chickens on Inferno

New CSGO patch upgrades chicken models, brings new skins, and more

By Fariha Bhatti


May 4, 2021

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New Counter-Strike: Global Offensive patch notes mark the end of Operation Broken Fang. But it brings tons of stuff for players to sink their teeth in. 

Valve has rolled in a whole new case with bubbly skins for CSGO weapons, a new map, and a model update for the chickens. The May 4th update is one of the most significant ones since Valve added Vertigo to the active duty map pool. 

The 1GB update will cut out the train from the competitive pool and add Ancient in its lieu. The murky map spawned in the game with the annual operation and will become a permanent part of the map pool. Apart from the map, the new upbeat case has fans on their toes. 

The developer has introduced the Snakebite Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Broken Fang Case set of gloves as rare special items. The case has a combination of bright and minimalistic skins for M4A4, AK47, Revolver, and many more. Players can shop the skins in the Steam store and bolster their in-game inventory. 

What’s a 360 Stat in CSGO?

A significant part of the new update is the 360 Stat feature that will help players improve their game. It’s a premium subscription service for players that want to continue collecting official Competitive and Wingman stats like they did in Operation Broken Fang. The tracker stores in stats for your in-game performance from K/D ratio to your best weapons, frequent positioning, and other areas. With the help of 360 Stat, players can analyze their weaker areas and work on them. 

However, you must pay to get an inside scoop on your performance details. The tracker comes for the price of $0.99 a month. It’s pretty reasonable for a monthly subscription as the valuable information can help you climb ranks faster. 

Apart from all of that, players are ecstatic about new and upgraded chicken models. The inferno pets get realistic finishes and fun skins in the latest upgrade. 

Other updates in CSGO May 4th patch notes:

  • Grind and Mocha have been added to official matchmaking in Scrimmage, Casual, and Deathmatch game modes, replacing Apollo, Engage, and Anubis.
  • Premier Competitive remains available for all players featuring pick/ban process across the entire Active Duty Group map pool.
  • Calavera and Pitstop have been added to official matchmaking in Wingman game mode, replacing Elysion and Guard.
  • Ancient has undergone a revamp to suit competitive gameplay. 


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