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Release Notes for 4/2/2024

[ COPENHAGEN 2024 MAJOR ]


[ MISC ]


Copenhagen Major Champions


Congratulations to Natus Vincere, the first CS2 Major Champions!

Playing in front of a sold-out arena and with over 1.8 million viewers watching around the world, NAVI and FaZe met in the Grand Final of one of the most hotly-contested Counter-Strike Majors of all time. Trading map wins in Ancient and Mirage, the teams moved to Inferno for the decider. There, b1t, jL, Aleksib, iM, and w0nderful put on a dominating performance to earn the trophy and title of Major Champions.

To celebrate their achievement, the Copenhagen 2024 Major Champions Capsule is now available for purchase. The capsule features autographs for each member of the winning team in paper, glitter, holo, and gold. 50% of the proceeds go to the players and organizations.

And with that, the Copenhagen Major has come to a close. See you next time in Shanghai!


Championship Sunday in Copenhagen


The Semifinals of the Copenhagen Major featured four titans of Counter-Strike; FaZe Clan versus Team Vitality and Natus Vincere versus G2 Esports.

And the Semifinalists delivered! Both matchups required all three maps to determine a winner, and when the dust settled FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere were left standing. They will go head-to-head in the Grand Finals of Counter-Strike 2’s first Major Championship.

Championship Sunday begins with the Showmatch, beginning at 18:15 CET. The Grand Finals begin at 20:00 CET.

As the Major comes to a close there’s still time to support your favorite teams and players. Tournament items are available in-game, with 50% of the proceeds going to the players, teams, and organizations participating in the PGL Copenhagen Major.

See you Sunday!


Copenhagen Playoffs and Pick’Ems


The Elimination Stage of the PGL Copenhagen Major has concluded, leaving eight teams to compete for Counter-Strike 2’s first Major Championship.

Congratulations to Team Spirit and MOUZ who advanced unbeaten, finishing with a perfect 3-0 record. Eternal Fire, Cloud9, and Team Vitality each went 3-1, and Natus Vincere, G2 Esports, and FaZe Clan went the distance, needing all five matches to advance with 3-2 records.

Playoff matches begin Thursday, March 28th from Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. Predictions for the Pick’Em Challenge are due before the first Playoff match begins, so lock in your picks now!

And don’t forget, team and player stickers are available now, with 50% of the proceeds going to the players, teams, and organizations participating in the PGL Copenhagen Major.

Good luck and have fun!


PGL Copenhagen 2024: Stickers!

The opening stage of the PGL Copenhagen Major has come to a close and storylines are rapidly developing. New rosters are rising to the occasion. Seasoned teams are reaching peak form at the perfect time. Asia and the Americas have come roaring back to life. Who will reach the playoffs? Tune in to the Elimination stage and find out!


If you've been looking for a way to show your support for your favorite teams, now is your chance. Team and Player Autograph sticker capsules are now available for purchase in the Copenhagen Major hub. You'll find all of the players and teams at the Major, split into capsules featuring paper, glitter, holo, and gold stickers. 50% of the proceeds go to the players and organizations participating in the Major.

For those of you playing the Pick'Em Challenge, don't forget to set your picks before the first Elimination stage matches!


Release Notes for 3/19/2024

[ COPENHAGEN 2024 MAJOR ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 3/13/2024

[COPENHAGEN 2024 MAJOR]


[GAMEPLAY]


PGL Copenhagen 2024

In December, hundreds of teams from around the world began their long journey to the first Counter-Strike 2 Major. Fighting through open, closed, and regional qualifiers--now only 24 remain. Tune in to the PGL Copenhagen Major on March 17th and watch the best Counter-Strike teams in the world battle for the title of Major Champion!


Today we're shipping the all-new Copenhagen Major Hub, where you can find the Pick'Em Challenge, the Copenhagen 2024 Viewer Pass, Souvenirs, and (coming soon) Team and Player stickers. 50% of the proceeds from tournament items are shared with players and organizations.

Playing the Pick'Em Challenge with an active pass will give you a chance to upgrade your Copenhagen 2024 Coin and earn extra Souvenir Packages. You'll also show up on the Active Pass Leaderboard, where you can compare your Pick'Em Challenge performance to your friends.


In the past, you needed an active pass to play the Pick'Em game. No more! Now, everyone with Prime status can place their picks for free. However, to complete challenges and earn rewards from each event stage, you'll have to activate your pass before the stage begins.

