For the lovers of CSGO an exciting update has arrived. Valve has introduced a new map to the Danger Zone battle royale game mode. Apart from the new map tons of other changes have been introduced to improve the experience of the Danger Zone.
Sirocco is the name of the new map that makes its way into the battle royal. The map is quite big since it includes sandy banks, underground pathways, and even small townships. So it will take some time to get used to it.
Today we’re shipping a new Danger Zone map alongside DZ-focused gameplay updates! We’ve added respawns, a player pinging system, radial weapon select, deployment perks, and new items like exo boots. Learn more about Sirocco here: https://t.co/uOzqKAh72b pic.twitter.com/CDzOvrMDBl— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) May 1, 2019
The developer has also introduced new items exclusively for this mode like exoboots. These will improve your movement speed and at the same time will enable you to jump higher. In the coming days, you will also get your hands on the ballistic shield. Contrary to what the name suggests, it is not a shield but a remote control drone. It is capable of spying on your rivals and can steal their resources. Lastly, to the new additions, we will have bump mines that will act as a trampoline to send players flying in the sky of the Danger Zone.
And today’s Release Notes, including a lobby exploit fix: https://t.co/sQN4HMQT1E— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) May 1, 2019
They have also introduced changes to the ammo. Now, the weapons you pick will have more bullets than in the previous patch. It means that you will not have to waste your time picking up the ammo anymore. You can now jump into fights as soon as you got your hands on a gun. You can also ping location, items, and enemies. The developer has also changed the UI of the weapons select menu making it similar to the ones other modes of the game.
The last change is the arrival of the respawn ability of your teammates. You can now revive your fallen friends in the Danger Zone. This change is quite synonymous to the feature Fortnite and Apex Legends. It is not that surprising to see it in CS: GO since it was about time when almost every game picked up this feature from the Respawn title.
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Meanwhile, in the competitive landscape, things are getting excited at Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV. A few hours ago, MIBR and NRG Esports qualified for the Upper bracket playoffs after dominating the Group B.
The losing teams will continue to perform in the lower bracket of Group B. Fnatic will meet with the Chiefs eSports Club, and FaZe Clan will compete with Grayhound Gaming. In group A for the last slot in the playoffs of the tournament, mousesports will play against BIG.
Team Liquid and Ninjas in Pyjamas qualified for the playoffs earlier after winning the Group A. On evening of May 2, the finalists of both groups will play for a spot in the semifinals. After the second day of IEM Sydney 2019, Renegades, MVP PK, Heroic and Vici Gaming are eliminated from the tournament. Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV – Sydney runs from April 30 to May 5 in Australia. 16 teams play for $ 250 thousand. The championship is also the part of Intel Grand Slam circuit.
Source: Esports Junkie Feed