CS:GO update addresses HE grenade damage around obstacles

The latest update to the game has resolved issues relating to the way damage from HE grenades are applied around obstacles and ledges.

The change is a welcome one as it finally addresses a core issue with the way damage was applied with HE grenades, where previously damage applied would be inconsistent in situations where players were on stairs or had small ledges between them and the explosion, such as on the steps in Connector on Overpass.

Additionally, Valve have deployed yet another update in order to fix the unreliability of picking up weapons when grenades are present on the ground, with previous attempts to fix the bug falling short.

Other minor changes include a fix for the self-destruct drone timer in Danger Zone, a change to hostages that results in them no longer blocking players from being flashed, and a fix for the sv_pure server errors that have arisen since the update on May 5.

The complete patchnotes can be found below:

[GAMEPLAY]
– Improved reliability of picking up weapons with +use when nearby dropped grenades are present. (Thanks birkir!)
– Explosive grenade damage around small obstacles such as stairs will now apply damage to players more reliably.
– Hostages will no longer obscure flashbang traces, allowing players behind them to be blinded.
– Players that start the round with a taser and no pistol no longer have their taser deleted, and rechargeable tasers are now recharged at round start.
– Fixed Danger Zone piloted drone self-destruct timer resetting due to zone damage or repeated player input.

[PURE SERVERS]
– Added a setting sv_pure_allow_loose_file_loads for game servers to control whether third-party files can be loaded by clients. Users are allowed to have third-party files on disk, but the files will be ignored when playing on such pure game servers. If users already loaded third-party files into game memory, then their game client must be restarted in order to connect to such pure game servers.
– Added a setting sv_pure_allow_missing_files for game servers to control what happens to clients that load files missing on the game server. When disabled, if a connected player loaded third-party files into game memory that game server is missing, the player will be kicked.
– Added a message explaining to the client which file mismatched the pure server configuration and caused a user disconnect.

[MISC]
– Improved loadout animations in buy menu for several agents and weapon combinations.
– Fixed certain game instructor hints displaying incorrect key bindings in certain languages (e.g. “sfrutteranno” in Italian).
– Added a setting con_allownotify to allow hiding top-right corner notifications if “Overflowed CClientRenderablesList” notification appears in 21:9 resolutions.

