CS:GO Goes To The Zoo, Zoo, Zoo, And You Can Come Too

Sure seems like there should be some... dogs in here, ey?

Who let the dogs out? The answer is Valve Corporation, an American video game development and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, United States. I feel I’m burning two jokes here (a pop music reference dated to the point of being cringeworthy, and a clearly-lifted-from-Wikipedia description) in a way that wastes them both, but let’s roll with it. Operation Bloodhound has launched in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site].

Operations Bloodhound brings new maps to CS:GO, with a lineup now on official matchmaking including one set in a zoo. A zoo! Plus more stats to track and more shiny weapons, obvs. But zoo!

Bloodhound has four new maps and two returning, which is nice and all but what about stats? Those juicy numbers everyone so adores. Arriving alongside Bloodhound is another stat to track in CS:GO, a ‘Profile Rank’ that levels up as you earn XP, looking fancier as you get higher and giving a weapon crate for your first level-up of each week.

That’s all for everyone, but what about the $5.99 (£4) Operation Bloodhound Access Pass? (Go read our Wot I Think of Operation Vanguard, if this whole idea baffles you.) Along with the usual stat-tracking Challenge Coin and mission journal, it brings two new campaigns. Pass holders also get all their case drops from the Bloodhound collections. Might get yourself a fancy new folding falchion knife.

Counter-Strike used to be a lot less complicated.

Check the patch notes and Operation site and announcement for full deets on everything.

Did you catch the secret special third joke, by the way? Operation Bloodhound isn’t not even dogs, or even one single dog, it’s simply something named after a type of dog.

Smashed it.


  1. Unclepauly says:

    I got the joke. :D

  2. Lamb Chop says:

    Alice, you’ve smashed it twice today. Leave the poor thing alone.

  3. int says:

    Bloodhound, a hefty fine.

  4. Monggerel says:

    Thankfully that musical reference was not aimed at the Bloodhound Gang.

  5. rezaka116 says:

    Welcome to the ZOO ZOO ZOO…. Remember this? link to youtube.com

  6. nebnebben says:

    But will any of the maps be Dust II?

  7. P.Funk says:

    Thanks to you I have that fucking song stuck in my head now.

    You are no friend of mine today, Alice.

  8. xfstef says:

    This operation is different from the last one. You only have to buy one pass and that’s it, you’re done, you have access to everything.

  9. Unruly says:

    With mention of a zoo and the thing being called Operation Bloodhound, my thoughts immediately went to this – link to youtube.com

  10. Delora says:

    It’s been few years since I was in a zoo. I don’t mind visiting it again… virtually.

  11. rustybroomhandle says:

    Nicey nicey zoo zoo

    link to youtube.com

    fuck off, you

  12. Ferno says:

    I was surprised at just how popular this operation has been. It pushed CS:GO above dota in terms of active players and fairly killed the servers.

  13. Ferno says:

    I was surprised at just how popular this operation has been. It pushed CS:GO above dota in terms of active players and fairly killed the servers for a while