CS:GO's Operation Payback raises $150K for community map creators

Operation Payback, part of Valve's initiative to acknowledge Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's most "popular and prolific" community map creators, has raised more than $150,000 for the map creators, according to the official CS:GO twitter account.

In April, Valve added the seven top-voted community-made maps to its official dedicated servers. Players are granted unlimited access to the maps by buying a pass that rewards those map makers with real money. Those who buy a pass are also free to bring a friend into any Operation Payback map.

The seven maps include close-range Library, indoor combat Motel, fast-paced Seaside, chokepoint-filled Favela, recreation of a CS 1.1 classic Thunder, urban exposed Downtown and vertical combat Museum. The pass is currently $0.99 and the maps will be available on the dedicated servers until July 31.

Launched in August, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available for Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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