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.
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CS:GO's latest version was released on October 5. It's a pretty unremarkable update, with a few small tweaks to smoke grenades.
As a pre-release beta, the following changes can be previewed offline with bots:
- Smoke grenades now have a ten unit radius when deciding if they are close enough to a fire to extinguish it. This helps reduce the number of ‘gaps’ between flames, which could cause a smoke grenade to not detonate.
- Additional changes to smoke grenade detonation to make smoke/fire collision more predictable in areas with rough terrain, ledges, and stairs.
- Added a double-confirmation purchase UI for Perfect World users to help avoid accidental purchase clicks.