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CSGO Update Release Notes for 1/25/2023

[Maps]

Anubis
– Trimmed Ivy at B long.
– Reduced size of trim at B Long.
– Ruins are slightly less ruined.
– Adjusted clipping at Ruins and B long.
– Adjusted shape of Boat in Canal.
– Lowered the water grates at the back of Canal.
– Adjusted grenade clipping around bombsites.
– Minor optimizations.

Ember
– A winter storm has hit Ember, expect delays.

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 12/16/2022

[MAPS]

Anubis
– Fixed some spots where guns would fall through the world near canal
– Fixed grenades falling through floor on A site fountain
– Fixed surface properties on models to prevent bullet penetration
– Adjusted grenade clips throughout map
– Adjusted player clipping throughout map
– Reduced size of trim at mid
– Added collision to signs
– Closed various pixel gaps
– Minor optimizations

Ancient
– Increased bomb radius to 650 from 500
– Flattened out cubbies in red house top of mid
– Pushed back CT spawn 256 units, delaying CTs ~1 sec
– Compressed blocky things on B site, to create longer sightlines and more space to move around

Boyard
– Fixed various clipping issues.
– Fixed non-solid walls by T entrance.
– Removed traffic cone on site.
– Added bucket to heaven to block sight line.
– May Contain Nuts.

Chalice
– Included missing nav
– Clipped exploits

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 12/13/2022

[ RIO 2022 ]
– Sticker capsules are now 75% off.

[ MISC ]
– Added 2023 Service Medal to be awarded for outstanding service and achievement starting from January 1, 2023 GMT.
– Fixed Molotov and Incendiary grenades not detonating in midair when flying over skybox areas.
– Fixed a case where some loading screen keybindings were not getting resolved correctly.

[ MAPS ]
– Boyard and Chalice are now available for official matchmaking in Wingman game mode.
– Blagai, Cascade, and Breach have been removed from official matchmaking.

Ember
– Autumn holidays are now over in Ember land.

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 10/26/2022

[RIO 2022]
– Various adjustments to player and team stickers to improve visual read.
– Introducing two limited-time Rio 2022 Storage Units available for purchase:
–Rio 2022 Storage Unit with Stickers comes with 145 Paper stickers featuring every Paper player autograph and every Paper organization sticker from the Rio 2022 collection
–Rio 2022 Storage Unit with Glitter Stickers comes with 145 Glitter stickers featuring every Glitter player autograph and every Glitter organization sticker from the Rio 2022 collection
–You can move other items from your inventory into these Storage Units, or retrieve any items into your inventory.

[STORAGE UNITS]
– Improved user interface when retrieving, depositing, and inspecting items inside Storage Units.
– Empty Storage Units can now be deleted from user inventory if needed.

[MAPS]
Ancient
– Fixed some boost exploits
– Fixed some minor graphical bugs

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 10/21/2022

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

[MAPS]
Ember:
Introducing Ember Halloween version
-Spookified water and night sky
-Lunar eclipse moon
-Green lava
-Pumpkins
-Graves
-Seagulls have turned into crows
-Spooky sounds
-Loading screen, spawn select and tablet images

General updates
-Removed small bridge near Helipad
-Added clearer signage in tunnels
-Reduced volume and max distance of lava and generator sounds
-Added new bin to climb over fence near Industrial
-Added lamp post models surrounding roads
-Fixed double doors in Docks Building
-Turned rocks and bridge stones shiny
-Added chickens
-Added a special lily

Vineyard:
– Improved collisions on various models (Thanks Numb)
– Smoothed out northern Castle entrance (Thanks Jakob)
– Added more cover around Field
– Opened window in Winery
– Fixed stuck spots
– Fixed certain visual issues
– Removed wallhacks
– Wooden pallets, planters and railings now respect gravity (Thanks Joaokaka1998)
– Restocked the bar (Thanks IVI4X.exe)

Cascade:
– Added additional geometric detail
– Added particles and sprites
– Added in community-made fix for transparency issues on smokes (thanks AnnGell)
– Reverted many visual changes back to release version
– OpenGL systems (Mac/Linux/Steamdeck) no longer crash upon loading the map (caused by DirectX to OpenGL render layer)
– Bombsite model no longer receives decals (bullet holes/blood splatters); was causing other crashes on OpenGL systems
– Adjusted materials and reflections across the level
– Reverted CSM settings to original release; soft shadows make a return

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 9/7/2022

[ MISC ]
– Improved Steam Input support for mouse and keyboard input on Steam Deck.
– Improved game startup I/O to reduce game launch time.
– Improved user interface flow when cycling through weapon case items in Agent View (thanks, @AquaIsMissing and @_ale_cs).
– Fixed an incorrect inventory limit warning shown to users with many items in Storage Units.
– Fixed an exploit that would allow the player’s camera to become detached from their eye position.

