CS:GO update log: Every recent CS:GO patch

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Seven years and counting, CS:GO updates are still dropping. In 2019, CS:GO is going strong with map updates, new events, and balancing changes. Last year brought the biggest update to Counter-Strike in recent history, Danger Zone, a surprise battle royale mode for up to 16 players. The most recent CS:GO update called "Shattered Web" brings actual characters to the game for the first time in the form of equippable skins for each Agent.

Here's a log of the most recent CS:GO patches.

The latest CS:GO update: November 18, 2019

Operation Shattered Web

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  • Increased price of SG553 to $3000 to bring its price more in line with its value.
  • Reduced the price of FAMAS and Galil by $200 (to $2050 and $1800, respectively)
  • Improved full-auto spraying accuracy of FAMAS and Galil.

Danger Zone

  • Buymenu price adjustments for ssg08 and radar jammer.
  • Minor timing adjustments for locked door and safe interaction.
  • Automated sentries now fire M249 bullets.
  • Added killfeed icon for automated sentry.
  • Added more explosive barrels.
  • Tablet crate icons now show an above/below annotation if significantly above or below the player.
  • Minor change to zone effect visuals.


  • ‘AWP | Hyper Beast’ and ‘P90 | Nostalgia’ updated to correct wear at Factory New


Pearlescent coatings:

We have added support for applying a pearlescent coating to weapon finishes. Pearlescent coatings use ceramic crystals to reflect and refract light, splitting it into different colors as the view angle changes. This effect can be used in a number of ways to subtly enhance your weapon finish or make drastic changes. The new Operation Shattered Web collections have some weapons with pearlescent coatings to illustrate some of the ways this new feature can be used. The Workshop Workbench has been updated to include this feature so you can experiment with adding this coating to a weapon finish. Using higher values will make the color bands tighter and more frequent and using negative values will flip the spectrum to start on the opposite end. It should be noted that this coating will shift the hue of your weapon finish so parts with no saturation, and therefore no hue, will have no pearlescent effect. We look forward to seeing what interesting applications you come up with.


  • Added Studio to Scrimmage and Casual Sigma map groups.
  • Added Jungle to the Danger Zone rotation.
  • Added Lunacy to Flying Scoutsman
  • Zoo and Seaside have been removed.


  • Cache has been moved from Scrimmage to Competitive Matchmaking


  • Added ramp to final stage of scaffolding on A ramp, no longer need to jump up
  • Connected corridor to back of A with CT elevator room
  • Widened top of mid
  • Offset doors from CT spawn and to CT elevator room
  • Made A site CT death funnel shorter, widened site area
  • Removed big block in CT spawn
  • Moved A ramp sandbags to allow jump up
  • Various bug and clipping fixes

CS:GO update: August 14, 2019

Berlin 2019

  • The “Berlin 2019 Viewer Pass” and the “Berlin 2019 Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens” are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the players and organizations taking part in the StarLadder Berlin Major.
  • With a Viewer Pass, you’ll get:
  • An upgradable Berlin 2019 Event Coin.
  • Access to the Berlin Pick’Em Challenge.
  • Unlimited team graffiti for the duration of the event.
  • Steam.tv team flair.
  • Access to Berlin 2019 Souvenir Packages.
  • All-new Viewer Pass Missions.
  • Ability to purchase additional Souvenir Tokens.
  • Team and player autograph stickers are available for purchase.


  • Improved calculation of client packets processing time to account for dedicated server systems where clock can jump backwards.
  • Optimized client-side processing when kills are scored with StatTrak weapons.


  • Breach has been updated to the latest Workshop version

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CS: GO update: July 22, 2019


  • Added support for displaying Berlin 2019 Minor play-off matches in-game.
  • Fixed the events lister showing two rows for events that were both favorited and featured.
  • Adjusted HE grenade collision hull to reduce rolling when dropped.



  • Retextured the pool area so its a lot brighter
  • Made movement in the pool area smoother
  • Pushed the hostage rescue zone further forward
  • Added CT sided cover to the basketball court
  • Made the entire kids zone area much brighter
  • Updated some textures and meshes throughout the map
  • Due to customer complaints, homebrew coffee have added some bins
  • Stopped players being able to slide up the horse at T side stadium entrance
  • Fixed mesh clipping issue at the ice cream stand


  • Overall layout tweaks

Dust 2:

  • The anniversary celebration has ended

CS:GO update: June 19, 2019

The latest update has some fixed for Dust 2, the retro map Valve added to CS:GO to celebrate 20 years of Counter-Strike. Full patch notes are below. 


  • Fixed in-game blog sometimes not showing the most recent content. 
  • Fixed missing CSM on some materials in OpenGL. 
  • Fixed grass height bug on Linux. 


Dust 2

  • Fixed spawn priorities. 
  • Fixed pixelwalk in retro version. 
  • Added navmesh names for retro version. 

