Pre-Release Notes for 9/23/2016

The following changes are in the “1.35.5.0rc” CS:GO Beta depot.

[AIR INACCURACY]
– Changed the way accuracy is calculated while a player is in the air. For details visit: http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/air-time/

Release Notes for 9/21/2016

[NETWORKING]
– Allowing wider range for network channel bandwidth rate setting representing allowed game traffic to client:
— Increased default rate to 196608 which will accommodate users with internet connections of 1.5 Mbps or better.
— Players can increase their rate setting up to 786432 to represent 6 Mbps surge bandwidth allowed, but must be aware that requesting high surge bandwidth may cause packet loss if their ISP or network hardware drops packets at a high surge rate.

[SMOKE]
– Flying smoke grenades no longer have a half-second restriction after a bounce before subsequent bounce can extinguish a molotov.
– Smoke grenades bouncing off a surface not directly on fire will not extinguish a molotov.
– Smoke grenades can no longer stick under a hot surface to extinguish a molotov.
– Smoke can still extinguish fires in a smoke volume even if the emitting smoke grenade rests behind an obstacle.

[MISC]
– Fixed a bug where players could double crouch jump higher than designed height.
– Fixed a bug where players would not be able to uncrouch in the air.

Release Notes for 9/16/2016

[Gameplay]
– The first-person camera of players, spectators, and demo-viewers is no longer allowed to rise higher than their third-person head. This should prevent first-person players from being able to see from perspectives where their third-person head is not also exposed.
– When a player’s first-person camera is adjusted, bullets fired from both their client and server-side locations are also adjusted to emit from the corrected position.
– If for any reason the third-person player animation lowers a player’s head beneath the client’s first-person camera, the client’s first-person camera is lowered to stay at or under the height of their third-person head. This means that the third-person motion of the player is now represented more accurately from the first-person perspective.
– Third-person landing recovery animations are now weighted based on altitude traversed and duration in-air. Players landing from small jumps or falling from lesser heights will play more subtle landing animations.
– The anti-crouch-spam system has been changed to use degrading speed, instead of logging keypress-count. As before, the more often players crouch, the slower they will rise or lower. But this should now prevent bugs where players would instantly stand, or lose their crouch-spam penalty by moving a tiny amount. If players crouch even more, eventually they will just stay standing up.
– First-person and third-person crouch speed is now more closely related. The third-person player lowers more quickly to match the first-person representation.
– Players landing in crouch positions play a more subtle landing animation that raises their third-person head less noticeably.
– Molotovs are no longer extinguished by smokes that are significantly below them, so now it is possible to smoke inside hut on Nuke and throw a molotov on top of hut, or smoke under palace balcony on Mirage and throw a molotov on balcony floor.
– Molotovs are no longer extinguished by smokes that are above the fire height.
– Molotovs no longer spread under closed doors.
– Smoke grenades no longer get stuck in player clips when they extinguish flames upon bouncing off a wall.

[Sound]
– Increased fidelity and reduced distortion for fire sounds for AWP, SSG 08, G3SG1 and SCAR-20.
– Added unique reload, distant and draw sounds for SSG 08, G3SG1 and SCAR-20.
– Gunshot tails for AWP, SSG 08, G3SG1 and SCAR-20 no longer remain at the position they were fired, and instead more accurately spread over the environment.

[Maps]
– Latest version of de_cache, minor bug fixes.

[Misc]
– Lag compensation system will now reliably restore pose parameters responsible for animation layering which makes server-side hitboxes for lag compensated players better match client-side rendered models. (Thanks, /u/Spurks)
– Fixed a bug where player body pitch could improperly rotate the entire player entity inside lag compensation processing.

Pre-Release Notes for 9/14/2016

The following changes are in the “1.35.4.7rc2” CS:GO Beta depot.

[Misc]
– Fixed firstperson/thirdperson desync during crouch-spam cooldown.
– Fixed firstperson camera jolts during grenade throws and strafing.
– Fixed ‘jittery’ players when viewed from thirdperson camera.

Pre-Release Notes for 9/09/2016

The following changes are in the “1.35.4.7rc” CS:GO Beta depot.

[Gameplay]
– The first-person camera of players, spectators, and demo-viewers is no longer allowed to rise higher than their third-person head. This should prevent first-person players from being able to see from perspectives where their third-person head is not also exposed.
– When a player’s first-person camera is adjusted, bullets fired from both their client and server-side locations are also adjusted to emit from the corrected position.
– If for any reason the third-person player animation lowers a player’s head beneath the client’s first-person camera, the client’s first-person camera is lowered to stay at or under the height of their third-person head. This means that the third-person motion of the player is now represented more accurately from the first-person perspective.
– Third-person landing recovery animations are now weighted based on altitude traversed and duration in-air. Players landing from small jumps or falling from lesser heights will play more subtle landing animations.
– The anti-crouch-spam system has been changed to use degrading speed, instead of logging keypress-count. As before, the more often players crouch, the slower they will rise or lower. But this should now prevent bugs where players would instantly stand, or lose their crouch-spam penalty by moving a tiny amount. If players crouch even more, eventually they will just stay standing up.
– First-person and third-person crouch speed is now more closely related. The third-person player lowers more quickly to match the first-person representation.
– Players landing in crouch positions play a more subtle landing animation that raises their third-person head less noticeably.

[Misc]
– Lag compensation system will now reliably restore pose parameters responsible for animation layering which makes server-side hitboxes for lag compensated players better match client-side rendered models. (Thanks, /u/Spurks)
– Fixed a bug where player body pitch could improperly rotate the entire player entity inside lag compensation processing.