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Valve have been quick to respond to feedback and issues with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lately, especially with the Danger Zone Battle Royale mode. In the last week, it's had a few nice updates.

For those who were struggling to play it on AMD and Intel, Valve claim they have made a "significant performance improvement for users on AMD and Intel GPUs". Going by a few reports I've seen, it seems to be true. So if you did have issues, check again.

For Danger Zone specifically, they've made a lot of nice tweaks. There's a lot less waiting around, with the warm-up timer being reduced and the drop-in spawn-point selection timer has also been reduced. Together, they do make a lot of difference. The timers were a gripe of mine, so it's pleasing to see them adjusted. On top of that, matchmaking has also been improved to reduce waiting time even more.

If you were struggling to find loot, Valve improved that too. You can now find more Shotgun, SMG, and Pistol crates as you explore.

As mentioned in my thoughts post, the blast radius on the C4 is quite large. It created some hilarious moments, so now when arming it on a safe the game will warn you if you're still going to get hit by it.

Additionally, the winter special stuff is back. Chickens have their festive kit out, you can throw snowballs in certain modes and there's holiday borders back for the freeze-frame.

As a reminder, all of CS:GO is now free to play. Find it on Steam.

Note: If Danger Zone crashes for you when deploying, see if setting Shader Detail to Medium (Video Settings, scroll down a little under Advanced Video) helps. There's a bug report open for it, with it working fine for myself and others when setting it to Medium.

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Eike 18 Dec, 2018
Can you snowball someone to death?!?
Nibelheim 18 Dec, 2018
Did they fix the early random start game crash ?

Atm, I need to ait+tab at workaround... It works like 90% times.
Liam Dawe 18 Dec, 2018
Quoting: NibelheimDid they fix the early random start game crash ?

Atm, I need to ait+tab at workaround... It works like 90% times.
Did you see this at the bottom of the article
QuoteNote: If Danger Zone crashes for you when deploying, see if setting Shader Detail to Medium (Video Settings, scroll down a little under Advanced Video) helps. There's a bug report open for it, with it working fine for myself and others when setting it to Medium.
Eike 18 Dec, 2018
Quoting: GuestIf cs go is now free to play where is money i paid for the game then??

Valve got it.

More seriously:
You get/got a “Prime” status and earn some extra skins, as far as I've read.
drlamb 18 Dec, 2018
Quoting: GuestIs it my fault or game fault??

Without knowing your hardware it's hard to say.

I'm eager to see the performance uplift on Mesa, I'll report back tonight.


Last edited by drlamb on 18 December 2018 at 1:02 pm UTC
kuhpunkt 18 Dec, 2018
Quoting: GuestIf cs go is now free to play where is money i paid for the game then??

You got to play the game for a while in return while other people, who didn't pay for it, didn't get to play it.
x_wing 18 Dec, 2018
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: drlamb
Quoting: GuestIs it my fault or game fault??

Without knowing your hardware it's hard to say.

I'm eager to see the performance uplift on Mesa, I'll report back tonight.

this is specs


It should run okay the game cuz i played it on windows 10 before.

Did you check that the game is running with your Nvidia GPU a not with the integrated?
Bard 18 Dec, 2018
I like the improved way that match making works a lot. It is a huge improvement!

The deployment bug is still there, but it happens rather infrequently for me. Maybe 1/20 or less of the games crash and usually it happens after several rounds. A little bit annoying but not a big problem. I tend to get this at certain insertion points, but it may be just random.

An other annoying little bug is when I finally find that weapon/item that I had been looking for, but I am unable to pick it up. It happens like 1/100th of the times or so, so very infrequently, but still a bit annoying. It may be a map specific problem related only to certain locations, I don't know.

I hope that they will add more maps for variation in the not too distant future, because it starts to get repetitive to run around the same island by now.


Last edited by Bard on 18 December 2018 at 4:39 pm UTC
orochi_kyo 18 Dec, 2018
The game is dropping frames after an hour of playing on Danger Zone, I have to restart constantly. The game run smoothly but if I get into a close shooting with another player sometimes it lags badly. The easier to loot ammo was a good change.
I hope they fix it soon.
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Quoting: Guest
Quoting: drlamb
Quoting: GuestIs it my fault or game fault??

Without knowing your hardware it's hard to say.

I'm eager to see the performance uplift on Mesa, I'll report back tonight.

this is specs


It should run okay the game cuz i played it on windows 10 before.
Hmm, is that background from cgwallpapers.com? :)

I can confirm that my game crashes went away after setting my shader quality to Medium. The game does NOT look new, which stinks.
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