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#1 CS:GO update for 4/25/19 (4/26/19 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ MAPS ]
– Workout is now available in Competitive Mode and as part of the Hostage Group.
– Ruby is now available as part of the Defusal Group Sigma.
– Abbey and Biome which are no longer available in official matchmaking.
– Updated radars for Assault, Cobblestone, Italy, Militia, Office, Vertigo.

– Added nav blocker entities for Wingman

– Added nav blockers for Wingman mode
– Fixed a bug where fountain particle effects would sometimes not play
– Brightened up gate-area at top of banana

– Added nav blocker entities for Wingman
– Fixed C4 stuck spot inside connector
– Balloons no longer block grenades or player movement

– Added nav blocker entities for Wingman
– Changed ground material to a brighter version
– Updated train car models with improved collision model
– Added white background near T entrance to A main

– Added nav blockers for Wingman mode
– Removed spot where player could avoid death-trigger in elevator shaft
– Fixed molotovs breaking on top of pipes near scaffolding on A ramp
– Fixed some poor visibility spots
– Added ibeam with construction markings for possible grenade lineups
– Simplified grenade collisions on walls and bombsite crates
– Decreased size of bombsite zones on both sites
– Flattened bombsite zones
– Lowered volume of some environment sounds
– Reworked T spawn
– Removed center cover in elevator room by A site
– Removed pallets in elevator room near mid
– Lengthened hallway-exit from elevator room by A site
– Made T entrance to mid slightly tighter
– Tweaked shape of sandbags in mid
– Made catwalk near B stairs one section longer
– Removed ibeam closest to B stairs
– Updated elevator model
– Blocked view from CT spawn towards bombsite B catwalk

[ BOTS ]
– Enabled nav blocker entities for bots to path correctly when playing Wingman.
– Fixed bots from sometimes falling down from ladders and improved bots ladder movement in general.
– Fixed bots having trouble planting bombs at A site on Overpass.
– Bots now choose more areas available for bomb plants.

Rumor has it:

- Size is close to 300 MB

posted 8 hours ago
#1 CS:GO update for 4/22/19 ( in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ MISC ]
– Enabled D3D9EX mode by default.
— If you encounter graphics problems with this feature, please send an email to CSGOTeamFeedback@valvesoftware.com with the subject “D3D9EX”
— Customers who experience problems can also disable it with -disable_d3d9ex command line option.
– Fixed a bug with flashbangs that were infinitely purchasable in Competitive Matchmaking – now all grenade types have buy limits matching their carry limits, and grenades carried over from the previous round count towards the buy limit.
– Fixed a bug where name of invited friend was not showing in party chat when they join.
– Fixed a bug when all items but the currently equipped item were removed from shuffle.
– Fixed several shuffle bugs related to weapons sharing a loadout slot.
– Fixed a bug that sometimes showed default knife in spectator UI.
– Localization fixes for Turkish language.

Rumor has it:

- Despite today being Easter Monday, we don't have any Easter chickens this year

- The EZ4ENCE Music Kit can no longer be directly purchased, you'll now have to wait for it to appear in your coupons: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-CSGO/commit/704d0d0b4fab530fbab30960088a07db941bdefb

- Size is ~25 MB

posted 3 days ago
#9 TF2 UPDATE FOR 04/17/19 in TF2 General Discussion
yttriumwickedplayer494Yesterday was all sorts of chaos
ok hol up I wasn't criticizing you, and I'm sorry you went through all that shit, that sucks man. I was bringing up the fact that the TF team patched the game and only sent out an email to hlds_announce half an hour later, when normally they send the email roughly an hour before.

Oh no it's all fine, I just felt like sharing that story for the fun of it. I'm glad you guys enjoyed it.

posted 5 days ago
#189 ESEA to drop tf2 after season 31??? in TF2 General Discussion

I really miss the days of the old ESEA LANs from around the S6-S12 era.

posted 1 week ago
#4 TF2 UPDATE FOR 04/17/19 in TF2 General Discussion
yttriumWicked hasn't put out a post because there wasn't an hlds-announce email. Again.

