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2018-12-17 Patch

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[e][h]December 17, 2018 Patch
Patch Information
Release Date:
  • Winter Season cheer
  • Added 10 Year Veteran Coin
  • Added 2019 Service Medal

Release Notes[edit]

Winter Season Fun[edit]

  • Chickens are now sporting their festive-wear to celebrate the season.
  • Players can now pick up and throw snowballs in all game modes except Danger Zone, Wingman, and Competitive Matchmaking.
  • The T’s have gift wrapped their special package for the holiday season.
  • Freeze frame holiday borders are back to wish you a happy winter season.
  • Take a winter vacation to Militia! Now available in Casual and Deathmatch game modes.

10 Year Coin[edit]

  • The Ten Year Veteran Coin will be awarded to players who have been a member of the Counter-Strike community for over 10 years. To be eligible to receive the coin the player must have a Steam account in good standing owning a game from the Counter-Strike series. The player must have owned the game for ten years and played the game at least once. The coin will be awarded next time Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is launched.

2019 Service Medal[edit]

  • When you become a Global General (Rank 40), you’ll be given the opportunity to reset your Profile Rank. After January 1, 2019 you’ll be able to receive a new 2019 Service Medal, an inspectable display item that will be visible wherever your avatar is shown.


  • Significant performance improvement for users on AMD and Intel GPUs.

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