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CSGO April 16 patch nerfs Deagle, adds Warmup mode, more

Published: 17/Apr/2020 1:54

by Andrew Amos

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A new CS:GO patch has dropped on April 16 with a ton of changes. The Deagle has been nerfed just a week after its buff, a Warmup mode has been added, and a couple of quality of life features from Valorant are now making their way into the Valve FPS title.

After a few weeks of silence, CS:GO’s developers have been hard at work balancing the game. Last week’s mega patch saw sweeping changes to the Krieg, Deagle, and more.

However, some of those changes have been reigned in with this week’s update. The Deagle has been nerfed, maps have been altered, but some new content is on the way.

The Flying Deag is no more

The Desert Eagle nerfs have hit its jumping accuracy after it was buffed last week.

While Valve wanted to make the Deagle more accurate after jumping, players were using it while jumping for pin-point accuracy.

The nerf has added a new weapon parameter, “inaccuracy jump apex,” that makes the weapon more inaccurate while in mid-air. However, how this interacts in-game is yet to be seen, as it’s an entirely new setting.

Valve
The Deagle will no longer be pin-point accurate while jumping.

The Deagle was the only weapon changed balance-wise, although maps tell a different story. Anubis, Chlorine, Jungle, Vertigo, and Train all received changes.

Vertigo’s are the most surprising ⁠— Window in mid has been removed, T stairs now has a tighter exit, and the site is less open than before.

Most of the other maps received purely cosmetic or lighting changes, although on Anubis, the bomb will now explode with a wider radius, so you’ll have to be careful when saving in the future.

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Vertigo’s B site rotation through Window will now be closed off.

Time to warmup

A warmup mode is finally on its way after years of waiting. Players will now be able to face off against their friends in a 1v1 while in queue. However, there are a few conditions, as Valve are just experimenting for the time being.

Warmup mode will only be available in Wingman mode, where you’ll duel with your partner until you find a match. Additionally, it’ll only be available for games on Vertigo and Train.

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The warmups will take place on Vertigo B site, and a special-made 1v1 arena on Train. However, it’s the start of possibility porting this much-requested feature across the board.

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1v1 arenas for warmup are now available in Wingman.

On top of these changes, CS:GO has added a feature from rival FPS title, Valorant. Players will now be able to see the crosshairs of observed players, and copy them to their own config.

There’s also a new Music Kit Box, featuring seven tracks to let rip as you dominate the opposition. The full patch notes for CS:GO’s April 16 update can be found below.


CSGO April 16 patch notes

Gameplay

  • Added one-on-one warmup arenas when playing Wingman mode on Vertigo and Train.
  • Added a new weapon parameter “inaccuracy jump apex”, set to 331.55 for the Deagle.

UI

  • Added ability to see crosshairs of observed players.
  • Added ability to copy crosshairs of other players (through the scoreboard).
  • Added ability to listen to music kit MVP anthem when inspecting music kits.

Music

  • Added the Masterminds Music Kit Box, available in regular and StatTrak™ variants, featuring 7 new music kits:
    • Austin Wintory, Bachram
    • Daniel Sadowski, Eye of the Dragon
    • Dren, Gunman Taco Truck
    • Matt Levine, Drifter
    • Sam Marshall, Bodacious
    • Tim Huling, Neo Noir
    • Tree Adams and Ben Bromfield, M.U.D.D. FORCE

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed agents sometimes not holding weapons on the end of match screens.
  • Fixed agents in Perfect World version sometimes vocalizing English radio commands.
  • The Events tab of the Watch menu will now also present online competitions.

Maps

Anubis

  • Fixed the prop draw distance at canal in front of A.
  • Increased the bomb explosion radius from 400 to 450.
  • Improved readability at A main and middle.
  • Several clipping fixes.
  • Fixed some missing prop faces.
  • Improved navigation so bots now know how to drop down areas.
  • Moved the spawn icons on the radar to the right coordinates.
  • Fixed nav file issue.

Chlorine

  • Visual rework of base textures to help visibility.
  • Made B bombsite lights brighter.
  • Removed floating displacement near CT spawn

Jungle

  • Added more loot crates in few regions of a map.
  • Fixed some community bug reports (including flying ladder).
  • Updated minimap tablet texture.
  • Added one extra house near Radio Tower region.
  • Reworked wooden fences prop (removed holes).
  • Fixed collision mesh of solar battery model

Vertigo

  • Brightened i-beam textures.
  • Replaced wooden fence on A site with metal version, decreasing wallbang damage.
  • Bombsite B:
    • Lowered height of site by 32 units.
    • Tightened exit from T stairs.
    • Removed “window” entrance from mid, replaced with a raised entrance near CT spawn.
    • Flipped railings on stairs to site, to allow jump up from sandbag position.
    • Reworked site layout and cover.
    • Moved connector from B halls that went under mid, to further towards T spawn.
  • Enabled B site in Wingman mode.
  • Experiment: In Wingman mode, during Warmup, players will spawn in an 1v1 arena

Train

  • Moved pigeons that sometimes spawned near Ivy, no longer visible from CT side of ivy.
  • Fixed not being able to walk off top of ladder on oil train, B site.
  • Brightened scaffolding by oil train.
  • New collision model on dumpsters found around the map.
  • Experiment: In Wingman mode, during Warmup, players will spawn in an 1v1 arena.
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How to watch Flashpoint Season 2: stream, schedule, teams

Published: 29/Nov/2020 1:00 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 1:37

by Bill Cooney

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Organizers have revealed the new schedule for Flashpoint Season 2, which will see teams competing for the largest CSGO prize pool of 2020 at $1 million.

