Will there be a CS:GO operation in 2023?

by Ana Lopez

You may be wondering if there will be a 2023 CS:GO operation in the works as it has been a while since the last one. While CS:GO seems rather immune to the rising popularity of live service games, but its activities offer players new skins and ways to play. So be sure to read the rest of this guide to find out if one CS:GO operation in 2023.

Will there be a CS:GO operation in 2023?

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There will probably be a new one CS:GO operation in 2023 if Valve follows its recent release trend, but we can’t be absolutely sure that will be the case. While recent releases of operations are generally fairly consistent, there are significant gaps over time that could reappear.

Everything is fine, a new one CS:GO the surgery should be right around the corner, with tons of new skins, stickers, and stars to earn.

CS:GO operation 2023 predicted date

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While no official information or dates have been announced by Valve for the next CS:GO operation, we can make a good estimate by looking at the release patterns of all previous operations.

So, here’s a list of each CS:GO operation released so far in addition to their start and end dates:

  • Operation Riptide: September 2021 – February 2022
  • Operation Broken Fang: December 2020 – May 2021
  • Operation Shattered Web: November 2019 – March 2020
  • Operation Hydra: May 2017 – November 2017
  • Operation Wildfire: February 2016 – July 2016
  • Operation Bloodhound: May 2015 – October 2015
  • Operation Vanguard: November 2014 – March 2015
  • Operation Breakout: July 2014 – October 2014
  • Operation Phoenix: February 2014 – June 2014
  • Operation Bravo: September 2013 – February 2014
  • Operation Payback Period: April 2013 – August 2013

As you can see, operations have been fairly consistent between 2013 and 2017, averaging about two per year. However, there was a two-year gap without a single operation between Operation Hydra and Shattered Web, which many fans hope won’t be remade.

However, since the return of operations with Shattered Web, there has not been a hiatus of more than nine months, other than waiting for this next operation which is more than ten months at the time of writing.

This would indicate that a new CS:GO operation in 2023 is imminent and can be announced very soon. Usually there is very little time between the announcement of an operation and its commencement, so we will have to keep our eyes peeled.

What are CS:GO operations?

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CS:GO operations are limited-time events that bring new skins, maps, and even game modes to the first-person shooter. You can earn all new items by completing weekly challenges and earning Stars, which are then redeemed in the various themed collections on offer.

You’ll need to buy the respective Operation Pass to actually spend the Stars you’ve earned, but you can still play even without the pass. Earning certain star milestone numbers will eventually earn you a tiered operation coin at the end of the event, which can be displayed on your profile.

Aside from the specific cases released with each operation (which can still be bought, sold, and opened on the Steam marketplace), all skins introduced with each event are earned exclusively during the time the event is live. They can of course still be traded on the Steam marketplace, but can get incredibly expensive due to the lack of supply.

So that should give you everything you need to know about the next one CS:GO operation in 2023. Read this CS:GO system guide to learn all about the competitive levels in the game.

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