#1
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Russia ToughGuy 
Nice
2020-05-12 02:41
#10
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
wow. now mibr will be top1
2020-05-12 02:42
#14
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
+111111
2020-05-12 02:44
#37
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Brazil PrestusHood 
ez top1 for mibr
2020-05-12 03:15
#19
bruttJ | 
Brazil niv1 
mibr + most he damage = free top1
2020-05-12 02:48
wouldnt be top1 even if valve sv_aimbot 1
2020-05-12 13:10
#145
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
+1
2020-05-12 23:40
#40
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Brazil ValberBastos 
wowwwww +1
2020-05-12 03:23
#75
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Sweden RaaCCooN 
Never
2020-05-12 08:26
#100
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Czech Republic Xedys 
I think I heard that year ago
2020-05-12 12:24
#123
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Brazil you_cego_fdp 
ez
2020-05-12 15:21
#146
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Brazil Fauchard 
+111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 KEKWKWKWKWKWKW
2020-05-13 00:06
#74
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Japan Amatsuk1 
free tasers for everyone
2020-05-12 08:17
Valorant is the best thing ever happened to CSGO, thank you riot games very cool, valve you fucking donkeys this wasn't so hard huh, 8 years and you suddenly realise now is the time to fix all your long lasting bugs?
2020-05-17 08:31
#2
fnx | 
Cyprus Galaxy322 
Source 2 When?
2020-05-12 02:41
#8
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Kazakhstan JPDragao 
next week
2020-05-12 02:42
#23
meyern | 
Argentina Sagon1 
I can't wait to try that omg
2020-05-12 02:55
its next week, in 2 years
2020-05-12 03:04
#34
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United States codgun 
2025 May 18: Valve release sequel to Source, a logic based puzzle game in VR months after legendary CS franchise is shutdown.
2020-05-12 03:13
#41
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Brazil ZerongBr 
+1
2020-05-12 03:25
#61
NEO | 
Poland foonatic 
so true man
2020-05-12 06:12
2025: Now, we can play Tetris 4D in Source 2, the most realistic game ever created
2020-05-12 06:17
LMAO
2020-05-12 08:04
hahahahahah
2020-05-12 06:52
never
2020-05-12 15:08
*CS GO 2
2020-05-12 15:08
Nice
2020-05-12 02:41
"Overflowed CClientRenderablesList" This shit appereaed on 4:3 to me 2 days ago
2020-05-12 11:21
Same
2020-05-12 14:23
#4
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Brazil BlueLighting 
ok
2020-05-12 02:41
Still will be poop
2020-05-12 02:42
who cars
2020-05-12 02:42
whoever plays the fucking game?
2020-05-12 14:34
#7
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Australia MercAm 
Oah k
2020-05-12 02:42
#9
kNgV- | 
Brazil a_a 
ok
2020-05-12 02:42
nice
2020-05-12 02:42
Omg finally!! Was waiting years for this
2020-05-12 02:42
ye you were waiting for valorant so valve would start working faster enjoy quality updates for next 6months :-)
2020-05-12 03:09
Its still valve, i would say 2 months..
2020-05-12 03:34
now that they're all quarantined, they are probably realizing how far CS has fallen
2020-05-12 06:34
Respect fallen , The Brazilian godfather
2020-05-12 06:59
You have an amazing sense of humour wonderful human !!!
2020-05-12 09:58
+1
2020-05-12 13:21
I love you Cokezero.
2020-05-12 13:31
has fallen? Did u watch the numbers in the past 2 months? steamcharts.com/app/730 store.steampowered.com/stats/ Even with lockdown, i think it increased a lot.
2020-05-12 14:48
I'm not saying it's going in a bad direction, it's just that CS was a lot more mainstream a couple of years back. If Valve does the right thing, CS:GO might last 15+ years.
2020-05-13 01:40
#141
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Greece CMi_ 
wtf do u mean? its avg player count was rising for 5 months or some shit. do u expect a 20yo game to still put Up these Numbers?
2020-05-12 20:35
Actually.. a good comment
2020-05-12 07:37
#72
Japan gfe 
128 tick servers on MM , you heard it here first.
2020-05-12 08:15
still less changes than last year
2020-05-12 09:23
"When disabled, if a connected player loaded third-party files into game memory that game server is missing, the player will be kicked." Seems like CSGO devs have no idea how to unload assets on player disconnect. GG
2020-05-12 02:43
??? They check user files when player connects, if they load something extra. If you have something extra, then those models, materials etc are not loaded automatically when you join. Valve did domething good this time.
2020-05-12 08:17
#80
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North America Sluttysally 
