It’s been a while since we had a major update to the popular CSGO map, Mirage.
Currently, Mirage is the most popular map in the game
As more than 70% of people in Matchmaking are looking searching for matches in Mirage
Now, it’s 30th January and we’ve got some major updates to the game that includes
Major map changes in Mirage, Train, Dust2, Studio and Cache
And a Misc updates which aren’t of our focus right now
The size of the update is 268 MB
Here are the Release Notes for the update.
Every change in Mirage (de_mirage) with the new update
There are numerous updates to the map and most of them are game-changing, anyway, let’s start.
1. Addition of Bench near Sniper’s Nest / Connector (Lower Mid)
The addition of this bench might seem not that major but it is.
Because of this, you can:
- Self boost yourself to Sniper’s Nest (Advantage for Ts)
- Peek B-Short (Advantage to Ts)
- Create a new angle to hold mid at the beginning of the round (Advantage for CTs)
2. Terrorist Side Mid Entrance
Now, this is another map change that makes mirage more T sided but let’s have a look at it.
All it does is that is creates a disadvantage for CTs to smoke high-mid control.
3. B Site Balcony Border is now low
Finally, an advantage for Counter-Terrorists.
Don’t get illusioned though, there isn’t a slight change in the height of the balcony
It’s just a change in the border which is now lowered for a better angle for CTs from the bench.
4. New Wallbang Spot in the Palace
Mirage has not many Wallbang spots and that’s why they’ve finally added a proper Wallbang Spot
This is another advantage for Terrorists because were are many sneaky CTs camping near that place outside the Palace
5. Another Wallbang Spot on the B-Site
This is the last one on the list and it is another wallbang spot
This one is another advantage for Terrorists
As it is easy to hold the site now after Bomb-Plant
Also, you can just jump and see if there’s an enemy coming as there is now an open hole.
I personally love the fact that they added these new updates, it makes the game most interesting to play.
Yes, it does make the map a bit more T sided but it wasn’t balanced before either
It will take some time to get used to it, but we will.
Thanks to BananaGaming for all the update breakdown, you can watch his video here.