Valve released a brand new update for CS:GO on Monday, marking the end of Operation Broken Fang. In addition to removing Operation Broken Fang, Valve has updated the game's active card pool, added the new "Snakebite" crate and made various minor adjustments to the game.
Valve also announced its new subscription service CS:GO 360 Statswhich offers players the ability to continue using the in-game statistics features introduced during Operation Broken Fang for a small monthly fee.
"Explore all competitive matchmaking, Wingman and competitive match statistics in one place," Valve said in its announcement.
"Track your progress over a single match or over your career. All previously collected match statistics can be viewed here. Activate a subscription to collect more!"
CS:GO players can now pay $0.99 per month to activate the subscription that will give them access to the CS:GO 360 Statistics Hub.
The Stats Hub will allow you to see your stats in competition and see your progress, just like you could if you purchased Operation Broken Fang. Keep in mind that stats will only be recorded for this service if you are a subscriber.
CS:GO players criticize new CS:GO 360 Stats subscription
While some fans were thrilled that Valve was keeping Broken Fang's in-game stats feature, the general reaction to the new paid service was overwhelmingly negative. Many gamers argued that a stats feature in CS:GO should be free, others pointed out there are already high-quality third-party statistics trackersSome people were angry that Valve was focusing on the monetization of CS:GO rather than on the large number of cheaters on their game.
"Who wants to pay every month to keep their stats up against the spinbots we have to fight every other game now." Can be read on twitter.
CS:GO 360 Stats for $0.99 per month ? Seriously ? Who wants to pay every month to keep his stats against the spinbots we have to fight every two games now
- Pierre Dav (@piRdav) May 3, 2021
It seems that Valve has some work to do to sell its new subscription service to its player base.
Valve also presented the new skins present in the Snakebite box:
We're also releasing the Snakebite Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes and introducing CS:GO 360 Stats, which continues the stats page and Round Win Chance report introduced in Broken Fang. This and more in today's Blog Post: https://t.co/18qBRWQqoE pic.twitter.com/LHWhR5UJPs
- CS:GO (@CSGO) May 3, 2021