CS:GO update - the latest changes to the world's best FPS

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive isn’t updated like other esports. While the likes of League of Legends and StarCraft 2 spend weeks testing every small change, CS:GO’s come out of the blue. While Dota 2 will reinvent itself every three months, CS:GO’s changes are so subtle you might not even notice them logging in from day to day. To help facilitate you in noticing this, we’re going to track the latest updates to the game in this post. Each time Valve upgrades the game, we’ll let you know what’s worth worrying about, what isn’t, and provide as full a changelog as able.

If this isn’t enough change for you, try one of the other best FPS out there.

CS:GO's latest version went live yesterday, September 14th. Here's the breakdown: 

Gameplay

This update applies the latest development in the ongoing pistols update, which aims to emphasise their more skilful use. This time, it's the turn of the Glock and the P250:

  • Glock: slight adjustments favoring accurate players who close the distance to their opponent.
    • Increased base damage
    • Reduced damage at longer distances
    • Slightly improved accuracy while firing rapidly
    • Slightly improved accuracy while moving
  • P250: the P250 has been adjusted to reward longer-distance engagements, particularly against unarmored opponents.
    • Increased base damage
    • Reduced armor penetration
    • Improved damage at longer distances
    • Reduced accuracy while moving
  • Significantly reduced unarmoured aimpunch (flinch when hit).

Economy

  • Added the Spectrum 2 Case, featuring 17 community designs. The rare special item will be the second generation of knives, in Chroma finishes.

Perfect World

CS:GO launched in China today through Valve's partnership with Perfect World (who threw quite a party). Here's how it's happening.

  • The CS:GO Launcher can be downloaded from the official Perfect World website, or the game can be launched by Perfect World players using the
    '-perfectworld' launch option after they have completed their Perfect World account registration.
  • All Perfect World players with a valid, registered account who play CS:GO during the launch month will get a free gift package, which will include the following limited-time exclusive items:
    • One sticker from the 'CS:GO Perfect World Sticker Capsule 1'
    • One sticker from the 'CS:GO Perfect World Sticker Capsule 2'
    • One graffiti from the 'CS:GO Perfect World Graffiti Capsule'
  • After the promotional exclusivity period, in October, both sticker capsules and the graffiti capsule will be available for purchase worldwide.

Miscellaneous

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Redditor Ganjiu has made a video comparing the new unarmoured flinch to the old version of the game, if you're interested. ESL have also announced that the previous '1.36.0.2' version of the game - without pistol changes - will be used for ESL One New York this weekend.

The update is roughly 80MB in size. You can check out the full notes via the Counter-Strike blog or wickedplayer494, to whom, as ever, thanks.

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0V3RKILL(5 hours played)
1 Year ago

I wish I liked this game as much as I like BF2. cause it is soooo popular. But I just cant get into it I don't know why. Something about it

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1 Year ago

I played over 400 hours of CSGO and I have to say the Devs are doing nearly nothing compared to the immense attention their game gets. It must be the same phenomenon when thousands of flies sit on a pile of shit they draw in the attention of more flies

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BraveToaster Avatar
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1 Year ago

What do you even want them to do, besides get better servers for competitive

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Braneman Avatar
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4 Months ago

Work on really basic things like the worst in class mouse issues if you turn on Vsync that have been around since TF2.

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BraveToaster replied to Braneman
4 Months ago

That's an easy enough fix. Just turn off v-sync. If we're gonna talk engine level shit they may as well work on the netcode which has been pretty mediocre in Source engine since the start. Hopefully they do that with Source 2

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Colossus1090 Avatar
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4 Months ago

Fix the UI for 21:9 monitors.

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Towlie(22 days played)
8 Months ago

Bad graphics, ruined sounds and toxic community?

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Ron Swanson(21 days 21 hours played)
5 Months ago

Graphics

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JMiles2 Avatar
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3 Months ago

> "the world's best FPS"

According to who? Is Justin Bieber's music the best in the word if it's played more than any other music?

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Hideous Mutant Freek(69 days 9 hours played)
1 Year ago

Shame all the shotguns except the mag-7 sound exactly the same and possibly even use the same file for their sounds. Also they do not sound like shotguns at all.

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PappAnomaly(78 days 15 hours played)
7 Months ago

its ok

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☆Ninjabenji1(27 days 16 hours played)
7 Months ago

its alright

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ThatThereTim(5 hours played)
1 Month ago

"the world's best FPS"

...No.

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The DJ(23 days 13 hours played)
2 Days ago

'best fps'

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Lolssi Avatar
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1 Year ago

Best? Not even best CS...

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xNuke(33 days 6 hours played)
1 Year ago

Bloody idiotic. Another cash-grab from Volvo.

The exclusiveness of the pins is no more....

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samuel.blck(3 hours played)
1 Year ago

I threw up in my mouth at the title, CS:GO is trash and needs to be put down like the dog it is. low system requirements not a good game doth make.

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Cowpancakes(24 days 2 hours played)
11 Months ago

Well, why do you say that, I have spent a great deal of time on other fps games, and i find CS:GO the most fun. Battlefield was never my favourite, however I did play Black ops 2, and 3 and enjoyed both a lot, even though i am better at the 2, and am bad at CS:GO i enjoy it more. It is a harder game with a steep learning curve and demands team play, while the other 2 do not. I have no intention of hating other games i would just like to ask why you like others/dislike this one.

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