Operation Phoenix featured 8 top voted custom maps from previous operations selected by community popularity.
After its release, players were able to purchase an Operation Phoenix pass for 2.99 USD. When purchased, buyers automatically received an Operation Phoenix bronze coin.
Like Bravo, the operation introduced a new case called the Operation Phoenix Case. Unlike the previous operation, the chance for the case to drop was originally exclusive to pass owners. However, as of the June 11, 2014 update, the weapon case is available to drop for all players.
Ironically, the Counter-Terrorists are seen firing towards the CT spawn, with the left CT aiming directly at the spawn locations.
The Phoenix in the name of the Operation likely refers to Phoenix Connexion, as the logo for Operation Phoenix is the same as the logo for the Phoenix Connexion that is shown in Phoenix Compound much later.