Recent CS: GO Update Marked the Longest Drought in Its History

The recent update drought lasted for 40 days, surpassing the 34-day record from 2013.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has seen many updates, ranging from minor bug fixes to big content additions. However, never has the game taken longer than a month to release such updates. One rare scenario was the 34-day update drought from 2013, but even that record has been broken now, as the latest CS: GO update took 40 astonishing days.

Our team at TopTierList found an interesting spreadsheet made by Twitter user Aquarius. The sheet lists the time gap between each update, and the gap between (version 1539) and (version 1542) hits the 40 days mark, six days longer than the 2nd longest.

Surprisingly, this update wasn’t that big; some map changes and other details were listed on the SteamDB. So, many gamers have been nothing but disappointed with it, especially since the wait for it was way longer than it should have been.

Major Points

  • The recent CS: GO update marked the longest update drought in the game’s history.
  • There weren’t any significant additions in the update.
  • Due to those reasons, gamers are extremely disappointed with Valve.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a popular first-person shooter game, and even though it is nowhere near the glory it once had, the game still holds an esteemed place in the community. But recent activities have indicated that it might not be the case in the future.

The delay in the update is not exactly the issue, as we eventually got it. Instead, the biggest problem is what the new update brings. There are only minor adjustments with maps, and on top of that, their attitude towards some things looks like they don’t even care about the community.

YouTuber LukeEats made a video expressing not only his concerns, but he spoke for the entire community. He explained how the recent update was long overdue, and the reason it is concerning is that they not only added minor things, but they added Christmas things in some place over a month after Christmas. 

Granted, it is more like a winter update, but winter is almost over for many around the globe. In addition, they did not even remove the Rio capsule sale, making it the longest-running 75% off sale in the game’s history.

It would be a different case if the items were well-received, but they have very low sales, and the majority of the community is waiting for something new because, quite honestly, this is not something worth buying. 

It is possible that they don’t have anything to release yet, or they are working on something better. But if they communicate that to the community, the situation might be a bit better. There is no news on Source 2 or 3, and it looks like CS: GO is receiving the same treatment as Team Fortress 2, where the fans wanted new things, and the game was popular, but Valve didn’t care enough.

Some may say they have had long gaps before, but the update brought enough to justify the drought in those times. For example, the 34-day drought in 2013 brought about the release of the Arms Deal. In comparison, here’s the list of things added in (version 1542).


  • Trimmed Ivy at B long.
  • Reduced size of trim at B Long.
  • Ruins are slightly less ruined.
  • Adjusted clipping at Ruins and B long.
  • Adjusted shape of Boat in Canal.
  • Lowered the water grates at the back of the Canal.
  • Adjusted grenade clipping around bomb sites.
  • Minor optimizations.


  • A winter storm has hit Ember; expect delays. (version 1542) brings nothing to be excited about. It has enraged the community quite a bit, and many YouTubers have made videos expressing their disappointment. The same user who posted the spreadsheet tweeted a few weeks ago, talking about the blog post that was previously detected. This meant that they had something planned before, but they never announced anything at that time.

A few days ago, he updated us that the blog post had been deleted, meaning that the update or content from that time was likely either delayed or scrapped. But we can’t see why they would do either since nothing is exciting in the current update.

The only silver lining is that they eventually ended the update drought. As insignificant as it was, we can expect them to learn from this and listen to the community more. Perhaps announce something regarding Source 2, which fans are excited about, or release something new to CS: GO.

That is all for now! What are your thoughts on the most recent CS: GO update? Do you think we can expect something good from Valve soon? Or will the game receive the same treatment as Team Fortress 2? Share your thoughts with us below, and we will get back to you!

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