Yesterday, November 13th 2017, Valve pushed a new CS:GO update. This update will have some major changes in matchmaking by adding Trust Factor instead of prime by default, although players who wish, can still use the old prime system. Also, this patch will end Operation Hydra and make Matchmaking 2v2 (Wingman) and Flying Scoutsman permanent game modes.

The patch also delivered a new designed set of badges to matchmaking ranks.

cs:go update ranks

New design for rank badges

Below you can see the full patch notes:


  • Operation Hydra has come to a close.


  • Added Wingman and Flying Scoutsman to the available game modes.
  • Added Wingman-exclusive skill groups for better matchmaking in Wingman.
  • Added ability to select maps in Wingman.
  • Added Nearby Lobbies for Wingman.
  • Moved Arms Race and Demolition into War Games (with Flying Scoutsman).
  • All War Games are now maxplayer 12.
  • Slight adjustment to head hitboxes on the Leet Krew.


  • Updated maps available in Classic Competitive:
  • Mirage, Cache, Inferno, Overpass, Cobblestone, Train, Nuke, Dust II, Canals, Office, and Agency.
  • Updated maps and map groups available in Classic Casual:
  • Dust II
  • Defusal Group Delta (Mirage, Austria, Inferno, Shipped, Cache)
  • Defusal Group Sigma (Cobblestone, Train, Overpass, Nuke, Canals)
  • Hostage Group (Agency, Insertion, Office, Italy, Assault)


  • Matchmaking now uses the Trust Factor by default. In the short term, players with Prime status can still choose to match using the old system.