Latest CSGO update focusses map updates, anti-cheat and agent skins

The CSGO Update this week has brought more changes. Valve developers released notes on agent modifications, map updates (Breach and Studio) and dramatic modifications of the user interface. AWP movement mechanics were also changed to the community’s surprise.

Some months ago, the latest operation Shattered Web was released by Valve developers. This particular upgrade introduced divisive police, the traditional skin character models.

A personalization layer of CSGO agents has been added today’s update. Patches which can be added to any agent have been introduced. Like weapons stickers, the patch can be removed but can not be recuperated once it is applied.

The change from the update most notably is on the purchase wheel.  The interactive menu now features a preview of equipped weapons, tools and weapons. Players can now preview equipment they can afford with highlight icons when they hover over part of the purchase wheel.

The default crosshair adjustment had previously been taxing. To make a player change his crosshairs completely, they have to enter settings manually into a customised configuration file, enter settings directly into the console or subscribe to a crosshair map.

Valve made it much easier to do this by adding crosshair settings directly to the default game menu. Simply open the menu and move to the settings of the game to the “crosshair” subsection. Users can also share their crosshair code with friends or import a code to test for another person.

The update today also changed AWP’s acceleration of crouching movements. Previously the speed would spike right after the shot if an AWPer crouch was looking around the corner. The movement speed spike enabled the player to quickly escape from behind a corner to reload, look up or move elsewhere.

But the movement speed is constant and won’t spike anymore. The change does not appear to have a big influence on gameplay at face value. In contrast, its consequences are that AWPers who miss a shot are increasingly at risk of dying or chasing their opponent. It is unclear whether Valve and tournaments organiser will force competition to play the latest patch in CSGO Katowice 2020. The change is taking place during IEM Katowice 2020.