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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 December 2018 at 11:58 am UTC
Can you snowball someone to death?!?
Nibelheim 18 December 2018 at 12:01 pm UTC
Did they fix the early random start game crash ?

Atm, I need to ait+tab at workaround... It works like 90% times.
liamdawe 18 December 2018 at 12:02 pm UTC
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.
cynicfm 18 December 2018 at 12:18 pm UTC
If cs go is now free to play where is money i paid for the game then??
Eike 18 December 2018 at 12:44 pm UTC
cynicfmIf 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.
Gonza565 18 December 2018 at 12:50 pm UTC
They made picking up ammo faster. I preferred how it was, but it's only a small thing. I never thought finding loot was too hard, if you got desperate you could always buy a pistol or something, but I guess this softens the rng a little.
Did you know they are going to add a dust themed map? Predictable, but pretty cool. Kinda surreal.


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cynicfm 18 December 2018 at 12:53 pm UTC
Eike
cynicfmIf 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.

oh okay if thats true and gave me some skins for free its fair enough then. although would be happier if they gave me some dollars to steam wallet instead so i can buy skins in dota 2.

But maybe i can write about it here, i can play dota 2 on max settings and get amazing performance but cs go for example has very poor quality, loading a match with players or bots takes ages. then when it connects after 10 minutes game is not even smooth its unplayable.
Is it my fault or game fault??
drlamb 18 December 2018 at 1:02 pm UTC
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cynicfmIs 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.


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cynicfm 18 December 2018 at 1:17 pm UTC
drlamb
cynicfmIs 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
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It should run okay the game cuz i played it on windows 10 before.
kuhpunkt 18 December 2018 at 2:33 pm UTC
cynicfmIf 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.
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