CS:GO Update: Improved Matchmaking and End of Operation Hydra

CS:GO Update: Improved Matchmaking and End of Operation Hydra

Valve released a new patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in which the developers introduced a new method for matchmaking called Trust Factor as well as made some other changes.

Patch Notes


  • Operation Hydra has come to a close.


  • Added Wingman and Flying Scoutsman to the available game modes.
  • Wingman changes:
    • Added Wingman-exclusive skill groups for better matchmaking in Wingman.
    • Added ability to select maps.
    • Added Nearby Lobbies for Wingman.
  • Moved Arms Race and Demolition into War Games (with Flying Scoutsman).
  • All War Games are now maxplayer 12.
  • Slight adjustment to head hitboxes on the Leet Krew.


  • Updated maps available in Classic Competitive:
    • Mirage, Cache, Inferno, Overpass, Cobblestone, Train, Nuke, Dust II, Canals, Office, and Agency.
  • Updated maps and map groups available in Classic Casual:
    • Dust II
    • Defusal Group Delta (Mirage, Austria, Inferno, Shipped, Cache)
    • Defusal Group Sigma (Cobblestone, Train, Overpass, Nuke, Canals)
    • Hostage Group (Agency, Insertion, Office, Italy, Assault)


  • Matchmaking now uses the Trust Factor by default. In the short term, players with Prime status can still choose to match using the old system.

To read more about the Trust Factor, head over to the official Q&A page.

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