Complete List of All CS:GO/CS2 Operations

Complete List of All CS:GO/CS2 Operations

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and its successor Counter-Strike 2 became the favorite shooters of millions of players around the world. It must be said that part of this fame was brought to them by the release of various operations. Operations are time-limited events that bring new missions, maps, skins, and other interesting content to the game that are available through an operation pass. Players can complete missions, earning rewards such as unique weapon skins and operation coins. This structure allows the game to be fun and constantly evolving. In this guide, you’ll explore the list of operations, discover their features and the most popular skins from these operations. Let’s get started!

A Journey Through All CS Operations

Operation Payback

Operation Payback

Maps: 4 Hostage Rescue and 3 Bomb Defusal

Case/Collection: None

Launched in April 2013, Operation Payback was the first of many CS operations. It introduced seven community-created maps and a new form of currency called “Operation Payback Coins” which had three levels: bronze, silver and gold. These coins could be upgraded by completing missions. A player had to spend 10 hours in the game to get a silver coin and 50 to get a gold one.

Operation Bravo

Operation Bravo

Maps: 2 Hostage Rescue and 8 Bomb Defusal

Case/Collection: Operation Bravo Case/Alpha Collection

Following the success of Operation Payback, Operation Bravo was released in September 2013. It featured an expanded map pool and more challenging missions. This operation presented a collection of skins for Counter-Strike. To get the gold coin you now had to spend 30 hours in the game. Notable skins from Operation Bravo include:

  • AK-47 | Fire Serpent
  • SCAR-20 | Emerald

Operation Phoenix

Operation Phoenix

Maps: 4 Hostage Rescue and 4 Bomb Defusal

Case/Collection: Operation Phoenix Case

Operation Phoenix, launched in February 2014, continued the trend with eight new maps and a series of missions that offered Phoenix Coins as rewards. Popular skins from this operation are:

  • AWP | Asiimov
  • AK-47 | Redline
  • USP-S | Guardian

Operation Breakout

Operation Breakout

Maps: 2 Hostage Rescue and 4 Bomb Defusal

Case/Collection: Operation Breakout Case/Baggage Collection; Cobblestone Collection; Overpass Collection; Cache Collection

In July 2014, Operation Breakout brought six new maps and introduced the concept of mission drops. Coins were now only available for completed missions: 5 for silver and 10 for gold. The most popular skins in this operation are:

  • AWP | Dragon Lore
  • M4A1-S | Cyrex
  • Desert Eagle | Conspiracy

Operation Vanguard

Operation Vanguard

Maps: 2 Hostage Rescue and 5 Bomb Defusal

Case/Collection: Operation Vanguard Case

Operation Vanguard, released in November 2014, introduced new gameplay elements such as cooperative missions and a campaign system. The coin system changed: now you had to earn stars (3 for silver and 4 for gold) instead by completing campaign missions. The most desired skins included:

  • AK-47 | Wasteland Rebel
  • P2000 | Fire Elemental
  • M4A4 | Griffin

Operation Bloodhound

Operation Bloodhound

Maps: 1 Hostage Rescue and 5 Bomb Defusal

Case/Collection: Falchion Case/Cobblestone Collection; Overpass Collection; Cache Collection; Gods & Monsters Collection; The Rising Sun Collection; Chop Shop Collection

Operation Bloodhound, launched in May 2015, continued the campaign system with new challenges and maps. Now 9 stars were required for Silver and 14 for Gold. Popular skins from this operation are:

  • AK-47 | Aquamarine Revenge
  • AWP | Hyper Beast
  • M4A1-S | Hot Rod

Operation Wildfire

Operation Wildfire

Maps: 1 Hostage Rescue, 6 Bomb Defusal and 1 Co-op

Case/Collection: Operation Wildfire Case/Cobblestone Collection; Overpass Collection; Cache Collection; Gods & Monsters Collection; The Rising Sun Collection; Chop Shop Collection

In February 2016, Operation Wildfire brought seven new maps and the Wildfire Campaign. It added a new version of Nuke. Players coveted skins like:

  • AK-47 | Fuel Injector
  • AWP | Elite Build
  • Desert Eagle | Kumicho Dragon

Operation Hydra

Operation Hydra

Maps: 2 Hostage Rescue, 5 Bomb Defusal, 1 Wingman and 1 Flying Scoutsman

Case/Collection: Operation Hydra Case/Cobblestone Collection; Overpass Collection; Cache Collection; Gods & Monsters Collection; The Rising Sun Collection; Chop Shop Collection

Operation Hydra, launched in May 2017, was unique with its introduction of special event game modes. This operation added a Diamond Coin: 5 stars for Silver, 18 stars for Gold and 25 stars for Diamond. The most popular skins included:

  • M4A1-S | Mecha Industries
  • Five-SeveN | Hyper Beast
  • AK-47 | Orbit Mk01

Operation Shattered Web

Operation Shattered Web

Maps: 1 Bomb Defusal, 1 Danger Zone and 1 Flying Scoutsman

Case/Collection: Operation Shattered Web Case/The Canals Collection; The Norse Collection; The St. Marc Collection

After a two-year break, Operation Shattered Web was released in November 2019, bringing agents, graffiti, and new skins like:

  • AWP | The Prince
  • Tec-9 | Decimator
  • AK-47 | Wild Lotus

Operation Broken Fang

Operation Broken Fang

Maps: 2 Bomb Defusal, 1 Danger Zone, 2 Wingman, 2 Co-op and 1 Hostage Rescue

Case/Collection: Operation Broken Fang Case/The Havoc Collection; The Control Collection; and The Ancient Collection

In December 2020, Operation Broken Fang introduced a new competitive mode and weekly missions. Players earned stars by completing weekly missions. Top skins from this operation were:

  • M4A1-S | Printstream
  • AK-47 | Panthera onca
  • Glock-18 | Neo-Noir

Operation Riptide

Operation Riptide

Maps: 2 Wingman, 1 Bomb Defusal, 1 Hostage Rescue and 1 Danger Zone

Case/Collection: Operation Riptide Case/2021 Train Collection, 2021 Mirage Collection, 2021 Dust II Collection; 2021 Vertigo Collection

Operation Riptide, released in September 2021, offered new missions and updated gameplay mechanics. As the last CS operation before transitioning to CS2, Operation Riptide was significant for many players. It capped off an era of continuous innovation and content updates, making it a memorable part of the counter strike operations history. Players cherished skins such as:

  • Desert Eagle | Ocean Drive
  • M4A4 | Red DDPAT
  • M4A1-S | Imminent Danger

The Ever-Evolving CS Operation List

The CS2 operation list is a testament to Valve’s commitment to keeping Counter-Strike fresh and engaging. Each operation not only introduced new maps and missions but also enriched the game’s ecosystem with unique skins and rewards. The last CS operation, Riptide, marked a significant milestone, showcasing the game’s evolution over the years.

With each operation, players are given new reasons to return to the game, ensuring that CS2 remains at the forefront of competitive gaming. Whether you’re reminiscing about the early days of Operation Payback or eagerly anticipating the next update, the complete list of all CS operations highlights the dynamic nature of the Counter-Strike series.

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