CS:GO Patch Notes – JULY 2020 Patch Notes

CS:GO Patch Notes – JULY 2020 Patch Notes

29 JULY 2020

[MISC]
– Fixed a performance regression during POV demo playback.
– Fixed domain names starting with a digit to be resolvable via DNS as part of “connect” command.
– Added a server-side setting sv_closecaption to control whether captions can be displayed during gameplay, defaults to only displaying Co-op Strike Mission chat.
– Added main menu movies for Mutiny and Swamp.

[MAPS]
Mutiny

Optimizations:
-Added some areaportals to increase optimization at T to B Lower
-Adjusted fade distances on some props to increase performance
-Removed some unnecessary foliage props

Gameplay:
-Increased height of cover at A Platform
-Removed lamp outside B Site obstructing angles
-Removed some foliage at CT to B to increase visibility
-Fixed boost spot in mid near A Connector
-Added a few boxes in corner at Dirt Road near CT Spawn
-Removed barrels and wood stack near CT Spawn for smoother movement
-Improved clipping in various locations
-Added clipping to the firestacks
-Removed inaccurate grenade clips at T to A Upper, A Site and the wall at the top of mid

Misc:
-Ship cannons now fire out to sea as a celebration when the bomb explodes (thanks ZooL!)
-Fixed the ability to see enemies on the radar through crates with tarps
-Fixed grenades and weapons dropped falling inside crates with tarps
-Fixed seagulls not dying when shot (but please do not shoot the seagulls)
-Added more detail to the house near Upper T to A
-Increased render distances of various props around Dock
-Fixed bomb stuck spots in mid
-Sewed displacements near A Site
-Sealed multiple walls in Lobby
-Removed some unpleasant moss at Stairway to Heaven
-Changed the palm tree at elevator
-Fixed numerous pixelwalks

27 JULY 2020

[MISC]
– Optimized platform shader files and sound configuration files to be packed inside compressed VPK files.

[MAPS]
Mutiny
-Fixed various bird-related bugs
-Opened up corner at Dirt Road near CT Spawn
-Fixed bomb getting stuck on the small boat
-Improved FPS for low/medium shader
-Improved optimisation throughout the map
-Opened up T to B Upper ceiling to allow for grenade usage
-Fixed one way wallbang on B Site
-Fixed rendering issue at the top of B Site building
-Added fade distance to most small props
-Altered some deathmatch spawn positions
-Replaced rocks with flowers by the stairs at CT to A
-Removed foliage in various locations for improved visibility
-Fixed boost spot at elevator near A
-Fixed hidden bomb plant underneath stones on A Site
-Fixed floating church pillars
-Fixed misaligned stone tiles in T Spawn
-Fixed misaligned textures on church
-Improved clipping at various places
-Improved grenade clipping at various places
-Updated Overview

Swamp
Main changes:
– Performance boost in some areas (2-5%)
– Alligator and frog sounds are lower, less disturbing

A-site:
– Made brighter background near fence on A-long (CT side)
– Made one of the red plywood covers smaller on A-long (T side)
– Made the A-short room brighter and also made it easier for T to peek angles on entrance
– Closed gap in CT-spawn where players could boost and peek A-long

Middle:
– Added wood cover under CW so players can’t peek straight down to A-short entrance (T side)
– Removed a pallet where a player could jump and get stuck

B-site:
– Improved balance around bombsite
– Added clipping on crane
– Added clipping on streetlight
– Added plywood cover on bombsite
– Removed some of the railing around bombsite for easier movement
– Added electrical box, fence and plywood close to B-entrance for less hiding spots
– Added plywood in corner close to B-entrance for less hiding spots
– Added fence and plywood in water around sniper spot on B-long for easier readability (CT side)

25 JULY 2020

[ TRUSTED MODE ]
– Trusted Mode is now the default launch mode for CS:GO.
— Previous Trusted Mode launch options have been deprecated.
— Instead, a new compatibility launch option “-allow_third_party_software” is provided to allow third party software to access the CS:GO game process.
– For more information about Trusted Mode please refer to the following Knowledge

[ MAPS ]
– Added Mutiny and Swamp to official matchmaking in Casual, Deathmatch, and Scrimmage game modes.
– Chlorine and Jungle have been removed from official matchmaking.

[ GAMEPLAY ]
– Grenades now convey the correct amount of damage to teammates if thrown by another teammate who switched teams or disconnected.
– Decoy grenade explosions no longer damage teammates by default. (controlled via convar ff_damage_decoy_explosion)

[ MISC ]
– Fixed bsp-embedded models caching rules to allow for reloading the correct model when transitioning to a different map.
– Capped view model backfaces on Desert Eagle.
– Fixed workshop workbench texture regeneration on low shader quality GPU configurations.
– Minor adjustments to Danger Zone delivery drone behavior for Steam Workshop Danger Zone maps.

23 JULY 2020

[ TRUSTED MODE ]
– Trusted Mode is now the default launch mode for CS:GO.
— Previous Trusted Mode launch options have been deprecated.
— Instead, a new compatibility launch option “-allow_third_party_software” is provided to allow third party software to access the CS:GO game process.
– For more information about Trusted Mode please refer to the following Knowledge Base article.

[ MAPS ]
– Added Mutiny and Swamp to official matchmaking in Casual, Deathmatch, and Scrimmage game modes.
– Chlorine and Jungle have been removed from official matchmaking.

[ GAMEPLAY ]
– Grenades now convey the correct amount of damage to teammates if thrown by another teammate who switched teams or disconnected.
– Decoy grenade explosions no longer damage teammates by default. (controlled via convar ff_damage_decoy_explosion)

[ MISC ]
– Fixed bsp-embedded models caching rules to allow for reloading the correct model when transitioning to a different map.
– Capped view model backfaces on Desert Eagle.
– Fixed workshop workbench texture regeneration on low shader quality GPU configurations.
– Minor adjustments to Danger Zone delivery drone behavior for Steam Workshop Danger Zone maps.

13 JULY 2020

[Trusted Mode]
– Fixed performance issue caused by third party applications repeatedly attempting to inject into CS:GO.
– Fixed crashes caused by third party applications injecting into CS:GO.

9 JULY 2020

[MISC]
– CS:GO will now display an error if launched from outside of Steam.
– Fixed a case where players in Trusted mode would experience a framerate issue caused by certain 3rd party apps.

8 JULY 2020

[MISC]
– Fixed a regression to reenable twitch.tv streams in the “Watch tab”

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