CS:GO Market: Skins, Maps, and Weapons in Operation Bloodhound
The Operation Bloodhound update comes with six new maps, 62 missions in an all new campaign, and a unique challenge coin upon completion. Completing Operation Bloodhound also gives players interested in CS:GO trading access to the Falchion Case with 16 community made weapons and a Falchion knife. Find out more below.
CS:GO Market: Operation Bloodhound Updates
Operation Bloodhound will be available until September 30th 2015 in the CS:GO marketplace. Six community maps are available for free to all CS:GO players on official servers: Agency, Resort, Zoo, Log, Rails, and Season. The Operation Bloodhound access pass provides the upgradable Operation Bloodhound Challenge Coin, which can be displayed on your profile and in the scoreboard, the Operation Bloodhound Journal complete with Friends Leaderboards to track your Active Duty and Operation Competitive performance, two all new campaigns with 62 missions, two new mission types, Assassination and Guardian Co-Op playable via campaign missions in the operation, exclusive weapon collections—Cobblestone, Cache, Overpass, Gods and Monsters, The Rising Sun, and Chop Shop—and also exclusive access to the Falchion Case, containing 16 community designed weapon finishes and the all new Falchion Knife.
Operation Bloodhound in the CS:GO Market: New Maps
- Agency – Takes place in a commercial penthouse high atop an urban skyscraper.
- Resort – A bomb defusal map set in a French resort.
- Zoo – A bomb defusal map set inside a San Franciscan zoo.
- Log – Takes place in a western world that cuts down the forests they live in.
- Rails – Takes place in Detroit.
- Season – Set somewhere in Tokyo, Japan.
Operation Bloodhound in the CS:GO Market: Weapon Collections
- Gods and Monsters
- The Rising Sun
- Chop Shop
Operation Bloodhound in the CS:GO Market: Operation Journal
The journal is visible only to the player it belongs to. It records the player’s progress during the operation. The journal can be accessed via clicking on the journal icon on the main menu under the player’s name, or by right clicking on the operation coin in the player’s inventory in-game. After an operation has completed, the operation journal icon will no longer be in the player menu and the operation journal will contain a “completed” stamp on the journal’s player ID page. The journal can still be accessed however, by right-clicking on the operation’s coin.
Operation Bloodhound in the CS:GO Market: Marksman Campaign
The Marksman campaign is made up of many missions of varying difficulty. The mission briefings in Marksman are narrated by the player’s new Commanding Officer, Sebastien Hennequet. Sebastian informs the player of the campaign’s ultimate target, the defector Chase Turner, a former Counter-Terrorist operative now working for the Phoenix Connexion. The player initially undergoes training for the eventual confrontation with Turner under Sebastien’s instruction against various Terrorist groups. After assassinating Sergei, the player seemingly graduates. Afterwards, the player focuses against the Phoenix Connexion, eventually assassinating Turner. Three of the missions are coincidental to the primary focus of the campaign, and have the player accepting work from the legendary arms dealer, Booth.
Operation Bloodhound in the CS:GO Market: Revolution Campaign
Introduced as part of Operation Bloodhound, the Revolution campaign is the second campaign available to the player as part of the operation. The player takes the role of the most recent recruit to the infamous terrorist group known as The Phoenix. The group is led by Valeria Jenner and recruits people to commit acts of freedom in an effort to advance The Struggle. Additionally, the player is tasked with following in the footsteps of Chase Turner and protecting Valeria. Throughout the campaign, the player is given missions by Valeria and Chase Turner, prior to his assassination. Several missions are also given by the infamous arms dealer, Booth.
Operation Bloodhound in the CS:GO Market: Profile Ranks
One interesting feature is the addition of different rank that is not associated to competitive mode. Regular matches count towards a different rank displayed in your profile, called Profile Rank, viewable in-game. Now you have two ranks, one determined by your competitive skill and another that’s determined by your points earned during all other game modes. In Competitive Mode, your earned XP is determined by your rounds won. In all other modes, your earned XP is determined by your score. You can also earn additional XP by completing Operation Bloodhound Missions. In addition to this, your first Rank earned each week will reward you with an earned weapon drop. If you own an Operation Bloodhound Access Pass, your weapon will come from one of the exclusive Operation Bloodhound weapon collections.