Today Valve announced that Halo is coming to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the form of a in-games items, some of which is exclusive to owners of the Master Chief Collection. Outside of all the Halo goodness, we also got some updates for performance, visibility on Cache, and overhauls to the Studio map.

Halo Sticker Case

As a part of a cross-promotion effort with 343 Industries, Valve has added a Halo Sticker Capsule into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which is both purchasable in-game and on the Community Market.

It features 17 stickers across the 3 rarities/styles. 10 are "Paper" including one of the famous meme Mister Chief, 5 are "Holo", and 2 are "Foil" - which are Master Chief's helmet and the Legendary difficulty icon.

New Halo Sticker Capsule contents
New Halo Sticker Capsule contents

Halo Music Kit

If you purchase The Master Chief Collection on Steam, once you have 5 hours of playtime, you will unlock The Master Chief Collection Music Kit in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

From the Counter-Strike Wiki: A Music Kit is an in-game item introduced as part of the October 10, 2014 update to add new and custom music for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. When a music kit is equipped, the in-game music is changed to include custom tracks from various artists and composers created exclusively for Global Offensive. The equipped music kit can be shared with anyone the player is playing with, and even include a special broadcasted MVP Anthem when the player is selected as a round MVP.

Other Misc Changes (Maps and Performance)

Performance

  • Improved in-game performance by suspending several UI videos while in-game.
  • Cache

  • Visibility and readability improvements
  • Clipping fixes
  • Studio

  • Added radar callouts
  • Increased bomb explosion radius from 500 to 600
  • Reduced size of site B (Removed back stairs and adjusted site to new size)
  • Adjusted cover on A and B site
  • Adjusted playable positions on Middle
  • Improved clipping across the map to provide smoother gameplay
  • Fixed community reported bomb stuck spots
  • Removed some props to improve visuals and gameplay on A / B Entrances
  • Increased lighting on Back of A
  • Added paint to back of A site boost to provide clearer visuals