The MP5 has now returned to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 16 August 2018 11:17 GMT

The MP5, which has been in Counter-Strike games for years, has made its way into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this week for the first time.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive didn’t launch with the MP5, which was instead replaced with the MP7. The weapon used to be known as the K&M SMG in Counter-Strike games up to Source.

The version available now in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the SD variant, which comes with a silencer by default. The MP5-SD allows for a high movement speed in-game, but its damage and accuracy on the move aren’t great.

The MP7 will remain in Global Offensive, though Valve sees the MP5-SD as an alternative. For now, the new weapon is available in casual and deathmatch servers, as well as offline against bots.

The weapon was added in a new update, which also enabled the Panorama UI for Windows XP, and Vista players. See the full list of patch notes below:

Gameplay

  • Added the all new MP5-SD, available for testing Offline and in Official Casual and Deathmatch servers. It can be equipped in your MP7 loadout slot.

Matchmaking

  • Lobbies advertised to nearby players and Steam Groups members will now expire after 5 minutes of the lobby leader’s inactivity.
  • Added a way to start advertising single-user lobbies to nearby players and Steam Groups members from the permissions dialog.

Networking

  • Fixed a bug causing some players, especially on DSL connections, to experience high packet loss due to packets being delivered out of order.

Panorama

  • Enabled Panorama UI on Windows XP and Windows Vista game clients.
  • Enabled lobby chat when accept match popup is active.
  • Fixed various multi-line messages clipping last line of text.
  • Fixed unresponsive keyboard after typing and pressing ‘send’ in the chat panel.
  • Allow sending a Steam message to recent teammates using new Steam chat.
  • Spectator HUD elements now respect the cl_drawhud setting.
  • Fixed reconnect button when it appears over lobby chat.
  • Fixed MP7 walk up animation.
  • Game state integration includes a field “round_totaldmg” to track total damage the player dealt.
  • Various scoreboard bug fixes for different game modes.
  • Various stability improvements and fixes.
  • Fixed mapoverview icon scaling

Horizon Case

  • Added normal maps to Desert Eagle | Code Red and P90 | Traction

Perfect World

  • Improved reliability of downloading Overwatch evidence in Perfect World CS:GO game client.

Misc

  • This update includes a change to “csgo.exe” which, while signed with Valve digital certificate, may still trigger warnings in certain anti-virus packages and require users to manually change their AV software settings to update correctly.

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