Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update patch notes released

By Dave Cook
28 February 2014 09:15 GMT

CS: GO developers Valve and Hidden Path has released patch notes for the shooter’s update, which fixes many gameplay and network issues. Get the full list of changes here.


  • Fixed the molotov not having the same collision bounds as the rest of the grenades.
  • Fixed some grenades allowing visibility through them when they shouldn’t and vice versa – this fixes bugs like seeing players through smoke volumes.
  • Increased radarvispow from 0.2 to 0.4.
  • Fixed icons on the radar not fading out properly when they should have.


  • Fixed frequent connection errors when starting private casual matches with friends on a local server.
  • With sv_grenade_trajectory on, the debug overlay boxes now reflect the size of the grenades bounds when they collide and bounce.
  • Added an option to the options menu to use raw number keys or weapon binds for selecting players when spectating and voting for maps at round end (spec_usenumberkeys_nobinds, defaults to 1).


  • GOTV watch requests for matches with significant number of spectators will always get directed to GOTV relays.
  • Added convar host_name_store to indicate whether host name is revealed in queries and GOTV. Host name is always printed in status command output.
  • Added convar host_info_show, operators can set it to the following values: 0 to block server info queries; 1 (default) to respond with all details excluding identities; 2 to respond with all available details.
  • Added convar host_players_show, operators can set it to the following values: 0 to block server players queries; 1 (default) to respond only with max players and uptime; 2 to respond with all players details.
  • Server operators can now list game rules cvars in gamerulescvars.txt file, those cvars when marked as FCVAR_NOTIFY will be included in A2S_RULES response packet to server management software and 3rd party clients. The total size of A2S_RULES response packet must be within approximately 1Kb (MTU). File gamerulescvars.txt.example is provided.
  • When a server is running with the -nomaster parameter, it will not register on GMS and will not respond to direct queries.


  • CS_Downtown: Fixed bug where players could spawn outside of map in Deathmatch
  • DE_Favela: Fixed exploits where players could get out of map, various other polish
  • DE_Inferno: Fixed exploit where players could see through roof near Bombsite A balcony

Via MP1st.

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