by Murray Lewis
CS:GO's de_train gets an overhaul
Valve have continued their sterling work, revamping classic Counter-Strike maps for the latest instalment, CS:GO.
This time around, it's de_train - a map that was already in CS:GO, but which had fallen out of use in serious tournaments thanks to a number of fundamental design flaws. Attempting to turn that around, the new version is a complete ground-up reworking of that famous train-yard, with a focus on competitive (and more interesting) play.
Train is a memorable and classic Counter-Strike map. We're excited to begin a new chapter in the history of Train by releasing a new and upgraded version for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. We've rebuilt the map from the ground up in order to improve both the visual appearance and competitive gameplay balance of this iconic location.
Check out some neat time-lapse footage of the rebuild below, and for more information on the changes head over to the official Counter-Strike development blog.