Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update clears up exactly what happens when you shoot somebody in the neck through their chest


The latest in an increasingly morbid series of CS:GO updates sees Valve pondering the nuances of firing a bullet through one body part and hitting another.

Ordinarily, making a hole in a CT’s neck would count as a headshot, and cause increased damage. However, shoot somebody’s neck through their chest and you’ll now only deal chest damage. Lovely.

The patch also sets right a number of miscellaneous glitches, including one that had grenades occasionally pirouetting on the spot thanks to some crime against physics. What’s more, players will now be sin-binned to a “competitive cooldown” by Counter-Strike’s matchmaking system if they’ve been vote kicked too many times in recent competitive games.

See below for the full breakdown.


  • Mag7 – reduced cost to 1800.
  • Mac10 – increased price to 1050.
  • XM1014 – reduced damage to 20.
  • Body parts penetration code will not register headshot damage when penetrating into the neck hitbox through the chest hitbox, only chest damage will be dealt in this case.


  • Updated de_favela to latest version.
  • Fixed some bugs in de_inferno where the player could get stuck on geometry, fixed some minor bugs (Thanks Wλve!).


  • If a player was vote kicked from too many recent competitive games the matchmaking system will assign them a competitive cooldown.
  • Added sever command line support for -net_port_try 1 to prevent servers from trying to climb ports if the request port was busy.
  • Fixed a rare grenade physics interaction that could cause grenades to spin in place when thrown at certain kinds of physics props or players.
  • Adjusted default value of sv_maxusrcmdprocessticks server convar to 16 for community servers with default settings to successfully process all user commands from even lowest tickrate and framerate clients.
  • When going to overtime players who survived in the last round will start with empty inventory even though teams don’t switch sides.
  • Fixed flashbang number not updating on the hud if you had set “close after buy.”