Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Nerfs M4A1-S and Tweaks Several Maps

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the free-to-play PvP FPS game by Valve, received an important update recently. The June 16 patch nerfed M4A1-S and also made changes to five maps. The magazine size of the said weapon now only holds 20 bullets along with 80 in reserve.

The Ancient map received the most amount of tweaks of the five maps. The crate stack outside of the “cave” has been removed and corners in the “donut” room are smoothed out. A new cover near a pillar on B is added and the light emitted by candles/lanterns has been boosted.

The rest of the maps received minor changes. In Inferno, the damage output of the bomb explosion is increased to 620 from 500. An exploit in the map Cache has been fixed and the performance in Vineyard is improved. You can read the patch notes below.

  • Reduced the M4A1-S magazine size to 20 bullets, with 80 in reserve.
  • Remove cratestack outside of “cave” location
  • Fixed pixelgap from inside “cave” towards T mid
  • Fixed ground clipping bugs in mid causing players to go slightly airborne
  • Smoothed out ground outside of “cave” down towards B ramp
  • Blocked archeological dig inside of “cave”
  • Smoothed out corners in “donut” room
  • Added additional cover near pillar on B
  • Blocked one sidepath exit towards A site, widened remaining exit
  • Fixed some visual glitches when looking out towards mid from “donut” room
  • Reduced wallbang damage through scaffolding at B site
  • Boosted light emitted from candles/lanterns
  • Increased bomb explosion damage from 500 to 620
  • Another attempt at fixing molly through floor bug at mid
  • Removed a position by ramp corner
  • Fixed an exploit. (Thanks El_Exodus!)
  • Performance and stability improvements
  • Ivy now sways in the wind
  • Fixed displacement vphysics issues

You can read the complete patch notes via the official site.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the latest mainline entry in the long-running franchise. The game was released on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 in 2012.

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

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