So place your picks and get ready to cheer for your favorite teams. The PGL Copenhagen 2024 Major is almost here!


Release Note for 3/8/2024


Release Notes for 2/28/2024

[ MISC ]



[ MAPS ]

Inferno


[ WORKSHOP ]


Release Notes for 2/16/2024

[ MISC ]



Release Notes for 2/15/2024

[ ANIMATION ]



[ SPECTATING ]


[ GAMEPLAY ]



[ LOGGING ]


[ MISC ]


[ MAPS ]

Vertigo:
Nuke:
Anubis:
Overpass:


Release Notes for 2/12/2024

[ MISC ]



Release Notes for 2/8/2024 Night

[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 2/8/2024

[ ARMS RACE ]


[ SMOKE ]

[ ANIMATION ]

[ MAPS ]

[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 2/7/2024

[ STICKERS ]


[ SMOKE ]

[ SOUND ]

[ NETWORKING ]

[ ANIMATION ]

[ UI ]

[ MAPS ]

[ MISC ]


A Call to Arms


Arms Race has returned! Grab your guns and brace yourself for a chaotic race to the top. Get two kills with each weapon to reach the final stage, or steal your opponents’ progress with your knife (or now with the Zeus)! Work your way up to the knife stage and earn the final kill to secure the win.

There's a lot more shipping today, from custom sticker placement to new content to gameplay updates. Click here to learn more!


Release Notes for 2/6/2024

[ ARMS RACE ]



[ WEAPON FINISHES ]


[ STICKERS ]


[ MUSIC KITS ]


[ ZEUS ]


[ SMOKE ]


[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ SOUND ]


[ NETWORKING ]


[ UI ]


[ MISC ]


[ MAPS ]

Inferno:
Ancient:
Anubis:
Overpass:
Mirage:
Nuke:
Vertigo:
Italy:
Office:


Release Notes for 1/18/2024

[ MAPS ]
Vertigo:



Release Notes for 1/4/2024

[ UI ]


[ MISC ]

[ MAPS ]
Ancient:
Anubis:


Release Note for 12/21/2023

[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 12/18/23

[ MISC ]


[ WORKSHOP ]

[ MAPS ]


2024 Service Medal



Celebrate your time in CS2 with the all-new 2024 Service Medal, available starting January 1st!

To get your service medal, earn XP by playing in official game modes and rank up your CS2 Profile. When you reach Global General (Rank 40), you'll have the option to reset your Profile Rank and earn (or upgrade) a 2024 Service Medal. The medal is an inspectable display item you can show off wherever your avatar is shown.


Release Notes for 12/13/23

[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ MISC ]


[ MAPS ]

Overpass

Ancient


Release Notes for 12/7/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ MAPS ]

Inferno:


Release Notes for 12/6/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ UI ]

[ MAPS ]
Mirage:
Anubis:
Vertigo:
Nuke:
Inferno:
Dust2:


Release Notes for 12/4/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]



[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 11/30/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]



[ ANIMATION ]


[ SOUND ]


[ MISC ]


[ MAPS ]

Nuke:
Mirage:
Office:
Vertigo:
Anubis:
Ancient:


Release Notes for 11/20/2023

[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 11/17/2023


Release Notes for 11/16/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]



[ ANIMATION ]


[ MISC ]


[ UI ]


[ WORKSHOP ]


[ MAPS ]

Overpass:
Ancient:
Mirage:
Office:
Anubis:
Inferno:
Nuke:
Vertigo:


Release Notes for 11/13/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]


Release Notes for 11/9/2023

[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 11/8/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]



[ MATCHMAKING ]


[ AUDIO ]


[ MAPS ]

Mirage


[ EFFECTS ]


[ CSTV ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 11/3/2023


The Maps Workshop


The Maps workshop is now open for business.

Community map makers can start uploading their maps to the workshop, and community servers can host those maps. If you'd like to try some workshop maps offline, subscribe to them on the workshop and head to the Play menu.

There are a bunch of other workshop tool updates today, along with a host of other fixes and adjustments to CS2. Check out the notes, play some matches, and keep that feedback coming!


