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16 Nov

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Over the past two weeks Rio de Janeiro has been the center of Counter-Strike, where 24 of the best teams in the world fought to become IEM Rio Major champions. In the end, only one team was left standing as Outsiders bested Heroic on Mirage and Overpass to secure their first Major championship!

To celebrate our new champions, today we’re releasing the champions autograph capsule, featuring autographs from FL1T, fame, Jame, n0rb3r7, and Qikert in paper, glitter, holo, and gold.

A New Path to the Majors

Starting with the 2023 Paris Major, we’re going to change the way we invite teams to the RMRs.

Previously teams entered the RMRs by direct invitation, or through a series of open qualifiers. For Paris, some teams who aren’t directly invited will get to skip the open qualifiers–teams that consistently perform well in Valve and third-pa...

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[RIO MAJOR]
– Rio 2022 Champions Autograph Capsules are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the participating players and organizations.

[MISC]
– Game state integration JSON now specifies SteamID of player planting or defusing the bomb as string to avoid numeric truncation in consumer scripts (thanks PhilipBjorkebro)


27 Oct

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[RIO 2022]
– Various adjustments to player and team stickers to improve visual read.
– Introducing two limited-time Rio 2022 Storage Units available for purchase:
–Rio 2022 Storage Unit with Stickers comes with 145 Paper stickers featuring every Paper player autograph and every Paper organization sticker from the Rio 2022 collection
–Rio 2022 Storage Unit with Glitter Stickers comes with 145 Glitter stickers featuring every Glitter player autograph and every Glitter organization sticker from the Rio 2022 collection
–You can move other items from your inventory into these Storage Units, or retrieve any items into your inventory.

[STORAGE UNITS]
– Improved user interface when retrieving, depositing, and inspecting items inside Storage Units.
– Empty Storage Units can now be deleted from user inventory if needed.

[MAPS]
Ancient
– Fixed some boost exploits
– Fixed some minor graphical bugs

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Today’s update includes several quality-of-life improvements for storage units, and a bunch of visual adjustments to Rio 2022 team and player stickers. Check them out and let us know what you think!

Looking for an easy way to complete your sticker collection while supporting all of the teams and players? Rio 2022 Storage Units are now available. Purchase your storage unit with Paper stickers and you’ll get a commemorative storage unit containing all 145 Paper tournament stickers–the IEM Rio 2022 sticker, every team logo, every autograph. If you’re in the mood for something with a little more sparkle, you can also pick up a storage unit filled with every Glitter sticker!


21 Oct

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The first CS:GO Major in Brazil. Live audiences from start to finish. The IEM Rio Major starts October 31st, are you ready?


The IEM Rio Major is fast approaching, and you can show your support–team stickers, player autographs, and the Rio 2022 Viewer Pass are all available ...

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[RIO 2022 CS:GO MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP]
– The “Rio 2022 Viewer Pass” and the “Rio 2022 Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens” are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the IEM Rio Major.
– With a Viewer Pass, you’ll get:
— An upgradable Rio 2022 Event Coin.
— Access to the Rio Pick’Em Challenge.
— Unlimited team graffiti for the duration of the event.
— Steam.tv team flair.
— Access to Rio 2022 Souvenir Packages.
– Team stickers and Player Autograph stickers are available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the IEM Rio Major.

[MAPS]
Ember:
Introducing Ember Halloween version
-Spookified water and night sky
-Lunar eclipse moon
-Green lava
-Pumpkins
-Graves
-Seagulls have turned into crows
-Spooky sounds
-Loading screen, spawn select and tablet images

General updates
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27 Sep

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[ MAPS ]
Anubis
-Added nade clips on mid bridge to prevent nades getting stuck.
-Fixed nade physics on stairs in sewer.
-Fixed boost near canal.
-Added collision to large stone blocks above canal.
-Clipping and visual polish (Thanks Joaokaka1998!).


13 Sep

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[ Music Kit ]
– Added the 花脸 Hua Lian (Painted Face) Music Kit and StatTrak™ 花脸 Hua Lian (Painted Face) Music Kit, now available for purchase.


