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CSGO August 6 update adds Fracture case, more Swamp and Mutiny changes

Published: 7/Aug/2020 5:28

by Andrew Amos

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A new skin collection is the hallmark of CS:GO’s August 6 update, with the Fracture case now available to players. Swamp, Mutiny, and Anubis also received some adjustments to help with performance.

Finally, some new content that’s not maps. The CS:GO community can rejoice that new cosmetics are entering the game ⁠— so get ready to open your wallets for the Fracture Collection.

Gameplay-wise, three of Counter-Strike’s newest maps are being adjusted. Swamp, Mutiny, and Anubis are all undergoing some layout changes allowing for new boosts, and a general performance overhaul to help with loading into the maps.

Fracture Collection and case adds 17 new skins

After almost six months with no new skins, a new collection has finally dropped in CS:GO. The Fracture Collection and case adds 17 new skins into the game for a host of different weapons across CTs and Ts.

The new collection featured Covert-Red skins for the AK-47 and Desert Eagle, and Classified-Purple skins for the M4A4, Glock-18, and XM1014 shotgun.

The cases are currently going for around $20 USD on the Marketplace, so maybe don’t dive in and buy one immediately. The prices will go down eventually. If you’re lucky enough, you can pick one up in-game too.

Swamp and Mutiny undergo another map overhaul

New maps Swamp and Mutiny have been adjusted once again. The changes are set to increase the game’s performance on both maps, as well as fix some of the exploits players on both sides have been abusing.

On Mutiny, a lot of cover around the A site has been removed to make the map a bit more open. Other bits of cover around Mid have been adjusted to help with the problem. The ceiling has also been increased in various parts, allowing for new boosts on A site.

Mutiny mid in CSGO
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Mutiny received the biggest chunk of changes in CS:GO’s August 6 update.

Swamp also received a huge boost to performance, as well as changed the T entrance of mid. A clipping issue in T-spawn where weapons could fall under the map has also been patched up.

You can find the full August 6 patch notes below.

CSGO August 6 update notes

Fracture Case

  • Introducing the Fracture Case, featuring designs from over 17 community artists-designed weapon finishes, and the Shattered Web Knives as rare special items.

Maps

Anubis

  • Fixed some clipping, z fighting, invisible surface bugs
  • Fixed being able to spot enemies through wall near bridge. (thanks Chaelin!)
  • Removed palm tree shadow at bridge
  • Fixed wallbang at B main route
  • Fixed weapons falling through stairs and other parts of the floor.
  • Re-added the grenade windows to B.
  • New skin for double door at middle.
  • Various minor fixes.

Mutiny

Optimization

  • Significant improvement in performance in all areas of the map (Thanks Joaokaka1998 for testing!)
  • Adjusted fade distances to improve performance
  • Added more hint/skip brushes to separate certain visleaves
  • Added ivy models to prop combine to increase performance when multiple are rendered at once

Gameplay

  • Lowered part of the wall on A Site
  • Modified rock formation at upper T to A into a brick wall to improve visibility and grenade potential
  • Added cover at mid to B connector
  • Removed cover at exit of mid to A connector
  • Removed cover at Side Path near the back of A Site
  • Adjusted position of cover at Catwalk
  • Adjusted position of cover at T to A Lower
  • Raised height of ceiling clipping around A Site & CT to A, allowing players to get on top of the wall on A Site
  • Raised height of ceiling clipping around CT entrance to B
  • Adjusted deathmatch spawn position near A Site

Misc

  • Adjusted environment lighting to give a better visual contrast
  • Fixed flickering of multiple bush props across the map
  • Removed shadows for some foliage models, such as those seen at The Squid building
  • Fixed missing textures on various displacements around the map
  • Fixed various floating models around the map (windows, lamps, etc.)
  • Improved clipping of wooden pillars at Dock
  • Tweaked clipping around rock at T to A Upper
  • Fixed numerous bomb stuck spots (thanks Joaokaka1998!)
  • Bomb now teleports back to dry land if player drops it while stood on the small boat
  • Added multiple bomb reset triggers around A Site, B Site and Dock
  • Fixed incorrectly rotated tarp model at Dock
  • Removed foliage on A Site wall
  • Modified treasure map in T spawn ship to have a more accurate name applied to it
  • Updated overview

Swamp

Main changes

  • Swamp has now great FPS
  • Replaced water material
  • Made it brighter in some areas
  • Updated radar
  • Fixed some more clipping

Middle

  • Closed the corner near the old saw blades by the backroom
  • Made recess in wall at T-entrance

B-site

  • Made brighter background in corner near T-entrance

T-spawn

  • Closed a gap where a weapon could fall in between

Networking

  • Multiple improvements to SDR networking protocol:
    • Improved SDR routing selection logic
    • Fixed SDR networking sessions to not be reused after expiration
    • Improved stability

Misc

  • Updated main menu movie for Mutiny.
  • Fixed several exploits related to VPK tampering.
  • The -untrusted launch option is no longer supported
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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
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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