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New CSGO game mode reportedly coming after June 10 update

Published: 12/Jun/2020 2:22

by Andrew Amos

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CSGO data-miners have reported that a new official gamemode could be on its way, after hidden files found in the June 10 update pointed towards official retake servers going live.

CS:GO hasn’t received a new game mode since Danger Zone, the Valve tactical shooter’s spin on a battle royale, came out in 2018. While the game is constantly updated with new maps and skins, there’s not much in the way of entirely new playable content.

However, that could change in an upcoming update. Hidden files found in the June 10 patch point towards a new game mode joining the roster, although it might come as a surprise to players.

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Official retake servers could be coming to Inferno and Mirage.

According to Reddit user ‘Forest_Technicality’, official retake servers could be joining the official matchmaking list down the line. The Redditor spotted files on both Mirage and Inferno ⁠— both of which were updated in the June 10 patch ⁠— that seemingly confirm it.

Firstly, a set of “togglable barriers” named “retake.asite” and “retake.bsite” were shipped onto both maps. These barriers are similar to the ones used to convert regular 5v5 maps into Wingman 2v2 arenas.

“Currently these barriers are disabled by default and there is nothing in the map that can enable them, likewise there are no associated spawn entities to go with these clip brushes,” they said.

Evidence of an official retake gamemode found on Mirage along with 1v1 arenas for wingman. from r/GlobalOffensive

It’s likely more functionality to automate the process will be added in the future. “A retake gamemode would require its own script file, but there is not one present in the map or in the script folder of the CS:GO directory,” Forest added.

Community retake and execute servers are a popular way to warm up before jumping into official matchmaking. It’s also a fun little way to jam in a few rounds without many time constraints.

Having official servers will also improve the quality of games, from a server perspective at least. “Finally a retake server that isn’t hosted on garbage servers that I can just queue into and not wait for the full servers to be open,” said one Reddit user.

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Could official retake servers be coming to CS:GO?

Forest also found a new arena on Mirage by no clipping off on A site to outside the bounds of the map. It’s unclear whether this will be used for Wingman or 1v1 warmups, or something else.

The June 10 update shipped a host of changes to CS:GO’s most popular maps to help improve player visibility. A new “boost player contrast” setting was also added to help make character models easier to detect at range.

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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.