The player community of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has raised over $150,000 for the players that have dedicated their time to building maps for the game. Operation Payback grants players access to user-made maps on dedicated servers. The normal cost is only $5.99 but it’s actually been on sale for a short while for $.99 and at the time of this post that is still the current price.
The Counter-Strike Blog says that Operation Payback is the first of an ongoing series of limited-time updates aimed at rewarding CS:GO’s most popular mapmakers. This particular event ends on July 31st, so there’s not much time left. While I don’t play the game much, that saddens me. I think it’d be super cool if they could keep dedicated servers for all of these guys. Maybe they’ll be able to if they keep raising money.
Right now there are several maps to choose from, and they all look cool. The maps are: Museum, Downtown, Thunder, Favela, Motel, Seaside, and Library. You have a few days left to try these out on low-ping servers for $1. You’ll also be a part of donating money to some gamers just like yourself, that are making cool maps.
“Contributors to Operation Payback will get a one-of-a-kind upgradable challenge coin, viewable wherever your avatar is shown. Let everyone know you support Counter-Strike’s mapmaking community with a bronze coin–then battle your way to a gold to let them know you kicked those maps’ asses.”