Latest CS:GO update fixes water sound bug

The bug has plagued a number of maps including Overpass, Ancient, and Inferno.

The latest update to CS:GO has finally resolved a sound bug that has been a long-running issue in the game, which allowed players to hear footstep sounds when players ran through water on parts of the map they should be unable to hear from their current positions.

Discussion and disdain regarding the bug, which Valve specified in the patch notes would emit from spectating players' death locations, has been building since the addition of Ancient, which features water around the Terrorist spawn.

However, the bug itself has been previously reported numerous times and has been an issue for years, affecting matches on Overpass (B short "dirty" water + under heaven on B) and Inferno (fountain on B bombsite).

The timing of the update is crucial as it resolves the bug ahead of PGL Major Stockholm, avoiding it having an effect on the results of the main event. Another minor change detailed by Valve was a fix to a pixel gap through a scaffolding near B, outside of Cheetah.

The complete patch notes can be found below:

[ MISC ]
– Fixed a bug where water footstep sounds would emit from spectating players’ death locations. (thanks /u/birkir and others on reddit)
– Bots will be able to open more Danger Zone doors.
– Stability improvements.

[ MAPS ]
Ancient
– Fixed pixel gap through scaffolding near B

Basalt
– Fixed many clipping issues (thanks Luar)
– Fixed missing nav mesh in lower A
– Updated radar
– Made map playable again by changing the license plates
– Various visual tweaks

