CS:GO gets a series of new updates

By Arjun Nair

Valve Announces Updates for Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Valve has announced some minor updates and changes for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. These updates include changes to the matchmaking system, an update on Overwatch, and a new addition to the in-game scoreboard.

Introducing the Service Medal

Valve has introduced a new feature called the Service Medal. Players who reach Global General (Rank 40) will now have the opportunity to reset their profile rank, similar to Call of Duty. By doing this, players will receive the 2015 Service Medal, which will be displayed alongside their avatar.

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Changes to Matchmaking

Matchmaking, specifically competitive matchmaking, has also undergone some changes. Players are now required to reach Private Rank Three in order to access this feature. Valve has mentioned that they will evaluate this restriction over time.

XP Reward for Overwatch Investigators

All Overwatch investigators who submit a sufficient number of accurate verdicts will now receive an XP reward. Players will be notified about this reward via the Main Menu and must complete matches in any official CS:GO game type to earn XP.

Commendations on the Leaderboard

Commendations received by players will now be displayed on the leaderboard. This feature allows players to see what medals and honors other players have received during the game.

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