Yesterday was all sorts of chaos, Nexus 6 was at 0%, and some jackass caused some crashes including a vehicle rollover at Main and James which (somehow) forced the cops to shut down all of northbound Main for a good chunk of time. Didn't even let any buses through, they just kept them there shit out of luck stuck in the curb while reroute instructions were being handed out for those further behind to dodge the mess. They didn't even turn two of the southbound lanes into contraflow either even though it was pretty much all contained to the curb lane and a parking lot. Gave up, walked all the way to Portage and Main (and then underground a bit to get on the proper side - thanks a lot plebiscite voters) to get the one bus that goes across the river at Provencher instead.

Fun story: some guy's wife was attempting to cross the street on the Portage East side and he reached out and rescued her from getting hit by a car that had zero room to slow down (there was still a bit of distance but had he not held her it coulda been bad). I wonder how they voted in October. At the very least it was a refreshing display of faith in humanity.

Winnipeg food recommendation: to my surprise, my Bodegoes stuff was still rather warm throughout most of this ordeal. If Ai-Kon or something else manages to bring you here (or maybe the Stanley Cup Final if we make it that far providing we don't get Tampa Bayed), go check it out.

I really need a Pixel 2 XL.

posted 1 week ago
#1 TF2 update for 4/17/19 in TF2 General Discussion

Via HLDS and the Steam store:

Valve- Fixed an exploit related to the Flamethrower shooting long distances
- Fixed being able to build outside the map on Badwater
- Fixed being able to build through gates on some maps
- Updated/Added some tournament medals

Rumor has it:

- Here's a list of added tournament and event medals: FBTF 4v4 Open/Access/Elite, CLTF2 Prolander Tournament, Brazil Fortress Halloween 2018, Memes vs Machines, TFArena 6v6 Arena Mode Cup, and a medal for participating in Copenhagen Games

- Updated tournament medals include the removal of "Medal" from the Copenhagen Games Staff Medal's name, descriptions for UDL Spring Cup, Asia BBall Cup medals are no longer "Asian", and Palaise Limitless 6v6 medals now have descriptions.

- There isn't much else otherwise

- Size is ~30 MB

posted 1 week ago
#4 TF2 UPDATE FOR 04/16/19 in TF2 General Discussion
stephbro wickedplayer is gonna KILL you


posted 1 week ago
#1 TF2 update for 4/16/19 (4/17/19 UTC) in TF2 General Discussion


Valve- Fixed an issue causing matchmaking to fail for many users due to Steam network changes
- Updated the localization files

Rumor has it:

- Aside from localization (made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You), this is pretty much a glorified local sync of recent Steam Datagram system configuration changes to address that issue

- Size is close to 1 MB

posted 1 week ago
#1 CS:GO update for 4/2/19 (4/3/19 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

-Fixed line of sight traces for weapon pickup rules to ignore debris.
-Fixed several HUD elements to respect cl_drawhud and cl_draw_only_deathnotices settings.

-Replaced red fence section at top of A ramp (Thanks SPUNJ!)
-Fixed pixel gaps on bombsite boxes
-Raised floor of B stairs pit by 64 units
-Reduced wallbang damage from CT elevator room towards T entrance to mid
-Increased height of crane concrete base on A site
-Improved visibility from B site towards T stairs
-Added cover on right side when exiting stairs to B/exiting window
-Fixed pixel gap from T spawn towards B catwalk
-Fixed slight gaps between tarp sections on scaffolding
-Fixed unintended boost on scaffolding at A ramp
-Blocked weapons from being dropped underneath A ramp
-Blocked weapons from being dropped underneath A site crane
-Blocked players from going on the outside of ibeams in T spawn
-Simplified collision on top of scaffolding models
-Fixed various clipping bugs (thanks bonna97!)

