Overall the map manages to feel a lot brighter but more decrepit, with weathered walls and crumbling pillars. It seems these jokes are for all the right reasons as Valve confirmed that it will re-work the iconic CS: GO Dust 2 map instead of releasing Dust 3.
The last change is to the T-side character models, which Valve hopes make them look like "hardened veterans" of CS.
Dust2 has been around since Counter-Strike 1.1, and the version now in CS:GO is based around the Source revision. The map preview teased new map textures, a color change to the skybox as well as green palm trees, blue tent sits, and a painting of dusty concrete buildings. In that light, the beta update should arrive in the next couple of weeks.
Home of a thousand frags, Dust II is probably the series' most played map, and if you're watching a frag-video and it's got sand in the background it's probably this video, or one like it.
But Dust2 has been out of CS:GO's Active Duty rotation since earlier this year, taking the game's most iconic map out of the tournament scene.
In first months of this year, Valve removed Dust2 map from its competitive matches and had no explanation.
For Counter-Strike players old and new, Dust II is something special.