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Release Notes for 8/12/2021

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– Added the “Tacticians” Music Kit Box, available in regular and StatTrak™ variants, featuring 6 new music kits:
—- Austin Wintory, Mocha Petal
—- Chipzel, ~Yellow Magic~
—- Freaky DNA, Vici
—- Jesse Harlin, Astro Bellum
—- Laura Shigihara: Work Hard, Play Hard
—- Sarah Schachner, KOLIBRI

– Added a designation of bombsite A and B to game events generated when player begins to plant the bomb and finishes planting the bomb.

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/category/updates/

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Release Notes for 9/23/2021

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– Fixed crash that would sometimes occur when users would play Danger Zone multiple times in a row.
– The giant X on the ground at the bombsite for Week 1 Guardian Mission It’s Raining Sharks will no longer disappear.
– Removed cl_forcepreload and the client launch option preload; these options were copy/pasted from configs on the internet but would cause crashes, slow loading times, and stuttering.
– T side will no longer be able to buy-via-donate the Riot Shield.
– The maximum cooldown penalty for griefing has been increased from 1 day to 14 days.
– Fixed bug in accept popup localized string.

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2021/09/35546/

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Release Notes for 10/7/2021

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– Added the bbno$ – u mad! Music Kit, available in regular and StatTrak™ versions

– Danger Zone
— Respawning players are no longer able to select respawn locations that should have been prohibited by the spawnmask map
— Smoothed camera motion when using ExoJump

– Added new VO for Trapper and Trapper Aggressor agents
– Adjusted ragdoll physics

– Dust 2
— Re-tired visblocker from T spawn to mid
— Blocked unintended wallbang

– Insertion 2
— New glass texture for windows in office, to make it easier to see from inside if the glass is broken or not
— Other minor tweaks

– Ravine
— Fixed bomb stuck spot near spawn
— Clipping fixes
— Updated radar

– Basalt
— Added a reception desk to B Connector
— Added an additional window to Red Barn
— Removed railing on A for easier movement
— Visual upgrades to bombsite B
— Visual upgrades to Red Barn
— Added literature
— Added a fuzzy carpet
— Small visual upgrades across the whole map

– County
— Disabled physics on window at creek house
— Removed possibility to set metal frame of the quarry building in motion
— Set proper scale on metal containers
— Improved cliff models collision
— Clipped cave ceiling and wooden roofs in order to prevent players from getting stuck while using exojump
— Fixed collision on aspen tree models to prevent players from getting stuck
— Fixed global sound on bunker doors
— Fixed all reported stuck spots while jumping
— Increased fade distance for corn field
— Clipped beach part of the map to prevent players from escaping the map with bump mines
— Extended watertower ladder
— Fixed reported floating barrels/turrets
— Made waterfall floor more shallow so that the items can be picked up
— Closed of some of the rooms in haunted mansion
— Renovated haunted mansion
— Removed killzone on the left side of the bridge
— Optimizations

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2021/10/35661/

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Release Notes for 10/15/2021

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[ MISC ]
– Fixed a bug where water footstep sounds would emit from spectating players’ death locations. (thanks /u/birkir and others on reddit)
– Bots will be able to open more Danger Zone doors.
– Stability improvements.

[ MAPS ]
– Fixed pixel gap through scaffolding near B

– Fixed many clipping issues (thanks Luar)
– Fixed missing nav mesh in lower A
– Updated radar
– Made map playable again by changing the license plates
– Various visual tweaks


Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2021/10/35764/

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Release Notes for 10/21/2021

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– The “Stockholm 2021 Viewer Pass” and the “Stockholm 2021 Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens” are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the teams and organizations taking part in the PGL Stockholm 2021 CS:GO Major Championship.
– With a Viewer Pass, you’ll get:
— An upgradable Stockholm 2021 Event Coin.
— Access to the Stockholm Pick’Em Challenge.
— Unlimited team graffiti for the duration of the event.
— Steam.tv team flair.
— Access to Stockholm 2021 Souvenir Packages.
– Team stickers and patches are available for purchase.

– Enabled grenade donation purchases from the buy wheel.
– Fixed a bug where spectators sometimes wouldn’t correctly see donated weapons.
– Fixed a bug where disconnected and reconnected players could exceed grenade purchase limits.

– Added the following nodes: decorator_game_event, action_drop_active_weapon, action_inspect_current_weapon, action_standup, action_custom_buy.
– Added variables: BombIsBeingDefused, AccountBalance, IsBlind, BlindnessPercentage.
– Fixed a bug where node “condition_owns_item” wouldn’t work with “item_defuser” / “item_cutters”.
– Fixed a bug where bots would incorrectly include themselves when sensing other players.
– Added support for “team_filter” when sensing grenades.
– Node “action_wait” now supports “@convar” references.

