CSGO August 17 patch fails to remove game-breaking wallhack exploit - Dexerto

CSGO August 17 patch fails to remove game-breaking wallhack exploit

Published: 18/Aug/2020 3:38 Updated: 18/Aug/2020 4:09

by Andrew Amos


A new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive patch was shipped on August 17, with players hoping it would contain a fix for a game-breaking wallhack exploit that can get around VAC. However, their prayers haven’t been answered.

A new wallhack exploit has been doing the rounds in CS:GO over the last week. It exploded in popularity after YouTuber ‘Sparkles’ shared details with players back on August 12.

The new exploit is a varied version of the old one, which allowed players to boot up CS:GO without vpk files active. Players could then overwrite certain files to break the game, giving them wallhacks, boosted sound, and more.

Now, rather ironically, the exploit is even easier to use. It can bypass the “sv_pure” command needed to get onto matchmaking, is easier to do, and has more power. All you have to do is create your own custom vpk files for CS:GO and replace the old ones.

There are a ton of values you can alter in the vpk files. You can change how sound works, making it easier to hear opponents. Smokes won’t render if you choose so. You can even make their entire player models show through walls ⁠— giving you the world’s best wallhack.

Then, after creating a keybind that allows you to spam and overload sv_pure’s verification when booting onto a server, you’ll be able to bypass all the checks.

Obviously, its impact speaks for itself. It can circumvent all VAC checks, and it won’t even be detected by ESEA or FACEIT’s anti-cheat. Of course while it can be manually reviewed by the Overwatch system, or Valve themselves, there’s no easy way to crack down on it.

Valve shipped a patch to CS:GO on August 17, which got players’ hopes up about a potential fix to an exploit. However, the update contained nothing of the sorts.

Given how quickly the previous exploit was patched out ⁠— only a couple of days after Sparkles’ first video on August 4 ⁠— this new one could be a hard nut to crack. It might be some days, or even weeks, before CS:GO returns to ‘normal.’

If you see someone using this exploit, or even suspect it, you can report them through the in-game function for wallhacks. While VAC might not detect it, it’s better than doing nothing.

You can find the full CS:GO August 17 patch notes below.

CS:GO August 17 patch notes

  • End of match scoreboard will now display which players were playing as a party when skill groups are revealed.
  • Average wait times for finding matches on official game servers are now region-specific.
  • Rcon connection from client will now get established asynchronously.
  • Rcon address cannot be changed while connected to a dedicated server.
  • Added a setting “rcon_connected_clients_allow” to disallow clients from connecting to other dedicated servers via rcon.
  • Several stability improvements.

FaZe Clan reportedly eyeing mousesports’ Karrigan to replace NiKo

Published: 19/Nov/2020 2:08

by Alan Bernal


FaZe Clan are reportedly eyeing a reunion with mousesports’ in-game leader Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen as a replacement for recently-departed CS:GO star Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač.

According to The Clutch, FaZe has been interested in the Danish-German who has an expiring contract with mousesports in 2021. The org could decide to pull the trigger on a deal now with a likely buyout, or avoid a transfer fee all together when karrigan hits the free market in March.

It’s said Brazilian star Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David has been pushing for karrigan’s signing ever since NiKo left to join his cousin Nemanja ‘huNter-’ Kovač on G2 in late October.

Coldzera has been taking over IGL responsibilities in the meantime, and is lobbying the organization to fill in the spot with a strong pick like mousesports’ general.

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Karrigan could re-sign with mousesports or try his hand again with FaZe Clan.

Coming into the year, mousesports had been one of the top teams in the world. Between November 2019 and February 2020, they had secured top 2 finishes in every event they participated in.

They’ve struggled in the online era, and that’s even before Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker was benched in August, eventually signing with Cloud9. Mouse’s developmental player, Aurimas ‘Bymas’ Pipiras, was promoted to the starting line, completing karrigan’s five-man team.

Now he has a chance to pick between his on-again-off-again org since 2010, or a FaZe Clan team that kicked him in the past just to immediately regret it soon after.

It’s not to say that both teams can’t still turn around their fate. While on the lookout for a permanent fifth, Olof ‘olofmeister’ Gustafsson has been subbing in the FaZe lineup and are now in the playoffs at IEM Beijing-Haidian Europe 2020.

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Going back to FaZe would reunite karrigan with longtime friend, rain.

Should he go back, Karrigan would replace olof and reunite with close friend Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard, the only remnant of the FaZe Clan team he left behind in 2018.

Meanwhile, mousesports still has impressive players like David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský, Chris ‘chrisJ’ de Jong, and star talent Robin ‘ropz’ Kool.

Karrigan, 30, has a wealth of tactical ingenuity as well as a strong rifle and he’s proven it in the past, making him a valuable asset for all interested parties.