[ MAPS ]

Anubis
– Added a hip cover on the plateau near B main.
– Clipped the large stone cover on CT mid for smoother movement.
– Added a scaffolding on A catwalk to prevent the boost through the window to T stair at the canal. (Thanks poseidonskiy rofls).
– Allowed players to silently drop down from A long.
– Fixed stones colliding with the tarp on A catwalk.
– Removed stone at A sewer.
– Aligned floating pillar on A with the floor.
– Removed left-over clips on A main. (Thanks Hentie!).
– Removed clips on the stairs that bounce off grenades (Thanks Guidetti & dr!zzle).
– Clipping improvements (Thanks dr!zzle!).
– Cleaned up clipping under the bridge (Thanks Fnugz for your sacrifice).

Blagai
– Fixed pixelwalk on window frame (thanks Kerr).
– Increased C4 explosion radius.
– Fixed various visual bugs.

Cascade
– Added back a few visual details; ToOpenGL fix shouldn’t be affected; FPS sacrifice is minimal.
– Angled ladder in lower main; gives cover to Ts and worsens it as a camping spot for CTs.
– Clipping fixes.
– Removed self-boost in upper main near the bridge.

Ember
– Renamed Crater to Water Tower.
– A new water tower has been erected at Water Tower.
– Changed doors used throughout the map.
– Added sounds when doors are opened and closed.
– Gave cannons a new particle effect when firing.
– Fixed situation where cannonball may not damage players.
– Actually fixed cannons icon this time.
– Fixed weapon crate ammo spawning in floor near Apartments.
– Fixed lots of minor bugs (thanks Joaokaka1998).

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 8/23/2022

[ MUSIC KITS ]
– Added the Initiators Music Kit Box and the StatTrak
™
Initiators Music Kit Box, featuring 6 new music kits:
— 3kliksphilip, Heading for the Source
— Humanity’s Last Breath, Void
— Juelz, Shooters
— Knock2, dashstar*
— Meechy Darko, Gothic Luxury
— Sullivan King, Lock Me Up

[ MISC ]
– Added a message on the main menu for players whose inventory is reaching full capacity.
– Awarded “10 Year Birthday Coin” items to players whose inventory was at full capacity and did not receive a drop during the birthday week.
– Users without Prime Account Status can only invite Steam friends to a party lobby.
– Users without Prime Account Status see a limited profile view when inspecting non-friend accounts.
– Blocked player avatars will now display one of a set of premade custom avatars instead of a no-avatar-outline.
– Fixed Steam Controller input overlay mismatch during warmup.

[ MAPS ]
Blagai
-Fixed bot navigation
-Added position names in the upper left corner
-Fixed various visual bugs
-Improved optimization a bit
-Moved the map away from the zero coordinates
-Reworked model of the fence, canopy, steps
-Various minor visual improvements
-Improved clipping throughout the map
Thanks Joaokaka1998, Cheburek

Primetime -> Cascade
– Name changed from Primetime to Cascade.
– Updated cave collision model.
– Improved clipping
– Reduced detail to help boost performance and limit visual bugs
– All particles, sprites, and glows have been removed
– Lighting has been altered

Breach
– Fixed various bomb stuck spots and clipping issues (thanks Joaokaka1998, LATE and Kerluck!)
– Made the blinds at A non see-through
– Added missing clipping to T spawn lamps
– Various small visual bug fixes

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 8/16/2022

[10 Year Birthday]
CS:GO is celebrating its 10th birthday with:
– The 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule
– Maps (see below)
– The 10 Year Birthday Coin
— Get your Birthday Coin by earning enough XP for your first in-game drop of the week.

[MISC]
– Added an “Inspect Items” option to browse contents of containers.

[MAPS]
– Anubis, Breach, and Tuscan have been added to official matchmaking in Competitive, Casual, and Deathmatch game modes.
– Primetime and Blagai have been added to official matchmaking in Wingman game mode.
– Climb, Crete, Hive, and Iris have been removed from official matchmaking.

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 8/1/2022

[ MISC ]
– Multiple changes to the competitive matchmaking algorithm, which will require Skill Groups to be recalibrated for accuracy. Your Skill Group will not be visible until you win your next match.
– Game instructor should now correctly reload saved state if it is disabled and re-enabled.
– Game instructor floating hints are disabled in competitive matches.

[ MAPS ]
Ember
-Changes to Cannons:
–Altered the angle that the North cannon faces
–Cannons can now be aimed upwards, and is now 2x faster
–Now have 3 firing speeds (change with mouse2)
–Reduced inaccuracy multiplier
–Killfeed now shows weapon icon
–Produce a beefy screen shake and more particle effects
–Base model now also rotates
–Added damage falloff to cannonballs after their initial collision
–Fixed being able to bumpmine away from cannon and keep control
–Fixed cannons continuing to turn when no longer in use
-Added bus to bus stop outside Industry

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 7/12/2022

[MISC]
– Fixed a regression in the kill panel to show the killer’s weapon.
– Fixed a rare interruption in map veto process in Premier matchmaking when players disconnect.
– Updated low violence version of “R8 Revolver | Crazy 8” weapon finish.