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2021/10/35815/

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Release Notes for 11/9/2021

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– Stockholm 2021 Autograph Capsules for Champions and Finalists are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players and organizations.

– A new music kit “Flashbang Dance” by The Verkkars & n0thing is now available for purchase in-game.

– Smoke grenades will ignore players when detonating over burning fires and tracing to ground.
– Stability fixes.

Insertion II
– Tweaked hostage rescue zone making it smaller around the back side
– Fixed issue behind pizza where weapons fell through the ground
– Added one extra cubicle and desk in orange office
– Fixed so you can fit inside the top of the slide in playground
– Removed glass from the salad bar prop in Pizza that was unbreakable
– Various graphical, clipping and collision issues fixed

– Upgrades to middle, visually and to the gameplay
– Fixed loud door sound
– Added a powerful selfboost at the T side of middle
– Cubby at middle is now deeper
– Added a new piece of cover in the wine room hallway
– Windows at middle are now broken into pieces due to a classic smoke grenade issue. Before, players were visible inside the smoke when close to the breakable windows (Thanks Dapplication)
– Removed raised planters at CT spawn and middle
– Changed some building architecture
– More glass is now breakable
– Removed clipping atop the coushin boxes at T main allowing for a new boost spot (Thanks Quoting)
– Replaced nodraw on rooftops with roof textures
– Lowered volume of the helicopter
– Small tweaks to clipping around the map
– Updated radar image

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2021/11/36187/

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Release Notes for 12/10/2021

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– Integrated latest Steamworks SDK.
– Adjusted Flashbang Dance Music Kit MVP anthem.
– Fixed an exploit related to muting opponents.
– Various adjustments to controller support.

– Fixed issue where players would spawn outside of playable area on warmup
– Fixed floating barrel
– Added clip brushes to prevent players from getting stuck while jumping

– Simplified the path from T spawn to Green House
– Fixed some clipping issues (thanks Fnugz and BARS)
– Removed hurt trigger from the out of bounds area to allow for a relaxing swim
– Fixed missing sides on wood beams on A site
– Updated guest book
– Fixed some of the Icelandic texts (thanks mckakali)

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2021/12/36575/

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Release Notes for 1/17/2022

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– Fixed Hammer crash on startup when not logged into Steam.
– Fixed input delay after closing radial menu.

– FlickStick mode is now enabled in Options > Controller, as opposed to the SteamInput Configurator. Bind your Right Stick (or preferred aiming stick) to “Joystick Camera” in the configurator.
– Fixed SteamInput ActionSet being set to “MenuControls” when re-focusing on window.
– Refinements to FlickStick behavior.

– Tooltips to help clarify console controller settings.
– Various fixes to sliders.

– Added experimental Vulkan support. Add -vulkan to your command line to enable Vulkan.

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/01/36792/

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Release Notes for 1/20/2022

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– Introducing the Dreams & Nightmares Case featuring the winning 17 community-designed weapon finishes.

[ MISC ]
– Updated colors of Operation Riptide Diamond Coin model.

[ MAPS ]
Insertion 2
– Replaced weird tree boost spot next to orange building(next to dentist) with an easier more exposed boost.
– Moved spawnpoints at House around a bit and turned off collision on the mailboxes there, to prevent team spawn blocking.
– Cleaned up mid a bit by removing a fence and a blue barrel.
– Blocked off a sightline from on top of the meat/egg shelf into backroom toilet in Market.
– Tweaked size of trigger for the train station automated door so its possible to go sneak past it through the glass windows.
– Fixed so the auto shotgun can break the cubicles in office.
– Minor graphical issues fixed.

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/01/36867/

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Release Notes for 2/1/2022

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– In Short Competitive Matches, increased the initial round loss streak to 2 to reduce the economic impact of pistol rounds.

– Added The Boardroom Sticker Capsule, now available for purchase in-game.

[ MISC ]
– Fixed a player spawn bug in competitive mode.
– cl_showpos is now cheat protected (thanks Spunj!).

– Various default binding changes for controllers only.
– Flick stick initial turning rate modulated by stick throw.
– Fixed crouching when exiting menu using controller B button.
– Ramp in aim over time immediately after closing a radial menu, unless the stick is deadzoned.
– FIX: Up/Down movement in spectator free cam supports analog triggers.

[ UI ]
– Radial menus (+quickinv/+quickgrenades) allow selection of molotovs/incendiary grenades picked up from other teams.
– +quickgrenade radial mimics +slot4 when tapped.
– Restored “Reset” button on Options/Controller Screen.
– Added zoom sensitivity settings for gyro, touchpad, and stick, separate from mouse.
– Various Button Glyph fixes (ongoing).

