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Counter-Strike: GO Mappers Gets Paid in Operation Payback

By - Source: Valve Software | B 6 comments

Support your favorite CS:GO mapmakers through Valve's new "Operation Payback" program.

Valve Software announced late Thursday the launch of "Operation Payback", the first of an ongoing series of limited-time updates aimed at generating revenue for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive mapmakers. Operation Payback began Thursday, and will end on July 31, 2013.

"Since its launch in February, the CS:GO Maps Workshop has amassed over 1,400 community-made maps," the company said. "Operation Payback offers the CS:GO community a chance to play seven of the highest-voted Workshop Maps through the uninterrupted low-ping play of official servers - all while rewarding the makers of CS:GO's top-rated virtual maps with real money."

Unlimited access to these maps will be made through a special pass players can purchase on Steam. In turn, this pass also allows the friends of players to join any "Operation Payback" match even if they haven't purchased their own pass. Financial contributors are also awarded with a one-of-a-kind challenge coin that can be upgraded by playing, and viewable wherever the player's avatar is shown.

"Let everyone know you support Counter-Strike's map-making community with a bronze coin--then battle your way to a gold to let them know you kicked those maps' asses," the company teased. The seven featured CS:GO maps include Museum, Downtown, Thunder, Favela, Motel, Seaside, and Library.

An "Operation Payback" pass can be purchased on Steam for limited time price for $2.99 USD. The pass will typically sell for $5.99 USD.

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    ananthu123 , April 27, 2013 6:33 PM
    Gets paid on Op Payback. Is it just me who found that funny?
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    ojas , April 27, 2013 9:29 PM
    Valve is nice like this. Probably why everyone loves them so much.
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    Benihana , April 27, 2013 9:40 PM
    I hardly play CS:GO, but because Valve is such a good company, I decided to support the map-makers. :) 
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    abbadon_34 , April 28, 2013 12:36 AM
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    abbadon_34 , April 28, 2013 12:40 AM
    editing/deleting ones comments just gets harder and harder. Thanks tom's
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    NeeKo , April 29, 2013 5:15 AM
    Way to go Valve! This like this are the reason you are #1