New CSGO Update Completely Changes Pistol Rounds



  • Adjusted the start-of-half economy with the goal of reducing the impact of a pistol round win on subsequent rounds.

  • In Competitive Matchmaking, both teams are now considered to start the half with a one-round ‘losing streak’ that is reset following a round win. Instead of $1400, the Round 1 loser receives $1900, then $2400 for a subsequent loss, etc.

  • The start-of-half losing streak can be adjusted via “mp_starting_losses”

  • CZ75a: Adjusted the CZ75a to encourage semi-automatic fire at medium and long ranges.

  • increased recoil and fire inaccuracy

  • slightly improved accuracy recovery rate

  • Tec9: Adjustments to make the weapon more forgiving at medium rates of fire.

  • reduced fire inaccuracy

  • slightly improved accuracy recovery rate

  • SG553 price reduced to $2750

  • AUG price reduced to $3150


  • Austria is now available in Competitive Matchmaking.

  • Austria has been moved into Group Delta in official Casual matchmaking.

  • New Community maps Biome and Subzero are now available in Casual matchmaking as part of Group Sigma.

  • Canals has been removed from Competitive Matchmaking.

  • Shipped and Insertion are no longer available in official matchmaking.


  • Added a “VOIP Positional” audio setting. When this setting is enabled, in-game voice audio will be played from the position the player is standing at.


  • Enabled mouse bindings for voice chat to work in end of match scoreboard.

  • Fixed backlog of async events in scoreboard causing performance problems during gameplay.




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