The latest major update for Counter-Strike: Global offensive has dropped, and in what looks to be the final update for the year, Valve have introduced a new case. The case includes 17 new weapon skins and, in a surprise addition, the luckier players will get their hands on special cosmetic gloves.
There are 24 glove skins, split amongst six different distinct styles; Hand Wraps, Bloodhound, Specialist, Sports Gloves, Driver Gloves, and Moto Gloves. The gloves can, like skins, be split up into different categories of wear, from Factory New to Battle-Scarred. Dlord013 on Reddit has very kindly put together a collection of screenshots of what every glove skin looks like in-game, so head over there if you'd like to see them all. We'll provide a few here, with credits for the images going to Dlord013.
The reception amongst the community towards the new gloves has been mixed, with some embracing the idea, and some thinking it's just another pointless cash-grab from Valve. The main source of the annoyance caused stems from the fact they are as rare as knives, meaning they will be extremely expensive to buy with real money.
The Glove Case isn't the only thing features in the latest update, which has also brought with it a Radicals Music Box, featuring seven new StatTrak music kits, and a slew of map changes and bugfixes, as well as some quality-of-life changes to Steam Group Lobbies. If you'd like to read more about the update, you can check out the Patch Notes here. Do you like the idea of changeable gloves?