Release Notes for 11/2/2023

[ WORKSHOP ]


[ GAMEPLAY ]

[ MAPS ]
[ SERVERS ]
[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 10/25/2023

[ MAPS ]
Various bug fixes and tweaks:


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 10/20/2023


Release Notes for 10/19/2023


Release Notes for 10/17/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ SOUND ]

[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 10/13/2023

[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 10/12/2023

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[ ANIMATION ]


[ MAPS ]


[ MISC ]


[ WORKSHOP TOOLS ]


Release Notes for 10/10/2023

[ MATCHMAKING ]



[ Premier ]


Release Notes for 10/9/2023

[ GRAPHICS ]



[ ANIMATION ]


[ MAPS ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 10/6/2023

[ GRAPHICS ]



[ ANIMATION ]


[ MAPS ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 10/4/2023

[ GRAPHICS ]



[ ANIMATION ]


[ MAPS ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 10/2/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]



[ GRAPHICS ]


[ ANIMATION ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 9/29/2023

[ SOUND ]



[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ MISC ]


[ ANIMATION ]


[ MAPS ]


[ PERFECT WORLD ]


[ COMMUNITY DEDICATED SERVERS ]


Release Notes for 9/28/2023

[ SOUND ]



[ GRAPHICS ]


[ ANIMATION ]


[ MAPS ]


[ COSMETICS ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 9/27/2023 Night

[ SOUND ]



[ WATER ]


[ MISC ]


Welcome Home


Counter-Strike 2 is here.

Come take a look around. Counter-Strike 2 is the largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike's history, supporting new features today and updates for years to come.

If you're a returning player you'll find your favorite maps and matchmaking modes right where you left them, along with a revamped Premier mode where you can establish your all-new CS Rating. Rise through the ranks and see where you stand on global and regional leaderboards.

For new players, learn the basics with some offline training and jump into Casual and Deathmatch to hone your skills. Once you've unlocked Competitive matchmaking you'll be off to the races.

Grab your friends, and come join millions of players around the world. Welcome to Counter-Strike 2.


Release Notes for 9/27/2023

[ COUNTER-STRIKE 2 ]


[ GAMEPLAY ]

[ SOUND ]

[ ANIMATION ]

[ MATCHMAKING ]

[ MAPS ]

[ MISC ]

[ WORKSHOP TOOLS ]


Release Notes for 9/15/2023

[ MAPS ]
Office

Ancient

[ SOUND ]

[MISC]


Release Notes for 9/14/2023

[ MAPS ]



[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 9/13/2023

[ MAPS ]



[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ PREMIER MATCHMAKING ]


[ SOUND ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 9/8/2023

[ MAPS ]
Mirage

NukeItaly
[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 9/7/2023

[ MAPS ]



[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 9/6/2023

[ MAPS ]



[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ PREMIER MATCHMAKING ]


[ SOUND ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 9/5/2023

[ MAPS ]



[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ SOUND ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 9/1/2023

[ MAPS ]



[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ SOUND ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 8/31/2023

[ PREMIER ]



[ SOUND ]


[ WORKSHOP TOOLS ]


[ MAPS ]


[ MISC ]


[ CS:GO ]


[ GAME AUTHENTICATION CODES ]



Your Time is Now

Today we’re updating the CS2 Limited Test with a new map (Inferno!) and the all new CS Rating.

Your CS Rating is a visible measurement of your Counter-Strike performance, and it will determine where you stand on global and regional leaderboards. To get your CS Rating, play matches in the updated Premier mode (our Active Duty Pick-Ban competitive mode) either on your own or with your friends.

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Additionally, today we’re starting the process of inviting as many eligible players as possible to the Limited Test. To be eligible for a CS2 Limited Test invite players must have CS:GO Prime status, an active official competitive matchmaking Skill Group, and play majority of their official matchmaking games in one of the regions where the Limited Test is available.

Saving Time


Over the past decade, we’ve shipped updates to the economy and weapon balance to trim the fat and reduce the number of uncontested rounds in a match of CS.

Because of these changes, exciting competitive matches can be resolved with fewer rounds. And shorter matches mean players can play more, and more often. So with CS2, we’re moving to a maximum of 24 rounds in regulation time (with a 6 round overtime in case of a tie) for Premier, Competitive, and the Majors.

We expect the structure and flow of matches to evolve over time as the community adapts. And we’re excited to see where they go next.