-Fixed C4 stuck spot outside near silo

-Removed gate model on B bombsite
-Added fence on B long once again
-Removed wheelbarrow on B long
-Opened up a skybox to B bombsite allowing grenades being thrown from upper CT spawn as well as middle
-Rotated crates on B bombsite
-Moved big crate on B bombsite
-Added tree for cover on B long
-Extended wooden building on B
-Improved clipping
-Updated radar image
-Replaced tarp with a model

Rumor has it:

- Although GameTracking is busted right now (though given this is a bug-fixing update there wouldn't be much to see, will need to wait until overnight tonight for xPaw to give it a whack), this update also contains localization file updates which are made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is ~100 MB

posted 3 weeks ago
#1 TF2 update for 3/28/19 (3/29/19 UTC) in TF2 General Discussion


Valve- Improved how vote kicks work in matchmaking to reduce potential for abuse
- Fixed a case where vote-kicked players could rejoin a match
- Added Asian BBall Cup tournament medals
- Updated model/materials for the Rasslabyxa Cup Helper medal
- Updated RETF2 Retrospective finalist medals to be paintable

Rumor has it:

- Here's a look at the protobuf changes related to today's vote kick improvements: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-TF2/commit/29d105ca9c078af1e2fec6ddf51b33e961a89f9c
- It appears that if a vote to kick a certain target fails, probably several times, you'll be stopped from calling further kick attempts on that player

- Other than the above changes, there are Scandinavian localization file updates included (with a touch of Thai), made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is ~30 MB

posted 4 weeks ago
#1 CS:GO update for 3/28/19 (3/29/19 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

– A new music kit EZ4ENCE by The Verkkars is now available for purchase.
– A new Feral Predators Sticker Capsule is now available for purchase.

– Vertigo has been moved from Reserves Group into the Active Duty Group.
– Cache has been moved from Active Duty Group into Reserves Group.

-Added new cover in bottom of mid, that doubles as a ramp towards “window” to B site
-Pushed up CT spawns slightly
-Prioritized spawn positions, CTs will be biased towards forward spawns, Ts biased towards rear spawns
-Added corner railing to catwalk on B site
-Blocked two-man boost on top of spools in CT spawn
-Blocked angle over wall when going down stairs from B site towards T spawn
-Tweaked T stairs up to bombsite B
-Tweaked layout of T spawn slightly
-Updated bombsite target models on sites
-Elevator shaft injuries now count towards the injury statistic
-Fixed various clipping issues

– Grenades will no longer go through closed doors in certain rare circumstances.
– Players can no longer pick up weapons through walls or without direct line-of-sight.

– Fixed certain textures sometimes not rendering when running with -d3d9ex launch option.
– Fixed an issue causing certain areas to not render correctly when spectating a player with zoom-in activated.
– Fixed items removed from user’s inventory sometimes showing up in loadout and buy menu incorrectly.
– Fixed player disconnect messages to have neutral names when communication preference is set to sanitize player names.
– Added “consecutive_round_losses” value for each team to Game State Integration output.

Rumor has it:

- In case pinching yourself wasn't enough to convince you that this wasn't just a "REAL" update joke, the proof of Vertigo being placed into Active Duty is in the pudding

- In case the concept of Active Duty and Reserves is foreign to you: Active Duty is the map pool that's played in many tournaments, including Valve-sponsored major tournaments, and anything else not in Active Duty is placed in the Reserves pool
- Have fun, pros?

- Want to check out the Feral Predators sticker capsule's contents? CS:GO Stash has it and its stickers up for viewing

- You can also preview the EZ4ENCE music kit on CS:GO Stash too

- Also included are localization file updates, which are made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is ~50 MB

posted 4 weeks ago
#1 TF2 update for 3/26/19 in TF2 General Discussion

Via the Steam store:

Valve- Fixed the Exorcism effect not working for Wrangler kills
- Fixed a rare case where players could appear to be in a match they could neither join nor abandon
- Updated HUD with community fixes from CriticalFlaw
- Added and updated in-game medals for community/tournament events
- Updated the localization files

Rumor has it:

- New medals that were added include: ETF2L Highlander Low, RETF2 Retrospective 2, TFCL 2.0 Tester, NHBL 2nd Natascha Heavyweight Champion, numerous RGL.GG medals, UDL medals, Brazil Fortress JumpCup, Madness vs Machines, Fruit Mixes Highlander, New Caps Cup, Rasslabyxa Cup, Australian Hightower Highjinx, and South American Vanilla Fortress 6v6

- For a sampling of some of the HUD enhancements, head to CriticalFlaw's GitHub repo which contains before and afters (thanks to gemm on the teamfortress.tv forums for the link)

