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Valve block Counter-Strike loot key reselling to fight money laundering

From today, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive‘s loot box keys can no longer be resold on Steam’s marketplace. Valve are putting a lock on their keys because of the global gangs of evil-doers who were using the keys to launder money. From now on, any key bought will be bound to the purchaser’s account. If you bought keys […]

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Google’s AI moderation shows results in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive became a slightly less accurate name, as 20,000 accounts have been banned from FaceIt’s platform since late August by the recently-unleashed admin AI Minerva. After months spent in machine learning trials, the system built with Google tech led to a 20% reduction in the number of toxic messages between August and September according to […]

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CSGO free-to-play model is a case farming nightmare

Bot case farming or AFK case farming has become a massive issue in CSGO. With the release of the CS20 weapon case recently, players have noticed a massive spike in bots plaguing official Valve deathmatch servers. The problem has gotten so large that it often is the case that AFK bots outnumber real players on the server. AFK […]

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Key Change

Starting today, CS:GO container keys purchased in-game can no longer leave the purchasing account. That is, they cannot be sold on the Steam Community Market or traded. Pre-existing CS:GO container keys are unaffected–those keys can still be sold on the Steam Community Market and traded. Why make this change? In the past, most key trades […]

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Release Notes for 10/28/2019

[ MISC ] – Added restrictions on tradability and marketability of newly purchased case keys, see here for more details. . – Fixed a client UI issue sometimes displaying CS:GO Weapon Case as genuine quality. [ DANGER ZONE ] – Fixed an exploit where players could avoid Danger Zone damage if they had an invalid […]

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The Darkness Is Coming – CS:GO Halloween!

Dark clouds and death are coming. On October 31, the whole world will celebrate Halloweeeeen. CS:GO players are no exception to be a part of this event. Last year, Valve added Halloween CS:GO update.  Among the features were: New background image for Panorama UI Cobblestone has gotten some changes, with new modes and floating after death […]

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Someone created a Swiss Army knife in CS:GO

Following the release of the Classic Knife in CS:GO on Oct. 18, fans are calling for a Swiss Army knife to be introduced to the game next.  A Reddit user posted a petition for a new Swiss Army knife yesterday. An image depicting a player model holding a small Swiss Army knife with a red body and a pair […]

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Release Notes for 10/23/2019

[ MISC ] – Helmet icon will now correctly disappear in HUD after armor points got reduced to zero. (thanks @jamesbardolph) [ CS20 Sticker Capsule ] – Updated material settings for the following stickers: Dragon Lore, CS20 Classic, Surf’s Up, Friend Code. – Updated various sticker wear values and alpha masks.

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Release Notes for 10/18/2019

[ CS20 ] – Added a new themed Weapon Case and Sticker Capsule in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike. [ MAPS ] – Cache has been updated to the latest version from the Steam Workshop and is now available in Casual, Deathmatch, and Scrimmage. [ MISC ] – Added a game launch setting […]

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Cache and Release

Cache has been updated by FMPONE and Volcano and is playable on official servers in Casual, Deathmatch, and Scrimmage. CS20 Weapon Case and Sticker Capsule Today we are releasing the CS20 Case to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Counter-Strike. This weapon case contains a variety of themed weapon finishes from the Steam Community Workshop and […]

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