[ MAPS ]
– Fixed molotov/incendiary grenades going through the wall and floor in mid.

– Miscellaneous fixes.

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/02/37002/

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Release Notes for 2/17/2022

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Note to controller users: Please be sure to re-apply default settings from the Controller Configuration menu in the Steam Overlay.
– Various default binding changes for controllers only. Quick Buy radial menus are triggered with the D-Pad and Bumper Buttons while the BuyZoneLayer is active.
– Simplified set of Radial Action Override Layers. By default, the right stick is used to control the radial. If XYAB are bound to a radial button, the left stick is used instead.
– Fixes for DeathMatch BuyZoneLayer.
– Console/Quick Buy Radial menus match the same layout of the conventional Buy menu.
– Danger Zone Controller Support: Fixed Spawn Menu Controls. Fixed Drone strafing.
– Known issue: Button binds in Action Override Layers are not displayed in in-line glyphs.

[ UI ]
Note to “radial_quickinventory.txt” users: you can set “cl_quickinventory_filename” to point to a different file name in the same directory.
– radial_quickinventory.txt: added “ROTATION_OFFSET” field, which will rotate the entire radial by the given number of degrees.
– Quick Inventory and Quick Grenade Radial: Fix for missing items (Bump Mines, Shields, etc.) not displaying.
– Various Inline Button Glyph fixes (ongoing).

[ MISC ]
– Added server convar sv_max_allowed_developer that determines highest developer value for attached clients
– getpos and getpos_exact are now cheat protected

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/02/37179/

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Release Notes for 2/21/2022

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– Operation Riptide has come to an end. Players who have unredeemed operation stars will have until March 27th to claim their operation rewards.
– All game modes introduced during Operation Riptide remain available.

– Basalt, Insertion II, Ravine, Extraction, and County have been removed from their respective map pools
– Iris and Climb have been added to official matchmaking in Casual, Competitive, and Deathmatch game modes.
– Crete and Hive have been added to official matchmaking in Wingman game mode.
– Vineyard and Ember have been added to official matchmaking in Danger Zone game mode.

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/02/37206/

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Release Notes for 3/1/2022

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– Dramatically increased FPS by roughly 30-50% in most areas
– Changed spawn selection and loading screen image designs
– Revamped spawn selection location names
– Fixed radar alignment for spectators
– Elevator no longer kills you when stood underneath the doors
– Items can now appear behind the Lighthouse and at the underground geyser
– Added new rock path in Ruins (previously named Kasbah)
– Fixed stuck spot in Ruins
– Added new jump path to roofs at Industry (previously named Town)
– Fixed misaligned clips at Industry
– Lowered wall height to create a new route at Research (previously named Charlie)
– Improved movement on stairs at Rock Pool B (previously named East Tunnel)
– Remade collision mesh on all rock props to increase accuracy
– Added new “chumble” models to further dunglify the chunky flumpston areas
– Improved lighting at various parts of the map
– Optimized water material
– Fixed some areas where it was possible to see through walls
– Other minor fixes (Thanks Joaokaka1998)

-Fixed stuck spots
-Fixed various bugs

Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/03/37380/

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Release Notes for 3/14/2022

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[ MAPS ]
– Lowered window through site.
– Blocked one of the windows at top of mid.
– Raised planks on dropdown route.
– Fixed various bomb stuck spots and pixel boosts.
– New sun angle.

– Reduced window height on Heaven B-site.
– The glass window in the office is smaller.
– Moved chairs that obstructed player movement in Ice Cream (Thanks fl0m).
– Removed the Jerry Can on B-site that gave CTs an unfair advantage (Thanks HOFFI).
– Slight FPS increase across the map.
– Removed some clutter around the map.
– Increased readability on various spots around the map.
– Fixed floating props, clipping and nodraw textures (Thanks Joaokaka1998).
– Visual improvement to CT spawn.
– New radar image.
– Added callout place names.

– Further improvements to optimization.
– Added new geysers at Apartments and Lava Pit.
– Added new entrance to Lighthouse.
– Added ladder at Research.
– Spaced out the Church pews.
– Added ladder to Apartments and altered the surrounding area.
– Allowed access to Apartments balconies.
– Fixed see through walls on top of Apartments.
– Fixed small section of terrain causing damage at Lava Pit.
– Fixed many stuck spots and minor bugs (thanks chocolates & fearless).

Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/03/37477/

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Release Notes for 3/28/2022

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– Removed old clips on stairs at Rock Pool B
– Replaced stairs at Rock Pool B with new metal stairs
– Fixed loads of minor bugs (thanks Joaokaka1998)
– Geyser west of ruins now pushes the player upwards with less force
– Added more spawn drops around Lighthouse area
– The extraction fans on Apartments can now be stood on
– Fixed visual bug in tunnels below Hospital
– Fixed non solid door at Hospital

-Added new map location names (Barn, Broken Bridge, Castle, Chapel, Farm, Field, Fort, Mill, Ruins, Sewers, Temple, Villa, Vineyard, Winery)
-Added collision to balconies in Fort
-Adjusted stair clipping
-Added drone clips around Docks
-Fixed stuck spots
-Fixed miscellaneous bugs
-Special thanks to nx, fearless, iNilo, lacyyy, Sandwich, Joaokaka1998 and Diddle

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/03/37666/

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Release Notes for 4/25/2022

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-Miscellaneous improvements to better support Steam Input (Glyph Fixes).
-Buy Menu can be more easily navigated with Controller. Uses a two-stage radial system. Initial deflection selects category. Sweeping motion selects item in category. Deadzone to exit category. Release the Buy Menu button to buy hovered item, or Right Trigger to buy without leaving the menu. Left trigger to donate. LB for Rebuy, RB for Autobuy.*
-Mouse movement will not turn glyph mode back to PC/Mouse mode.
-Fixed Radio Radial: Mouse Wheel no longer triggers in-game binds (i.e. no more switching weapon when trying to switch comms page).

*Please re-apply default SteamInput bindings via the configurator to get this functionality.


– Remade all climbing wall models for graphical and performance improvements (Thanks Andi!)
– Added ropes near climbing walls
– Lowered extinguishers and railings in the blue section stairs
– Various minor details added
– Clipping improvements
– Added Nut
– Added barrels to disrupt existing data
– Added grenade clips on restaurant ceiling to avoid weird grenades
– Adjusted spawns slightly
– Removed screwdriver that could be mistaken for a dropped weapon in the drop room
– Added vphysics clip on the main hall floor to prevent it from swallowing guns (Sorry TrilluXe!)
– Fixed lighting on the lobby pillar
– Fixed broken deathmatch spawn
– Fixed floating objects (Thanks Joaokaka1998!)
– Fixed some spelling errors

– Added new artwork to side alley.
– Fixed incorrect roof material.
– Moved crates clipping through each other. (Thanks KILLER)
– Fixed pixel walk. (Thanks Mischief)
– Various clipping improvements.

– Improved clipping on car near Tunnel, fixed curbs near Diner and added grenade clips on the fence behind Diner (Thanks Maxim)
– Fixed spots where molotovs could damage players through walls (Thanks yeetadogXD)
– Fixed bomb stuck spots, floating props and some props fading too soon (Thanks Joaokaka1998)
– Minor visual changes around the map
– Added inconspicuous detail

-Fixed a regression in Village that could be used to get out of bounds
-Greatly reduced the amount of small displacements across the map to further increase game stability
-Changed windows in Fort
-Fixed a spot near the river where you could previously get stuck in

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/04/37767/

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Release Notes for 5/3/2022

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– The “Antwerp 2022 Viewer Pass” and the “Antwerp 2022 Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens” are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the PGL Antwerp 2022 CS:GO Major Championship.
– With a Viewer Pass, you’ll get:
— An upgradable Antwerp 2022 Event Coin.
— Access to the Antwerp Pick’Em Challenge.
— Unlimited team graffiti for the duration of the event.
— Steam.tv team flair.
— Access to Antwerp 2022 Souvenir Packages.
– Team stickers and Player Autograph stickers are available for purchase.

– Fixed reduced buyzone in T spawn

– Geyser at Construction now pushes the player upwards with less force
– Fixed bug with crates and geysers giving the player insanely high velocity (sorry lacyyy and mantra)
– Fixed finishing warmup inside the elevator stopping the player from jumping
– Fixed a plethora of minor bugs (thanks Joaokaka1998)

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/05/37854/

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Release Notes for 5/23/2022

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[ANTWERP 2022]
– Antwerp 2022 Champions Autograph Capsules are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the participating players and organizations.

[ MISC ]
– Various Steam Input improvements.
– FlickStick tweaks – turning is dampened when joystick is returning to the deadzone.
– Fixes for silencer equip/unequip.
– Added Acceleration and Precision options for Gyro.
– Gyro Camera is now set up to use 1:1 world rotation to in game rotation as a foundation, as opposed to arbitrary units. This is calibrated around the assumption that the “Gyro Camera” binding in the Steam Input Configurator is set to maximum sensitivity (600) (New Official bindings have been updated to use this).
– Removed “Quick Buy” radials from default controller bindings.
– Fixed Steam Input “Health Shot” command.
– Added short fade-in for Radial Menus. This does not change/delay any underlying behavior.

Full Notes: https://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2022/05/38305/

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