Sooooo. If the server runs this setting, then people will not be able to disconnect and start up a cheat program? Is that what it means?
2020-05-12 08:58
#84
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United Kingdom Hammondo 
No cheats are in memory.
2020-05-12 09:14
#15
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
Valorant doing wonders for csgo
2020-05-12 02:44
n1
2020-05-12 02:45
#17
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United States SparklingBlue 
Astralis is probably rubbing their hands together lmao
2020-05-12 02:45
cool
2020-05-12 02:46
WHOMST ARE YOU?
2020-05-12 03:00
BULBO :d
2020-05-12 03:03
:o
2020-05-12 03:03
#87
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Portugal NabasKi 
B-B-Bilbo is that you?
2020-05-12 09:44
nice
2020-05-12 02:49
#21
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
fucking finally
2020-05-12 02:49
thank god now i can do something about mirage connector players
2020-05-12 02:50
#24
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Kazakhstan team_k23 
valorant effects
2020-05-12 02:56
#25
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Russia Jet1k 
thanks valve
2020-05-12 02:58
Thanks riot
2020-05-12 03:42
#26
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United States AstrZt 
I wonder why valve are pumping out updates that shold have existed 3 years ago
2020-05-12 02:59
#27
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Indonesia SpiritsOfFire 
Valorant kicking their lazy devs to actually work for a change
2020-05-12 03:00
#36
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Netherlands itsm 
+1
2020-05-12 03:15
Thanks god. This never made sense for me
2020-05-12 03:00
#35
shroud | 
Morocco KH4L1D 
not worth
2020-05-12 03:13
#38
allu | 
Denmark ins4n1ty 
"– Players that start the round with a taser and no pistol no longer have their taser deleted, and rechargeable tasers are now recharged at round start." I mean,I guess first part is about,that before the patch,if you had zeus and no pistol in the end of the round,your zeus disappears in the next round,but what is "rechargeable tasers"? I feel like its either me or the guy who was making the text for the changelog deserves the Pepega Clap WR,but idk who
2020-05-12 03:21
#43
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Sweden JimmyNeutron7 
the tasers in Danger Zone are rechargable, but idk where the recharge at round start is in
2020-05-12 03:37
#44
allu | 
Denmark ins4n1ty 
there was a gamemode in hydra operation called "stab stab zap",I think thats the only thing cs had with rechargable tasers and consecutive round restarts
2020-05-12 03:42
Yeah those could be recharged mid round too... that was fun honestly
2020-05-12 04:58
Yeah, I had same question here like.. wtf, is it possible to start a round wih taser..
2020-05-12 03:43
#47
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Sweden JimmyNeutron7 
oh nvm saw the e in ''rechargeable''
2020-05-12 03:46
My guess is that it means that in competitive, if you have a zeus and no pistol, if you use it, it will not disappear and you will start the next round with a new “recharged” zeus
2020-05-12 08:08
#122
allu | 
Denmark ins4n1ty 
yeah,I thought about it too,but when I tried it with bots and it didnt worked,I read again and I think I got it now: there was a bug before the patch,if you had zeus and no pistol in the end of the round,your zeus disappears in the next round thing about rechargable tasers: there was a gamemode in hydra operation called "stab stab zap",I think thats the only thing cs had with rechargable tasers and consecutive round restarts,so maybe valve either brings back this gamemode or maybe they are starting to work on the new operation,the odds of these things are more likely that they will do the first,but who knows XD
2020-05-12 15:14
It’s for dangerzone! I figured it out. What a truly shitty gamemode it is if no one that saw this comment could even remember it exists xP
2020-05-13 14:02
#153
allu | 
Denmark ins4n1ty 
didn`t saw any round restarts in dz though,I think its only one big round here xD
2020-05-13 18:25
Yeah, but there’s nothing stated precisely about new rounds. Tasers on dangerzone are rechargeable. If I understood it right, before, if you picked it as your “drop bonus“ or whatever, you would spawn with a discharged one and if you only picked the taser and not a pistol, the taser would disappear. So yeah, it is for danger zone 100%
2020-05-13 19:04
Good job Volvo, Vamos MIBR
2020-05-12 03:22
#48
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Portugal EddyParera 
2020-05-12 03:47
