The latest patch has brought forward a new addition to Valve’s popular game Counter Strike which has massively shaken up the overall map pool of the players.
On October 2nd the update had made changes to the Scrimmage Matchmaking playlist map pool and shifted it slightly while adding cache to the multitude of options that have been present in the casual mode. There has been another big development as well. We have seen so many maps that have been popular in Scrimmage Matchmaking but the one we had been waiting for was Mirage and it has finally been added. The Morocco centered map has been one of the most popular bomb defusal options in the game since 2013.
Players have been delighted to know that the adding of Cache and Mirage to the Scrimmage Matchmaking options has not affected the availability of the map in the competitive playlists which Valve have confirmed so there is no need to worry. You will be able to see the previous version of the Cache after the awaited release of the brand new Cache in the competitive sessions on October 10.
We got a glimmer of the revamped Cache map at ESL New York 2019 late last month, while the CS:GO player base was also a given a glimpse of the new design. Fans have been anxiously waiting for the revamped version of Cache due to the unforeseen pulling of it from the competitive playlists back in March 2019, but it seems the wait is not that long anymore.
Unfortunately we have also seen with the update that there are some maps that have been removed like Breach and Ruby from CS:GO to an extent, with Breach being only removed from Scrimmage matchmaking while Ruby has been completely removed from the CS:GO server entirely.
There has been speculation from community users that Mirage being added to the casual mode could most definitely mean that it might be removed from the competition pool in the near future.
“I wonder if Mirage being added to Scrimmage indicates it may be the one removed from the competitive map pool to make room for Cache,” Reddit user Gnud speculated.
The speculation of the removal of Mirage from the competitive pool is for the time speculation, it still hasn’t but we do expect the worst in this situation. This might be the last week that you will be able to play the current design because on October 10 the latest re-design will come into effect.
The following are the patch notes that have been listed for the update:
– Mirage and Cache are now available for Scrimmage Matchmaking
– Breach has been removed from Scrimmage Matchmaking.
– Ruby has been removed from official game servers.
– The X-Ray P250 Package is now available for purchase. This package contains a single custom painted P250.
– The French one-time exclusive non-tradable P250 | X-Ray weapon has been converted to Genuine Quality.
– Updated dedicated servers Steam client library to the latest version.
– Added ‘New’ Settings tab that highlights recently added or changed game options.