Valve announced changes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Tuesday introducing two new maps, Biome and Sub-Zero, changes to the early-game economy and changes to the CZ75-Auto and Tec9 pistols.
Today we're adding two new maps to CS:GO for Casual matchmaking - Biome and Sub-Zero! We're also shipping a change to the start-of-half economy and have made changes to the CZ75a and the Tec9. Information in today's blog post: https://t.co/tXT1eaRUqW pic.twitter.com/EultPWajjF— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) October 9, 2018
The latest CS:GO patch added Sub-Zero, the newest map from de_Cache creator FMPONE, to the casual matchmaking pool in Group Sigma. Additionally, Valve made a change to the start-of-half economy in competitive matchmaking. Teams will receive $1,900 instead of $1,400, meaning teams start on a one-round losing streak at the beginning of halves.
The SG-553 and AUG had their prices reduced to $2,750 and $3,100 respectively. The CZ75-Auto received nerfs to its recoil and accuracy while the Tec9 got buffs to its accuracy.
Other changes are as follows:
- Austria is now available in competitive matchmaking; added to Group Delta in casual
- Canals has been removed from competitive matchmaking
- Shipped and Insertion are no longer available in official matchmaking
- Enabled mouse bindings for voice chat to work in end of match scoreboard
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