7 Dec 2016 -
Today we’re introducing a new audio feature designed to substantially improve positional audio in CS:GO. The game now uses HRTF (head-related transfer function) algorithms to enhance 360-degree vertical and horizontal sound positioning while using headphones.
The default Speaker Configuration in your Audio Settings has been set to “Headphones with HRTF,” but if you’d like to turn HRTF off you can simply select any other speaker configuration.
In other news, we’ve made an adjustment to Steam Group lobbies, now labeled “Public Lobbies.” In addition to your Steam Group Lobbies, the tab will show nearby public joinable lobbies. If you’d like to broadcast your lobby to nearby players, you can adjust permissions in your Play With Friends lobby.
Ready to try out the new audio settings? Give them the ultimate test on Nuke, where we’ve just shipped a wide range of optimizations and gameplay adjustments.
28 Nov 2016 -
Today’s update includes Steam Group Lobbies — a new way to find people to play with — as well as brand new gloves, music, and more. Read on for details!
The Glove Case
Introducing the Glove Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes. Unlike previous cases, the possible Special Items in the Glove Case are 24 all-new gloves!
Steam Group Lobbies
Now you have more options when it comes to choosing your teammates. In addition to partying with friends, you can now view and join lobbies created by members of the Steam Groups you belong to. Steam Group Lobbies will be listed in the Steam Groups tab on the Main Menu.
Create a group that reflects your CS:GO interests, or join one of the thousands of Steam Groups representing various communities, countries, languages, and common interests.
For more details on Steam Group Lobbies, click here: Steam Group Lobby FAQ.
There are some new additions to the Music Kit family.
Check your offers, where you’ll find the new Radicals Box. Open a box, and you’ll get a StatTrak Music Kit from one of these seven artists. Check them out!
|Artist: Blitz Kids
Kit: The Good
|Artist: Neck Deep
Kit: Life’s Not Out to Get You
|Artist: Twin Atlantic
28 Oct 2016 -
This weekend, eight teams will travel to Malaysia for the CS:GO Regional Minor Championship in Asia, hosted by PGL. There, they’ll compete for an invitation to the next CS:GO Major Qualifier as well as a share of a $50,000 prize pool.
The event in Malaysia is just the first step on the road to the ELEAGUE Major, with more regions inviting qualifier teams over the next few weeks:
Europe Regional Minor: November 4th – 6th, Hosted by PGL
CIS Regional Minor: November 11th – 13th, Hosted by StarLadder
Americas Qualifier Finals: December 3rd-4th, Hosted by ELEAGUE
Who will earn their invitation to the next CS:GO Major Championship Qualifier? Tune in and find out!
13 Oct 2016 -
From its iconic layout to its core gameplay, Inferno has been an instant classic and a mainstay in competitive CS:GO through the years. Click the image below to find out what’s new!
Inferno is now available in the Reserves Map Group. Try it out and give us your feedback!
6 Oct 2016 -
Introducing the Graffiti Update, which provides the ability to mark up your world with a wide range of graffiti patterns now available as drops and through graffiti box offers.
Use your imagination and decorate the world for yourself, your friends, and (when the opportunity presents itself) your enemies. Read on for more details, and check out the Graffiti F.A.Q.
From now until Oct 10th you can get one ready-to-apply unsealed graffiti pattern just by launching the game. You’ll continue to receive graffiti as drops, and can get more on the Steam Market or by purchasing in-game graffiti boxes.