What are the new X-Ray scanners in CSGO? Everything you need to know - Dexerto

What are the new X-Ray scanners in CSGO? Everything you need to know

Published: 1/Oct/2019 12:44 Updated: 1/Oct/2019 13:22

by Connor Bennett


Valve has introduced a new x-ray scanner for French Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players who want to open cases amid a gambling law crackdown on in-game loot boxes. Here’s what you need to know about them. 

In recent months, governments around the world have been cracking down on gambling in video games through opening cases, packs, and loot boxes in a wide variety of titles. 

Countries like Belgium and the Netherlands are unable to purchase casino chips in GTA Online or open cases from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive due to these new laws, but Valve has found a way for their neighbors in France to keep on doing so in the form of a new x-ray scanner. So, this is what they’re all about. 

ValveCases are the easiest way to get skins in CSGO.

How does CS:GO’s new x-ray scanner work?

These x-ray scanners were introduced in the September 30 update for CS:GO. Instead of a sweeping change, the patch focused on french players. The concept of the x-ray scanning is actually quite simple compared to a normal case opening. 

Instead of using a key before knowing what you’ve got, French players have to scan their selected case to reveal the contents inside. After a few seconds, the scanner will show you what you have won and give you the option to claim it by using the keys as normal. 

If you don’t like what’s inside though, you can’t bounce from case to case to find the skin or knife that you want. Once the contents of a case has been revealed, the scanner is temporarily locked until the scanned case has been claimed. 

ValveThis is how the x-ray scanner appears in-game.

Are there any new CS:GO skins in the X-Ray scanner?

There are exclusive skins to French players under the new X-Ray collection that, as the name might suggest, let you see through the gun itself.

The only one that has been revealed so far is for the P250, which will be the first skin you find when you join the x-ray scanner program. It is also untradable, at the time of writing, so you won’t be finding them on the community market anytime soon. 

ValveThe exclusive P250 x-ray scanner skin.

Keeping with the community market, French players are now also unable to purchase cases from there and will, instead, have to trade for them. They can, though, still be sold.

What this means moving forward in relation to free cases from leveling up and completing parts of the Major viewer pass challenges remains to be seen, but Valve will surely cross those bridges when they come to them. 


How Stanislaw became NA CSGO’s greatest leader

Published: 28/Nov/2020 20:36 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 22:06

by Alan Bernal


Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz has been one of CSGO’s most impressive in-game leaders for years, leading teams to extremely impressive highs and, at times, disappointing lows. His persistence through myriad successes and failures has earned him the title of the region’s best IGL.

An all-around in-game leader is hard to come by. While Europe has its fair share of talent like Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen or Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, NA has historically been lacking in that department.

A 20-year-old Stanislaw burst on the scene in 2014 with fantastic aim and cheeky tactics. Through tumultuous roster relocations, he eventually landed on Conquest where consistent results were stacking up.

It wasn’t until the Greenwall had picked him up alongside Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, Damian ‘daps’ Steele, Shahzeeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan, and Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic, where CSGO crowds started to learn his name.

Through all the odds, this team would eventually qualify for the ESL Cologne Major. But after fizzling out in the group stage, there were a few roster changes in the OpTic lineup that saw stanislaw ousted from the team, just to eventually return a while later.

But this is the part in stan’s journey where he notably led the way to victories with his rifle as well as his tactical prowess on teams like Evil Geniuses. With the tactical side of CSGO taken care of, he resorted to focusing on himself to avoid being a detriment to the team.

Usually, IGLs aren’t expected to collect a lot of frags, but the NA leader defied convention throughout his career to be a potent threat on all parts of the map.