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CSGO Update Oct 9th, 2018 – Adds Positional Team Voice Chat & Major Map Lineup Shuffles

This Has To Be One Of The Best Updates Coming To CSGO

Valve definitely has the attention of the CSGO community again. After facing major heat from the likes of PUBG and Fortnite, the folks over at Valve have been making some positive changes to CSGO. The latest update set to hit CSGO today brings some incredible additions as well as some major map lineup shuffles. In addition to that, the TEC-9 has become a formidable weapon again.

The most notable update coming to CSGO with this update has to be the positional team voice chat. Traditionally known as VOIP, Valve is finally implementing it’s 3D audio processing to team voice chats too. Players who are indulged into a CSGO match should now be able to hear their team mate’s voice based on their location, adding another level of immersion to an already competitive title.

Furthermore, Valve removed Canals from competitive matchmaking and has added two new, long-awaited maps into casual matchmaking for now. The long-awaited Subzero and Biome maps are now available in casual matchmaking. If you’re intrigued by now, Austria has also been moved to the competitive map pool, something no one asked for.

Regarding the new run and gun CZ75a run and gun plans, it seems like Valve has nerfed the automatic pistol that was causing mayhem on pistol rounds. In contrast, Valve has reduced the inaccuracy of the Tec-9 to make it a more viable option.

The patch notes pertaining to today’s update were retrieved from the official Counter-Strike blog.

Release Notes for 10/9/2018

– 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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