CS:GO update with new map, bugfixes

March 16th, 2017 10:41

A new update to CS:GO has been released, making minor changes maps such as Nuke, Cobblestone and Cache, fixing grenade sounds and adding a new map—Canals.

Today's update added a new Valve map to all game modes called Canals. The map is set in an Italian city and features wide open areas mixed with small indoor spaces. Along with adding the map, Valve released a visual upgrade to the Phoenix Terrorist player model, similarly to the SAS CT update released a while ago.

A new Valve map has been added to the game 

A new weapon case has been added as well. The Spectrum case features 17 community-designed weapon finishes and the second generation of knives in Chroma finishes.

Gameplay wise, there have been changes to the HRTF sounds and fixes to the grenade sounds not playing when they should. Nuke, Cobblestone, Cache and Italy have received various updates, with Nuke seemingly being changed the most—the C4 explosion radius has been reduced from 500 to 400 units, the A main/mini door has been raised and hut has received a couple of changes too.

Lastly, two commands have been added that help players see where their teammates are and what equipment they have: cl_show_team_equipment and cl_teamid_overhead_always. It is yet to be seen if these options will be allowed in the competitive environment.

The full change list is available below:



  • Improved performance when using HRTF.
  • Fixed some cases where grenade sounds wouldn’t play when they should.


  • Fixed teammate color problem when teammates select an invalid color.
  • cl_drawhud_force_radar can have three values: -1 to force draw no radar, 0 default, 1 to force draw radar even if other HUD is disabled.
  • cl_drawhud_force_deathnotices can have three values: -1 to force draw no deathnotices, 0 default, 1 to force draw deathnotices even if other HUD is disabled.
  • Added option to Game Settings to set Team ID to Always On ( cl_teamid_overhead_always ). Server can disable with sv_teamid_overhead_always_prohibit.
  • Added binding to Show Team Equipment ( +cl_show_team_equipment ) that will show teammates’ full Target ID, including equipment. Server can disable with sv_show_team_equipment_prohibit.
  • func_rotating objects no longer freeze and spam server console after rotating 1000 times



  • Thinned out corner when coming into hut from lobby, making it easier to peek into A site
  • Bullets now do more damage when shot through walls in hut– Raised rollup door in Mini, making it easier to see towards rafters
  • Removed three boxes on top of blue container near garage– Reduced C4 explosion radius from 500 to 400 units (Thanks NaVi!)
  • Made water outside the map deeper (Thanks hollandje!)


  • Raised arch on CT side of long A


  • Fixed some boost exploits
  • Railing on top of boost position near T bridge no longer blocks bullets


