As is their style, Valve have released a massive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update rather out of the blue. In it is the Canals map, which has been teased for some time, and the Spectrum case, which contains another 17 weapon skins for players to earn, use and hopefully not gamble away. It’s all wrapped up in a new patch that tweaks various other bits.
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First up, Canals. Valve have an official preview along with a load of lovely environment shots. The (minimal) plot is it’s an Italian city under attack by terrorist group Phoenix - hence the update to those brands of model also in this patch. That means two bomb sites, one more open and one much more cramped. CT side is generally a rifling zone, while the T side of the map will reward shotguns, at least according to Valve.