If anything, this is legitimate proof that Valve has never truly cared about our community or our game. This has been a problem for YEARS and they never bothered addressing it until another game has come along in direct competition to them, caring only about updates that made them more and more money and corrupted our community, our youth. I hope everyone remembers can see this and remembers it the next time this slimy company makes a new game. While finally addressing a longtime problem, this is really a slap in the face to know they could have done it before. Unless you all think it has taken them years to figure it out. I really hope people remember this. Please share this and let's not forget. PS. What's the next fix, first-bullet accuracy - finally??
2020-05-12 03:51
+1+419
2020-05-12 04:42
yeah man, valve have never released a meaningful update. they've only ever given us new operations, 1v1 maps in warmup, a new ui, a BR mode, made the game free to play (boosting player numbers), done regular bug fixes, new anti-cheat methods and new maps.
2020-05-12 09:13
+1
2020-05-12 14:50
#130
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Operations - Shit 1v1 maps? What? BR mode - shit F2P - Whats more impressive is they had a paid game in which they also sold loads of skins/operations for so long, it should have always been f2p if they were having skins new AC - Lol Vac new maps - the only 1 new original map they've actually made is overpass... since 2011. All the other maps are just remakes of other peoples content from 20+ years ago. If you think what they've done is a lot then, you mustn't have heard of their other game, DotA2 (which unlike CS always had a competitor in LoL): dota2.gamepedia.com/Patches
2020-05-12 16:28
Bruh did u just click on a random link or something?? 75% of those updates are just "Minor changes". Operations - your opinion 1v1 maps - Added recently check patches BR mode- ur opinion again New AC - haven't seen a cheater in months, Valve added 4 layers of protection (Trust Factor, Overwatch, Vacnet and VAC) New maps - they added a bunch of new maps officially to the game, doesn't matter if they created it or not F2P - boosted player count, nothing wrong with that and they had to wait until their AC methods got good (ie Vacnet is AI-based which takes time) otherwise there would be way too many cheaters)
2020-05-12 17:48
#151
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Theres 10x the amount of updates as CS has had, are you blind? Making your game f2p after charging people for it for 7 years isn't a "good update", it's probably the easiest way imaginable to attract more players with putting in the least amount of effort. And the maps i wouldn't mind so much if they didn't take over the competitive map pool. Since they've taken it over, they added overpass, and vertigo recently. They need to let the community just handle this shit, we did it for 12 years before they realised there might be some profit in e-sports after all. Them having control actively stops other organisations like ESL /CPL from introducing their own maps, like they did in 1.6. I haven't played MM in a long time so maybe you're right about AC but for the last 15+ years I have played, VAC has always been pretty much known as the worst AC out there. Also, I'm not saying everything they've done is shit, they've just been really lazy and greedy around CS, whereas DotA they, if anything, over update it
2020-05-13 14:17
try doing control f and type minor changes. theres 131 of those...
2020-05-13 15:05
#156
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Are you stupid? 131 minor changes, 33 major updates, in 1 year.. How do you think that having a lot of minor updates equates to them doing less work? You're making no sense.
2020-05-14 10:54
This is how human nature works.
2020-05-12 13:21
#143
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Greece CMi_ 
whats wrong with first vilket acccuracy? its perfectly balanced?
2020-05-12 20:40
– Fixed certain game instructor hints displaying incorrect key bindings in certain languages (e.g. “sfrutteranno” in Italian). ty gaben
2020-05-12 03:53
#52
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North America Youwgah 
+1
2020-05-12 04:52
#54
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Finland 0lter 
finally
2020-05-12 05:02
after 7 years, mens valve is fast
2020-05-12 05:04
new knife cases inc. KEKW
2020-05-12 05:18
such a long time
2020-05-12 05:19
#58
woxic | 
Turkey gozgoz43 
what a update nicee we waiting that update gj valve
2020-05-12 05:27
sounds good
2020-05-12 05:48
okay Have a good day!
2020-05-12 08:05
#71
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Good update
2020-05-12 08:09
#76
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France niouke 
god bless valorant for making valve move their asses.
2020-05-12 08:44
#78
XTQZZZ | 
France MarcoXY 
+1
2020-05-12 08:55
+1 competition is a great thing
2020-05-12 08:56
#89
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Norway Markus98h 
