Counter-Strike update introduces Deathmatch, plays with weapon balance and alters recoil for all guns | PCGamesN

Spooky Races: Project CARS gets a Halloween trailer

First blood in the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship will be shed next week

Dark Souls 2 is the Golden Joystick Awards' Game of the Year

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike update introduces Deathmatch, plays with weapon balance and alters recoil for all guns

‘Change’ and ‘Counter-Strike’ aren’t exactly natural sentence-fellows, but nor are Valve willing to tiptoe around a decade and a half of CS tradition. That’s the message sent by - if not written in - the patch notes for CS:GO’s latest update.

Valve’s Counter-Strike dev team have made adjustments to rifles, pistols and the P90 in consultation with pros from “around the world”, as well as global changes to recoil that will affect all of the game’s weapons.

The developers have also added a new Deathmatch mode for matchmaking and offline play, applicable to Classic maps, Demolition and Arms Race. It’s at least partially designed to ease the process of map-learning.

“Practice your aim with individual weapons like the pros,”, suggest Valve. “Spawn with a random weapon, or boost your score by taking advantage of bonus timers. There’s no wrong way to play.”

What’s more, Valve have launched a private beta for a new ‘Map Workshop’, which will presumably take advantage of Steam Workshop’s charmingly functional rating and subscription interface. If you are a mapmaker, you’ll want to go here.

Oh, and they’ve tweaked the messaging system. For that and everything else, check out the patch notes below:

Major changes

- A new game mode has been added to matchmaking and offline play: Deathmatch.
- Weapon balance and recoil were adjusted with pro community input ( Thanks to J3Di, NiP, VeryGames, ESC, 4NOT, mTw, and FM TOXiC )
- In addition to global changes that affect all weapons, specific adjustments have been made to: rifles, pistols, and the P90.
- Weapon purchasing changes:
- The AWP's kill reward was increased from $50 to $100.
- The Glock is now a Terrorist only weapon.
- The FiveseveN is now a CT only weapon.
- The Terrorists' molotov price has been reduced to $500. The CT's incendiary grenade remains $850.
- Note that the pistol arrangement has changed in the buymenu.

- The messaging system has been converted to protobuf.
- Demos recorded with previous versions of CS:GO will not be compatible as of this update. In order to view old demos, set your 'beta' to 'demo_viewer' in the CS:GO betas property panel, in Steam. Don't forget to set it back to 'NONE' when you want to play online again.
- If you are running SourceMod on your server, you will need to update to the latest version. For details, see: http://www.sourcemod.net/index.php

Minor changes

- Added some performance improvements for low-end clients.
- Fixed some fence materials that were allowing players to see through smoke grenades.
- GOTV spectator UI will now correctly show kevlar and helmet information for players.
- Avatars will now correctly load for all players when connected to a GOTV server or when watching a demo.
- Added support to notify players during servers maintenance downtime.
- Fixed a dedicated server exploit where community dedicated servers could masquerade as official and get players searching for official game modes connected to them (saigns.de)
- Fixed a rare problem when clients matchmaking for Classic Competitive game could be stuck on green Accept screen
- Fixed a rare problem when clients could connect to a Classic Competitive game and then later be disconnected for failing to accept the match.
- Improved algorithm pinging whitelisted dedicated servers when searching for Classic Competitive games, pinging less addresses fixes occasional problems for some customers where address translation tables on their routers would fill up and their routers would fail to route required packets to display the green Accept screen.
- Added support for mm_dedicated_search_maxping to restrict client's ping when matchmaking for Classic Competitive games. ( Matchmaking algorithm will still be prioritizing best servers to minimize ping of all party members. )
- Fixed a rare server crash when bots attempted to shoot the bomb defuser.
- Fixed a client crash when downloading a lot of custom assets from community servers.

Notes to mapmakers

- DEATHMATCH:
- Deathmatch uses the nav mesh to create spawn points. Make sure that your nav is contained within the bounds of your map to ensure that players aren't spawned outside of it. Use map_showspawnpoints to see where spawn points were generated.
- If you want to use mapper-placed spawnpoints instead of the randomly generated ones, place an info_map_parameters in your map and set usenormalspawnsfordm ("Use Normal Spawns in Deathmatch?) to true.

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
How Gfinity are trying to level-up UK eSports

Dota 2

How Gfinity are trying to level-up UK eSports

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update adds Music Kits to help

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update adds Music Kits to help "establish your identity"

Bomb's been planted: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dethrones Dota 2 on Twitch for August views

Bomb's been planted: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dethrones Dota 2 on Twitch for August views

ESL One Cologne: 856 years of Counter-Strike was watched by nearly half a million people

ESL One Cologne: 856 years of Counter-Strike was watched by nearly half a million people

Valve’s Erik Johnson on The International: “a lot of the same things could be applied directly to Counter-Strike”

Valve’s Erik Johnson on The International: “a lot of the same things could be applied directly to Counter-Strike”

ESL One Cologne will see Counter-Strike: GO teams battle it out during Gamescom for $250K

ESL One Cologne will see Counter-Strike: GO teams battle it out during Gamescom for $250K

The best PC games of 2013 - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The best PC games of 2013 - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

One strike and you're out: Counter Strike weapon skin removed due to copyright infringement

One strike and you're out: Counter Strike weapon skin removed due to copyright infringement

Valve extend the life of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Phoenix

Valve extend the life of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Phoenix

How to get a HUD in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: Valve enable custom UIs

How to get a HUD in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: Valve enable custom UIs

Biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament finals are live right now

Biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament finals are live right now

Three nights only: final qualifiers for $250k crowdfunded Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament

Three nights only: final qualifiers for $250k crowdfunded Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament

The 6 Types of eSports Fans

League of Legends

The 6 Types of eSports Fans

Friendly fire: Valve launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's third community map initiative - Operation Phoenix

Friendly fire: Valve launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's third community map initiative - Operation Phoenix

Gabe takes to Reddit to clear up Valve Anti-Cheat rumours;

Gabe takes to Reddit to clear up Valve Anti-Cheat rumours; "Do we send your browsing history to Valve? No."

Now uzi it: Valve add Counter-Strike's first ever automatic pistol to Global Offensive

Now uzi it: Valve add Counter-Strike's first ever automatic pistol to Global Offensive

Valve name

Valve name "popular" first map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's next Operation

Counter Strike: Global Offensive goes teenage: updated with underarm throws and stickers

Counter Strike: Global Offensive goes teenage: updated with underarm throws and stickers

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arms Deal update paves way for Dota 2-like workshop

Counter Strike Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arms Deal update paves way for Dota 2-like workshop

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had more than two million players this month

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had more than two million players this month

Very well done: Valve extend Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Bravo

Very well done: Valve extend Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Bravo

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community stump up $250,000 prize pool for EMS One Katowice

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community stump up $250,000 prize pool for EMS One Katowice

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive breaks 100,000 concurrent players

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive breaks 100,000 concurrent players

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Winter update lacks red tinsel, makes up for it with red blood

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Winter update lacks red tinsel, makes up for it with red blood