Release Notes for 2/14/2017

– Reduced per-client memory use by sharing network buffers.
– Increased entities delta buffers to 192Kb to support connecting to game modes with many entities (sv_delta_entity_full_buffer_size on the server can be used to increase it up to 256Kb if needed)
– Added a better error message for clients explaining the too many entities on the server error.
– Added more functionality for community log address integration.
– Log address can now be sent an 18-character prefix before every log packet text
– logaddress_add_ex command will use a unique prefix token per instance for the added log address
– logaddress_token_secret and logaddress_add_ts allow to add prefix as a checksum of known secret string
– Added a message for “killed by the bomb” to the logs.

[ MISC ]
– Teams can now vote on team issues independently.
– Fixed sleeves interpenetrating gloves
– Spectator’s player glow values have been adjusted to make noise-making state transitions more noticeable.

[ OSX ]
– Fixed CSM boundary artifacts on Iris based Macbook pro.

[ MAPS ]
– Overpass
— Added grenade-clip to ceiling underneath Bombsite A and inside connector, to prevent molotovs spreading into areas above

– Cobblestone
— Removed support beam in drop room which blocked line of sight to drop/door

– Nuke
— Fixed see-through gap when jump-peeking from CT spawn towards Mini
— Fixed various bugs reported on

– Cache
— Fixed model fade distance on truck in CT spawn

Release Notes for 2/3/2017

– Replaced Dust II with Inferno in the Active Duty Group.
– Created a separate Dust II map group for Casual and Deathmatch game modes.
– Separated Reserves Group into Reserves Group and Hostage Group.

– By default, players can now apply graffiti quickly by pressing and releasing the graffiti menu key. This can be disabled from the graffiti menu via checkbox. To alleviate any initial confusion from this change, we added one extra charge to all unsealed graffiti.
– Optimized water materials used in Inferno, Nuke and Aztec maps.
– Added convars mp_teamscore_max, mp_teamscore_1, mp_teamscore_2 to display best of N maps series in the spectator UI.

– Dust2
— Fixed various spots where C4 could get stuck

– Cobblestone
— Made cubby near bottom of platform stairs in Bombsite B deeper
— Smoothed out movement around B ramp and dropdown room
— Fixed various spots where C4 could get stuck (Thanks Residents_evil!)
— Fixed some surfaces playing the wrong footstep sounds

– Overpass
— Fixed various spots where C4 could get stuck (Thanks kame942!)
— Ground in CT spawn now displays decals correctly
— Fixed some surfaces playing the wrong footstep sounds

– Train
— Fixed various spots where C4 could get stuck

Release Notes for 1/19/2017

– Added countdown in the main menu that shows the time till the active stage picks will be locked.
– Fixed a bug in the Watch tab match lister. Match data should now auto refresh after the client downloads the match data.
– Fixed a bug where HTTP 200 OK was not returned for a successfully completed request to UploadTournamentPredictions when clearing a pick.
– Fixed a regression for Steam help site to correctly localize information about PickEm authentication codes.

– Added a command-line flag -ip_relay for GOTV relays behind NATs to communicate their relay public address to master.
– Added mp_logmoney setting to output player money and purchases in server logs.
– Added a convar mp_halftime_pausematch which will pause the match after halftime intermission.
– Added a log line saying “Game Over” after the last round of the match has been completed.

– HRTF now works correctly on older versions of OSX.

Release Notes for 1/12/2017

– Team stickers, stickers autographed by professional CS:GO players, and all-new team graffiti are available for purchase in-game and from the Steam Community Market, with 50% of the proceeds going to players and organizations. For more details, visit
– Team stickers can be used as game pieces for the Atlanta 2017 Team Pick’Em Challenge.
— Group stage picks can be made immediately, Playoff picks can be made when the group stage has completed.
— Group stage picks lock at the start of the group stage matches.
— Playoff picks lock at the start of the first Playoff matches.

– Players killed during grenade-throwing animation will no longer drop a duplicate grenade if that grenade has already been thrown.
– func_breakables will no longer make noise when hits deal no damage.

– Added a server setting sv_steamauth_enforce to allow tournament organizers for LAN events to delay player kick due to No Steam Logon client issue until the end of a live round when tournament match will automatically pause and a round backup with all correct information will be saved for reconnect.

– Lowered volume of bullet-bys and bullet impacts.
– Changed default weapon near/far crossfade max distance so that a slight perceived volume bump doesn’t happen at crossfade junctions.
– Also lowered volume of distant weapons slightly to address the same issue.
– Slightly increased the min distance of the falloff so that 3rd parties can hear max volume at about 1m away from shooter.
– Increased the input curve amount so that rate of volume decay over distance is more pronounced.
– Added descriptions to many mixer groups.

–Fixed various spots where C4 could get stuck
–Removed some slight gaps in cover in Bombsite A

–Fixed bug where jumping inside of Toxic in Bombsite B would clip the playermodel through the ceiling
–Removed vent-sound from top of Mini, Bombsite A

–Fixed sound-spam when shooting at vent in Checkers through a prop
–Clipping improvements

–Fixed some minor graphical bugs
–Fixed a spot where players could get stuck near Boiler, Bombsite A
–Added backfaces to gate used at bottom of Banana, Bombsite B

Release Notes for 12/14/2016

– Fixed non-solid parts of SAS Counter-Terrorist models.
– Fixed rendering issues with new character footstep shadows.