Dust2 will, of course, still be available in CS:GO. You’ll only be about to play it in more casual modes. The headline for their official announcement? Glorious.

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Dust2 is a celebrated and beloved map, and I’d argue it stands among the most recognizable in all of gaming.

I have a confession to make…

I sort of hated Dust2. Going way back to my college years and hours upon hours of Counter-Strike 1.3, or whatever it was, I disliked de_dust2. I prefer de_dust, I don’t care how “bad” of a map it is.

With that in mind, I never got into the competitive scene for CS:GO. I totally get that there are pros, teams and fans that adore Dust2. If you’re among them, I hope Inferno fills the gap nicely.