Named Classic Offensive, the mod aims to recreate the Counter-Strike 1.6 experience “while keeping the best of both games.” It does not currently have a release date.
The mod features balance tweaks from 1.6 as well as bug fixes that were introduced in CS:GO. Maps will be kept the same as they appeared in 1.6, albeit with some improvements that were later introduced in Global Offensive. Gameplay will feature CS:GO improvements such as opaque smokes, right-click throwing, and C4 sounds.
The new weapons will not be included (goodbye, Tec-9). However, the old weapon sounds will be used.
The mod is currently in beta. Those who are interested in playing it can find more information on the Steam Classic Offensive group page.
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