CSGO Operation Release Order


Operation Shattered Web was the last operation.

The current operation is:
Operation Broken Fang

When I first made this blog post in 2016 it was the longest break between operations after Bloodhound ended. so I decided to made this post to detailing all release information about the previous operations.

Some of the initial data was sourced from the csgo wiki

The Table below shows info on: Release days of the week (PDT), Release Time (PDT) and duration of all of the previous operations

Order Operation Release Date Day Time Duration Extended Gap
1 Payback 25-Apr-13 Thu 4AM 128 Yes
2 Bravo 19-Sep-13 Thu 5PM 139 Yes 19
3 Phoenix 20-Feb-14 Thu 9PM 111 Yes 15
4 Breakout 1-Jul-14 Tue 4PM 93 No 20
5 Vanguard 11-Nov-14 Tue 10PM 140 Yes 40
6 Bloodhound 26-May-15 Tue 4PM 128 No 56
7 Wildfire 17-Feb-16 Wed 7PM 149 No 139
8 Hydra 23-May-17 Tue 3PM 174 No 313
9 Shattered Web 18-Nov-19 Mon 6PM 134 No 735
10 Broken Fang 3-Dec-20 Thu 10PM N/A No 247

I will be updating these details over time as new operations are released.

  • The “Gap” column indicates the time where no operation was active, or the time that operation started after the prior operation ending.
    (Eg. By commencing, Operation Bloodhound ended a 56 day gap in which no operation was active.)
  • The heading “Release Time” is the rough time measured in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) the update was released, rounded to the nearest half hour
  • Please contact me if there are any errors or outdated data!
  • This page was last updated on 8-Apr-2021

This post was created off the back of an existing page that proved quite popular with people: CSGO Case Release Order – check it out if thats something that interests you!

Operation Release Order FAQ

Which operation took the longest to release:
On the 18th of November 2019 – Operation Shattered Web took the cake for the longest time between releases. It took Valve 909 days to drop Operation Shattered Web after the conclusion of Operation Hydra ending (Operation hydra officially ended on 13-Nov-2017)

What is the average duration of an operation?
From the above table, we can see that the average duration of all Operations is 132 days (or just under 4.5 months) also, the new trend appears to be that operations are no longer extended after their initial end date that gets set at the start of the operation.
This may change in the future if valve decide to shake up the Operation formula.

What is the average time between operations?
Again using the table above we can see that the average gap between operations is 176 days (or 5.8 months) so basically operations occur less frequently than they occur. However this changes if we remove the giant break that occurred before shattered web (only 106 days / 3.5 months between Operations)