The chances of a surfing-themed CSGO operation grow by the day.
The official social media team for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive posted and then deleted a brief announcement late on September 13. The message contained an emoji of a large wave as its only character. This coy message could be another hint towards an upcoming surf-themed operation for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Fans managed to grab screenshots of the post before it was retracted. Combined with previous social media hints, Valve appears to be working on a surfing operation for CSGO. Operation Shattered Web and Operation Shattered Fang were both released towards the end of the year. With the holiday season approaching, the CSGO surf operation release date could be within the next few months.
Surfing is a community-made game mode based on a quirk of the Source engine. When players hug a slanted wall at a specific angle, they are able to accumulate momentum and travel faster than they would normally be able to. Surfing maps consist of a series of walls that players must navigate between. Surfing was discovered in Counter-Strike 1.6 and was maintained for Counter-Strike Source and CSGO.
Previous operations have provided a new way to play CSGO. But a surfing-themed one would be much more extreme.
Valve could set up official surf servers with polished versions of the best community surf maps. The operation could reward players with sprays, stickers, or even gun skins for finishing courses quickly. If Valve adds official servers for CSGO surf, they’d hopefully stick around after the operation ends.
Valve could also implement different versions of the surf game mode. Surf combat is a popular variation where players can engage in gunfights while surfing at top speed. If the surf operation goes well, Valve could create future official servers for cooperative and jump CSGO maps.