Release Notes for 8/6/2020

– Introducing the Fracture Case, featuring designs from over 17 community artists-designed weapon finishes, and the Shattered Web Knives as rare special items.

[ MISC ]
– Updated main menu movie for Mutiny.
– Fixed several exploits related to VPK tampering.
– The -untrusted launch option is no longer supported

– Multiple improvements to SDR networking protocol:
— Improved SDR routing selection logic
— Fixed SDR networking sessions to not be reused after expiration
— Improved stability

[ MAPS ]
– Fixed some clipping, z fighting, invisible surface bugs
– Fixed being able to spot enemies through wall near bridge. (thanks Chaelin!)
– Removed palm tree shadow at bridge
– Fixed wallbang at B main route
– Fixed weapons falling through stairs and other parts of the floor.
– Re-added the grenade windows to B.
– New skin for double door at middle.
– Various minor fixes.

– Significant improvement in performance in all areas of the map (Thanks Joaokaka1998 for testing!)
– Adjusted fade distances to improve performance
– Added more hint/skip brushes to separate certain visleaves
– Added ivy models to prop combine to increase performance when multiple are rendered at once

– Lowered part of the wall on A Site
– Modified rock formation at upper T to A into a brick wall to improve visibility and grenade potential
– Added cover at mid to B connector
– Removed cover at exit of mid to A connector
– Removed cover at Side Path near the back of A Site
– Adjusted position of cover at Catwalk
– Adjusted position of cover at T to A Lower
– Raised height of ceiling clipping around A Site & CT to A, allowing players to get on top of the wall on A Site
– Raised height of ceiling clipping around CT entrance to B
– Adjusted deathmatch spawn position near A Site

– Adjusted environment lighting to give a better visual contrast
– Fixed flickering of multiple bush props across the map
– Removed shadows for some foliage models, such as those seen at The Squid building
– Fixed missing textures on various displacements around the map
– Fixed various floating models around the map (windows, lamps, etc.)
– Improved clipping of wooden pillars at Dock
– Tweaked clipping around rock at T to A Upper
– Fixed numerous bomb stuck spots (thanks Joaokaka1998!)
– Bomb now teleports back to dry land if player drops it while stood on the small boat
– Added multiple bomb reset triggers around A Site, B Site and Dock
– Fixed incorrectly rotated tarp model at Dock
– Removed foliage on A Site wall
– Modified treasure map in T spawn ship to have a more accurate name applied to it
– Updated overview

Main changes:
– Swamp has now great FPS
– Replaced water material
– Made it brighter in some areas
– Updated radar
– Fixed some more clipping

– Closed the corner near the old saw blades by the backroom
– Made recess in wall at T-entrance

– Made brighter background in corner near T-entrance

– Closed a gap where a weapon could fall in between

Release Notes for 7/29/2020

– Fixed a performance regression during POV demo playback.
– Fixed domain names starting with a digit to be resolvable via DNS as part of “connect” command.
– Added a server-side setting sv_closecaption to control whether captions can be displayed during gameplay, defaults to only displaying Co-op Strike Mission chat.
– Added main menu movies for Mutiny and Swamp.


-Added some areaportals to increase optimization at T to B Lower
-Adjusted fade distances on some props to increase performance
-Removed some unnecessary foliage props

-Increased height of cover at A Platform
-Removed lamp outside B Site obstructing angles
-Removed some foliage at CT to B to increase visibility
-Fixed boost spot in mid near A Connector
-Added a few boxes in corner at Dirt Road near CT Spawn
-Removed barrels and wood stack near CT Spawn for smoother movement
-Improved clipping in various locations
-Added clipping to the firestacks
-Removed inaccurate grenade clips at T to A Upper, A Site and the wall at the top of mid

-Ship cannons now fire out to sea as a celebration when the bomb explodes (thanks ZooL!)
-Fixed the ability to see enemies on the radar through crates with tarps
-Fixed grenades and weapons dropped falling inside crates with tarps
-Fixed seagulls not dying when shot (but please do not shoot the seagulls)
-Added more detail to the house near Upper T to A
-Increased render distances of various props around Dock
-Fixed bomb stuck spots in mid
-Sewed displacements near A Site
-Sealed multiple walls in Lobby
-Removed some unpleasant moss at Stairway to Heaven
-Changed the palm tree at elevator
-Fixed numerous pixelwalks (thanks ALJN!)

Release Notes for 7/27/2020

– Optimized platform shader files and sound configuration files to be packed inside compressed VPK files.

-Fixed various bird-related bugs
-Opened up corner at Dirt Road near CT Spawn
-Fixed bomb getting stuck on the small boat
-Improved FPS for low/medium shader
-Improved optimisation throughout the map
-Opened up T to B Upper ceiling to allow for grenade usage
-Fixed one way wallbang on B Site
-Fixed rendering issue at the top of B Site building
-Added fade distance to most small props
-Altered some deathmatch spawn positions
-Replaced rocks with flowers by the stairs at CT to A
-Removed foliage in various locations for improved visibility
-Fixed boost spot at elevator near A
-Fixed hidden bomb plant underneath stones on A Site
-Fixed floating church pillars
-Fixed misaligned stone tiles in T Spawn
-Fixed misaligned textures on church
-Improved clipping at various places
-Improved grenade clipping at various places
-Updated Overview

Main changes:
– Performance boost in some areas (2-5%)
– Alligator and frog sounds are lower, less disturbing

– Made brighter background near fence on A-long (CT side)
– Made one of the red plywood covers smaller on A-long (T side)
– Made the A-short room brighter and also made it easier for T to peek angles on entrance
– Closed gap in CT-spawn where players could boost and peek A-long

– Added wood cover under CW so players can’t peek straight down to A-short entrance (T side)
– Removed a pallet where a player could jump and get stuck

– Improved balance around bombsite
– Added clipping on crane
– Added clipping on streetlight
– Added plywood cover on bombsite
– Removed some of the railing around bombsite for easier movement
– Added electrical box, fence and plywood close to B-entrance for less hiding spots
– Added plywood in corner close to B-entrance for less hiding spots
– Added fence and plywood in water around sniper spot on B-long for easier readability (CT side)

Release Notes for 7/23/2020

– Trusted Mode is now the default launch mode for CS:GO.
— Previous Trusted Mode launch options have been deprecated.
— Instead, a new compatibility launch option “-allow_third_party_software” is provided to allow third party software to access the CS:GO game process.
– For more information about Trusted Mode please refer to the following Knowledge Base article:

[ MAPS ]
– Added Mutiny and Swamp to official matchmaking in Casual, Deathmatch, and Scrimmage game modes.
– Chlorine and Jungle have been removed from official matchmaking.

– Grenades now convey the correct amount of damage to teammates if thrown by another teammate who switched teams or disconnected.
– Decoy grenade explosions no longer damage teammates by default. (controlled via convar ff_damage_decoy_explosion)

[ MISC ]
– Fixed bsp-embedded models caching rules to allow for reloading the correct model when transitioning to a different map.
– Capped view model backfaces on Desert Eagle.
– Fixed workshop workbench texture regeneration on low shader quality GPU configurations.
– Minor adjustments to Danger Zone delivery drone behavior for Steam Workshop Danger Zone maps.

Release Notes for 7/13/2020

[Trusted Mode]
– Fixed performance issue caused by third party applications repeatedly attempting to inject into CS:GO.
– Fixed crashes caused by third party applications injecting into CS:GO.