Although I no longer have as much time as I’d like to have for playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it remains one of my go-to titles when I want to blow off some steam and relax a bit because this old nerd still has some skills. I am also extremely happy to see that I’m not the only one who cares about this game, too: a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive patch has been launched and it brings a bunch of changes and improvements, as well as a brand new Train map for us to master.

The main change is clearly the new Train map which looks pretty much like something else: the tunnel in the yard is no longer there, new elements have been added and some have been removed, the bomb site A has been completely changed and things look a lot better now. You can actually check out a complete official blog post about all the changes and improvements brought by the new Train map in CS:GO.

Or you can check out the presentation video below of the new Counter Strike: Global Offensive Train map:

But this patch brings us even more and below you can check out the complete change list of the latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update:

[GAMEPLAY]
– CZ75-Auto adjustments
— Magazine size has been reduced to 8 and reserve ammo is now 16 (3 mags total).
— Damage has been reduced slightly.
— Firing rate has been reduced slightly
— The CZ75-Auto takes nearly twice as long to draw, and has an updated draw animation.
— Kill reward is now 1/3.
— Updated the weapon description.
– Increased price of M4A1-S to $3100
– Reduced price of Desert Eagle to $700
– Updated the Tec-9 firing sound.
– Fixed M4A1-S muzzle flash showing through smoke.
– Fixed not being able to defuse the bomb in some cases where it was planted on a ledge and the player attempting to defuse was standing next to it on the ground (e.g. the fountain in Cobblestone).
– Fixed a case on community servers where a player would get income after the first round when they should not.

[UI]
– Team equipment value now correctly accounts for cost of CZ75-Auto and for two flashbangs.
– “Assists” on teammate kills no longer get counted in scoreboard.
– Added some new holiday freeze-cam borders and the holiday cheer has been re-enabled – Happy holidays!

[MISC]
– Gifts have been re-enabled.
– Released a new set of stickers (available now as offers), and put some music kits on sale.
– Fixed a few localization errors
– Fixed a typo in the game mode descriptions.
– Fixed several exploits in the engine.

So there are really few things that can be made to improve a nearly flawless game, but as I said in the intro, I am happy to see that the devs are doing their best to keep things as balanced and as good looking as possible. And if you’re wondering how to get the patch – simply restart your Steam client and it will be automatically applied if it hasn’t been already.

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