Major Counter-Strike: GO update alters weapon recoil

After gathering feedback from professional players, Valve adjusts weapon balance and recoil for PC version; new Deathmatch mode added.

Valve has released a major update for the PC version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. After gathering feedback from professional players across the world, Valve decided to change recoil levels for all weapons. In addition, specific adjustments have been made to rifles, pistols, and the P90.

It is not clear if Valve intends to also update the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Valve has also implemented weapon purchasing changes, including raising the AWP's kill reward from $50 to $100. Additionally, the Glock is now a Terrorist-only weapon, and the FiveseveN is now a Counter-Terrorist-only weapon. The Terrorists' Molotov price has dropped to $500, while the Counter-Terrorists' incendiary grenade will remain at $850.

A new game mode--Deathmatch--is now available for matching and offline play. Players can join a Deathmatch game on either the Classic maps or the Demolition and Arms Race maps. Valve said the new Deathmatch mode is aimed at beginners, because it allows them to discover where they might be exposed and alert them to new angles and approaches.

Also now available for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a private beta for the Map Workshop. Interested mapmakers can mail Valve at csgo_sdk@list.valvesoftware.com with the subject "Map Workshop Beta" and their Steam ID with a link to maps already shipped or in progress to be considered.

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kitchenwallet
kitchenwallet

The guns now feel much more like CS: Source. I enjoyed playing CS: GO while the guns felt like real guns (like they did CS 1.6)... I'm not sure if I'll be playing CS: GO any more now that it feels like CS: Source, which was a garbage dumpster game in my opinion.

avenger_20
avenger_20

hey why dont they patch stuff on xbox seriously f*** you valve.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Fuck this shit. CSGO is totally garbage like its predecessors

AlexFili
AlexFili

P90 is an overpowered gun in every game it's used

Rotondi
Rotondi

I love the end of the vid review for CS:GO--  "...few games are better than this one."  Then, an 8.5 Review score pops up.

vrajitorugaoz
vrajitorugaoz

And still no silencer for M4A4 :sigh: :( And also MAP PACK..I agree!

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Shouldn't weapon recoil be based off of real world weapons, not feedback from prof players. I personally wish the MK14 was fully automatic with no recoil, unlimited ammo, and each kill would grant me kisses from Jessica Alba. I saw a documentary where devs tested real world recoil, weight, rise, and function. In a sick way of playing cowboys and indians, for realism I still would rather my six shooters only held six shots. 

Dizzzyness
Dizzzyness

i wouldve loved splitscreen on consule version! i wouldve sunk wayyy more hours into this game!

huyckb04
huyckb04

How about giving the same updates to the PS3 players.  A map pack would be awesome too. 

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

I'm kind of disappointed that they didn't try to explain the recoil changes at all in this article but the beta maps sound cool.

Deadpool-n
Deadpool-n

So for anyone that has played since, how does the recoil feel?

AELG
AELG

they need to balance the damn sniper rifles... you can do a 360° jump/turn, reload your pistol and change back to the rifle, all mid air if you want, and just when you hit the ground just rigth click and there you go, you're immediately aiming, and of course PERFECTLY steady x(

chnplb625
chnplb625

CS is a perfect example of "less is more",  I can play dust 1 or 2 all day long mother fuckers

miklifton
miklifton

Dude below must have been born within that last 6 years...

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

Might actually reinstall CS:GO If this is the case....

CyhortI82
CyhortI82

And once again Valve completely ignores it's console gamers. At this point I don't even know why they bother releasing their games on consoles at all since they're obviously PC elitists. They don't need the money from console sales, so why bother? 

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

I haven't updated yet, but I don't understand the point. These "pros" keep complaining that CS:GO isn't competitive enough, and that CS:S and 1.6 are better. It's like they want CS:GO to be an exact replica of the other two games. If that's the case, why don't they just continue playing the other two?

bishop60
bishop60

please update the xbox 360 version. i still cant play because of the terrible lag. 

spOOoOOn
spOOoOOn

Ehm I'm not getting the Molotov vs. Incendiary price thing? They pretty much do the same thing right? Realism can't be an argument since a bottle of petrol + rag really still is cheaper than $500...


Micra-IRL-
Micra-IRL-

PC UPDATE is ok but what about us console users, will we be getting the same kind of updates ??  hope so.. really enjoy this game, not the same on console i know but still a gr8 past time with friends..

OB-47
OB-47

Add assault already!

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

Thank god. The recoil made the game nearly unplayable. Can't even count the amount of headshots and kills I SHOULD HAVE HAD. The original CS and CSS are still far superior. This game did to CS what MW2 did to Call of Duty :(. It gained many more players but people who have been playing the series since the beginning have given up on the game.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

Also I cant play this as long as the counter terrorist m4ai does not have a silencer. I just cant get used to it.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

Obviously this game is pretty much been abandoned since it almost came out. Why bother the original cs source that has all the kick ass mods are way more fun. Then again I haven't played cs since last summer. Gets rather boring quick. they need a next gen cs with all new weapons/models/maps/physics, and other effects to breath life into this. It's a very old game, I'm sure still lots play it but most of the original cs players like me long ago jumped into other games out of boredom.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

As always much appreciated Valve.

My CS skills are rusty, haven't played since CS:Source came out, do people still jump and snipe?

djmmjd764
djmmjd764

Still no silencer for the CT assault rifle though?

Lord_Python1049
Lord_Python1049

DEATHMATCH OH YEAH! Now I can play without being so stressed all the time.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

Why hasn't there been an update to the console versions?

monstertiki
monstertiki

Can't believe so many people still play counter strike. So many FSP's have been released since it's inceptions and yet I still find myself coming back. Counter strike is a classic that set the standard for FSPs

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

I really noticed the change since the update.

To be honest I couldn't hit a thing before unless it was a headshot on the first bullet of the spray, after that it was just luck for me.

I'm cleaning up now :)  The game keeps getting better, although I'm still not entirely used to it, and at least where I'm playing, people still haven't gotten around to installing the server mods that actually make the game fun, like the bet mod or the mod to let you see the other team after you die.  It's a little frustrating still.

-EDIT-  where's the god damn silencer?  *grumble*....

obsequies
obsequies

got the console version, its great and all but I just got a new computer right after..might actually buy it again just to get the new maps and crap

mikezer0
mikezer0

Great game. I PLAY IT EVERYDAY.

tetrim
tetrim

I knew i should of bought this :(

Zephol
Zephol

This game never surpass Counter Strike 1.6. In the 1999's this game was free. Counter Strike 1.5 aws free and 1.6 worst. This game never overpass 1.6

SwimSwimHungry
SwimSwimHungry

Yes, more maps! This isn't dota! Put that damn workshop to good use for once!

I want to see remakes of Back alley & Estate