Valve release IEM Rio Major 2022 stickers and Pick'Em Challenge

In the October 22 CS:GO update, IEM Rio Major 2022-related content has been added to the game. The developers introduced stickers of teams-participating and a Viewer Pass, which is available for purchase with Pick'Em Challenge, free graffities and emojis during the event.

There are two versions of a Viewer Pass available for purchase: regular ($10) and extended ($18), which includes three additional tokens required to receive souvenir packages.

Half of the money from the sales of Passes and team capsules will be distributed among the teams taking part in the Major.

The full list of changes introduced in the October 22 update:


– The "Rio 2022 Viewer Pass" and the "Rio 2022 Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens" are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the IEM Rio Major.
– With a Viewer Pass, you’ll get: an upgradable Rio 2022 Event Coin, access to the Rio Pick’Em Challenge, unlimited team graffiti for the duration of the event, team flair, access to Rio 2022 Souvenir Packages.
– Team stickers and Player Autograph stickers are available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the IEM Rio Major.



Introducing Ember Halloween version
– Spookified water and night sky.
– Lunar eclipse moon.
– Green lava.
– Pumpkins.
– Graves.
– Seagulls have turned into crows.
– Spooky sounds.
– Loading screen, spawn select and tablet images.

General updates
– Removed small bridge near Helipad.
– Added clearer signage in tunnels.
– Reduced volume and max distance of lava and generator sounds.
– Added new bin to climb over fence near Industrial.
– Added lamp post models surrounding roads.
– Fixed double doors in Docks Building.
– Turned rocks and bridge stones shiny.
– Added chickens.
– Added a special lily.


– Improved collisions on various models.
– Smoothed out northern Castle entrance.
– Added more cover around Field.
– Opened window in Winery.
– Fixed stuck spots.
– Fixed certain visual issues.
– Removed wallhacks.
– Wooden pallets, planters and railings now respect gravity.
– Restocked the bar.


– Added additional geometric detail.
– Added particles and sprites.
– Added in community-made fix for transparency issues on smokes.
– Reverted many visual changes back to release version.
– OpenGL systems (Mac/Linux/Steamdeck) no longer crash upon loading the map (caused by DirectX to OpenGL render layer).
– Bombsite model no longer receives decals (bullet holes/blood splatters); was causing other crashes on OpenGL systems.
– Adjusted materials and reflections across the level.
– Reverted CSM settings to original release; soft shadows make a return.