07 Sep

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[ MISC ]
– Improved Steam Input support for mouse and keyboard input on Steam Deck.
– Improved game startup I/O to reduce game launch time.
– Improved user interface flow when cycling through weapon case items in Agent View (thanks, @AquaIsMissing and @_ale_cs).
– Fixed an incorrect inventory limit warning shown to users with many items in Storage Units.
– Fixed an exploit that would allow the player’s camera to become detached from their eye position.

[ MAPS ]

Anubis
– Added a hip cover on the plateau near B main.
– Clipped the large stone cover on CT mid for smoother movement.
– Added a scaffolding on A catwalk to prevent the boost through the window to T stair at the canal. (Thanks poseidonskiy rofls).
– Allowed players to silently drop down from A long.
– Fixed stones colliding with the tarp on A catwalk.
– Removed stone at A sewer.
– Aligned floating pillar on A with the floor.
– Removed left-over cl...

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24 Aug

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[ MUSIC KITS ]
– Added the Initiators Music Kit Box and the StatTrak™ Initiators Music Kit Box, featuring 6 new music kits:
— 3kliksphilip, Heading for the Source
— Humanity’s Last Breath, Void
— Juelz, Shooters
— Knock2, dashstar*
— Meechy Darko, Gothic Luxury
— Sullivan King, Lock Me Up

[ MISC ]
– Added a message on the main menu for players whose inventory is reaching full capacity.
– Awarded “10 Year Birthday Coin” items to players whose inventory was at full capacity and did not receive a drop during the birthday week.
– Users without Prime Account Status can only invite Steam friends to a party lobby.
– Users without Prime Account Status see a limited profile view when inspecting non-friend accounts.
– Blocked player avatars will now display one of a set of premade custom avatars instead of a no-avatar-outline.
– F...

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16 Aug

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[10 Year Birthday]
CS:GO is celebrating its 10th birthday with:
– The 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule
– Maps (see below)
– The 10 Year Birthday Coin
— Get your Birthday Coin by earning enough XP for your first in-game drop of the week.

[MISC]
– Added an “Inspect Items” option to browse contents of containers.

[MAPS]
– Anubis, Breach, and Tuscan have been added to official matchmaking in Competitive, Casual, and Deathmatch game modes.
– Primetime and Blagai have been added to official matchmaking in Wingman game mode.
– Climb, Crete, Hive, and Iris have been removed from official matchmaking.

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It’s CS:GO’s 10th birthday, and we’re celebrating with stickers, maps, and cupcakes!

10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule

The community pulled together for the 10th anniversary sticker competition, and the results speak for themselves–the 10 Year Birthday Sticker Capsule contains over 60 community submitted designs, including an all new animated ‘Lenticular’ quality. Congratulations to the winners!

Maps

You’ve been patient, and it’s finally here. Tuscan is available in all game modes, so jump in to this classic map and put it through its paces!

And that’s not all: we’ve brought back Anubis and Breach to competitive matchmaking, and added Primetime and Blagai to Wingman!

Cake!

It wouldn’t be a birthday without some cake… specif...

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01 Aug

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[ MISC ]
– Multiple changes to the competitive matchmaking algorithm, which will require Skill Groups to be recalibrated for accuracy. Your Skill Group will not be visible until you win your next match.
– Game instructor should now correctly reload saved state if it is disabled and re-enabled.
– Game instructor floating hints are disabled in competitive matches.

[ MAPS ]
Ember
-Changes to Cannons:
–Altered the angle that the North cannon faces
–Cannons can now be aimed upwards, and is now 2x faster
–Now have 3 firing speeds (change with mouse2)
–Reduced inaccuracy multiplier
–Killfeed now shows weapon icon
–Produce a beefy screen shake and more particle effects
–Base model now also rotates
–Added damage falloff to cannonballs after their initial collision
–Fixed being able to bumpmine away from cannon and keep control
–Fixed cannons continuing to turn when no longer in use
-Added bus to bus stop o...

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Competitive Skill Groups are undergoing some recalibration.

Typically when we ship changes to CS:GO’s matchmaking system, the adjustments are small enough that we don’t include them in our release notes. However, today’s update affects all CS:GO players so it requires some explanation.