[MAPS]
Ember
-Wheeled out the ancient usable cannons
-Docks building roof is now easily accessible
-Began reconstructing house near Industry
-Drops can now spawn on docks building
-Drops can no longer spawn above rock tunnel near Observatory
-Added weapon spawns at Docks building, Hospital and Industry (thanks Orel)
-Removed place names when pinging
-Improved clipping at Tourist
-Minor other changes

Hive
– Reworked handrails to prevent headpeeks
– Removed train horn sound on bombsite
– Made middle statue area a bit brighter

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 7/1/2022

[ THE RECOIL CASE ]
– Introducing the Recoil Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes.

[ MAPS ]
Ember
– Construction work has progressed.
– Added rock path near Observatory.
– Added rock tunnel near Observatory.
– Added some rocks in water near Helipad.
– Minor bug fixes.

[ CUSTOM GAME TYPE ]
– Added support to map-placed weapons in custom maps loaded with game_type 3.
– Added support for community dedicated servers to execute gamemode_custom_server.cfg when running custom maps with game_type 3.

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 6/23/2022

[Steam Deck/Steam Input]
– Steam Deck now allows other game controllers to be connected via Steam Input. All connected controllers combine inputs. (You can play with Gyros Akimbo if you are very cool).
– “Pitch and Roll Combined” is the new default Gyro conversion on Steam Deck. All other controllers default to “Yaw”
– Radial menus (in particular, Quick Buy radials) no longer persist when dying.
– Some glyph fixes in Spectator mode.

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 6/15/2022

[GAMEPLAY]
– Reduced the M4A1-S magazine size to 20 bullets, with 80 in reserve.

[MAPS]
Ancient:
-Remove cratestack outside of “cave” location
-Fixed pixelgap from inside “cave” towards T mid
-Fixed ground clipping bugs in mid causing players to go slightly airborne
-Smoothed out ground outside of “cave” down towards B ramp
-Blocked archeological dig inside of “cave”
-Smoothed out corners in “donut” room
-Added additional cover near pillar on B
-Blocked one sidepath exit towards A site, widened remaining exit
-Fixed some visual glitches when looking out towards mid from “donut” room
-Reduced wallbang damage through scaffolding at B site
-Boosted light emitted from candles/lanterns

Inferno:
-Increased bomb explosion damage from 500 to 620

Vertigo
-Another attempt at fixing molly through floor bug at mid
-Removed a position by ramp corner

Cache:
-Fixed an exploit. (Thanks El_Exodus!)

Vineyard
-Performance and stability improvements
-Ivy now sways in the wind
-Fixed displacement vphysics issues

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 6/2/2022

[ANTWERP 2022]
– Sticker capsules are now 75% off.

[MAPS]
Iris
– Added a graffiti on B-site commemorating Nich’s winning clutch. Graffiti “Karambit from Heaven” designed by Danky_xD.
– Fixed spots where molotovs could damage players through walls (Thanks Crawlix).
– Fixed floating models, some unused collisions and missing textures (Thanks Joaokaka1998).
– Moved a model that could be confused for a player model (Thanks Maxim).
– Fixed doors that despawn after being damaged (Thanks Rikuda).

[STEAMINPUT]
– Added Gyro Enabling modes: ( Always On (Default) | Only when using scope button | and only when Aim Stick Neutral ).
– Added “Suppress Gyro” and “Toggle Gyro” SteamInput Actions. Can be stacked on any button in your controller configuration. “Suppress Gyro” is defaulted to Right Stick Click, stacked with “Reset to Horizon”.
– Added FlickStick option: Switch to conventional stick aiming while scoped.
– Added “Walk Zone” to Movement Stick. When feathering the movement stick, this forces the player into walk mode (i.e. +speed). A good alternative to Left Trigger Full Pull Walk. Set to zero to turn off/maintain pure analog movement.
– Changed Default controller layout.
– Quick Radial Menus now use Gyro as well as sticks. All Quick Radials in the default config chord with Right Stick.
– Added Official Steam Input SteamController configuration.
– Misc Fixes around controls and action sets.

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 5/23/2022

[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.

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 5/3/2022

[ANTWERP 2022 CS:GO MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP]
– 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.

[MAPS]
Climb
– Fixed reduced buyzone in T spawn

Ember
– 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)

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 4/25/2022

[MISC]
-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.

[MAPS]

Climb
– 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

Crete
– 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.

Iris
– 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

Vineyard
-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

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CSGO Update Release Notes for 3/28/2022

[MAPS]

Ember:
– 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

Vineyard:
-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

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