The new Dust 2 is live

The new Dust 2 is live

The reworked Dust 2 has definitely replaced the old one in the live client. Valve will keep updating the map according to feedback and bug reports received.



  • Replaced de_dust2 with updated version.

  • Improved de_nuke bot navigation.


  • Unique jump landing sounds for all major surfaces.

  • Unique sounds for picking up weapons and grenades.

  • Unique bullet impact sounds for vehicles and barrels.

  • Re-balanced music kits volume to be more in-line with the overall game volume.

  • Improved resolution and quality of HRTF algorithm.


  • Both Perfect World Sticker Capsule Limited Time Offers and Graffiti Capsule Limited Time Offers are now available worldwide.

  • Added normal maps for “Gut Knife | Autotronic”, “Bayonet | Autotronic”, and “M9 Bayonet | Autotronic”.

  • Fixed case where players could be blinded by a flashbang outside the map and out of line of sight.

Update size: 700 MB

Previous Dust II updates:

There are still no info on the addition of Dust 2 to the competitive map pool, and on which map it will substitute.


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