Warzone

CS:GO players report long queue times and overnight rank resets

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players are reporting issues with long queue times and matchmaking ranks resetting overnight. They have been reporting such issues in huge numbers on the game’s subreddit since the morning of July 31. It seems that there are two major issues with CS:GO’s system now, though it’s unclear how and if they are related. While some players are […]

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CS:GO map Workout removed from official matchmaking, two new maps added

The latest update for CS:GO is a significant one. Two maps have been added to the Defusal Group Sigma competitive pool, one of which is the popular Seaside map and the other a new one called Breach. Breach is, according to the CS:GO blog, “a defusal map set in a spacious corporate building”. If you want to […]

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A Learning Environment

Today’s update is all about maps, with significant changes to Vertigo, and an update to the map pool! We’re welcoming two maps to the pool: Breach, a defusal map set in a spacious corporate building, and Seaside, an old community favorite. They’ll be replacing Workout, which has been removed from official matchmaking. Scrimmage! Ready to […]

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Release Notes for 7/31/2019

[GAMEPLAY] – Added Breach and Seaside to Defusal Group Sigma. – Removed Workout from official matchmaking. – Added “Scrimmage Maps” to official competitive matchmaking. Scrimmage maps include: Ruby, Breach, Seaside. — When playing Scrimmage Maps in official competitive matchmaking: there are no restrictions on players in your party, your Skill Groups will not be adjusted […]

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Looks like CS:GO’s Cache remake will be ready soon

One of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s most popular maps has been out of action for a long time, but it looks like the remake might finally be ready for action – or at least close to it. Map creator Shawn ‘FMPONE’ Snelling posted a teaser last month showing his progress on the Cache rework, and now […]

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Release Notes for 7/25/2019

[ NETWORKING ] – Added a game server network channel traffic analysis framework for each client connection. – Added a game server setting, “net_chan_limit_msec”, which allows server operators to limit amount of processing time the game server can spend on processing packets for each client per tick. Clients that send packets causing server CPU processing […]

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Dota 2 mod Polystrike will let you play Counter-Strike from a bird’s-eye view

A work of art. A timeless masterpiece. The pinnacle of level design mastery. Many things have been said about Bombsite A – but does it hold up in a new angle? Everyone knows Dust2. These days, you can play it across three separate official games, or as a thousand custom maps. You can play Dust2 […]

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How to mute players in CS:GO

CS:GO matchmaking is a toxic environment at the best of times. Slip up, make a mistake, misjudge a smoke, or fail to clutch, and your teammates are ready and waiting to flame you.  The chances of finding four like-minded players are often slim, but that’s unfortunately what you sign up for when you queue solo. In […]

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CS:GO’s Danger Zone now has skills groups

If you are a fan of Counter-Strike‘s Danger Zone mode, you’re probably excited to see skill groups being added to the game mode. The game now offers 15 different ranks, ranging from Lab Rat I—the lowest ranking in the mode—to the Howling Alpha. In between, you have two ranks of Sprinting Hare, two ranks of Wild […]

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Apex Predators

The time has come for you to put your Danger Zone skills on display–Danger Zone now has skill groups! Your skill group will be visible in the main menu and as a spectator after your match has concluded. Your skill group is a mark of your recent performance, and players of all skill groups can […]

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