Valve has just released a new update for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. It adds new maps and also re-balances some of the weapons in the game and overhauls the matchmaking for the Classic Competitive mode.
In addition to all these, the update also adds new features section to the main menu and fixes memory corruption related to bots cleaning up their occupied nav areas.
To download the patch all you guys need to do is start the Steam Client. Check out the entire changelog of this latest patch below.
NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT
Replaced Competitive mode “Join in Progress” matchmaking system with “Queued” matchmaking.
Searching for a Competitive game, either from “Find a Game” or “Play with Friends,” will enter the player/s ( between 1 and 5 ) into a waiting queue. Once 10 compatible players are found then the game will begin.
Players that disconnect from a match can reconnect to it from the main menu or abandon it. Abandoning a game will result in a cooldown period during which no new competitive match can be joined.
Note: Elo will be recalibrated for the new matchmaking system over the coming weeks.
de_vertigo is now available for Classic Casual and Classic Competitive.
ar_monastery is now available for Arms Race.
Reduced p90 kill award from 300% of default to 200%.
Reduced other SMG kill awards from 300% of default to 200%.
Increased Bizon kill award from default to 200%.
Reduced all shotguns’ price by 300.
Guns are now considered “reloaded” at the point during the reload animation in which they visually appear to be reloaded – this allows you to switch away from a gun after the new magazine has been entered without having to wait until the whole reload animation has finished * the weapon refire delay after starting a reload is not affected.
Fixed HUD not showing during demo playback.
Changes to Matchmaking Lobby
Removed global Join Button and added Join Buttons for individual friends in the Invite Friends section.
Join state is now visible when you browse the friends list.
Removed global Steam Profile button and added ability to click on any avatar image to see Steam Profile.
Removed global Invite Button and added Invite Buttons for individual friends in the Invite Friends section.
Added new feature section to the main menu
Fixed issue that caused doors and other “pusher” entities to move at the wrong speed when the tick rate was > 64 Hz.
Fixed post-process blur effect getting enabled (and left on) during demo playback if the player invoked the buy menu.
Fixed MOTD on OSX.
Fixed scoreboard getting stuck in toggle mode after halftime sometimes.
Fixed ability to connect to community servers using server browser from in*game pause menu.
Fixed exploit where models could be subsituted via a hardware performance setting.
Fixed memory corruption related to bots cleaning up their occupied nav areas.
Fixed spectator glow materials not being precached.
Resolved several minor bugs to clean up console spew on launch and map load.
Fixed a crash associated with targetIDs and the sv_competitive_official_5v5 convar.
Votes that match or exceed the number needed to succeed now end the vote early instead of waiting for the timer to expire.
The radar now displays when a player or bomb is above and below you.
Reduced the aim punch that happens when shot in arms and legs as well as in the chest/stomach when wearing chest armor.
Slightly increased the velocity boost grenades get when thrown by moving players.
Fixed in-game voice chat not working with some microphones on OSX.
Added convars mp_teamname_t and mp_teamname_ct that allow overriding team names on the scoreboard.
Fixed grenade bounce being significantly reduced when tossed at the ground at most angles.
Fixed not being able to vote when spectating/observing or when the scoreboard was up.
Changes to warmup period:
Players now respawn in the warmup period.
Warmup periods now only end when the warmup time expires.
Warmup period no longer allows friendly fire.
The community server browser warning pop*up can now be dismissed and told to never show again.
There is now a visual and audible change in place of the silence on planted c4 when its about to explode.
Fixed the medals on the main menu showing the wrong categories.
The Buy Previous hotkey in the buy menu now only buys things that you purchased in the previous round.
Fixed an exploit that let players infinitely spawn golden knives.
Fixed a case where if all players on both teams had the same clan team name the were considered on the same team.
Fixed a crash on startup when launching a game by joining a game server from Steam.
Valve has just released first patch for PC version of Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The patch makes many tweaks to game's sound level. According to the details revealed by developer, Smoke grenades will now more smoke cloud to make it more useful to use it to block places like double-doors in dust2.
Check out the full changelog below.
Addressed some stability issues.
Fixed perf issues when logging is enabled.
Added a convar (cl_crosshairgap) to control the gap of the classic crosshair.
The smoke grenade smoke is now taller so it's now more useful to use it to block places like double-doors in dust2.
Players can no longer interrupt another player defusing the bomb by standing in between them and the bomb.
Disabled sv_pure on listen servers.
Fixed an sv_pure bug that resulted in false inconsistent MD5s
Increased search iterations and time delay for keeping sessions in the ignored pool. mm_ignored_sessions_reset can now reset the ignored pool.
Fixed a case where MOTD prevents input to the team select screen.
Fixed occasional "server is full" error when matchmaking into classic casual games.
Fixed an exploit where a vote could be called for an invalid map.
added some sound mix settings suggested by pros
increased the volume of bullet impacts and ricochets
increased the volume of 3rd person footsteps
increased the volume of weapon foley sounds (reloads, etc.)
ecreased the volume of ambient sounds
Added steamcmd support to srcds_run. In order to have srcds_run auto-update when the CS:GO dedicated servers get patched, the srcds_run script must be run with the following options: -autoupdate -steam_dir STEAMDIR -steamcmd_script STEAMSCRIPT
where STEAMDIR is the directory to the steamcmd dir ( example: ~/Steam/ )
where STEAMSCRIPT is the name of the script that steamcmd should execute ( example: ~/Steam/csgo.txt )
Valve has released brand new cinematic trailer for their upcoming multiplatform game Counter Strike: Global Offensive. This new trailer is made with Source Filmmaker, and so it is in fact all real and not the CGI one.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive is schedule to launch on August 21. Enjoy the trailer below, it really an interesting one.
