— wickedplayer494 (@wickedplayer494) December 8, 2016
With 2017 nearing upon us, Steam has already started preparing the Service Medals for 2017. There is a distinct bluish color to the service medals. Let us know if you received a CSGO Medal in comments below. Do you like the color of the medals?
Although only 40 ranks exist, the player has the opportunity to reset his or her profile rank to start over. After reaching rank 40, a Get Service Medal button will appear above the rank progress bar. Clicking the button will reset the player’s rank and add the service medal to the player’s inventory. Once the player receives a service medal, he or she will not have to re-rank to Private Rank 2 again to play competitive match making. Starting with the November 10, 2015 patch, the service medal can now be upgraded to level 2 by hitting rank 40 a second time. The player’s rank is not reset each year, but rather the rank up will count towards that year’s medal.