Release Notes for 8/18/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ SOUND ]


Release Notes for 8/17/2023

[ MAPS ]


[ GAMEPLAY ]


Release Notes for 8/16/2023

[ MAPS ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 8/15/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ MAPS ]

[ ECONOMY ]

[ MISC ]

[ SOUND ]

[ WORKSHOP TOOLS ]


Release Notes for 8/7/2023

[ MAPS ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 8/3/2023

[ MAPS ]


[ MISC ]


A Level Playing Field

Counter-Strike is at its best when teams compete on a level playing field and when ability is the only limit to their success.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen professional Counter-Strike drift away from that ideal. The ecosystem has become gradually less open, with access to the highest levels of competition increasingly gated by business relationships.

We think that Counter-Strike should be an open sport. So we’re going to add new requirements to running large-scale competitive events. The finer details are still in progress, but here are the broad strokes:

Since tournament organizers have existing long term commitments, these requirements will take effect as of 2025. There will be some rough edges to the transition, but we’re committed to the long-term health of Counter-Strike as a sport and are looking forward to its bright and open future.


Release Notes for 8/2/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ MAPS ]

[ MISC ]

[ ANIMATION ]


Release Notes for 7/25/2023

[ MAPS ]


Release Notes for 7/21/2023

[ MOVEMENT ]


[ MISC ]

[ MAPS ]


Release Notes for 7/19/2023

[MAPS]


Release Notes for 7/18/2023

[ MISC ]


[ ANIMATION ]

[ MAPS ]


Release Notes for 7/17/2023

[ GAMEPLAY ]


[ MAPS ]

[ WORKSHOP TOOLS ]

[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 6/30/23

[ AUDIO ]



[ MOVEMENT ]


[ MAPS ]


Release Notes for 6/29/23

[ GAMEPLAY ]



[ SHOOTING ]


[ MAPS ]


[ AUDIO ]


[ ANIMATION ]


[ MOVEMENT ]


[ NETWORKING ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 6/20/2023

[ MISC ] 



[ MAPS ]


[ MOVEMENT ]


Release Notes for 6/15/23

[ MISC ]



[ MAPS ]


Release Notes for 6/14/23

[ MAPS ]


[ BUY MENU ]


[ LOADOUT ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 6/9/2023

CS:GO



[ CASE DROPS ]


CS2



[ LIMITED TEST ACCESS ]


[ MAPS ]

Mirage:


[ WEAPONS ]


[ WORKSHOP TOOLS ]




Release Notes for 6/8/2023

[ VOLUMETRIC SMOKE ]



[ ANIMATION ]


[ MISC ]


Release Notes for 6/7/2023

[ MAPS ]



[ WEAPONS ]


[ WORKSHOP TOOLS ]


[ SOUND ]


[ MISC ]


Goodbye Wheel

Today we're shipping the first major update to the CS2 Limited Test. You can check out the release notes to see what's new, but here are some of the big changes in today's update:

New Loadout and Buy Menu



Head to the loadout to customize the weapons you take into battle! Make your choices for the T and CT sides with four pistols, five mid-range weapons (SMGs and Heavy), and five rifles (yes, you can bring both M4's). Just drag and drop to adjust your buy menu however you see fit.

The buy menu has gotten a few extra upgrades, including a refund option for any weapons you purchased in the round and haven't used yet, and indicators to help you track what your teammates are carrying.

Workshop Tools



The Limited Test now also includes all-new Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools, which can be enabled and downloaded from the in-game settings menu. These tools will allow community contributors to create weapon finishes, stickers, and maps.

There's much more in today's update, from smoke grenade adjustments to input and animation. Jump into the Limited Test and send your feedback to cs2team [at] valvesoftware [dot] com (make sure to include CS2LT in your title).


Release Notes for 6/6/2023

[ MAPS ]



[ WORKSHOP TOOLS ]


[ WEAPONS ]


[ SUB-TICK ]




[ VOLUMETRIC SMOKE ]




[ ANIMATION ]




[ SOUND ]



[ RENDERING ]




[ INPUT ]



[ VAC ]


Team Vitality - Major Champions!



Congratulations to Team Vitality, champions of the BLAST.TV Paris Major! They defeated GamerLegion and completed a dominating performance, sailing through the event without losing a single map.

Today we are releasing the Paris 2023 Champions Autograph Capsule, featuring autographs from apEX, dupreeh, Magisk, Spinx, and ZywOo. Celebrate the champions in style, with paper, glitter, holo, and gold player autograph stickers!


The Grand Finale



The BLAST.tv Paris Major began with 24 teams and 2 finalists remain: GamerLegion and Team Vitality.

The Champions Stage saw GamerLegion defeat Monte 2-0 and Heroic 2-1 on their path to the Grand Finals.

