A CS:GO update is coming this week as more survival mode leaks arrive

Valve wants to know what you’re doing on Wednesday. If your answer is anything other than ‘playing CSGO,’ you might want to reconsider, as signs increasingly point to this being a major update. We’re long overdue for a new operation, and reports that the new Survival mode is impending have only intensified – exactly what this update will contain is unconfirmed, but signs point to it being a big one.

The only official thing we have is a tweet from csgo_dev – the official account on Twitter – asking “What are you doing Wednesday?” That’s accompanied by a new profile picture featuring a black silhouetted figure on a red background. The pose and stance are similar to the CS:GO logo that was previously there, but it’s not exactly the same.

CS:GO hasn’t seen a new operation since Hydra, and this survival mode has been pending even longer. Another leaked screen noted by Nors3 on Twitter shows the mode being tested, this time with a map called Blacksite. Signs point to this being a sort of CS:GO battle royale, though likely one with a much smaller player count than the 100-person battles currently associated with the genre.

We’ll be waiting for December 5 to get the details.

Keep an eye on our CS:GO update tracker for details on the latest changes as we head toward the launch of survival and operation 9 – or to prepare for disappointment if this all turns out to be for naught.