Release Notes for 5/22/2018

[MISC]
– Fixed end of round panel sometimes incorrectly showing defuse with 0.000 seconds remaining for players or bots who joined the server mid-round, even if they didn’t defuse the bomb.
– Fixed some broken materials on the Leet Crew character models.

[SOUND]
(Thanks to /u/slothSquadron and CSGO community for repro movies and feedback.)
– Lowered volume of select ambient sounds in Nuke.
– Fixed bug where USP-S and M4A1-S were playing distant versions beyond their max audible distance.
– Lowered volume of helicopter sounds.
– Lowered DSP effects on Glock and AK47.
– Added missing snd_lvl to M4A1 so it can receive DSP effects.
– Removed lapping water sound from fountain in Overpass.
– Fixed bug where jump landing sounds became silent before their maximum audible distance.
– Fixed bug where Cache outdoor reverb sounded like it was indoors.

[SDK]
– Fixed vbsp and hlmv tools to correctly handle paths that contain spaces.

Release Notes for 5/21/2018

[MISC]
– Bomb logic now runs every tick when it is close to exploding or being defused, addressing some rare cases where an extremely close defuse would still result in the bomb exploding.
– If a bomb would both explode and be defused at the same exact time, it will now be considered defused.
– Prime accounts will now receive a warning in a Competitive lobby when they enter matchmaking with other Prime accounts whose Trust Factor may impact their matchmaking experience.

[GAMEPLAY]
– General adjustments to ambient sounds:
— Increased resolution and character of reverb effects to better reflect surrounding map geometry
— Small mix adjustments
– Improved vent destruction sounds and increased audible distance.
– Added a new hitbox type for necks and applied it to the existing neck hitbox on character models. Bullets that penetrate the neck into the head will now count as headshots. This should make it more intuitive to tell when an attack from behind will result in a headshot.
– Fixed ‘use’ key to more reliably pick up weapons on the ground and to not drop the active weapon if a replacement weapon cannot be picked up.

[MAPS]
Nuke:
– Optimizations for low settings
– Blocked visibility between silos inside A site
– Ported over ShortNuke gameplay changes:
– Removed Toxic
– Vent no longer connects directly to B site, but has another exit close to double doors
– Pushed new corner boxes on B site further back to prevent headshot angle towards ramp
– Added solid background to yellow crane inside B site
– Smoothed out some player movement

Overpass:
– Lowered volume of ambient sounds in Overpass
– Added grenade and player collision to fence cage near construction
– Removed spooky shadow fading in when approaching T main entrance to B site

Pre-Release Notes for 5/17/2018

The following changes are available in the 1.36.3.5-rc1 CS:GO Beta depot.

[GAMEPLAY]
– General adjustments to ambient sounds:
— Increased resolution and character of reverb effects to better reflect surrounding map geometry
— Small mix adjustments
– Improved vent destruction sounds and increased audible distance.
– Added a new hitbox type for necks and applied it to the existing neck hitbox on character models. Bullets that penetrate the neck into the head will now count as headshots. This should make it more intuitive to tell when an attack from behind will result in a headshot.
– Fixed ‘use’ key to more reliably pick up weapons on the ground and to not drop the active weapon if a replacement weapon cannot be picked up.

[MAPS]
Nuke:
– Optimizations for low settings
– Blocked visibility between silos inside A site
– Ported over ShortNuke gameplay changes:
— Removed Toxic
— Vent no longer connects directly to B site, but has another exit close to double doors
— Pushed new corner boxes on B site further back to prevent headshot angle towards ramp
— Added solid background to yellow crane inside B site
— Smoothed out some player movement

Overpass:
– Lowered volume of ambient sounds in Overpass
– Added grenade and player collision to fence cage near construction
– Removed spooky shadow fading in when approaching T main entrance to B site

Release Notes for 5/4/2018

[ MISC ]
– Fixed stability issue for physics collision detection against displacement surfaces.
– Fixed some situations in which stickers would not appear properly on weapons in-game.
– Fixed an issue where MP3’s embedded in maps wouldn’t work. (Thanks to Steam user MajesticCatDog for help in diagnosing this issue).
– Removed legacy audio cache commands.

[ SDK ]
– When loading the map in development mode with “developer 1” enabled, engine will display DISP_VPHYSICS warnings for displacements with degenerate collision faces. When such displacement faces are encountered, the entire displacement object will have no collision in-game. Additional clip brushes or adjustments to such displacements may be added by map authors in these cases.

Release Notes for 4/30/2018

[AUDIO]
– Enabled streaming audio by default, making use of the ‘sound cache’ unnecessary. The sound cache can be forced back on by setting snd_disable_legacy_audio_cache 0 if any issues are found.
– Weapon reload sounds now follow the reloading players as they move around.
– Fixed sound device override exploit to cancel sounds.

[GAMEPLAY]
– Replaced custom Terrorist one-handed walking animations for the MAC10, MP7, and MP9 with an alternative two-handed version to improve weapon recognition at a glance.

[MAPS]
ShortNuke:
-Added more spawn points per side
-Fixed model occlusion bug inside vent
-Added solid background to top of yellow crane inside site