023-08-03 08:34
teaching chickens how to swim teaching chickens how to swim teaching chickens how to swim
2023-08-03 08:35
So in 2 weeks new Inferno, and in 4 weeks CS2 release? 👀
2023-08-03 09:10
Italy cele87
Ok... But when arrive cs2 in my steam library?
2023-08-03 09:11
22aug OPEN BETA +inferno +train
2023-08-03 09:35
They gotta fix the construction lights that give away the positions way too easy. Ancient A main - there's one that almost removes the option to contact A now. Also if a smoke is dropped in front a light, it still produces the shadows as if there was no smoke, I guess that should be fixable in this new engine as well
2023-08-03 09:51
Shit game, i see no changes other that the maps are brighter than csgo. We need teleports so it can be fully cslorant 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩
2023-08-03 09:52
reminds me BF4
2023-08-03 10:30
ok nice for those who have access i hope they do a good job of bug reporting pls mens
2023-08-03 11:31
21 August Confirmed PagMan
2023-08-03 11:46
2023-08-03 13:39
Brazil 4vengerr
ancient looks like aztec now <3 I love it
2023-08-03 13:48
Russia Thf_hwan
Dont really like those monochrome maps... Put more urban areas.
2023-08-03 17:49
too bad they are killing CS:GO and you wont be able to play the better CS Version this time. They learned their lesson from CS:Source its weird that all that CS2 has to offer are better smokes the sounds are significantly worse
2023-08-03 18:20
1 reply
cs:go is definitely better than this garbage called cs2 , aka valorant -strike
2023-08-04 13:31
Bulgaria ramkain
2023-08-03 18:30
So... in 2 weeks Inferno in closed beta, or full release of the game to make more hype around Inferno? 🤔
2023-08-04 17:13
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