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MAJOR CS:GO update for 12/6/18 (Danger Zone & F2P)
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Patch Notes
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ATTENTION AMD RADEON USERS: Widespread crashing in much the same style as what happened after Operation Wildfire and Newke is occurring. If you're crashing, please see this /r/AMDHelp thread for instructions on posting your minidumps. Valve has been notified about the issue and provided with a link to the thread.

There are also isolated reports of users with Intel graphics having the game refusing to start up, and minidumps are not being produced in those cases.

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Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[CSGO – Danger Zone]
– Introducing Danger Zone, a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO’s tactical gameplay. For more details, visit: www.counter-strike.net/dangerzone
– Danger Zone can be played solo, or in squads of two or three players.

[FREE TO PLAY]
– CS:GO is now free to play. For more details, visit the F2P FAQ.
– All players who played CS:GO before the Danger Zone update will receive a commemorative Loyalty Badge they can display on their profile.
– All current CS:GO Players have been upgraded to Prime Status
— Prime Status continues to match you with other Prime Status players
— Additionally, your Prime Status will give you access to the new Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats (available by earning XP while playing Danger Zone matches) and the new Danger Zone case.

[Danger Zone Case]
– Introducing the Danger Zone Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Horizon Knives as rare special items.

Rumor has it:

- This is the Loyalty Badge, as described above it's been given to everyone that owned the game before this update. Its flavor text: Strength through loyalty.

https://i.imgur.com/oLnplNg.png

- If you see a skin in the Danger Zone Case that you really like and want to buy off of someone, check out CS:GO Stash which has links to Steam Community Market pages for your convenience. It's also got inventory images too
- You can also see the MP5-SD | Lab Rats here
- And /u/ImThour also points out that there's a set of stickers for Blacksite, including a foil version

- Lots, and I really mean lots of script and config additions for Danger Zone, if you want to know what commands control what: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-CSGO/commit/30fa4d57a2c38b9270ac075a137bd4d0449c7f83

- Not necessarily related to this update, but Valve is now using the Google Cloud Platform to host some new Steam Datagram system infrastructure in Sao Paulo and Helsinki, in addition to their own infrastructure (and Perfect World's, inside of China)
- Google Cloud Platform clusters are marked with a g before their city's IATA identifier, such as "ghel" for the Google-hosted infrastructure in Helsinki

- Size is close to 1 GB - data capped users should take action now

[h][b]ATTENTION AMD RADEON USERS: Widespread crashing in much the same style as what happened after Operation Wildfire and Newke is occurring. If you're crashing, [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/AMDHelp/comments/a3t9k3/counterstrike_global_offensive_danger_zone_crash/]please see this /r/AMDHelp thread for instructions on posting your minidumps[/url]. Valve has been notified about the issue and provided with a link to the thread.[/b][/h]

[b]There are also isolated reports of users with Intel graphics having the game refusing to start up, and minidumps are not being produced in those cases.[/b]

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Via [url=http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2018/12/21530/]the CS:GO blog[/url]:

[quote=Valve][CSGO – Danger Zone]
– Introducing Danger Zone, a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO’s tactical gameplay. For more details, visit: www.counter-strike.net/dangerzone
– Danger Zone can be played solo, or in squads of two or three players.

[FREE TO PLAY]
– CS:GO is now free to play. For more details, visit the F2P FAQ.
– All players who played CS:GO before the Danger Zone update will receive a commemorative Loyalty Badge they can display on their profile.
– All current CS:GO Players have been upgraded to Prime Status
— Prime Status continues to match you with other Prime Status players
— Additionally, your Prime Status will give you access to the new Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats (available by earning XP while playing Danger Zone matches) and the new Danger Zone case.

[Danger Zone Case]
– Introducing the Danger Zone Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Horizon Knives as rare special items.[/quote]

Rumor has it:

- This is the Loyalty Badge, as described above it's been given to everyone that owned the game before this update. Its flavor text: [i]Strength through loyalty.[/i] [img]https://i.imgur.com/oLnplNg.png[/img]

- If you see a skin in the Danger Zone Case that you really like and want to buy off of someone, [url=https://csgostash.com/case/259/Danger-Zone-Case]check out CS:GO Stash[/url] which has links to Steam Community Market pages for your convenience. It's also got inventory images too
- You can also [url=https://csgostash.com/skin/1036/MP5-SD-Lab-Rats]see the MP5-SD | Lab Rats here[/url]
- And /u/ImThour also points out [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/a3sg53/major_counterstrike_global_offensive_update_for/eb9s50n/)]that there's a set of stickers for Blacksite[/url], including a foil version

- Lots, and I really mean lots of script and config additions for Danger Zone, if you want to know what commands control what: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-CSGO/commit/30fa4d57a2c38b9270ac075a137bd4d0449c7f83

- Not necessarily related to this update, but [url=https://github.com/SteamDatabase/SteamTracking/commit/17a5bc60ab7de31f1cd56e8b48431a89f4939e80]Valve is now using the Google Cloud Platform to host some new Steam Datagram system infrastructure[/url] in Sao Paulo and Helsinki, in addition to their own infrastructure (and Perfect World's, inside of China)
- Google Cloud Platform clusters are marked with a g before their city's [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IATA_airport_code]IATA identifier[/url], such as "ghel" for the Google-hosted infrastructure in Helsinki

- [b]Size is close to 1 GB - data capped users should take action now[/b]
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what the fuck

what the fuck
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battle royale
everyone who owns csgo before update is prime (potentially including cheaters)
I Do Not Like This

battle royale
everyone who owns csgo before update is prime (potentially including cheaters)
I Do Not Like This
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#4
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?????????????? what is actually happening ??????????????