CS:GO update log

June 18, 2019


  • Celebrate 20 years of Counter-Strike with a retro version of Dust 2, currently available in the Casual Dust II map group. 
  • The Chicken Capsule is now available for purchase in-game.


  • Adjustments to the AUG to bring its utility more in line with other rifles. 
  • Slightly reduced rate of fire. 
  • Reduced accuracy while unscoped. 


  • Fixed an exploit involving duplication of items dropped by disarming another player.
  • Players in warmup spawn closer to their teammate.  
  • Players in warmup now spawn with a random pistol. 

January 24, 2019


  • Added a new version of Vertigo to Wingman official matchmaking.
  • Added Zoo and Abbey to Casual and Deathmatch official matchmaking.
  • Removed Austria and Subzero from official matchmaking.


  • Improved performance.
  • Removed connector between A short and A long.
  • Removed mid lower entry.
  • Added ladder to mid upper entry.
  • Moved T spawn towards A to give CTs better mid timings.
  • Fixed several bomb stuck spots and clipping issues.


  • Accounts are now automatically upgraded to Prime by reaching Lieutenant Rank 21.
  • Fixed a regression for some Perfect World accounts with completed Identity Verification and restored their Prime Account Status.
  • Fixed scoreboard team names truncation in some languages.
  • Fixed random map behavior in offline with bots game modes.


  • Adjusted velocity value for when jump ‘step’ sound plays for more consistent behavior.
  • Fixed a bug where player fall damage sound wasn’t playing most of the time.
  • Fixed a bug where “the bomb has been defused” and “counter-terrorists win” VO lines could overlap each other.

January 14, 2019

  • Fixed team names truncation issue in scoreboard in some languages. 
  • Fixed snowballs from being purchasable from the console. 
  • Fixed snowballs and sensor grenades to not occupy the same grenade slot. 
  • Added game server log output for team assignments when game is commencing and after backup reload. 
  • Added game server log output for match pause and unpause state changes. 
  • Added support for Katowice 2019 in-game streams. 
  • Fixed cases where players could get stuck inside each other (or less frequently, world geometry) when jump crouching. 

December 18, 2018


  • Fixed an exploit resulting in players sometimes getting trapped under the world.
  • Fixed security doors sometimes having $0 price tags.
  • Fixed automated sentry gun lasers sometimes not disappearing.
  • Minor adjustment to the angles of items that come out of crates.


  • Movement fix for players getting stuck on each other in competitive modes near ledges.
  • Holiday forecast calls for snow on the Menu UI.

December 17, 2018


  • Chickens are now sporting their festive-wear to celebrate the season.
  • Players can now pick up and throw snowballs in all game modes except Danger Zone, Wingman, and Competitive Matchmaking.
  • The T’s have gift wrapped their special package for the holiday season.
  • Freeze frame holiday borders are back to wish you a happy winter season.
  • Take a winter vacation to Militia! Now available in Casual and Deathmatch game modes.


  • The Ten Year Veteran Coin will be awarded to players who have been a member of the Counter-Strike community for over 10 years. To be eligible to receive the coin the player must have a Steam account in good standing owning a game from the Counter-Strike series. The player must have owned the game for ten years and played the game at least once. The coin will be awarded next time Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is launched.


  • When you become a Global General (Rank 40), you’ll be given the opportunity to reset your Profile Rank. After January 1, 2019 you’ll be able to receive a new 2019 Service Medal, an inspectable display item that will be visible wherever your avatar is shown.

December 14, 2018


  • Adjusted tablet buymenu drone delivery weapon prices.
  • Ammo boxes now dispense a quarter of their contents each time they are used, and can still be shared with squadmates.
  • Reduced the duration required to arm explosives on the safe, and added alert to warn the arming player when they remain within the blast radius.
  • Removed the parachute from blue tool crates. They will still appear loose in the world.
  • Reduced spawn point selection timer duration.
  • Added armor to blue tool crates that previously only contained a helmet.
  • Slightly increased the number of Shotgun, SMG, and Pistol crates in the world.

December 11, 2018

  • Fixed precache error when loading Blacksite map on clients with default settings.
  • Fixed Danger Zone exploration money progress HUD indicator from jittering when switching tablets or spectator targets.
  • Fixed viewmodel animation interpolation error observed on some high-latency clients.
  • Adjusted first-person rappel animation to accommodate widescreen aspect ratios.
  • Fixed a regression in weapons equipped by certain community training maps logic.
  • Fixed an error model appearing when applying a name tag to inventory items.
  • Fixed particle materials for rupturing money bags to match the money stack materials.
  • Fixed sv_prime_accounts_only setting not having effect on certain community servers.
  • Fixed searching tooltip showing incorrect prime status for lobby.
Evan Lahti
Global Editor-in-Chief

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.