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CSGO’s strange disappearing Zeus bug is still confusing players

Published: 4/Sep/2019 13:05 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 13:20

by Kamil Malinowski


A strange Counter-Strike: Global Offensive bug that causes the Zeus x27 to disappear between rounds is still confusing players, with a popular streamer becoming one of it’s latest victims. 

The Zeus x27 was added to CS:GO in 2012, and remains as one of the least used guns due to its incredibly short range. However, in the rare occasions that it is used, it seems to be affected by a strange bug. 

Veteran CS:GO player and popular streamer Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan was caught off guard by the bizarre glitch during a stream on September 4, when his Zeus mysteriously vanished between rounds.

CSGO’s Zeus x27 is a deadly close range weapon.

The Canadian was playing a Faceit Pro League match on Nuke when he was forced to wait for the clock to run out on a round and saved his weapons for the next round, which included a Zeus.

When the next round started, he asked his team if they want a tazer, before realizing it had disappeared. “Wait what the fuck, I thought I had a tazer. Didn’t I pick up a tazer? Shit’s busted” said Steel.

He seemed pretty frustrated by the disappearance of the weapon, and later complained to the official CS:GO account on twitter, highlighting the clip and stating “I picked up a tazer and it disappeared the next round??? Hello? Feature?”

His fans quickly investigated the issue and found that this is a strange bug dating as far back as 2016, where the Zeus was replaced by the starting pistol if you don’t have a pistol equipped at the end of a round.

Valve have yet to comment on this, however, they are generally quick to fix bugs once they become well known, with things like the recent Olofpass boost and the ability to purchase snowballs being fixed just days after being posted on social media.


S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney


CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has apparently been banned again on Twitch, for his fourth time in total on the platform.

The Ukrainian is the star of Natus Vincere’s CSGO squad and generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the entire world, but even that isn’t enough to save you from the wrath of Twitch mods.

S1mple is no stranger to temporary bans from the site, and it seems he added to his tally again on Oct. 30, with his channel being taken offline out of nowhere.

It seems that like in the past, the pro has once again been banned for using a slur while streaming, but this latest episode isn’t quite like the others.

Shortly after news of the ban dropped, s1mple Tweeted that he was banned for using a Russian slur, but he claims he only said it because he was upset with another player for saying it on his stream.

“It’s funny that I get banned for aggression towards a person that says the word “Pidor” and specifically tries to ban me on the platform,” he wrote. “I try to condemn him for this and say the forbidden word because I have a negative attitude towards it (because of rules).”

While s1mple filled fans in on why he was banned, he didn’t mention how long he would be off of the platform for. Looking at his past infractions though, and it’s safe to say he’s probably looking at a 7-day break, at the very least.

The site has been known to ban repeat offenders for longer if they continue to get in hot water for the same thing, but considering how big of a name s1mple is and the circumstances surrounding this particular incident, it’s hard to say.

A good number of his fans noted that Twitch was quick to ban the Na’Vi pro after he slipped up, but still haven’t taken action against any one of the countless channels that rebroadcast s1mple’s streams to try and steal viewers.

Still, the pro doesn’t seem so much bothered by the ban as he does annoyed, which makes sense because he doesn’t really need to stream so to speak, considering all the money he’s made playing CS:GO professionally. That doesn’t really help his fans though, who will have to find someone else to watch while they wait for his return.