Release Notes for 10/24/2017

[ SOUND ]
– Added a new audio occlusion model for CS:GO ( disabled by default ). This new occlusion model much more realistically simulates the occlusion of sounds that have to travel through and around materials to reach the player. Instead of simply adjusting the volume of sounds that are occluded, this new model distorts the sounds according to the properties of the materials that the sound has to travel through. Eventually we intend to turn this feature on for all users, but at the moment it can be controlled by the convar ‘snd_occlusion’. Use ‘snd_occlusion 1’ to turn this new feature on. Feedback on it is welcome.
– Fixed a bug where some sounds would play multiple times when observing.
[ DUST II ]
– Performance optimizations on low-end and medium-end computers.
– Removed windows and awning on Catwalk for visibility.
– Moved door awning on Short A for player movement.
– Fixed slit in boxes in Lower Tunnels.
– Removed small port hole windows from towers at Short A for visibility.
– Removed grain sack from Bombsite A.
– Removed awnings from Salon on Long.
– Grenade Clipped stone trim pieces.
– Fixed room at CT Spawn eating weapons.
– Moved windows and conduits from wall looking from CT Ramp to Short A.
– Fixed a number of small holes in the world.
– Fixed fade distance on barrel at Mid.
– Upped light value on a number of windows for visibility.
– Lowered noise and contrast on some texture sets for visibility.
– Fixed non-precise clipping on dumpsters at Outside Tunnels.
– Set ‘surfaceproperty’ on Cars to ‘metalvehicle’.
– Addressed visibility on Pit.
– Removed rollup door on Salon for visibility.
– Fixed some noisy walls in Tunnels for visibility.
– Addressed some visibility issues in Back B Plat.
– Upped contrast for some cover props at Bombsite B.
– Fixed clip that players could get stuck on in Pit Plat.
– Updated radar to reflect building at Car.
– Fixed errant displacement at Side Pit.
– Added a few rooftop faces that can be seen while boosting.
[ MISC ]
– Server log dispatch over HTTP includes a new header “X-Server-Instance-Token” that will be unique number derived from that server’s command line, account token and local IP.

Release Notes for 10/20/2017

[Dust II]
– Fixed sun not showing.
– Smoothed out terrain by CT spawn to allow smoking off from X-Box.
– Removed taxi sign from certain car models.
– Cleaned up alpha painting on Tunnels building for player reads.
– Added window shutter above Catwalk.
– Fixed glowing CT player models on low end settings.
– Adjusted fog values.
– Cleaned up player reads from CT Mid up toward Suicide.
– Improved collision of cover props at B Bombsite.
– Fixed bad surface property sounds on cover props at B.
– Some clipping refinements.
– Fixed a few wall-bang bugs on buildings.
– Grenade clips added to CT spawn.
– Fixed small walls at Outside Tunnels not being reliably jump-able.
– Adjusted a number of models that were not lined up properly.
– Fixed interpenetrating barrels at Mid.
– Fixed some crates at A there were hanging players up.
– Smoothed out wall behind Car at A.
– Fixed displacement that had too high an angle at CT Ramp.

Release Notes for 10/18/2017

[GAMEPLAY]
– Replaced de_dust2 with updated version.
– Improved de_nuke bot navigation.

[AUDIO]
– Unique jump landing sounds for all major surfaces.
– Unique sounds for picking up weapons and grenades.
– Unique bullet impact sounds for vehicles and barrels.
– Re-balanced music kits volume to be more in-line with the overall game volume.
– Improved resolution and quality of HRTF algorithm.

[MISC]
– Both Perfect World Sticker Capsule Limited Time Offers and Graffiti Capsule Limited Time Offers are now available worldwide.
– Added normal maps for “Gut Knife | Autotronic”, “Bayonet | Autotronic”, and “M9 Bayonet | Autotronic”.
– Fixed case where players could be blinded by a flashbang outside the map and out of line of sight.

Pre-Release Notes for 10/10/2017

The following changes are in the “1.36.0.7-rc1” CS:GO Beta depot.

[GAMEPLAY]
– Updated version of de_dust2 added.
– Improved de_nuke bot navigation.

[AUDIO]
– Unique jump landing sounds for all major surfaces.
– Unique sounds for picking up weapons, grenades and ammo.
– Unique bullet impact sounds for vehicles and barrels.
– re-balanced music kit volume to be more in-line with the overall game volume.
– Improved resolution and quality of HRTF algorithm.

Release Notes for 10/5/2017

[ PERFECT WORLD ]
– Added a double-confirmation purchase UI for Perfect World users to help avoid accidental purchase clicks.

[ GAMEPLAY ]
As a pre-release beta, the following changes can be previewed offline with bots:
– Smoke grenades now have 10 unit radius when deciding if they are close enough to a fire to extinguish it. This helps reduce the number of ‘gaps’ between flames which could cause a smoke grenade to not detonate.
– Additional changes to smoke grenade detonation to make smoke/fire collision more predictable in areas with rough terrain / ledges / stairs.