+1
2020-05-12 09:50
#77
XTQZZZ | 
France MarcoXY 
Nice
2020-05-12 08:55
#81
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Taiwan king224747 
Csgo getting better these days
2020-05-12 08:59
#82
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Poland gerald500 
pasha ---->overpass--->connector Remember !
2020-05-12 09:07
#85
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Poland friendlySeb 
Finally they fixed the bug with picking up guns, how long we had to wait for that.
2020-05-12 09:19
#88
hypn | 
Serbia hypn` 
-Hostages will no longer obscure flashbang traces, allowing players behind them to be blinded finally great update, was waiting for this since for ever..
2020-05-12 09:48
the game has been out since 2011 and in 2020 they "fix" the nades? lol
2020-05-12 10:05
#92
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World breezy0 
Maybe we can finally get TUSCAN as well?
2020-05-12 11:00
+1
2020-05-13 23:10
I guess better a tad bit late than never. How many years did it took to fix that he grenades not doing damage issue? Volvo very fast car.
2020-05-12 11:11
When Valve will fixed shader details?
2020-05-12 11:24
Waiting for day HLTV reports that Valve have introduced 128 tick server to the game.
2020-05-12 11:29
#97
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Czech Republic fnx_legend 
ALWAYS SO SAD HOW LONG IT TOOK THEM
2020-05-12 11:46
Thanks Riot for Valve csgo updates. Valorant will #1 in FPS-shooters
2020-05-12 11:47
Bdiqksndhaksn
2020-05-12 20:07
#99
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Australia aussie_billy 
LOL 10 year old fix thanks valorant
2020-05-12 12:03
#136
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Brazil Leexo 
lul
2020-05-12 18:19
thanks valve for implementing this fix that ppl asked for for 8 years and probably took 5 minutes to code, great job, have a cookie, fucking incompetents.
2020-05-12 12:28
#102
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Pakistan Retardino 
A code that will at max take 10 mints to write and were finally getting it now after 8 years lul xd
2020-05-12 12:35
It’s only been 100 years.
2020-05-12 12:39
ya era hora, muy bien, que cambio ahora que salio el valorant
2020-05-12 13:45
This is an international site, please write your comment in English. Comments in another language will be deleted.
2020-05-12 13:54
thank you Riot Gaming and china communism
2020-05-12 13:48
#112
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Poland mtumee 
based Valorant devs fixed our game
2020-05-12 14:31
This is an international site, please write your comment in English. Comments in another language will be deleted.
2020-05-12 14:40
#124
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Poland RoDaK 
your comment is a copy pasta and does not have any unique content. Your comment will be deleted
2020-05-12 15:26
It's never loopoos
2020-05-12 14:35
#118
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Guatemala Nicaraqua 
Looks Like Valorant is at least good for something
2020-05-12 14:53
#121
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Serbia nocturn1 
nice
2020-05-12 15:11
1.6 grenades PogChamp
2020-05-12 15:42
#126
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Valorant has done 2 good things and that's all: 1) getting rid of paycheck stealing washed up bots; 2) stimulating Valve to update the game more regularly
2020-05-12 15:46
#127
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
8 years too late you lazy twats
2020-05-12 16:19
#129
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Agreed. The HE damage hit-boxes should've been tampered with long ago. At least it's done now, I suppose. :)
2020-05-12 16:22
+1
2020-05-12 16:30
#128
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Thank you, Nohte. :) Have a good day.
2020-05-12 16:21
Boringstralis back to number 1
2020-05-12 17:25
#133
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Portugal joaosenra 
Stop wasting time o updates, ad brig Source 2 with all fixed more eazy than try to make everything fixing the old and making the new
2020-05-12 17:45
valorant is the best thing to happen to csgo
2020-05-12 18:14
#137
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Brazil Leexo 
uma obra de san diego fernandez
2020-05-12 18:20
2020-05-12 18:24
A decade late.
2020-05-12 18:55
They should fix the custom map cfgs not working
2020-05-12 20:39
Nt valve,u wake up?where you were when we needed you?ofc Valorant kicking your ass now,you work hard and sweat now haha,good luck on keeping your gamers(which you treat like cattle)
2020-05-12 21:40
good update
2020-05-13 00:24
#148
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Brazil Fauchard 
lol valorant is sux
2020-05-13 00:36
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