In front of a home crowd Team Vitality bested Into the Breach and Apeks 2-0 on consecutive days. The Grand Finals of the last CS:GO Major take place tomorrow, May 21st, from Accor Arena in Paris.

Team items are available here with 50% of the proceeds going to teams and organizations taking part in the Major.

Good luck to the grand finalists!


On to the Finals



The Legends Stage of the BLAST.tv Paris Major has concluded and the Champions Stage is set. The following teams will compete to become Major Champions of the final CS:GO Major:

3-0:
Heroic
Vitality

3-1:
GamerLegion
Monte
Team Liquid

3-2:
Apeks
FaZe
Into the Breach

The Quarterfinals begin Thursday, May 18th, at 6:00pm Paris time GMT+2. The conclusion of the Legends Stage means Pick'Ems are now open for the Champions Stage.

Team items are available here with 50% of the proceeds going to teams and organizations taking part in the Major.

Good luck to the final 8 teams!


Enter The Legends


The Challengers Stage of the BLAST.tv Paris Major has concluded and 8 teams have advanced to the Legends Stage.

3-0:
ENCE
G2

3-1:
Apeks
FaZe
Ninjas in Pyjamas

3-2:
GamerLegion
Monte
Team Liquid

The Legends Stage begins May 13th and Pick'Ems are now open.

Team items are available here with 50% of the proceeds going to teams and organizations taking part in the Major.

Good luck to the 16 remaining teams!


Release Notes for 5/5/2023

[PARIS 2023 MAJOR]
- Adjusted 9INE team and autograph stickers.
- Updated the UploadTournamentPredictions WebAPI for third-party integration websites, to allow placing all group predictions in a single batch. More details are available here.


The Paris 2023 Major


The BLAST.TV Paris Major begins May 8th. Who will become the champion of CS:GO's final Major?

Show your support for all of the teams and players with team stickers, player autographs, and the Paris 2023 Viewer Pass, all available for purchase now! 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the Major.

The Paris 2023 Viewer Pass



With a Paris 2023 Viewer Pass, you'll receive an upgradable Paris 2023 Event Coin, access to the Pick'em Challenge, team graffiti, Steam.tv flair, and exclusive access to Paris 2023 Souvenir Packages.

Each time you upgrade your Paris 2023 Event Coin, you'll receive a Souvenir Token that can be redeemed for a Souvenir Package from the match of your choice. Souvenirs feature gold stickers of the teams and map of the match you selected.

You can earn up to three Souvenir Tokens by playing the Pick'em Challenge, but if you'd like more, purchase the 'Viewer Pass +3' and you'll get three Souvenir Tokens right away. You can also purchase as many Souvenir Tokens as you like once you've activated your Paris 2023 Viewer Pass.

Team and Player Capsules



Looking for your favorite Team or Player? Check out the Team and Player Autograph capsules, featuring paper, glitter, holo, and gold stickers. And shortly after the Grand Final concludes, Champions Autograph Capsules (feature autographs of players on the winning team) will be available for purchase.

The Major is just days away. Activate your Viewer Pass, make your picks, and get ready for the best teams in the game to make CS:GO history.


Release Notes for 5/4/2023

[PARIS 2023 CS:GO MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP]
– The “Paris 2023 Viewer Pass” and the “Paris 2023 Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens” are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the BLAST.TV Paris Major.
– With a Viewer Pass, you’ll get:
— An upgradable Paris 2023 Event Coin.
— Access to the Paris Pick’Em Challenge.
— Unlimited team graffiti for the duration of the event.
— Steam.tv team flair.
— Access to Paris 2023 Souvenir Packages.
– Team stickers and Player Autograph stickers are available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the BLAST.TV Paris Major.


The Anubis Collection

Since November, players have been peeking mid and rushing through the waters of Anubis.

Today we're introducing the Anubis Collection, featuring 19 weapon finishes themed around the newest addition to Counter-Strike's Active Duty map pool.



The Anubis Collection is available for purchase now in-game.


Release Notes for 4/24/2023

[ANUBIS COLLECTION]
- Introducing the Anubis Collection, featuring 19 weapon finishes themed around the newest addition to Counter-Strike's Active Duty map pool.

[MAPS]
-Spring celebrations have ended in Ember Land.
-Lava in the tunnels is rising.
-Minor bug fixes.


