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How to fix CSGO “pure server” disconnect issues after May 4 update

Published: 6/May/2020 3:37

by Andrew Amos


A number of CS:GO players are reporting not being able to join official matchmaking servers after the update. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution for most.

Since the release of CS:GO’s latest update just 24 hours ago, players have reportedly struggled to join official matchmaking servers.

The update pushed through a change to how servers read players’ individual game files. If there is a discrepancy, players will get kicked. The scope of this function was increased in this patch, although specifics weren’t detailed.

“sv_pure servers will now kick clients that have loaded asset files into game memory from files not present on [the] game server filesystem,” Valve stated in the update notes.

This is leading to “pure server” error messages, and players getting kicked out of lobbies. If you are queuing up for competitive matchmaking and get kicked like this, you will be handed a loss and a competitive cooldown.

Thankfully, there is a solution on the table. According to ‘gabefollower’ on Twitter, you’ll need to delete some game files. The shaders, materials, models, sound, scripts, and particles folders all could affect your ability to join a server.

On Windows, navigate to Program Files (x86) > Steam > steamapps > common > Counter-Strike Global Offensive > csgo and remove said folders. Then, verify the integrity of the game files on Steam by going into CS:GO > Properties > Local Files.

An update pushed on May 5 has also helped players pin-point the specific files that might need deleting if you are unsure.

If all else fails, you can contact Valve directly. The developers have opened up their emails for people with “sv_pure” issues.

“If you’re facing this issue then please go ahead and send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “sv_pure kick,” said ‘2Eggs’ on Twitter.

Be sure to include your profile link, where you were playing, and what the error you are getting is, so Valve can pinpoint where to look to help solve your problem.

Until Valve completely patches out the issue, this will be the only way to work around it. If you are a modder, you’ll have to make sure to delete these folders every time you want to join an official server.

We will let you know once it gets patched out completely ⁠— and hopefully, that’s sooner rather than later.


MIBR confirm LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky signings for CSGO rebuild

Published: 24/Oct/2020 2:50 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 2:56

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


MIBR has confirmed three signings ahead of their 2021 CS:GO rebuild, bringing on former member LUCAS1 permanently, as well as vsm and leo_drunky on loan.

MIBR’s CSGO team has gone through a bit of a rollercoaster ride lately. Last month, they dropped two star players, TACO and fer, and coach dead after a major coaching scandal. Then, FALLEN left due to his dissatisfaction with their decision.

Losing the old SK core has forced the organization to rebuild the team from scratch. However, they’ve locked in some of South America’s brightest talent to do so.

MIBR has added Leonardo ‘leo_drunky’ Oliveira, Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, and Vinicius ‘vsm’ Moreira to their roster. The October 23 announcement confirmed LUCAS1 would be a permanent addition, while vsm and leo_drunky would play on loan from their respective teams.

It comes after a multitude of rumors about where MIBR’s squad would land after the SK core departed.

LUCAS1 played for MIBR in 2019, where he spent six months in the squad before moving on to Imperial e-Sports. He spent almost a year with Imperial, before suddenly leaving the squad just a few weeks ago.

His experience, not only in CS:GO but with MIBR, will help the Brazilian legends get back on their feet.

vsm and Leo_drunky provide beacons of hope for the region’s future too. However, vsm’s VAC ban could hinder them when it comes around to major events.

MIBR Leo_drunky
Leo_drunky is only 20 years old and could be a valuable member of the team for years to come.

The two youngsters join MIBR on loan from Sharks Esports (leo_drunky) and Detona (vsm). However, if things go well, it’s likely they’ll be signed on permanently.

MIBR has also secured the services of CS 1.6 veteran Raphael ‘cogu’ Camargo. After a year since his last major gig, he is returning to the team that started it all. He played on MIBR’s 1.6 roster from 2004 to 2009.

MIBR is expected to compete in the BLAST Premier Fall Season, as well as Flashpoint Season 2.

This piece was originally published as: “MIBR reportedly set to secure LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky for CSGO rebuild”