2022 Rio Major Update
The long awaited update for the Rio 2022 CS:GO Major Championship is finally here. It includes three different sticker capsules for team stickers and player autograph stickers, a Viewer Pass and multiple adjustments to maps.
New Team stickers and Player Autograph stickers
The capsules for Team stickers and Player Autographs come in with three different categories once again for eight teams each: Contenders, Challengers and Legends.
The new stickers were released, just like with the Antwerp 2022 Major, with the following categories, sorted by rarity (easiest to hardest to get): Paper, Glitter, Holo and Gold. They have an impressive and colorful pattern, which makes them stand out from previous stickers. Below we'll present an example sticker for each of the four categories.
The Rio 2022 Viewer Pass
Of course, there is a Viewer Pass for this Major once again and with it comes the Pick'Em Challenge, the Rio 2022 Event Coin, an unlimited team graffiti for the duration of the event and a Steam.tv team flair.
Additionally, and for some probably most importantly, the Viewer Pass will also provide access to the Rio 2022 Souvenir packages. A very nice detail is certainly the general design of the viewer pass and the event coin, which impressively showcases the landscape of Rio de Janeiro.
Map adjustments to Ember, Vineyard and Cascade
Apart from the content of the update concerning the Major Tournament in Brazil, there have been numerous changes to three maps in CS:GO. For Ember specifically there is now a Halloween version available. Spookified water and night sky, pumpkins, seagulls that have turned into crows and much more will make this a cool Halloween experience.
Furthermore, there have been multiple general updates for Ember: chickens! Yes, there will now be chickens on Ember, but a lot of different spots were also adjusted to allow better gameplay in general. The double doors in the Docks building were fixed or the small bridge near the Helipad was removed for example.
For Vineyard there will now be improved collisions on various models, a smoothed out northern Castle entrance, a handful of fixes for some positions and the wooden pallets, planters and railings now in fact respect gravity.
On Cascade the developers added additional geometric detail, particles and sprites. Many of the visual changes were reverted to the release version of the map, CSM settings were also brought back to the original release and the bombsite model no longer receives decals (bullet holes/blood splatters), which was previously causing crashes on some systems.