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CS:GO hitboxes and animations are being overhauled in a new patch

CS:GO animation update

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s new patch is an animation and model overhaul that, among other things, makes changes to the hitboxes that have been, up until now, not up to snuff. 

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The Reanimated patch will update player skeletons (sounds painful) and hitboxes, while all body animations have also been updated. A bunch of new animations are coming with the patch, as well, including ones for climbing ladders and defusing bombs. 


  • Replaced all player body animations (Existing character models retained for demo compatibility)
  • Replaced all world model weapon animation
  • Updated shared player skeleton
  • Re-rigged all player model geometry and player scaffold animation
  • Updated animation networking to continually synchronize animation state instead of periodically latching
  • Player animation sequence selection is now server-initiated
  • Added new player states including bomb defusal and ladder climb poses
  • Added third-person weapon deploy animations to more accurately represent viewmodel deploy state
  • Extended all vertical aim matrix ranges to encompass the majority of vertical aim pitch so weapons line up precisely to firing angle
  • Added reverse-bone-merge animation support so weapon models can store and play independent animation on the player holding them
  • Added support for arbitrary numbers of articulated mechanical parts on world weapon models
  • Updated weapon world model articulation points, bodygroup presets, holster positions and reverse-bone-merge skeletons
  • Added physics motion to holstered attachment weapon locations
  • Added support for non-polygonal capsule-shaped hit volumes, defined by a line segment and radius
  • Replaced shared hitboxes with new capsule-based set
  • Rebuilt player ragdoll angular constraints, physics hulls, and interaction pairs
  • Ragdolls now assume more exact pose of their parent player on physics init
  • Re-built animation statemachine to support blending locomotion over any weapon aim or action poses
  • Enabled support for dynamic player animation layer re-ordering
  • Sequence blendlayers now correctly contribute to computed cyclerate
  • Added defuser cables and multimeter model
  • Added hlmv support for capsule rendering, submodel attachment previewing, ragdoll constraint limit and bone name rendering, plus numerous small fixes
  • Added model format support for named bodygroups, combined physics hulls, activity modifiers and animation system specific metadata


  • Fixed a bug where the mini-scoreboard armor/helmet information was not displaying for coaches
  • Added sv_show_voip_indicator_for_enemies server convar. If set, it will make it so the ‘voice chat’ icon shows over enemy players as well as allies when they are using their microphone.
  • Added sv_showbullethits feature to visualize server-confirmed hits and near-misses on listen servers


  • Fixed improper stencil state in glow pass rendering


  • Added dynamic player culling to prevent players and weapons poking through thin walls and revealing their position
  • M4A1-S:
    • Reduced price
    • Reduced armor penetration
    • Reduced ROF
    • Increased base spread
  • Zeus x27:
    • Reduced price to $100
  • Dual Berettas:
    • Increased armor penetration
    • Increased range modifier


  • Added viewmodel position lerp to gotv camera transitions


  • Players can now report enemies for anti-competitive griefing (i.e. deliberately losing).

The patch is live now.

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Prime Avatar
2 Years ago

It has already dropped.

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2 Years ago


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Esivo(30 days 2 hours played)
2 Years ago

Back to using M4A4 I guess.. RIP M4A1-S you will be missed.

BraveToaster Avatar
2 Years ago

It's not dead though, it's just balanced.

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xNuke(33 days 20 hours played)
2 Years ago

And here I just bough a Hyper Beast a1 :( lost about 10e in value over night.... such a shame

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QDP2(16 days 18 hours played)
2 Years ago

Got the M4A1-S Cyrex recently... Why have they nerfed it when the AK47 is already more powerful?!?! Minimal Wear looking to swap for an equal value M4A4...