Operation Riptide is here in CS:GO with some fresh new content for players. The best way to get through it all is by buying the battle pass and playing the weekly missions. Here’s what you need to do to grind out those sweet rewards.
Okay, you’ve hopped on (or reinstalled) CS:GO to play Operation Riptide — with all its new maps, skins, game modes, and even the Riot Shield added to Hostage mode.
You’ve bought your battle pass, and you’re keen to try out everything. What’s the best way to do that? By playing the weekly missions.
Each week, Valve will drop a new set of missions for players to complete. They typically take you around bits of the new content. With those missions, you can earn some pretty sweet rewards (if you have the pass). Here’s how it all works.
How do missions work in CSGO Operation Riptide?
Like we said just before, each week during CS:GO’s Operation Riptide there’ll be a new set of around six to eight missions for players to complete.
You can complete the missions with or without the battle pass. However, you won’t be able to earn any rewards (see: stars) unless you cough up some cash. These stars can be cashed in for in-game rewards, including Agent and Weapon skins, and Riptide cases.
You can earn a maximum of 10 stars a week, but the missions will last the length of the event — so space them out so you get the maximum return.
CSGO Operation Riptide missions
Below are the missions you can complete each week during Operation Riptide.
We will keep this updated as the event progresses, so be sure to return every Tuesday for the new objectives!
Week 1: Shark Week
|Food Chain||Deathmatch, Mirage||Get 10 kills in a series of different radar locations||1 star|
|Blood in the Water||Danger Zone, Blacksite||Complete a variety of different tasks||1 task: 1 star
3 tasks: 2 stars
5 tasks: 3 stars
|Premier||Competitive Short Match||Win 21 rounds, or win one game||3 stars|
|Extraction||Wingman, Extraction||Deal 300 utility damage, or deal 200 utility damage in a single match||2 stars|
|It’s Raining Sharks||Guardian, Blacksite||Survive an aerial assault||2 stars|
|Feeding Frenzy||Casual, Group Delta||Get 30 kills, or get four multi-kill rounds in a single match||2 stars|
Week 2: Seal The Deal
|Competitive||Short Match, Basalt||Win 21 rounds, or win one game||3 stars|
|Amphibious Assault||Guardian, Sirocco||Get a kill||2 stars|
|Aim Above The Flippers||Deathmatch, Group Sigma||Get 50 headshot kills, or get 30 headshot kills in a single match||2 stars|
|Explosive Swimmer||Demolition||Get 14 kills, or deal grenade damage||1 star|
Week 3: Surf’s Up
|Wipeout||Casual, Dust II||Apply graffiti in different locations||1 place: 1 star
7 places: 2 stars
10 places: 3 stars
|Ravine||Wingman||Win 21 rounds, or win 1 match||3 stars|
|Pointbreak||Guardian, Blacksite||Get sniper rifle kills||2 stars|
|Carve Them Up||Retakes||Deal 2,000 damage, or deal 1,000 damage in a single match||2 stars|
Week 4: Gendamerie
|Atomic Punk||Deathmatch, Nuke||Get kills in a series of different radar locations||1 star|
|Insertion II||Competitive, Short Match||Win 21 rounds, or win one game||3 stars|
|Rock The Kasbah||Guardian, Sirocco||Get shotgun kills||2 stars|
|The First Five Cuts Are The Deepest||Casual, Group Sigma||Get 30 kills, or get a kills with the first five bullets of the round five times||2 stars|
Week 5: Tropical Paradise
|Scorpion||Danger Zone, County||Get kills in a series of different radar locations||1 task: 1 star
3 tasks: 2 stars
5 tasks: 3 stars
|Dust II||Competitive, Short Match||Win 21 rounds, or win one game||3 stars|
|Painkiller||Guardian, Insertion II||Get SMG kills||2 stars|
|Hurricane||Arms Race||Get 30 headshot kills, or get 16 headshot kills in a single match||2 stars|
Week 6: Rumble In The Jungle
|Red-bellied Piranha||Deathmatch, Group Sigma||Get a killstreak||1 streak: 1 star
2 streaks: 2 stars
3 streaks: 3 stars
|Nuke||Wingman||Win 21 rounds, or win one game||3 stars|
|Hooded Crane||Guardian, Blacksite||Get rifle kills||2 stars|
|Yellow-crowned Parrot||Casual, Group Delta||Get 15 kills with someone else’s gun, or get seven kills with someone else’s gun in a single game||2 stars|