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Over-powered CS:GO glitch lets people hover in mid-air for easy kills

Published: 7/Oct/2020 2:17 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 2:19

by Alan Bernal

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There’s a new trick in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that’s letting players hover in mid-air without the need for a third-party cheat or anything else that would be picked up by VAC.

YouTuber ‘Sparkles’ was made aware of the bug that he likened to an old bind exploit that had a similar effect, only this time players just need to have CSGO running in Windowed mode to make use of the glitch.

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Sparkles has a long track record of exposing these kinds of exploits for Valve to shut them down, and a fix for this problem might be one that gets fast-tracked within the studio.

The thing about this ‘Magic carpet’ glitch, as the YouTuber puts it, is that it can be easily done and undone throughout a single match to avoid suspicion.

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“I had to try and test this for myself to see if it really was this simple to just recreate,” Sparkles said. “And after failing a few times, and realizing I wasn’t holding Space long enough, I managed to replicate it pretty much every single time.”

He showed a clip of the trick being used on B-site Dust II. While crouched in B-site under the Window, Sparkles had a huge angle on the Tunnel entrance but the glitch made the server read it as him being ducked out of view.

To pull it off: “When in windowed mode, you can press tab and right click to free your mouse, hold jump and once you get mid-air, hold the top of the window refocus the CSGO window and it will cause you to be hovering.”

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After successfully pulling off the glitch, your screen should start to stutter. But the visual effect doesn’t have an effect on aim, as Sparkles shows someone getting consecutive AWP kills while mid-air.

While Sparkles is convinced that this wouldn’t go punished by Steam’s VAC system, abusing it will surely get your VOD into the Overwatch, where someone will most likely flag your gameplay.

This trick could land people in hot water with Valve, as the developers could work to create a solution before it affects more CSGO games.

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How Tabsen rebuilt German Counter-Strike

Published: 13/Oct/2020 1:51

by Alan Bernal

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German Counter-Strike was a marvel to see in the days of 1.6, and it’s been a long time since the scene had much acclaim. But Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz has slowly been building up the country’s prominence in the esport alongside the rest of the BIG lineup.

Hailing from pre-Source era LANs, tabseN was there when the Germans were a force to be reckoned with, alongside the neighboring French teams of the time. But that pales in comparison to modern CS:GO, where a German player has yet to even grace a grand finals for a Major.

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Looking to right that wrong, tabseN would leave NRG Esports in 2017 to create Berlin International Gaming (BIG). He linked up with Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik and Nikola ‘LEGIJA’ Ninic to take Germany back to its CS glory days.

The early road was rocky, to say the least. Roster changes and injuries marred the first couple years.

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This made it hard for tabseN and co. to put together any meaningful results, with only minor success or deep bracket runs that would fizzle out before reaching the finals. TabseN didn’t win a single championship in 2019, that was his first dry year since 2012.

Then the online era of 2020 rolled around, where he was now the prominent IGL and the team had added Florian ‘syrsoN’ Rische and Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne to the lineup.

Like classic German engineering, he would create a team that could withstand major obstacles and persist pressure. This is the story of how tabseN rebuilt German Counter-Strike.

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