When in the topic of maps in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, nothing else comes to mind as quickly as Dust 2, the most iconic map in the entire franchise. Valve recently made an announcement through the CS:GO official Twitter stating that the map will be returning to the game much sooner than what everyone expected.
Coming soon for testing in CS:GO’s next beta depot: an updated, refined version of its most iconic map – Dust2. pic.twitter.com/0xBbbcXxzy— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) October 9, 2017
As can be seen in Valve's Tweet, the updated and revamped version of Dust 2 will be arriving in the next CS:GO beta depot for players to test out. Valve failed to mention how long will the beta last for or when will the map hit live servers, but the CS:GO community is speculating that it will be coming in a few weeks time, since the previous update for the game was just 5 days ago. A preview of Dust 2 can also be seen in the Tweet and it does not look as dusty as the current one.
Dust 2 was removed from the Active Duty map pool of CS:GO back in February this year, and was replaced by the revamped version of Inferno. So, the same thing will happen when Dust 2 returns to the Active Duty map pool, another map will be going through the same process to keep the map update cycle going.