When you launch CS:GO, you’ll notice that your Skill Group is not displayed–you’ll have to win one more match to reveal your Skill Group. Most of you will notice a change to your Skill Group, but some of you may find that you were already in the right place.

So jump into a match, or two, or however many it takes for your next win!

Also, for those of you still interested, it’s the last week to purchase Antwerp 2022 Stickers–they are available in the store until August 8th.


12 Jul

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[MISC]
– Fixed a regression in the kill panel to show the killer’s weapon.
– Fixed a rare interruption in map veto process in Premier matchmaking when players disconnect.
– Updated low violence version of “R8 Revolver | Crazy 8” weapon finish.

[MAPS]
Ember
-Wheeled out the ancient usable cannons
-Docks building roof is now easily accessible
-Began reconstructing house near Industry
-Drops can now spawn on docks building
-Drops can no longer spawn above rock tunnel near Observatory
-Added weapon spawns at Docks building, Hospital and Industry (thanks Orel)
-Removed place names when pinging
-Improved clipping at Tourist
-Minor other changes

Hive
– Reworked handrails to prevent headpeeks
– Removed train horn sound on bombsite
– Made middle statue area a bit brighter


23 Jun

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[Steam Deck/Steam Input]
– Steam Deck now allows other game controllers to be connected via Steam Input. All connected controllers combine inputs. (You can play with Gyros Akimbo if you are very cool).
– “Combined Yaw & Roll” is the new default Gyro conversion on Steam Deck. All other controllers default to “Yaw”
– Radial menus (in particular, Quick Buy radials) no longer persist when dying.
– Some glyph fixes in Spectator mode.


16 Jun

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[GAMEPLAY]
– Reduced the M4A1-S magazine size to 20 bullets, with 80 in reserve.

[MAPS]
Ancient:
-Remove cratestack outside of “cave” location
-Fixed pixelgap from inside “cave” towards T mid
-Fixed ground clipping bugs in mid causing players to go slightly airborne
-Smoothed out ground outside of “cave” down towards B ramp
-Blocked archeological dig inside of “cave”
-Smoothed out corners in “donut” room
-Added additional cover near pillar on B
-Blocked one sidepath exit towards A site, widened remaining exit
-Fixed some visual glitches when looking out towards mid from “donut” room
-Reduced wallbang damage through scaffolding at B site
-Boosted light emitted from candles/lanterns

Inferno:
-Increased bomb explosion damage from 500 to 620

Vertigo
-Another attempt at fixing molly through floor bug at mid
-Removed a position by ramp corner

Cache:
-Fixed an exploit. (Thanks E...

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24 May

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[ANTWERP 2022]
– Antwerp 2022 Champions Autograph Capsules are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the participating players and organizations.

[ MISC ]
– Various Steam Input improvements.
– FlickStick tweaks – turning is dampened when joystick is returning to the deadzone.
– Fixes for silencer equip/unequip.
– Added Acceleration and Precision options for Gyro.
– Gyro Camera is now set up to use 1:1 world rotation to in game rotation as a foundation, as opposed to arbitrary units. This is calibrated around the assumption that the “Gyro Camera” binding in the Steam Input Configurator is set to maximum sensitivity (600) (New Official bindings have been updated to use this).
– Removed “Quick Buy” radials from default controller bindings.
– Fixed Steam Input “Health Shot” command.
– Added short fade-in for Radial Menus. This does not change/delay any underlying behavior.


18 May

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The Legends stage was a brutal test, but eight teams survived and earned their place on the main stage. Congratulations to Team Spirit, ENCE, Copenhagen Flames, FaZe, FURIA, Heroic, Natus Vincere, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. They’ll play out the rest of this event in front of the roaring crowds in Antwerp. Best of luck to all!

Matches start Thursday, so you still have a few hours to make your picks in the Pick’Em Challenge. Earn souvenir tokens (or purchase some more), and support for your favorite teams with team and player autograph stickers. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations participating in the 2022 Antwerp Major.


13 May

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[MISC]
– Updated Team Spirit sticker and logo to more closely match their workshop submission.
– Adjusted the ‘Glitter’ sticker effect to appear more sparkly in the player’s viewmodel.