- Although GameTracking is currently shot to hell so I can't show you right now (will be several hours before that's able to happen), the "Sketchek's Bequest" part of The Axtinguisher's speed boost on killing blows buff has been removed after the controversy that erupted when a new upload occurred (the buff itself remains though, to avoid any confusion)

- This update brings an end to a record long drought of 63 days without any update. The last update prior to this one was on 1/22/19

- Size is ~45 MB

posted 4 weeks ago
#1 CS:GO update for 3/19/19 (3/20/19 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

– Added a scoreboard element to indicate loss bonus for each team in Competitive and Wingman game modes.
– Zeus-x27 will no longer be able to kill people through walls.

– Fixed an issue causing black screen for users with integrated Intel GPU running with -d3d9ex launch option.
– Improved matchmaking times for Danger Zone.
– The recent teammates tab will now list your Danger Zone squad teammate even before the ongoing Danger Zone match is finished, so if you had a good game you can invite them to your party to play again.
– Added missing “The” to “The Emperor”

Vertigo has been added to Competitive matchmaking.
Cobblestone has been removed from Competitive matchmaking.
– Overpass and Nuke have been moved into Defusal Group Delta.
– Cobblestone and Vertigo have been moved into Defusal Group Sigma.

-Changed CT entrance to mid, so that CTs have a safer rotation between sites
-Moved forward plywood stack and wooden crate near T side of mid to make T boosts slightly safer
-Smoothed out player collision on metal stairs in T spawn and B site
-Updated soundscapes
-Moved generator in T spawn up to second floor
-Made it slightly easier to throw grenades out of ceiling in T corridor to mid
-Minor tweaks and fixes

Rumor has it:

- Vertigo has been added to the Reserves pool, different from the Active Duty pool that's used in tournaments. It'll still be selected as part of your matchmaking search settings the next time you start the game nonetheless

- This update is pretty light otherwise, there's a local sync of recent Steam Datagram system configuration changes and a healthy dose of localization file updates, which are made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Not a part of this update, but do you use the in-game radio commands? Do you have an idea for a radio command you really wish existed but it doesn't? Matt Wood wants to hear from you about how you use radio commands and new ones you wish were in the game

- Size is close to 40 MB

posted 1 month ago
#1 CS:GO update for 3/13/19 (3/14/19 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Adjusted round loss bonuses with the goal of reducing a negative feedback loop following streaks of losses.
– Round loss bonuses are now based on the count of a team’s round losses. The count increases by one after every loss, and decreases by one after every win (minimum 0).
— With 0 Losses: $1400
— With 1 Loss: $1900
— With 2 Losses: $2400
— With 3 Losses: $2900
— With 4+ Losses: $3400
– Previously, a win would reset the round loss bonus. Now, a win reduces the loss counter by one.
– Teams still begin the half with a loss count of 1.
– This is enabled by default and can be controlled using the mp_consecutive_loss_aversion server setting.
– The round loss bonus is still limited to mp_consecutive_loss_max multiplied by cash_team_winner_bonus_consecutive_rounds.

– Added flashbang assists for players who successfully flash an enemy which then gets killed by another player. Players who threw the flashbang will get an assist callout in the death notice. However if another player inflicted >40 damage to the victim for the assist, the flashbang assist player will not get the callout.

— Now that players have had an opportunity to learn to love the AUG, returning the weapon to its original price of $3300.
– M4A1-S
— The M4A1-S now holds 25 bullets in the magazine, and has 75 in reserve.
– Shotguns
— Price reduction for some shotguns: Nova ($1050), Sawed-Off ($1100), Mag7 ($1300).
— Nova penetration increased to 1.
— Sawed-Off range increased to 1400.
— Single shell shotguns in the middle of their reload sequence will no longer automatically continue to reload after a player holsters and deploys them.
– Fixed a bug that prevented C4 or enemies seen through open doors from showing up on the radar.
– Fixed a rare bug where a C4 bomb reset trigger could reset the bomb to a position that was not on the ground.

– Introducing the Prisma Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Horizon Knives in Chroma finishes as rare special items.

