CS: GO 6th November Patch – Content Analysis

November 7th, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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This week’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive patch has arrived bringing a large number of gameplay adjustments, UI updates, model updates and a nothing of hidden goodies. Full details below. PS: SHARK GUN.

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Front End Changes *

Changelog *

GAMEPLAY

  • Changed C4 planting sounds based on pro feedback. When planting the bomb, it plays an initialization sound that everyone can hear, but ONLY the player planting will hear the code typing sounds. This makes fake planting possible (similar to fake diffusing as a CT).
  • All items now follow the same pick up sound rules (grenades, C4, weapons, defuse kits, etc):
    • If a player picks up an item while running, it plays a pickup sound that everyone can hear.
    • If a player picks up an item while moving silently, it plays a subtle pickup sound to ONLY the player picking it up.
  • Weapons, grenades, and remaining money are now displayed as icons above player heads during freezetime. (Thanks R-arcHoniC)
  • Fixed overhead teammate arrows not showing up in some cases.
  • Fixed automatic observer target selection failing to find a controllable bot when a player was killed.

MAPS

  • Cache:
    • Fixed lighting on prop in CT spawn.
    • Fixed buggy wallbangs at A main and B halls.
    • Fixed issue with dropping bomb behind spools in mid warehouse.
  • Mirage:
    • Increased size of Bombsite A plant area.
    • Opened up skybox in T spawn.
    • Improvements to visibility throughout the map. (Thanks andzie!)
    • General optimizations.
    • Smoothed out movement in Bombsite B.

UI

  • Added ability to link your Steam account to Twitch.tv account.
  • Added Link to Twitch.tv button in Watch tab.
  • Added more stats to the Spectator Graphs: Average Damage per Round, Headshot Percentage, Total Cash Earned.
  • Fixed uncased knives with no finish displaying incorrectly in the GOTV and Demo UI.
  • Fixed spectator weapon panel staying visible when switching to Roam camera.
  • Fixed player panel appearing behind graphs.

DEMOS

  • Work in progress improvements to demoui & demoplayer:
    • Seeking backward no longer reloads the map.
    • Can now seek to next/previous round start or player death.

COMMUNITY

  • Fixed x-ray rules for coaches.
  • Players can now become coaches during freezetime in addition to warmup.

Weapon Model Updates *

We have some undocumented updates to a couple of the existing weapon models.

C4 Model Update *

With the changes made to the sound effect when planting C4 we also have the addition of a flip added onto the C4’s model which is flipped in the planting animation and triggers the new sound effect.

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USP-S Model Update *

The USP-S has also had some updates to its texture and model.

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New Texture

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Old Texture

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Map Updates *

We also have a couple of minor tweaks to two of the existing maps.

de_mirage *

- Increased size of Bombsite A plant area.

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UI Updates *

Once again we have a number of additional updates to the UI in this week’s patch.

Watch UI *

- Added ability to link your Steam account to Twitch.tv account.
– Added Link to Twitch.tv button in Watch tab.

The watch UI now has a section to help assist you with the linking of your Steam account to your Twitch account in order to make your account eligible to gain item drops from watching specific tournaments.

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You also get the added bonus that the viewers from your Twitch stream will be included in the count on the live tab.

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In Game UI *

- Weapons, grenades, and remaining money are now displayed as icons above player heads during freezetime.

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The floating overlay is also used when spectating games.

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Spectator UI *

- Added more stats to the Spectator Graphs: Average Damage per Round, Headshot Percentage, Total Cash Earned.

Some additional graphs have been added to the specatator graph system introduced with last week’s patch.

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Back End Changes *

Updated Strings *

Two new weapon cases.

    "CSGO_crate_valve_2"          "CS:GO Weapon Case 2"
    "CSGO_crate_dhw13_promo"        "DreamHack Winter 2013 Souvenir Package"
									

The second weapon case will introduce the Arms Deal 2 collection.

    "CSGO_set_weapons_ii"          "The Arms Deal 2 Collection"
    "CSGO_set_weapons_ii_desc"        ""
									

New paint name/descriptions for some of the new weapon finishes.

