New update brings AUG nerf
Valve has released a new CS:GO update, which brings gameplay changes in the form of a nerf to the AUG.
The one and only gameplay change of the newest update reduces the rate of fire as well as unscoped accuracy of the AUG, which has been consistently rising in popularity alongside the SG553 since late last year.
Both scoped weapons received buffs in October in the form of a reduced price, prompting the increase in usage, which has continued to rise despite Valve reverting the AUG's price tag back to $3,300 in March.
The update also brings minor changes to the Danger Zone mode and celebrations of Counter-Strike's 20th anniversary, which include a retro version of Dust2 and the Chicken Capsule.
The full changelog looks as follows:
– Celebrate 20 years of Counter-Strike with a retro version of Dust II, currently available in the Casual Dust II map group.
– The Chicken Capsule is now available for purchase in-game.
– Adjustments to the AUG to bring its utility more in line with other rifles.
— Slightly reduced rate of fire.
— Reduced accuracy while unscoped.
– Fixed an exploit involving duplication of items dropped by disarming another player.
– Players in warmup spawn closer to their teammate.
– Players in warmup now spawn with a random pistol.