The new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
has a few old Counter-Strike
maps included, and that's just fine, given that it's all in the same franchise. But Webzen's free-to-play shooter Arctic Combat
has apparently taken some inspiration from Valve's classic as well. PC Gamer notes in the video above that the "Sand Storm" map, included with the game, bears a striking similarity to de_dust2, a map that any CS
player will immediately recognize. As PC Gamer says
, a few of the dimensions are off and a few crates have been moved, but from that opening spawn ramp down to the middle chokepoint and the side hallway, there's no question this is a very familiar map. Arctic Combat
is currently in closed beta, though once Valve catches word of this, you might not see "Sand Storm" playable any longer.