The latest update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings back the ability to spray your mark on the walls with custom graffiti. However, in a twist, Valve decided that these would include consumable items which can be purchased. By consumable, we mean that the sprays can be used 50 times and then they are gone, until you buy or earn them again.
Spray capabilities by Valve originally existed in Team Fortress Classic and Counter-Strike. You could even use your own images to really customise the experience, although that led to porn and animated sprays to throw off your opponents. The feature made it to Counter-Strike: Source but was unexpectedly cut from Global Offensive.
Sprays can be earned in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by levelling up, gained randomly from loot boxes or purchased directly through the Steam Marketplace. Some of the rarest of sprays are selling for $30 on the service while loot boxes are about $4 each.
Players were rightfully not happy and have taken to Reddit to vent their displeasure and discussion around whether sprays should be allowed in competitive play. The main area of concern for competitive play is that some sprays can be used as decoys, something which was a popular move back in the Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Source days.
Another issue is that the sprays do not have the correct transparency. So if you spray one on a window, you can hide behind it and see enemies but they can’t see you. Reddit user /u/veRxy shows this problem in action:
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available now for $14.99.