?????????????? what is actually happening ??????????????
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My head hurts. Also now i can play battle royale on my shitty comp maybe?

My head hurts. Also now i can play battle royale on my shitty comp maybe?
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Great update, very fun, thank you csgo devs but can anyone explain what is happening in this clip

[url=https://youtu.be/mmrYEisyBxs?t=1]Great update, very fun, thank you csgo devs but can anyone explain what is happening in this clip[/url]
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I'm actually finding this insanely fun in the 2 minutes i can get in before it crashes (there's a known crash, valve is aware of it)
However, I don't know if F2P was the right choice for CSGO. At the very least, they shouldn't bump up people to prime simply for owning the game. It basically obliterates the point of Prime, which was to have one phone number to an account and at least delay cheaters from continually getting in to the big boys club. If cheaters had a field day with the game when it was $15, imagine it now.

I'm actually finding this insanely fun in the 2 minutes i can get in before it crashes (there's a known crash, valve is aware of it)
However, I don't know if F2P was the right choice for CSGO. At the very least, they shouldn't bump up people to prime simply for owning the game. It basically obliterates the point of Prime, which was to have one phone number to an account and at least delay cheaters from continually getting in to the big boys club. If cheaters had a field day with the game when it was $15, imagine it now.
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#8
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very fun update, f2p seems like a good idea paired with trust factor matchmaking

very fun update, f2p seems like a good idea paired with trust factor matchmaking
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csgo is dead and valve killed it

bumping all current players up to prime is one of the stupidest things i can think of

csgo is dead and valve killed it

bumping all current players up to prime is one of the stupidest things i can think of
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CaptainZidgelI'm actually finding this insanely fun in the 2 minutes i can get in before it crashes (there's a known crash, valve is aware of it)
However, I don't know if F2P was the right choice for CSGO. At the very least, they shouldn't bump up people to prime simply for owning the game. It basically obliterates the point of Prime, which was to have one phone number to an account and at least delay cheaters from continually getting in to the big boys club. If cheaters had a field day with the game when it was $15, imagine it now.

i dont mind the f2p thing, its the buying into prime i am more worried about, which i think defeats the whole purpose of prime. I have a feeling there might be a surge in some cheater activity because now you can bypass leveling up to prime level (21) and just buy prime for 15$. And on top of that they will probably do sales or something with the "buy prime thing". Makes me sad

[quote=CaptainZidgel]I'm actually finding this insanely fun in the 2 minutes i can get in before it crashes (there's a known crash, valve is aware of it)
However, I don't know if F2P was the right choice for CSGO. At the very least, they shouldn't bump up people to prime simply for owning the game. It basically obliterates the point of Prime, which was to have one phone number to an account and at least delay cheaters from continually getting in to the big boys club. If cheaters had a field day with the game when it was $15, imagine it now.[/quote]
i dont mind the f2p thing, its the buying into prime i am more worried about, which i think defeats the whole purpose of prime. I have a feeling there might be a surge in some cheater activity because now you can bypass leveling up to prime level (21) and just buy prime for 15$. And on top of that they will probably do sales or something with the "buy prime thing". Makes me sad
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meyybattle royale
everyone who owns csgo before update is prime (potentially including cheaters)
I Do Not Like This

Well you need a phone number tied to an account and that phone number not tied to another account with prime already.

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nvm apparently just paying for prime status is good enough... Valve needs to tie in phone numbers, not that it adds a whole lot of protection anyway.

wonder if there are any other known bugs right now I had several things like this happen yesterday
https://clips.twitch.tv/TiredExquisiteJalapenoThisIsSparta
3/5 players on the other team in that match would occasionally just teleport a little bit, but were otherwise not fishy at all and didn't look laggy other than when it came to hit registration. In that specific clip you can see I have no packetloss and over 200fps until I died.

[quote=meyy]battle royale
everyone who owns csgo before update is prime (potentially including cheaters)
I Do Not Like This[/quote]

Well you need a phone number tied to an account and that phone number not tied to another account with prime already.

edit-
nvm apparently just paying for prime status is good enough... Valve needs to tie in phone numbers, not that it adds a whole lot of protection anyway.

wonder if there are any other known bugs right now I had several things like this happen yesterday
https://clips.twitch.tv/TiredExquisiteJalapenoThisIsSparta
3/5 players on the other team in that match would occasionally just teleport a little bit, but were otherwise not fishy at all and didn't look laggy other than when it came to hit registration. In that specific clip you can see I have no packetloss and over 200fps until I died.
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#12
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Not to flame, but that crosshair placement

Not to flame, but that crosshair placement
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Tino_Not to flame, but that crosshair placement

at which point rofl?

1st guy I didn't really peek him correctly at all, the 2nd guy it was a bit to tight to the wall but otherwise is was decent, right about chin level as they peeked me.

[quote=Tino_]Not to flame, but that crosshair placement[/quote]

at which point rofl?

1st guy I didn't really peek him correctly at all, the 2nd guy it was a bit to tight to the wall but otherwise is was decent, right about chin level as they peeked me.
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and in this gaming climate, they're gonna scream csgo is dead even louder than idiots in tf2 ever did!!! because free game means dead game obviously.

and in this gaming climate, they're gonna scream csgo is dead even louder than idiots in tf2 ever did!!! because free game means dead game obviously.
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