    "PaintKit_hy_redtiger_Tag"          "Blood Tiger"

    "PaintKit_am_slither_p90"          "It has been painted with a chrome base coat and candied in transparent red anodized effect paint.  It has then been laser-etched with a slithering snake motif."
    "PaintKit_am_slither_p90_Tag"        "Cold Blooded"

    "PaintKit_an_titanium30v"          "It has a titanium parts whose blue color is characteristic of an oxide layer achieved via controlled anodization at 30 volts."
    "PaintKit_an_titanium30v_Tag"        "Blue Titanium"

    "PaintKit_hy_hex"              "It has been painted using a hexagon patterned hydrographic."
    "PaintKit_hy_bluehex_Tag"          "Hexane"
    "PaintKit_hy_redhex_Tag"          "Hive"  

    "PaintKit_am_ossify_red"          "It has been painted using a transparent red abstract hydrographic over a metallic base coat."
    "PaintKit_am_ossify_red_Tag"        "Hemoglobin"
    
    "PaintKit_am_electric_red"          "It has been painted in a digital pattern with metallic paints of various reflectivities over a chrome base coat."
    "PaintKit_am_electric_red_Tag"        "Serum"
    
    "PaintKit_cu_shark"              "It has been airbrushed with the image of a shark."
    "PaintKit_cu_shark_Tag"            "Blood in the Water"
									

New strings for the Twitch integration.

        "CSGO_Watch_Error_Twitch"           "Failed to contact Twitch.tv. Try again later."
        "CSGO_Watch_CheckWithTwitch"        "Checking link with Twitch.tv..."
        "CSGO_Watch_Not_Linked"             "<font size='12'>●</font> Link your Steam account with Twitch.tv to be eligible for tournament item drops while watching the official Dreamhack Winter 2013 streams."
        "CSGO_Watch_Linked"                 "<font size='12'>●</font> Steam and Twitch.tv accounts are linked"
        "CSGO_Watch_More_Twitch"            "More Streams"
        "CSGO_Watch_Error_Twitch_Btn"       "Link to Twitch.tv"
        "CSGO_Watch_Checking_Twitch_Btn"    "Link to Twitch.tv"
        "CSGO_Watch_NotLinked_Twitch_Btn"   "Link to Twitch.tv"
        "CSGO_Watch_Linked_Twitch_Btn"      "Your Twitch.tv Channel"
									

Strings for the new overhead money count.

    "SFUIHUD_playerid_overhead_ct_money"    "<font color='#3f74c8'>%s1</font><font color='#7ebc50'> %s2</font>"
    "SFUIHUD_playerid_overhead_t_money"    "<font color='#c3953f'>%s1</font><font color='#7ebc50'> %s2</font>"

									

New spectator graph categories.

    "SFUI_Graph_type_assists"      "Total Assists"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_adr"        "Average Damage per Round"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_hsp"        "Headshot Percentage"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_cashearned"    "Total Cash Earned"

    "SFUI_Graph_type_damage"      "Total Damage Dealt"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_kills"        "Total Kills"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_assists"      "Total Assists"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_adr"        "Average Damage per Round"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_hsp"        "Headshot Percentage"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_worth"        "Equipment Value"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_saved"        "Cash Amount"
    "SFUI_Graph_type_cashearned"    "Total Cash Earned"
    
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_kills"      "K"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_assists"    "A"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_deaths"      "D"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_adr"      "ADR"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_3k"        "3K"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_4k"        "4K"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_5k"        "5K"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_hsp"      "HS%"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_cashearned"    "$ Earned"
    "SFUI_SpecStat_type_objective"    "OBJ"  
    "SFUI_SpecStat_First_Half"        "1st"    
    "SFUI_SpecStat_Second_Half"        "2nd"  
									

Unreleased Tournament Team System *

We now have some references to a new tournament team system, this will most likely be similar to the team system in Dota 2 which allows for a premade team to queue into a special team matchmaking queue and compete on a leaderboard against other teams. There is also the possibility that this is a system used to create an official team in CS GO and then take part in tournaments with your premade team allowing the game to make use of assets such as team logos, sponsor logos etc.

From the strings below we can see that the tournament team needs to have at least 5 players, there are also references of registering into a tournament suggesting that this system may be expanded upon what Dota 2 currently has.