The competition has been held completely online since March, due to the ongoing concern surrounding the global health situation, and that will continue for Season 2 as well.

This tournament venture between B Site Inc. and FACEIT kicks off its second season on November 10, 2020, with participating teams and the schedule released in the days leading up to the start.

So, let’s take a look at which teams are playing when, and how you can catch all the action.

Flashpoint Season 2 matches
Flashpoint
Opening matches for Flashpoint Season 2.

Stream

The matches will all be streamed on FLASHPOINT’s Twitch channel, and with no in-person attendance and all games being held completely remotely, this will be the only way to watch the matches.

Participating teams

Group A

  • Fnatic
  • c0ntact
  • Dignitas
  • MAD Lions

Group B

  • BIG
  • Team Envy
  • forZe
  • MIBR

Group C

  • OG
  • Cloud9
  • Gen.G
  • Virtus.Pro

Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, who is participating in the leadership of FLASHPOINT’s creative direction, has predicted Group C will definitely be the one to watch, with OG (who are favored by many to win it all) and potential dark horses Cloud9 battling it out, along with Virtus.Pro in the mix as well, who finally seem to be getting in the swing of online play.

In Group B, BIG emerges as a clear favorite, but Thorin added “there will be heavy competition for the second-best team.” Finally, all eyes in Group A will be focused on taking down MAD Lions, who came out on top in first place following Flashpoint Season 1.

Flashpoint Season 2
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How Flashpoints Season 2 will work, from Group stages all the way to the Grand Final.

Flashpoint Season 2 format & schedule

FLASHPOINT Season 2 will start off with a Group Stage where 12 teams will compete in three different Groups. The top two teams in each group will automatically qualify for the Playoffs.

Teams who finish 7th-10th will compete in Last Chance matches for the final two Playoff berths. Flashpoint’s Playoffs will consist of an 8 team, double-elimination bracket.

Flashpoint Season 2 final placements

Placement Team Prize Money Blast Points
1 TBD $500,000 3000
2 TBD $250,000 1500
3 TBD $100,000 1125
4 TBD $50,000 750
5-6 TBD $35,000 375
5-6 TBD $35,000 375
7-8 TBD $15,000 188
7-8 TBD $15,000 188
9-10 Gen.G $0 0
9-10 forZe $0 0
11-12 c0ntact $0 0
11-12 Cloud9 $0 0

Flashpoint Season 2 playoffs schedule

Monday, November 30

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Upper Bracket QF MAD Lions vs Virtus.pro 5AM 8AM 1PM
Upper Bracket QF BIG vs Envy 8AM 11AM 4PM

Tuesday, December 1

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Upper Bracket QF Fnatic vs Dignitas 5AM 8AM 1PM
Upper Bracket QF OG vs MIBR 8AM 11AM 4PM

Wednesday, December 2

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Lower Bracket Round 1 TBD vs TBD 5AM 8AM 1PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8AM 11AM 4PM

Thursday, December 3

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Upper Bracket SF TBD vs TBD 5AM 8AM 1PM
Upper Bracket SF TBD vs TBD 8AM 11AM 4PM

Friday, December 4

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Lower Bracket Round 2 TBD vs TBD 5AM 8AM 1PM
Lower Bracket Round 2 TBD vs TBD 8AM 11AM 4PM

Saturday, December 5

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Upper Bracket Final TBD vs TBD 5AM 8AM 1PM
Lower Bracket Round 3 TBD vs TBD 8AM 11AM 4PM

Sunday, December 6

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Lower Bracket Final TBD vs TBD 5AM 8AM 1PM
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 8AM 11AM 4PM

Flashpoint Season 2 groups results

Tuesday, November 10

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A UB Round 1 Dignitas 0 – 2 MAD Lions 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group A UB Round 1 Fnatic 2 – 1 c0ntact 8AM 11AM 4PM

Wednesday, November 11

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B UB Round 1 Envy 1 – 2 forZe 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group B UB Round 1 BIG 2 – 1 MIBR 8AM 11AM 4PM

Thursday, November 12

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C UB Round 1 Cloud9 0 – 2 Virtus.pro 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group C UB Round 1 OG 0 – 2 Gen.G 8AM 11AM 4PM

Friday, November 13

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B UB Final forZe 0 – 2 BIG 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group B LBRound 1 Envy 1 – 2 MIBR 8AM 11AM 4PM

Saturday, November 14

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A UB Final Fnatic 1 – 2 MAD Lions 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group A LB Round 1 c0ntact 1 – 2 Dignitas 9:30AM 12:30PM 5:30PM

Sunday, November 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C UB Final Virtus.pro 2 – 1 Gen.G 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group C LB Round 1 Cloud9 0 – 2 OG 8AM 11AM 4PM

Thursday, November 19

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A LB Final Fnatic 2 – 0 Dignitas 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group B LB Final forZe 0 – 2 MIBR 8AM 11AM 4PM

Friday, November 20

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C LB Final Gen.G 0 – 2 OG 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group A Grand Final MAD Lions 0 – 2 Fnatic 8AM 11AM 4PM

Saturday, November 21

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Grand Final BIG 2 – 1 MIBR 5AM 8AM 1PM
Group C Grand Final Virtus.pro 1 – 2 OG 8AM 11AM 4PM

Sunday, November 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Last Chance Match 1 Gen.G 1 – 2 Envy 5AM 8AM 1PM
Last Chance Match 2 Dignitas 2 – 1 forZe 8AM 11AM 4PM