  • Various bug fixes
2017-03-16 10:41
Andorra TYZ4 
Unexpected. But it does feel weird walking on water in Canal.
2017-03-16 10:42
this is jesus simulator
2017-03-16 10:43
Brazil torm3ntin 
2017-03-16 12:51
i never knew before but i've always wanted one!
2017-03-16 14:02
Brazil vegangaro 
2017-03-16 13:13
jks | 
Vietnam kdwang 
2017-03-16 10:41
Yay Canals actually looks cool
2017-03-16 10:41
Afghanistan crywolf1337 
Retard generation, what ever looks good they pay their lives for it :D
2017-03-16 13:13
World AngelShinta 
its free but whatever
2017-03-16 15:09
HObbit | 
Kazakhstan WERANCE 
2017-03-16 10:42
India themaverick96 
Water outside nuke made deeper... Nice meme Volvo.. :D
2017-03-16 10:43
is it now gonna rip more fps and what is the point of it?
2017-03-16 13:37
silvers in reddit finds it funny so i guess its worth it.
2017-03-16 14:08
Ireland deluxe^ 
they didn't change anything, it was just a yoke by volvo
2017-03-16 15:30
ProTip: If you're think of playing the new map, dont.
2017-03-16 10:44
2017-03-16 17:45
A nice addition, but it's simply a bandaid solution in the long run
2017-03-16 10:44
Solution for what?
2017-03-16 11:00
All what I care about is the new operation coin :/
2017-03-16 10:45
I realy thought we get a new operation with the next update. :/
2017-03-16 10:49
Deep water outside the Nuke, whats the point?
2017-03-16 10:49
Estonia Chaostic 
Some people nocliped outside and there is a sign that said "warning deep water" when its not actualy xD No point in gameplay but its funny
2017-03-16 11:11
jesus, this is a joke, just remove the stupid sign and dont kill our fps
2017-03-16 13:38
2017-03-16 13:59
Estonia Chaostic 
Yeah i agree i have a theory where valve is secretly working with many pc companies and theyr goal is to take our fps lower so we buy better pcs
2017-03-16 14:15
that isnt even unlikely
2017-03-16 14:28
New map looks cool
2017-03-16 10:50
no operation no party
2017-03-16 10:51
Thank mr GabeN
2017-03-16 10:52
No Italy in the bugfixes? I lost all respect I had for HLTV.
2017-03-16 10:57
Why you lie :(
2017-03-16 11:02
You cant expect from me to read something after the bold text.
2017-03-16 11:17
Netherlands Lurox 
Top kek. No operation
2017-03-16 10:57
This map looks cool, but it will not be in competitive (the basic map pool), or tournaments. Its more like something you play just on public like Havannah and Chateau.
2017-03-16 10:57
fucking finally something new. im still waiting on the new operation
2017-03-16 12:45
The memories!! Havana, chateau...
2017-03-16 14:00
skins r shit
2017-03-16 11:00
probably the best case.
2017-03-16 15:06
best ? winter offensive/ huntsman / phoenix those r the best
2017-03-16 15:14
--WO-- M4A4 | Asiimov AWP | Redline --HUNT-- M4A4 | Desert-Strike AK-47 | Vulcan USP-S | Caiman USP-S | Orion M4A1-S | Atomic Alloy --PHO-- AWP | Asiimov AK-47 | Redline ----SPECTRUM---- AK-47 | Bloodsport USP-S | Neo-Noir M4A1-S | Decimator AWP | Fever Dream CZ75-Auto | Xiangliu I agree with you on the huntsman but the only skins the WO/Pho offer are the redlines and asii. Everything classified and above in this case is great. + the knives which are super cool. The huntsman case only offers the shitty huntsman knives.
2017-03-16 15:22
I guess opinions on skins are very different. I dislike the bloodsport the fever dream and the xiangliu and the rest. the m4 + ak is fine but not nice. like the ak fuel injector or vulcan are 10x nice than this one. or the USP - I would prefer an Orion or a Cyrex but I dont think this case is ground breaking good. I cant get that fresh/old csgo feeling with these skins u know
2017-03-16 15:36
agree to disagree #respek
2017-03-16 15:43
Australia legesex 
Thank mr navi
2017-03-16 11:01
2017-03-16 11:05
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
The de_canals Badge is sick! But the map?! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-16 11:06
Best updeit evaah
2017-03-16 11:08
assassin's creed map :DDD
2017-03-16 11:09
my first thoughts as well,I was like "oh there was a viewpoint here!"
2017-03-16 13:08
ScreaM | 
Albania kennyZX 
gg ble fucking canal-anal
2017-03-16 11:10
Slovakia cheatersw0w 
Csgo dev: Hey we might add tuscan to the mappool! Gaben: Fuck you we are going to add Canals and new case
2017-03-16 11:12
RIP operations (2013-2016) Rest in Spaghetti never forgetti
2017-03-16 11:15
RIP [*] Operation
2017-03-16 11:15
Russia Sur1on 
Thanks NaVi!
2017-03-16 11:23
new operation ? tuscan ? season ? santorini maybe ?
2017-03-16 11:23
but...but...new knife finishes! cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/5dc714f3e16397..
2017-03-16 11:30
Turkey safakbskn 
operation santorini new anti-cheat bullet regist problem and look Valve's update. these bastards fooled of us.
2017-03-16 11:38
Im 100% sure volvo doesnt fix anticheat on purpose now.
2017-03-16 15:11
Guys what about the hrtf clitch where the reload sound doesnt follow the peraon but is only heard where it was started? Anyone know if thats fixed?
2017-03-16 11:47