“SFUI_QMM_ERROR_TournamentTeamAccounts” “Cannot begin matchmaking because all party members must be members of the same tournament team.”
“SFUI_QMM_ERROR_TournamentTeamSize” “Cannot begin matchmaking because your tournament team must have 5 players.”
“SFUI_QMM_ERROR_TournamentMatchRequired” “Cannot begin matchmaking because your tournament team must configure tournament match settings.”
“SFUI_QMM_ERROR_TournamentMatchNoEvent” “Cannot begin matchmaking because your team is not registered in the tournament.”
“SFUI_QMM_ERROR_TournamentMatchInvalidEvent” “Cannot begin matchmaking because your team is not registered in the requested tournament.”
“SFUI_QMM_ERROR_TournamentMatchSetupYourTeam” “Cannot begin matchmaking because your team must be one of the teams in match settings.”
“SFUI_QMM_ERROR_TournamentMatchSetupSameTeam” “Cannot begin matchmaking because your team must specify opponents team in match settings.”
“SFUI_QMM_ERROR_TournamentMatchSetupNoTeam” “Cannot begin matchmaking because opponents team specified in match settings is not registered in the tournament.”

Unreleased Weapon Cases *

We also have the addition of two new unreleased weapon cases.

CS:GO Weapon Case 2 *

This case will introduce the second batch of Arms Deal collection weapons.

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The loot list for Weapon Case 2 can be seen below.

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DreamHack Winter 2013 Souvenir Package *

We also have a new type of weapon case, a special souvenir package that doesn’t require a key to unlock it.

To become eligible for Souvenir Packages, all you have to do is watch the live tournament matches on GOTV, or watch on Twitch with a linked Steam account. You can get started here, or navigate to the Streams tab in the Watch menu. Just enter your Twitch and Steam account information, and you’ll be ready to go.

In addition to Souvenir Packages, linking your account is a great way to generate more viewers for your Twitch.tv channel. Stream your CS:GO matchmaking games on Twitch, and highly spectated matches will be featured as a Live match in the Watch menu!

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Currently the loot list is unknown.

The Arms Deal 2 Collection *

With the introduction of the second weapon case we are now aware of an additional Arms Deal collection containing a number of new weapon finishes.

* These weapon finishes may look slightly different in game, this is only a preview of what they might potentially look like.

Tec-9’s Weapon Finish *

Blue Titanium

“It has a titanium parts whose blue color is characteristic of an oxide layer achieved via controlled anodization at 30 volts.”

CSGO_[an_titanium30v]weapon_tec9_01

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M4A1-S’s Weapon Finish *

Blood Tiger

“It has been painted using a jungle tiger hydrographic.”

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FAMAS` Weapon Finish *

Hexane

“It has been painted using a hexagon patterned hydrographic.”

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P250’s Weapon Finish *

Hive

“It has been painted using a hexagon patterned hydrographic.”

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SCAR-20’s Weapon Finish *

Crimson Web

“It has been painted using a spider web-patterned hydrographic over a red base coat and finished with a semi-gloss topcoat.”

CSGO_[hy_webs_darker]weapon_scar20_01

CSGO_[hy_webs_darker]weapon_scar20_02

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FiveSeven’s Weapon Finish *

Case Hardened

“It has been color case-hardened through the application of wood charcoal at high temperatures.”

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CSGO_[aq_oiled]weapon_fiveseven_02

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MP9’s Weapon Finish *

Hypnotic

“It has been painted with a pearl base coat, then spray-painted black through a stencil in a graphic pattern.”

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Nova’s Weapon Finish *

Graphite

“It has been painted in a polygon pattern with metallic paints of various reflectivities over a chrome base coat.”

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CSGO_[am_crumple]weapon_nova_03

Dual Berettas’s Weapon Finish *

Hemoglobin

“It has been painted using a transparent red abstract hydrographic over a metallic base coat.”

CSGO_[am_ossify_red]weapon_elite_01

CSGO_[am_ossify_red]weapon_elite_02

CSGO_[am_ossify_red]weapon_elite_03

P90’s Weapon Finish *

Cold Blooded

“It has been painted with a chrome base coat and candied in transparent red anodized effect paint.  It has then been laser-etched with a slithering snake motif.”

CSGO_[am_slither_p90]weapon_p90_01

CSGO_[am_slither_p90]weapon_p90_02

CSGO_[am_slither_p90]weapon_p90_03

USP-S’s Weapon Finish *

Serum

“It has been painted in a digital pattern with metallic paints of various reflectivities over a chrome base coat.”

CSGO_[am_electric_red]weapon_usp_silencer_01

CSGO_[am_electric_red]weapon_usp_silencer_02

CSGO_[am_electric_red]weapon_usp_silencer_03

SSG 08’s Weapon Finish *

Blood in the Water

“It has been airbrushed with the image of a shark.”

