Shattered Web is slowly coming to an end, and with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s final week of its latest operation, players have some classic challenges to complete. In addition, Valve has included a second cooperative strike with today’s patch that takes players back to the Kasbah to destroy Kreigeld and his virus in “Quarantined, Isolated, Eliminated.”
This week’s missions are a mix of the classics, taking queues from previous CSGO Operations. Players will take down hordes of chickens and break countless window panes in what will be a nice post-operation stat for Valve to deploy.
Ultimately, Shattered Web’s final week is an homage to operations past in its challenges and its cooperative mission. Named the Phoenix Facility, Kreigenzfeld’s deadly virus and his base of operations echo the fantastic Operation Hydra.
At roughly twice the length of Counter-Strike’s first cooperative mission, “Quarantined, Isolated, Eliminated” is a great time. Spoilers below, you’ve been warned!
Franz Kriegeld is the owner of the Phoenix Compound some players may remember from Operation Hydra. He is also strongly tied to Counter-Strike’s fictional terrorist organization, called the Phoenix Initiative, and its leader, Valeria Jenner.
In the initial Shattered Web build, players could sneakily launch the Kasbah mission and noclip through a door to find a Phoenix, Valeria’s calling card, spraypainted in one of its rooms.
Chasing down Kreigeld is a good time, especially on hard. CSGO’s bots are stronger than ever, and it shows in “Quarantined, Isolated, Eliminated.”
Players team up with a friend and fight their way through the Kasbah a second time, searching for the nefarious Krieg while destroying his virus manufacturing capabilities. Unlike previous operations, players didn’t get much story with Shattered Web. That might be about to change, however.
That said, when players stumble into Kreigeld’s office on their way to stop the Phoenix henchman, there are some curious images on a projector that could hint where CSGO’s next operation could be headed.
Overall, Shattered Web’s last cooperative mission is definitely worth a playthrough or two, even if just to check out CSGO’s updated AI. It really is brutal, and bots are even equipped with Assault Suits, so players might find the challenge refreshing after grinding out 200 window pane kills.
Soon after the patch’s release, Valve updated the CSGO Blog with both the end date for Shattered Web and the official patch notes. According to the blog, those players who purchased the premium pass have until March 30 to complete it and reap its rewards.
Finally, the blog announced that Shattered Web’s Diamond Collectable Coin is available for any player who completes all 100 of the operation’s challenges.
Shattered Web Patch Notes. March 3, 2020