Valve releases details on future Steam downloads

New maps for Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike: Source on the way; tweaks to Half-Life 2 deathmatch and Counter-Strike: Source coming soon.


Valve has announced information on its future releases coming via Steam, the company's high-speed download client. The first to be released "over the next month or so" is an update to Half-Life 2: Deathmatch that will feature new weapons, including the slam, stunstick, and crowbar.

A new map for Half-Life 2 will also be released soon. Titled "The Lost Coast," it's a snippet of the Highway 17 chapter of the single-player game, and it shows off the new high dynamic range lighting system. The map will be released only to those with computers that meet Valve's high-end hardware standards, which will be published soon.

In addition to the de_compound map for Counter-Strike: Source, Valve will be releasing an update for CS that will fix minor bugs that affected the game.

For more information on Half-Life 2, read GameSpot's full review.

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