CSGO_[cu_shark]weapon_ssg08_01

CSGO_[cu_shark]weapon_ssg08_02

CSGO_[cu_shark]weapon_ssg08_03

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Sound File Updates *

We have a new C4 planting sound effect due to the change in gameplay balance.

C4 Planting *

- Changed C4 planting sounds based on pro feedback. When planting the bomb, it plays an initialization sound that everyone can hear, but ONLY the player planting will hear the code typing sounds. This makes fake planting possible (similar to fake diffusing as a CT).

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  • Carry_Harry

    Give diretide? :P

    • André

      CS:GO has/had Diretide, move along.

  • tnud

    SHARK

    GUN

    • Marta bot

      Like minishark in terraria)

  • Walker

    You are very bored arn’t you? d-;

  • the frix

    Dota 2 iš preety dead now… Almost half year -no progress . I dissapointed… Looks likę they threw dota away and stick with CS go.

    • Gayben

      yeah, they only work on 1 title at a time. Rofl this guy.

  • i am derp

    I can’t understand who picks these weapon skins. There is so much more better stuff than some blatant red/grey M4s

  • Catriel Venegas

    At least, has a substantial update, i think

  • YetiSandes

    “So, the caterpillar has emerged from its cocoon as a shark, with a gun for a mouth”

  • Catriel Venegas

    Poor dota

    • http://www.noxgaming.net/ IAmStaka

      hatz

  • Bal0r

    Looks like you’re getting more CS:GO Updates than Dota 2 Updates…

  • Emp

    Love how the new case has some good looking skins for the FAMAS and P250. Appreciate all the time and effort you’re putting into this, Matt!

  • Bob Loblaw

    Great updates. Thanks Matt for providing these.

    • Bob Loblaw

      Would’ve been great if the overhead gear display would also indicate the existence and the type of armor.

  • AntoxaGray

    Out of new skins, I like only berettas, FN and Scout and SCAR.

  • Rabbit Hoe

    Great update, great analysis! Keep it up :)

  • http://www.noxgaming.net/ IAmStaka

    2 updates a week, meanwhile dota2 updated once a month
    wp volvo

    • Mack

      Big things are coming for dota2. Just hang on for a few weeks.

      • http://www.noxgaming.net/ IAmStaka

        we’ll see

  • James2253

    Nothing for DotA 2 but CS : GO MUST HAVE MORE UPDATES……

  • iShapeshift

    Well done Valve, Abandoning your more profitable game…

    Dota 2 ded gaem

    • Joseph

      My thoughts exactly.. Valve screwed up by not giving us an event, the least they could do is release a decent patch with new heroes this weekend. But we get nothing. Yay, thanks Icefrog!

  • deathX

    Oh MY God! Is it the real matchmaking baby b0rn crew?!

  • Joseph

    So, Dota didn’t have the long awaited Halloween event and now this week we’re not getting a patch again? Wow, they really fuc**d up that game. It’s their fuc**ng newest title, why the hell would they think it’s a smart move to make the community so pissed off?

  • Joseph

    CS:GO is not F2P, I didn’t pay for it to see it infested with micro-transactions (weapon skins), so take that shit out of my game! There should be an option to disable stupid cosmetics, and I want to see it implemented.

  • cyberswagger

    no yologun ded gaem

  • Techies

    It’s about time I try LoL

  • jsgs

    Going back to dota 1

  • COLOR

    THANKS FOR CS;GO <333

  • The frix

    Its time to fully switch to League of Legends.. Pretty sad. It used to be a great game updated every week with stuff.. Now the only thing we get (if we get update at all) is HATS and they are community made (rowl). So yea. Once CS GO was released they got bored of DOTA I suppose. It isn’t finished game and its so much things you can do to improve it!!! Give people Diretide? Give people new heroes to play with? Give people some bug fixes? Give people new mode/map. So who agree thumbs up…

  • Артём Иванов

    つ ◕◡◕ ༽つ Thank you Volvo! DIRETIDE Given!

  • LairenyX

    NIGHT STALKER COSMETICS + HUDDDD

  • Starry

    I’m so confused why people are complaining about LoL on a CS:GO post. How does voicing your opinion here do anything even remotely useful?

  • Chief

    DotA just had like… the biggest, most game changing update in years. And the folks that work on DotA are not the folks that work on CS:GO, holy shit.

  • Kwan

    You do amazing write-ups; so much depth!

  • Chetanya Victor Mundachali

    But how do we use these skins in the game?