It's been a long, long wait for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community, but the wait is about to pay off. Starting today, Valve is launching a preview of the new Panorama UI for CS:GO. This is the most significant change to the CS:GO UI since the game launched in 2012.

You can opt into the Panorama CS:GO beta right now. To try it out:

  1. Right click on "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" from your Steam games' list.
  2. Click on the "Betas" tab.
  3. From the drop down menu select "panorama - Panorama UI Preview"
  4. Click "Close" and your game should start to update.

Important note:
You can only play "Practice with Bots" for this beta! Bug reports should be sent to CSGOTeamFeedback [AT] valvesoftware.com. Be sure to include "#PanoramaUI" (without quotes) in the subject line.

I've included a few quick screenshots below. Not pictured are some of the changes made to the UI when you are in a match. These changes include a new buy menu, new scoreboard, and more. The buy menu now allows you to see the loadout and money for your teammates plus more weapon stats. The scoreboard now includes additional details such as headshot percentage, K/D ratio, enemies flashed, and more. Bots are also now identified with the word "BOT" before their name on the scoreboard.