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Valve has released a fresh update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and they continue focusing on Steam Input improvements, to make playing it with a controller and the Steam Deck a better experience.

Seems they're trying to help controller players catch up at least a tiny bit with those using a mouse, with plenty of working going into changing how gyros work. Quite a small patch overall though but it sounds like some pretty fun and welcome changes, although Gyros Akimbo does sound somewhat hilarious.

  • Steam Deck now allows other game controllers to be connected via Steam Input. All connected controllers combine inputs. (You can play with Gyros Akimbo if you are very cool).
  • “Pitch and Roll Combined” is the new default Gyro conversion on Steam Deck. All other controllers default to “Yaw”
  • Radial menus (in particular, Quick Buy radials) no longer persist when dying.
  • Some glyph fixes in Spectator mode.

I did try out CS:GO on Deck myself and was tempted to video it but lets just say it was embarrassing. It's a very tough game to really get into on a controller of any sort. If you have a Deck, have you been playing CS:GO on it? Let us know what your experience has been in the comments.

You can play free on Steam.

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5 comments

Lofty 24 Jun
It would be really nice if they could fix up the community servers section. Entering a custom match with any aftermarket maps just fails to load. It has been like this since forever. And this means no Zombie games, prop hunts, fun etc..
Not to mention the vanishing mouse issues which would be even more annoying to fix on steam deck as you cannot alt-tab to try bring it back.

With the maps it's probably a simple fix just down to naming convention differences between windows and Linux. Perhaps even as small as the difference between a capitalized file and not.

Can CS:GO be run on proton now ? That might be what i have to do. or install windows on the steam deck ...

joke ^
Craggles086 24 Jun
Is there any way of playing Counter Strike solo?

Would love a single player campaign mode.

Only thing I had against it.


Last edited by Craggles086 on 24 June 2022 at 10:29 pm UTC
Anza 24 Jun
Quoting: Craggles086Is there any way of playing Counter Strike solo?

Would love a single player campaign mode.

Only thing I had against it.

No, not really. You can practice against the bots, that's pretty much about it. There must be great single player games with same theme though. But at least you get that for free.

Closest I can think of is Rainbox Six games. Never played them and I don't know how good they work with Proton.
Arten 25 Jun
Quoting: Craggles086Is there any way of playing Counter Strike solo?

Would love a single player campaign mode.

Only thing I had against it.

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero has single player campaign.
udekmp69 26 Jun
Quoting: Anza
Quoting: Craggles086Is there any way of playing Counter Strike solo?

Would love a single player campaign mode.

Only thing I had against it.

No, not really. You can practice against the bots, that's pretty much about it. There must be great single player games with same theme though. But at least you get that for free.

Closest I can think of is Rainbox Six games. Never played them and I don't know how good they work with Proton.

Condition Zero has 3 singleplayer modes:

Tour of Duty which is a challenge mode where it's like a multiplayer match with bots but you have to accomplish certain things within the match.

Deleted Scenes is a scrapped campaign that isn't really finished, very buggy, and plays like a modern military shooter but without regenerating healing.

Then a custom LAN game with bots that you can customize the bots. Counter-Strike Source also has this.

Global Offensive singleplayer is probably ok with custom maps.
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