The achievement list of Counter Strike Global Offensive has been revealed. The game is schedule to launch on August 21.
Check out the complete achievement list along with tips and tricks on how to achieve it. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered with Half-Life: Counter-Strike.
CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons, and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content. In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.
God of War 70G Kill 10,000 Enemies
Awardist 60G Earn 100 awards Points in Your Favor 15G Inflict 2,500 total points of damage to enemies
War Bonds 20G Earn $50,000 total cash
Rampage! 20G Win an Arms Race match without dying
Battle Sight Zero 30G Kill 250 enemies with headshots
Clean Sweep 60G Kill the entire opposing team without any members of your team taking any damage
Repeat Offender 20G Dominate an enemy
Expert Marksman 25G Get a kill with every weapon Magic Bullet 10G Kill an enemy with the last bullet in your magazine (excluding sniper rifles and Zeus x27) First Things First 30G Personally kill the entire Terrorist team before the bomb is planted in Online Demolition Mode
King of the Kill 40G Play 5,000 matches of Arms Race or Demolition mode
Just a week time is left for August 2012 to arrive. So here is the list of SIX games that gamers should not miss out in the month of August 2012. The list include Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders II and more. Check out the entire list below.
Darksiders II (Release Date: August 14):
Darksiders II follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels Death through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother War, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
Featuring a dramatically larger world, full weapon and armor upgrade systems as well as bigger and more challenging dungeons and vast array of new enemies and bosses, Darksiders II strives to improve on every aspect of the original hit.
Sleeping Dogs (Release Date: August 14):
Inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers, Sleeping Dogs is a gritty open-world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside... the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
Offering players an island packed with action, every street corner, market stall, harbor dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs, adrenaline-fueled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat. Featuring one of the most intuitive and imaginative combat systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, singlehandedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crunching kicks and combos, vicious counters and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of countless real-world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors
Counter Strike Global Offensive (Release Date: August 21):
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered with Half-Life: Counter-Strike. CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons, and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content. In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Release Date: August 21)
The war on planet Cybertron rages on in this second chapter of the phenomenally successful action game series. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron takes fans through the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons as they fight for control of their dying planet, ultimately leading to their storied exodus from home.
With the stakes higher and scale bigger than ever, fans will control an unprecedented assortment of Transformers characters armed with authentic transformation designed around their unique abilities, including Grimlock's nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus. Taking the franchise's competitive online play to all-new heights, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron pits players head-to-head in blistering Autobot vs. Decepticon matches. Before multiplayer combat, players can create their own unique characters with the most in-depth, advanced customization ever before seen in a Transformers game.
Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition (Release Date: August 24):
A spiritual successor to Demons Souls, the action RPG Dark Souls is set in a rich, dark fantasy universe. Intense action within the dungeons, encounters with terrifying enemies and innovative online features combine for a unique gaming experience. Dark Souls' world breaks down barriers with a fluid design encourages exploration and promotes an adaptation experience. At a time when the players come face to face with terrifying enemies and find new areas, the infallible system and reward challenge takes possession of everything to offer a sense of achievement without equal.
Enhanced with additional content for its PC debut, the Prepare to Die Edition of Dark Souls includes an enhanced PVP mode allowing players to more closely assemble battles against one another online in an all-out fight to the death that fans have demanded! In addition, the development team at FromSoftware has revealed an untold chapter in the world of Lordran created specifically to help further expand upon the lore of the game. 'Artorias of the Abyss' will include all-new areas to explore, enemies to encounter, and bosses to take down one by one as players are treated to an unseen side of Lordan where players must stop the spread of darkness at all costs by facing and defeating the Dark Knight Artorias. Players can also experience an online match-making feature that creates one vs.one, two vs. two and four-player battle royale scenarios, allowing gamers to showcase their skills against other Dark Souls players around the world.
Guild Wars 2 (Release Date: August 28)
For generations, war and chaos raged across the land of Tyria. Five great races competed and warred against each other, struggling to tip the balance of power in their favor.
Then the dragons woke. The all-powerful beasts stirred from their millennial sleep under earth and sea. With their magical breath the dragons spread destruction and created legions of twisted slaves. A deathless dragon named Zhaitan raised the sunken nation of Orr, triggering earthquakes and tidal waves that destroyed entire cities across the Sea of Sorrows. Zhaitan's undead armies surged from the sea, hungry for the destruction of the five races of Tyria: the charr, a ferocious race of feline warriors; the asura, magical inventors of small size and great intellect; the norn, towering shapeshifters from the frigid northern lands; the sylvari, a mysterious young race of visionary plant folk; and the humans, an embattled but resilient people.
Now heroes from the five races must set aside ancient rivalries and stand together against their common enemies in the sequel to the hit MMO Guild Wars. Magic, technology, and cold steel will determine the ultimate fate of the world.
Valve announced today the launch date of Counter-Strike: Global Offenive. The title will be available on PlayStation Network, PC and Mac, at priced $15, while on Xbox Live Arcade will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points. Will be released on August 21 this year.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be released on PC, XBLA and PSN on August 21.