That simple change would actually be gamebreaking, bc atm it's so frustrating. Would be easy to implement that the sound follows the player, but wait... new case!
2017-03-16 12:37
where is operation? :(
2017-03-16 11:54
still no tuscan...
2017-03-16 11:58
This map looks Nice, but it defintely dont fit to this game, to many details and corners etc
2017-03-16 11:59
Moldova flymans 
– Reduced C4 explosion radius from 500 to 400 units (Thanks NaVi!) I remember that 2 rifles save (Both guys died on B when c4 was on A)
2017-03-16 12:05
Improved performance when using HRTF. Fixed some cases where grenade sounds wouldn’t play when they should. Are the only 2 that actually matter :()
2017-03-16 12:12
where is fucking operation?!
2017-03-16 12:19
Where is tuscan gaben? I hoped it would be that map, not venice...
2017-03-16 12:28
2017-03-16 12:40
Why do they add a map which has basically 0,00% chance to become competitive? It has too many angles, ways and corners ...
2017-03-16 12:49
2017-03-16 15:00
Portugal Zedonp 
Nice map for casual. When you have 20vs20 and you dont have to watch the 20 possible flanks plus the 20000 close angles. There are at least 5 better maps from previous operations that would be better for competitive or even casual with also better looks and layout. But hey we got another skins crate so everything in fine
2017-03-16 12:53
Cool, but Ts can see you after cca 5 sec. So they have 10+sec to shoot the 2 guys boosting you.
2017-03-16 13:23
Russia bugsYsiegel 
true assassin map
2017-03-16 13:07
new map very nice
2017-03-16 13:13
Serbia ZAG0R 
Add de_tuscan make CS great again
2017-03-16 13:17
So now, what are the perks of using cl_drawhud_force_deathnotices 1 cl_drawhud 0 instead of cl_draw_only_deathnotices 1? It feels worse, cause you lose the crosshair.
2017-03-16 13:20
Romania pRagmA 
The map looks promising, indeed it's confusing at first, but it can be fun to play.
2017-03-16 13:20
World xaoo 
still no 'hitbox fixed'
2017-03-16 13:21
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
lmao "Thanks NaVi"
2017-03-16 13:30
Where is the New Operation? 👿
2017-03-16 13:40
Neat, we have an open world rpg map. Now we only need skills and spells, and maybe rocket boots to use all the boosts.
2017-03-16 13:40
2017-03-16 13:56
Brazil romp  
de_tuscan PLS VOLVO
2017-03-16 13:42
Removed three boxes on top of blue container near garage– Reduced C4 explosion radius from 500 to 400 units (Thanks NaVi!) anyone can explain me why thanks navi ?
2017-03-16 13:58
Portugal Zedonp 
Because Navi was trying to save 2 guns but didn't want to go ramp so they went B and died.
2017-03-16 14:32
rework aztec, fucking volvo
2017-03-16 14:04
Sweden Mrjohn 
finally they have fix the bug with the vent at cache
2017-03-16 14:07
Which bug?
2017-03-16 14:24
Canals is a joke.
2017-03-16 14:17
Dep fps
2017-03-16 14:34
what community wants: finally better anticheat new operation what volvo gives: garbage map SKINS
2017-03-16 14:37
prime is a very good anticheat, you're just a fucking mad rager
2017-03-16 18:07
only 100+ comments. no hype anymore for ur skins and shitty changes gaben
2017-03-16 15:07
World AngelShinta 
because they are all playing right now they cant comment...kappa
2017-03-16 15:12
Im 100% sure valve doesnt fix anticheat on purpose now.
2017-03-16 15:10
World AngelShinta 
I was so hyped...and then only 1 fucking map and a case...I want a goddamn operation...more New maps and TASKS to do. atleast the guns in the case look ok ..but have to wait a week or so because the prices are way too high
2017-03-16 15:11
have to wait a month+
2017-03-16 15:33
World AngelShinta 
Ik :( I hate valve no proper anticheat no operation just skins...sprays etc ..everything that gives them ALOT of money
2017-03-16 17:22
Where is de_cpl_mill?????
2017-03-16 15:20
Thanks NaVi!
2017-03-16 15:25
Azerbaijan Talley 
am i getting deaf or breaking vents makes less noise on cache after this update?
2017-03-16 15:36
I just arrived to complain about this and it seems I'm not the only one
2017-03-16 17:47
CIS sergioff 
Reduced C4 explosion radius from 500 to 400 units (Thanks NaVi!)
2017-03-16 15:43
Peru KmuSzinho 
gg fps 😬
2017-03-16 16:05
i wake up seeing a new case and i expect to see a new operation but no XDDDDDDDD
2017-03-16 16:09
f0rest | 
Argentina GZ^ 
Where is our lovely Tuscan? :C
2017-03-16 16:17
canals was fun when testing with a few friends :D
2017-03-16 16:58
Canals is horrible
2017-03-16 17:29
2017-03-16 17:55
United States noobhead 
nice shitty update
2017-03-16 19:25
nice CS:GO devs, UMP still untouched LMAO. Thank god for Icefrog
2017-03-16 20:20
United Kingdom HarryBotter 
all they need to do to the ump is make the kill reward £300
2017-03-16 23:56
why not tuscan?
2017-03-16 20:31
Some posts are missing here! Stop censuring us Mr. HLTV!
2017-03-17 17:10
too many bugs on that map
2017-03-18 15:45
Canals = shit
2017-03-18 16:09
2017-03-19 17:01
Anyone here that can explain why some People call valve Volvo? Isnt Volvo a Swedistan car manufactor?
2017-03-20 08:18
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