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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update 12/07

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Posted  Edited by Mad_Father

I stopped posting update notes for 5mb updates.


Happy first anniversary of R8 release!



  • Deployed Holiday Cheer for your festive fragging season.
  • You can spread the Holiday Cheer! Gifts are now available for a limited time.


  • Added new audio option that enables Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) processing on in-game sounds. The goal is to vastly improve 360 degree vertical and horizontal sound positioning.
  • By default, Speaker Configuration in Audio Settings has been set to “Headphones with HRTF.” Selecting an alternative speaker configuration will disable HRTF.
  • NOTE: For an optimal experience with HRTF, we recommend turning off any external 5.1 or 7.1 surround audio driver options.

Public Lobbies

  • In the friends panel “Steam Groups” have been renamed to “Public Lobbies”.
  • The “Public Lobbies” tab now shows nearby public lobbies and suggested steam group lobbies in addition to your steam group lobbies.
  • Lobbies now support broadcasting to nearby players. Players can use this setting for friend or steam group lobbies.
  • Steam Group lobbies now display the country associated with the majority of lobby members.


  • Third-person weapon angles now visibly match first-person weapon recoil.


  • Fixed 5 Year Veteran Coin to be granted to accounts that cancelled and later reactivated their old Counter-Strike license after they restart their CS:GO client.
  • Loading screen tokens can now be localized when loading Overwatch evidence or maps created by community members.

Bot names can now be localized in game language.


  • Nuke
  • Removed railing on crane in A site rafters
  • Removed ability to climb up on/plant the bomb on top of silos in both bombsites
  • Moved T entrance to squeaky to make movement smoother
  • Removed window in Toxic, replaced with double doors
  • Removed yellow bollards near Garage and Secret
  • Removed cover on top of Mini
  • Added some full cover in cubby next to ramp in bombsite B
  • Replaced exposed bombsite silo with simple version in bombsite A
  • Fixed small collision bump on ramp in ramproom where players could get stuck
  • Added white, flat surface on fence at T side of yard
  • Fixed various bugs listed on CSGOBugtracker.com (thanks to all contributors!)
  • General optimizations


Will edit if more info comes up.


2017 service medal http://imgur.com/a/JuGpP

Various sound update for knife hostage and stuff

Edited by Mad_Father


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This sound update is crazy, you can actually hear where things are coming from now! It's definitely going to take some getting used to though, it was a very weird experience when I first played the new update.

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