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CSGO June 1 patch fixes major grenade damage bug

Published: 2/Jun/2020 8:15

by Andrew Amos

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CS:GO received a patch on June 1, but it wasn’t for Source 2. It did, however, fix a major bug that was introduced in a recent patch that changed grenade collision, which led to the throwables doing more damage than intended.

Grenades were updated in a major patch on May 11 that made them a bit more reliable. They didn’t block you from picking up weapons anymore, and generally they clipped around terrain a bit better.

They followed this up with a smaller patch on May 27, which fixed phasing issues with grenades going through doors, and also players getting stuck on them while they were on the ground.

However, as with most bugs in gaming, as one issue was squashed, a dozen more popped up. The grenades were bouncing around better, and interacted with terrain as expected, however they didn’t interact with players with the same niceties.

what is this bug? the smoke hit my friend for 18 health from r/GlobalOffensive

Grenades were doing tons of damage on collision thanks to the phasing bug fix. If a grenade dropped at a player’s feet, it would repeatedly do damage until it settled down, turning a three HP hit to 15, 20, or sometimes even more.

Thankfully, on June 1, this issue was patched out. In the only note attached to the patch, “grenades can no longer apply impact damage more than once.”

This means that you will only be tagged for three health after getting hit by a grenade before it deploys. This is how it was intended, so you won’t need to worry about taking 18 damage from a smoke grenade, or having your decoy fight back for a Glock shot’s worth of HP.

It’s only a small 5MB patch, but it helps fix a major bug that was plaguing CS:GO over the last few days. While it was a rare occurrence to hit someone with a grenade on the body, it had drastic impacts on how some rounds played out.

If you were looking for any news about Source 2, sadly you’re out of luck. Valve haven’t released anything related to the updated engine yet, so it’s still a waiting game as to when it’ll come out.

It’s expected that Source 2 will be released soon, given initial dates penned in the engine update for mid-May. There’s also been pointers towards what we should expect from the patch. It shouldn’t change the game too drastically right now, but it’ll help improve CS:GO in the long run.

CSGO June 1 Patch notes

Gameplay

  • Grenades can no longer apply impact damage more than once.
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CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett

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Fnatic and Counter-Strike legend Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson has been hit with a VAC ban out of the blue, and nobody seems to know why. 

When punishing cheaters in games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and even Rust, Valve rolls out VAC [Valve anti-cheat] bans that locks down an account – preventing users from playing on another VAC-secured game. 

These bans are, usually, handed out without any warning, and are typically permanent. Though, plenty of players have been able to get them overturned – be it because the ban was wrong in the first place, for example. 

On November 28, CS:GO players and fans alike noticed that Fnatic CS:GO star Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson had his account struck with a VAC ban – and nobody seems to know just why it happened. 

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Krimz has played for Fnatic since 2016.

Astralis players Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen and Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz were among the first to tweet about KRIMZ’s VAC ban – with the former chalking it down to a likely mistake. 

After word quickly got around about the ban, KRIMZ himself took to Twitter to ask for help from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers in getting the VAC ban removed from his account – again, hinting at a mistake. 

“It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls,” he posted shortly after the VAC ban was handed down, attaching a confused face emoji as well as the praying hands. 

As of writing, Krimz’s account still has a VAC ban attached to it, and there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not he’s cheated or if it’s a mistake. Though, there has been speculation about a possible wave surrounding players who use the esportal to find matches. 

If anything changes, be it the ban gets overturned or Valve makes a statement on the matter, we’ll be sure to update this article.