Valve has announced that all Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players will now have access to Operation Broken Fang’s premium queue, Broken Fang Premier. With the operation set to end on April 30, this gives players a whole month to sink their, well, fangs into the game mode.
As stated in the announcement post, Broken Fang Premier “introduces a pick/ban phase to the start of a competitive match.” The mode covers the entire Active Duty map pool – the maps utilised in official Valve tournaments – allowing players to “test their mettle” in the same competitive environment as the pros.
According to the accompanying patch notes, players who either already have the Operation Pass, or possess a Prime account will be matched together in a separate queue to free players. Presumably, this is a measure to try and prevent cheaters from infiltrating paid access games.
The announcement tweet can be seen below.
As of today, all users can play Premier Mode in CS:GO. Operation Pass holders and non pass holders can queue for the mode from the Competitive tab in-game. More in today's Blog Post: https://t.co/TSAvM9L5C0
— CS:GO (@CSGO) March 29, 2021
Additionally, for those with the Operation Pass, Valve offers a reminder that you only have a month left “to complete missions, collect stars, and redeem rewards from the Operation Shop.” Time to get cracking.