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.