Nice
2021-10-16 00:41
11 replies
valve is redditor? wtf lost all respect
2021-10-16 00:57
10 replies
+1
2021-10-16 01:19
5 replies
"Made map playable again by changing the license plates" Lol hltv got some humour i see!!
2021-10-16 01:32
4 replies
Thats actually in the patch notes from valve.
2021-10-16 02:03
3 replies
Patch notes for community maps are usually copy-pasted by valve, so it was most likely written by the creator(s) of Basalt.
2021-10-16 07:22
I think the specific map patchnotes are from the map creator
2021-10-16 09:19
1 reply
So map creator's trynna be funny not hltv. I didnt realize earlier lol. But it's funny nonetheless!!
2021-10-16 12:26
+1
2021-10-16 03:10
Your opinion doesn’t matter
2021-10-16 12:39
imagine you'd help valve to resolve the bug but expected from fake flagging hltv user
2021-10-16 15:48
#128
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Finland pokka
probably still better than hltv forums
2021-10-16 15:53
#2
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Russia zj2
about time
2021-10-16 00:42
we want stickers
2021-10-16 00:43
3 replies
+1 come on valve
2021-10-16 01:16
+1
2021-10-16 01:28
#102
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Ukraine VoidWave
+1
2021-10-16 10:08
#4
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Hungary szia
Stickers??
2021-10-16 00:43
#5
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Sweden MalcomReed
poggersi
2021-10-16 00:43
nice stickers this time, very clean design and the player signatures look sick!
2021-10-16 00:43
3 replies
gambit stickers so sexy, already opened gold nafany, axile, hobbit, shiro and interz 🥰🥰🥰
2021-10-16 03:28
1 reply
Also nice from them to include coaches and talent into the stickers, finally I have my gold Thorin and Freya on AK
2021-10-16 15:24
#73
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Australia CaZeR01
Couldnt agree more
2021-10-16 05:44
#7
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Brazil ramiiressss
nice
2021-10-16 00:44
#8
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Poland Amirek
huge
2021-10-16 00:44
Nice that it won’t be at the major
2021-10-16 00:44
1 reply
It will be tho
2021-10-16 09:49
#10
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Finland xBleu
Final patches before Major, nice!
2021-10-16 00:44
Pog major saved
2021-10-16 00:45
Nice
2021-10-16 00:45
#13
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United States Phamous3k
Fix rest of game now
2021-10-16 00:46
Thanks volvo
2021-10-16 00:46
that was pretty quick fix considering the reddit post 2-3 days ago. why tf did they delay so much then
2021-10-16 00:46
#16
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United Kingdom haz0ld
yay +rep
2021-10-16 00:47
#17
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Chile 1cristiaan
cool
2021-10-16 00:47
– Made map playable again by changing the license plates most important change by far, license plates made this map unplayable, valve only focusing on the important things
2021-10-16 00:48
3 replies
Lmao
2021-10-16 01:33
pretty sure its the map creator that fixes it then pushes it to valve for releasing in offical updates
2021-10-16 02:02
oh thank god i can finally queue basalt again
2021-10-16 12:49
#19
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Philippines flowster
cool news
2021-10-16 00:48
Who cares, wheres new case :()?
2021-10-16 00:50
2 replies
Cringe
2021-10-16 03:06
#123
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Lebanon Dogman69
next month
2021-10-16 14:59
finally , its about time
2021-10-16 00:50
#22
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Turkey TheKaiser
Good but stickers and viewer pass when
2021-10-16 00:52
3 replies
2021-10-16 02:08
2 replies
#117
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Turkey TheKaiser
2 years after the major then
2021-10-16 12:47
1 reply
yes mens))
2021-10-16 12:56
wow, only took 3 months? small indie team!
2021-10-16 00:52
#24
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Russia ToughGuy
hltv now posting cheap articles? expected from Nohte
2021-10-16 00:55
1 reply
quite important "article" considering major starts very soon
2021-10-16 01:00
#25
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Sweden sn1pie
why even cover this?
2021-10-16 00:57
7 replies
#27
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Romania Horia_Sima
+1 lol joke update
2021-10-16 00:59
#32
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Other Bactuga
Because it has been in the game for several years and its just before the Major, any Gameplay change like this one will be featured and it may be the last ''big'' update before stickers
2021-10-16 01:03
4 replies
#33
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Sweden sn1pie
then just cover that not the whole fucking update
2021-10-16 01:03
2 replies
#34
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Other Bactuga
Ok but if they are covering this update might aswell cover everything like stability changes and pixel-gaps? no reason not to
2021-10-16 01:04
1 reply
#35
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Sweden sn1pie
well true, atleast they did not mention it in the title
2021-10-16 01:05
this is a big update? lmao
2021-10-16 09:22
This small update has major effect Hundreds of tactics,based on this bug,will become irrelevant
2021-10-16 01:06
1.1 gb is the little map fixes/?
2021-10-16 01:00
4 replies
#37
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Serbia XD___
wasnt it 180mb?
2021-10-16 01:07
3 replies
#43
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Germany Nachofish
nah its 1gb
2021-10-16 01:23
2 replies
#44
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Serbia XD___
idk, when I updated it it said 180mb. They probably added smt for major without mentioning it and thats why its 1gb
2021-10-16 01:27
1 reply
mine is 570 mb wtf
2021-10-16 08:09
"Fucking finally!" - no one
2021-10-16 01:00
#31
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Hungary Gulaash
anti-cheat update when?
2021-10-16 01:01
Rip my favourite bug
2021-10-16 01:18
valve where are the new cases??? changing the game??? i want skins!!!
2021-10-16 01:20
#45
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Sweden Akoulad
That's the only thing they fixed in that shit map?
2021-10-16 01:28
1 reply
#50
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Slovakia Daev0n
Why is it a shit map? Cause you can't play it?
2021-10-16 01:40
#47
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Poland Astoner55