[ MISC ]
– New Loadout Shuffle feature is available in the inventory. Choose to shuffle any number of your weapons or music kits and a random one will be equipped each map.
– Several fixes for the ‘Clean Names’ communication setting.
– Renamed workshop workbench setting to ‘Side View’.
– Removed visual artifacts on a few image assets.

[ MAPS ]

– reduced number of routes around bombsite B
– moved bombsite B inside the palace
– added a door from center stairs to courtyard platform
– made it possible to jump up to B bridge from scaffold
– new radar map style

– Thank you to all the diligent players that continued testing Bombsite B
– Blocked runboost from T spawn to Bombsite B (will still be possible in B site configuration)
– Obstructed boost from top of floodlight in back of A
– Changed layout of back of A site, made entrance onto site a regular doorway, added half-wall in front of scaffolding
– Added usable door in mid towards bombsite B
– Simplified collision model of support jack
– Fixed unintended boost on scaffolding on A ramp
– Made boostable concrete mold by A site slightly larger
– Improved clipping inside elevator shaft

Community maps:
– Updated radar for Abbey and Biome

Rumor has it:

- Here are descriptions and flavor text for Prisma Case items:

- FAMAS Crypsis: "It has been spray painted with a randomized insect pattern in autumn colors. Take a second look"
- AK-47 Uncharted: "A custom paint job of various tribal patterns has been applied. We share the same canoe"
- Five-SeveN Angry Mob: "A brightly colored paint job inspired by street art has been applied. "Inside voices, please" "
- AWP Atheris: "A striking green and blue bush viper has been hand painted over a black base. As deadly as it is beautiful
- Tec-9 Bamboozle: "A custom bamboo paint job has been applied. Don't be deceived"
- MAC-10 Whitefish: "Fish scales, bones, and hooks have been hand painted in white over a black base. Catch and decease"
- Desert Eagle Light Rail: "Its custom paint job creates an optical illusion and appears to change the weapon's geometry. Required power supply sold separately"
- Galil AR Akoben: "A rust-colored pattern has been spray painted over a white base. Your personal battle cry"
- R8 Revolver Skull Crusher: "It has been hand painted with yellow flames and red and white accents. "Open wiiiiide" "
- M4A4 Emperor: "It has been custom painted using the Emperor tarot card as inspiration. Lead with your head, even if it means ignoring your heart"
- AUG Momentum: "It has been custom painted with bright colors and forward facing arrows. Always moving forward"
- MP5-SD Gauss: "It has been custom painted to look like it was assembled from pieces of stamped steel. Lovingly referred to as the "SpaceGat 2000" "
- MP7 Mischief: "A concerning black and white smile has been painted atop a red base. Up to no good"
- P250 Verdigris: "The green drips are the result of its copper base being exposed to the elements. From the air you breathe"
- P90 Off World: "It has been hand painted with multiple coats of blue paint; even more than last time. This topcoat may never dry…"
- XM1014 Incinegator: "A custom paint job resembling a gator spitting fire has been applied. Boom. Bam. Bop... Pow."
- UMP-45 Moonrise: "A randomized city landscape in the foreground gives way to a full moon and purple-red night sky. Look for the North Star"

- CS:GO Stash is working on getting Prisma Case items up on their side as well

- /u/SlothSquadron has said that due to the detail Valve already gave for weapon stat changes, he'll be abstaining from doing a write-up on this one

- Script updates, localization file updates (made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You), new strings, and more: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-CSGO/commit/e51e54fc6d2d12a5e42502bfbba0a2cd8ee95825

- Size is ~120 MB

posted 1 month ago
#1 CS:GO update for 3/11/19 in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

– Fixes for multiple languages to not use fallback font in place of “Lucida Console” which improves legibility of netgraph, console, and other vgui elements.
– Add localization tokens for Danger Zone end of match “Damage Taken” and “Damage Given”.
– Fixes for some strings getting truncated in the HUD progress bar.
– Tweaks to “Best of 3” formatting so that longer translations didn’t overlap the star icons.
– Added support for “Best of 3” localization to use %numtowin% token.

Rumor has it:

- IEM Katowice 2019 items have finally gone off sale, over 8 days after the conclusion of the final

- Otherwise, you can take a peek at the localization file updates here, which are made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is ~5 MB

posted 1 month ago
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