Counter-Strike: Global Offensive August 1 Update Tweaks Ember Map

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive received a small patch yesterday. The August 1 patch made several changes to the Ember map and minor tweaks to the game instructor and competitive matchmaking algorithm.

From now on, the game instructor won’t float hints in competitive matches. The instructor will also reload the saved state correctly, even if it is disabled and re-enabled.

The cannons in the Ember map received quite some changes. You can now aim the cannon upwards, and they are now twice faster. Cannons now have three firing speeds that can be changed with mouse2. The base model will also be rotated, and the north cannon angle has been altered. The cannon weapon icon will now be shown in the kill feed, and the inaccuracy multiplier has been reduced.

You can read the rest of the changes below.

  • Multiple changes to the competitive matchmaking algorithm, which will require Skill Groups to be recalibrated for accuracy. Your Skill Group will not be visible until you win your next match.
  • Game instructor should now correctly reload saved state if it is disabled and re-enabled.
  • Game instructor floating hints are disabled in competitive matches.
  • Changes to Cannons:
    • Altered the angle that the North cannon faces
    • Cannons can now be aimed upwards, and is now 2x faster
    • Now have 3 firing speeds (change with mouse2)
    • Reduced inaccuracy multiplier
    • Killfeed now shows weapon icon
    • Produce a beefy screen shake and more particle effects
    • Base model now also rotates
    • Added damage falloff to cannonballs after their initial collision
    • Fixed being able to bumpmine away from cannon and keep control
    • Fixed cannons continuing to turn when no longer in use
  • Added bus to bus stop outside Industry

The complete patch notes are available on the official blog.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a free-to-play multiplayer game available on Steam. The game is developed and published by Valve, which also owns Steam.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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