Release Notes for 6/3/2020

[RENDERING]
– Texture streaming now loads textures flagged with no mip maps or no lod at full initial resolution.

[MAPS]
Chlorine
-Added missing glowy eyes texture

Anubis
-Fixed many minor issues such as z fighting, prop reflections and invisible faces
-Improved player readability at canal
-Improved performance
-Redesigned B main path & entrance
-Moved up CT spawn

Release Note for 6/1/2020

[ GAMEPLAY ]
– Grenades can no longer apply impact damage more than once.

Release Notes for 5/27/2020

[ GAMEPLAY ]
– The killfeed now displays players that are killed by C4 explosions in all game modes.
– Players that are frozen by game logic no longer take damage.
– Players are less likely to become stuck on mid-air grenades, and are now able to stand up when crouched on top of another player’s decoy grenade.
– Grenades are less likely to phase through doors when thrown into nearby players, and have improved collision when bouncing near the ground around player’s feet.

[ RENDERING ]
– Adjusted sticker shader to reduce mip artifacts on holographic stickers at an angle.
– Optimized shadow culling frustum to prevent flickering shadows caused by renderable overflow at ultra-wide aspect ratios such as 21:9.
– Optimized texture generation by giving composite textures destined for models that are already rendering higher priority in the generation queue.
– Added a trailing cache of composite inputs, designed to optimize composite generation for sequences of similar jobs.
– More asynchronous texture requests are allowed per cycle, allowing composites to generate faster on some systems.
– Added an experimental graphics setting; ‘Texture Streaming’ in video options. Texture streaming allows the game to defer loading of high-resolution textures until they are needed for rendering, potentially saving a significant amount of video memory. On systems with slower disk access, streaming textures may be momentarily visible.

[ UI / LOCALIZATION ]
– Added a new Anubis main menu background movie to the game.
– Added a way for users to change their main menu background scenery.
– Split stickers and patches localization UI tokens to allow for better translations.
– Added proper HTML-escaping for custom inventory item names when applying and scraping stickers.

[ STORE ]
– Added Warhammer 40,000 Sticker Capsule featuring a variety of stickers from the Warhammer 40,000 series.

[ STEAM ]
– Updated Steamworks SDK and Steam libraries to the latest versions released in May 2020.
– If the game fails to connect with local Steam Client, then users must update their version of Steam Client by selecting Steam > Check for Steam Client Updates…

Pre-release Notes for 5/13/2020

A new build (“texture_streaming_beta”) is now available in the CS:GO beta depot. This build is compatible with public matchmaking.

For instructions on how to opt into a CS:GO beta depot build, visit the following page: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9847-WHXC-7326

[MISC]
Texture Compositor
– Optimized texture generation by giving composite textures destined for models that are already rendering higher priority in the generation queue.
– Added a trailing cache of composite inputs, designed to optimize composite generation for sequences of similar jobs.
– More asynchronous texture requests are allowed per cycle, allowing composites to generate faster on some systems.

Texture Streaming
– Added an experimental graphics setting; ‘Texture Streaming’ in video options. Texture streaming allows the game to defer loading of high-resolution textures until they are needed for rendering, potentially saving a significant amount of video memory. On systems with slower disk access, streaming textures may be momentarily visible.

Release Notes for 5/11/2020

[GAMEPLAY]
– Improved reliability of picking up weapons with +use when nearby dropped grenades are present. (Thanks birkir!)
– Explosive grenade damage around small obstacles such as stairs will now apply damage to players more reliably.
– Hostages will no longer obscure flashbang traces, allowing players behind them to be blinded.
– Players that start the round with a taser and no pistol no longer have their taser deleted, and rechargeable tasers are now recharged at round start.
– Fixed Danger Zone piloted drone self-destruct timer resetting due to zone damage or repeated player input.

[PURE SERVERS]
– Added a setting sv_pure_allow_loose_file_loads for game servers to control whether third-party files can be loaded by clients. Users are allowed to have third-party files on disk, but the files will be ignored when playing on such pure game servers. If users already loaded third-party files into game memory, then their game client must be restarted in order to connect to such pure game servers.
– Added a setting sv_pure_allow_missing_files for game servers to control what happens to clients that load files missing on the game server. When disabled, if a connected player loaded third-party files into game memory that game server is missing, the player will be kicked.
– Added a message explaining to the client which file mismatched the pure server configuration and caused a user disconnect.

[MISC]
– Improved loadout animations in buy menu for several agents and weapon combinations.
– Fixed certain game instructor hints displaying incorrect key bindings in certain languages (e.g. “sfrutteranno” in Italian).
– Added a setting con_allownotify to allow hiding top-right corner notifications if “Overflowed CClientRenderablesList” notification appears in 21:9 resolutions.