Very cool, but we need pickem soon hallo valve))
2021-10-16 01:30
we need to all thakn valorant for making valve give any shits abt this game tak riot games !!
2021-10-16 01:40
9 replies
Valve did the bare minimum then valve is still doing the bare minimum now Don't be delusional
2021-10-16 06:16
8 replies
Yeah but the bar for the bare minimum has been raised significantly due to Valorant
2021-10-16 07:30
1 reply
Delusion
2021-10-16 07:52
lol not "bare minimum" for volvo at all, for other game companies like RIOT GAMES, that is their bare minimum yes, but for volvo, that big operation update is a lot
2021-10-16 07:43
5 replies
Delusion+ the operations were far more frequent before(baring the hiatus between web and hydra and web came before Valorant) valorant was even a thing + Bunch of community made maps and skins bundled together with a other things is exactly what bare minimum No amount of mental gymnastics will say otherwise, so stop being delusional that valve are under any kind of pressure for maintaining a 10 year old game that has long outlived it's expected term
2021-10-16 07:59
4 replies
men we r not talking abt community, we r talking abt parent comp, volvo
2021-10-16 07:58
3 replies
Are u dumb?
2021-10-16 07:59
2 replies
o i see what u saying, but still volvo doesnt do much compared to other companies... a game breaking update for us is considered a damage buff for a rifle, a damage nerf for a pistol, and a big wall on d2
2021-10-16 08:00
1 reply
Doesn't change the fact that valve is still doing the absolute bare minimum. Half of the shit in operation update are done by the community, they just add a few lines of code that's it. They used to do way more towards the beginning of the game(which is expected) but now after 10 years it's obvious they don't give a flying fuck lol
2021-10-16 08:03
#52
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Denmark Jonasnhj
I thought they would have fixed the Ancient water in t spawn bug where everyone can hear you walking in it across the map
2021-10-16 01:57
2 replies
they fixed it now, took quite a damn while
2021-10-16 12:18
1 reply
#121
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Yup it sure did
2021-10-16 13:10
#53
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Peru SaintCloud
bruh i was excited to see the game updating on my steam thinking the stickers were coming but it's just the usual minor changes, i schleep
2021-10-16 02:00
nice fix sound just disapears kekw
2021-10-16 02:01
#56
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Finland AliSabid
finally
2021-10-16 02:02
Why removing water sound? Your step still can be heard when you walk on water irl
2021-10-16 02:03
2 replies
#87
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Europe WHITEGRASS
sound of water was not removed but made the way it should be before it was heard throughout all map
2021-10-16 08:18
1 reply
Notef
2021-10-17 04:57
Finally!
2021-10-16 02:06
operation when?
2021-10-16 03:10
1 reply
#66
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Canada firtlast
ETA -30 days
2021-10-16 03:18
Made map playable again by changing the license plates
2021-10-16 03:19
1 reply
volvo trolling
2021-10-16 04:57
omg finally
2021-10-16 04:57
#71
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Europe LimGardz
128 tick ? new vac ?
2021-10-16 05:11
Eksdi update. Ty lord gaben
2021-10-16 05:23
lol updates in this game is just little to none no wonder this game is dying
2021-10-16 06:19
5 replies
+1 Dead af
2021-10-16 08:07
What updates do you want?
2021-10-16 08:44
1 reply
U already know the answer 128t updated mm anti cheat fix smoke bug fix crouch bug
2021-10-16 09:23
#103
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Czech Republic manik999
This game was rising its playerbase even without updates in early 2021. People just played, didnt care. Im not prasing work ethic of Valve but that says a lot about CS.
2021-10-16 10:13
this update was legit something most people were crying about for months and now it got fixed
2021-10-16 12:19
And when Smokebug fix?? Never!
2021-10-16 08:22
3 replies
you mean when people become visible in smokes? That bug has been in the game like forever and I'd be surprised if they will ever adress it. I don't even know if they know how to fix it at this point.
2021-10-16 11:45
they should remake smoke rendering and physics altogether at this point, so many bugs related to it
2021-10-16 12:11
#126
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United Kingdom itzgeez
it's funny being able to one tap people with ak through smoke
2021-10-16 15:45
csgo need engine update so bad
2021-10-16 08:30
#90
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Italy Skye620
Me going where TF is cheetah? Ah I don't play ancient haha
2021-10-16 08:44
welcome update I never played ancient though, fps too low ~30 :-(
2021-10-16 08:49
2 replies
yeah I can never play it; i always queue up for ancient but bastards always dodge the queue like "oops didnt mean to add this" or people just bitch the entire time if im not playing with my friends. premiere or faceit is the only way I can play it
2021-10-16 12:53
1 reply
Right fella these issues are also there :(((((
2021-10-17 17:37
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Poland sznycel901
nice
2021-10-16 08:55
What is cheetah on this map?
2021-10-16 10:02
nice
2021-10-16 10:05
RIP my good stats on Overpass :(
2021-10-16 10:33
Omg, such an important update. Whole community was beggin for this update for years... Who needs better official MM servers that can't be DDOS'ed ...who need a better anti cheat? C4 skin when ?
2021-10-16 11:17
– Made map playable again by changing the license plates My fav. part Volvo goat.
2021-10-16 11:23
thanks volvo
2021-10-16 11:25
I've only noticed it on overpass, but man it was an annoying bug.
2021-10-16 11:44
Only took 9 years
2021-10-16 11:57
This sort of bug fixing should take place every single month.
2021-10-16 12:28
nice, only took like 7 years
2021-10-16 14:32
nice update
2021-10-16 15:01
fix Heroic at major next (DQ for player using coaching bug)
2021-10-16 16:25
#130
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Europe skelteR
Nice valve
2021-10-16 16:44
#132
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
Wow major update
2021-10-16 18:02
#134
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Spain m4t4
now they have to fix gotv bugs like crosshair vanishing or tpp spoilers when delay. thx volvo
2021-10-17 12:07
Finally.
2021-10-17 14:42
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