Best PC games New PC games 2020 Best graphics cards Best free PC games Best Minecraft shaders for 1.16.3 Best Warzone loadouts for Season 5


CS:GO Gives Everyone Nice New Gloves

Hey, if I’m gonna spend hundreds of hours staring at some dude’s hands, I want to be sure they’re safe and warm. Are you okay, Johnny Counter-Strike? Are you looking after yourself? I know De_Dust gets cold at nights. Recognising that the worst of the winter is yet to come, Valve have kindly outfitted Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site] characters with new gloves and sleeves to keep them nice and warm.

The blog post announcing these new hand-protectors also mentions that over 10 million unique players are now playing CS:GO each month. That is a lot of mittens to knit. You might ask “Gloves for Christmas? That’s so boring! How about sexy lingerie?” but I’m afraid I cannot help you. Maybe no one can.

Really, though, as the arms (and guns) are sort of our avatars in FPSs, I am always unreasonably excited to see them made-over. What do your gloves say about you? Here, have a look (click for bigger):

As for the gloves themselves, I wish Pip were around for a serious Style Breakdown. Gloves are often neglected as part of an outfit, but they can really set it off. I can see the black tactical gloves making it to avant garde fringes, paired with lots of dramatic black and leather (another short-lived goth ninja spin-off, maybe? SWAT goth?), and that final pair definitely belong on the manicured hands of a charming yet sinister terrorist named Hans. When he finally takes those gloves off, at the climax of the film, you should be worried.

Tagged with , .

If you click our links to online stores and make a purchase we may receive a few pennies. Find more information here.

New games | Panels | Let's Plays | Industry Insight | Esports tournaments | Livestreams | Tabletop gaming | Exclusive merch | More!

Who am I?

Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

More by me

Support RPS and get an ad-free site, extra articles, and free stuff! Tell me more
Please enable Javascript to view comments.

Comments are now closed. Go have a lie down, Internet.