Release Notes for 3/31/2023

[NETWORKING]
- Multiple network optimizations.
- The player lister in private matchmaking should no longer mix CS:GO and CS2 players together if they use the same private matchmaking pool code.

[UI]
- Added Defuse Kit to team equipment display.
- Scoreboard - Various font and style changes
- Adjusted voting panel to more closely match other UI

[VISUALS]
- Continued physically based rendering (PBR) compatibility adjustments to stickers:
-- Brightened some sticker styles for better contrast
-- Added some functionality to support fine-tuning individual items in future content adjustments.
- Adjusted some main menu and end of round animations to reduce interpenetration of weapons and character models.
- Various improvements to character models.
- Continued improvements to inspect/reload behavior.

[DUST II]
- Various adjustments to clipping and materials.
- Sealed rooftops to prevent grenades/molotovs from landing in places they shouldn't.

[MISC]
- Restored functionality for adding/removing bots while playing offline.
- Restored spray menu functionality.
- Restored radio command functionality.
- Fixes for various crashes.


Release Notes for 3/30/2023

[ NETWORKING ]
- Multiple network traffic optimizations.
- Shooting random seeds are now correctly desynchronized between server and client code.

[ VISUALS ]
- Fixed positions of overhead labels and ping elements at different resolutions.
- Fixed halo around enemies to not give away their locations.
- Bomb code will now correctly clear when aborting the bomb plant.
- Fixed rare inspect animations to be rare and not every anim.
- Inspect then reload ("f", "r", "f", "r") more closely matches CS:GO behavior.
- Disabled all development console commands (including "cl_physics_highlight_active 5").

[ GAMEPLAY ]
- HE grenades no longer affect smokes through walls.
- Disabled collisions between ragdolls.
- Players will no longer drop weapons when getting a bonus weapon in Deathmatch.
- Trajectory preview for decoy grenades is now correct.
- Improved behavior of picking up weapons with the use key.  

[ INPUT SYSTEM ]
- Buy menu and scoreboard now allow movement while they have focus.
- Team intro allows voice chat.
- Keys will no longer get stuck when opening the steam overlay.
- Fixed many cases where user input would get confused.
- Multiple actions cannot be bound to one key.

[ SOUND ]
- Adjustments to smoke grenade sound timing at a distance.
- Fixed a bug where flashbang or grenade sound effect would remain if player died while having that sound effect active.
- Added dedicated player-only sound when a grenade is correctly jump-thrown.
- Fixed chat wheel lines to be restricted to legitimate chat wheel lines that can be configured in game options.

[ DUST II ]
- Fixed a hole in the wall.


Release Notes for 3/24/2023

[ Ui ]
- Fixed common asserts.
- Removed Trade-Up contract UI for Limited Test.
- Fixed multiple items showing up in the inspect panel.

[ Audio ]
- Use correct audio device name when user picks "default" device.
- Added weapon drop sounds to minimap distance broadcast.
- Lowered volume of some dust2 ambience.
- Added some missing ui sounds.
- Lowered volume of flashbang ringing and volume ducking effect.
- Reduced stereo spread of grenade explosions.
- Fixed phasing with deathmatch kill bonus sound.

[ Game ]
- Fixed various game crashes.
- Smoke bullet holes are now fixed relative to the firstperson camera.
- Smoke grenades dropped in small crevices no longer detonate on the incorrect side of thin walls.
- Players can no longer pick up weapons while dead during a competitive match.
- Fixed dropping weapons during the team intro.
- Fixed +voicerecord getting stuck on when held during team intro and released after.
- Chat messages sent during end of match no longer show players as *DEAD* if they were dead at the end of the last round.
- Fixed handling game input keys such as +voicerecord while panorama has focus.
- Added netgraph.

[ Graphics ]
- Fixed flickering with MSAA.
- Fixed smoke cloud volume lighting.
- Fixed stencil issue on glass when MSAA is disabled.
- Updated various weapon finishes based on community feedback.


Release Notes for 3/22/2023



[COUNTER-STRIKE 2 LIMITED TEST]
- Shipped the mechanism for players to gain access to the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test.
- If you have been selected to participate in the limited test, you will see an invitation banner when you launch CS:GO with further instructions.

[MAPS]
Ember
-Introducing Ember spring update
-The chickens have laid colourful eggs
-Replaced cannonballs with eggs
-Festive Tablet image
-Weeds
-General updates
-Added new path at Swimming Pool
-Players no longer take damage from slow rolling cannonballs


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