Valve issued an update to first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive today that brings profound changes to the game's venerable Militia map and hostage gameplay in an attempt to bring balance to the struggle between terrorists and counter-terrorists.
Unlike previous iterations of Milita, the CS:GO version of the map features only two hostages. Counter-terrorist players need only rescue one. The catch is that CTs must now pick up and physically carry a hostage to the rescue point, slowing their movement speed in the process.
Valve details further rule changes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's version of Militia on its official blog. A full change log of bug fixes and tweaks — which includes an overhauled menu for the game — can be viewed on Steam.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available on Windows PC and Mac, as well as PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.