CS2 November 16 2023 Release Patch Notes

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Significant changes have been made for the November 16, 2023 release of Counter-Strike 2. Many tweaks on popular maps and gameplay feature changes are introduced in this latest CS2 build, and below, you will be able to see the complete patch notes released by Valve.

Counter-Strike 2 Patch Notes – November 16, 2023

Below, you will see the gameplay, animation, miscellaneous, user interface, workshop, and map changes in Counter-Strike 2 that were implemented on November 16, 2023.

GAMEPLAY Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023

  • More sub-tick visual and audio feedback improvements
  • Reduced sniper scope bob animation magnitude and frequency
  • Fixed a bug causing duck to be slower when the Duck Mode was set to Toggle
  • Fixed a case where grenade throws weren’t registering on the server
  • Thrown grenades no longer prematurely detonate if thrown while intersecting a teammate
  • Players can no longer mitigate fall damage by defusing the bomb
  • Adjusted weapon drop trajectories to make throwing weapons more consistent, especially when throwing weapons downward
  • When a network interruption is detected by official game servers, the affected match will be cancelled
  • Added unique sounds for running and jumping on metal railings and poles

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ANIMATION Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023

  • Fixed a bug that occurred when interrupting the CZ75a deploy with inspect
  • Fixed the inspect and other animations for the Shadow Daggers
  • Fixed a ‘broken wrist’ animation with the Survival Knife
  • Adjusted the Mac10 first person animation to include strap and bolt movement
  • Fixed AWP and SSG firing animation/inspect behavior while zoomed in
  • Fixed a case where the Deagle slide would fail to reset on round restart
  • The Revolver barrel now incrementally rotates for each shot
  • Fixed some animation issues with weapons placed in community maps
  • Fixed cases where the C4 light would not blink when held or holstered by players
  • Fixed some cases where the player’s shadow would show an incorrect pose

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MISC Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023

  • Fixed a bug where bot_knives_only didn’t work for T’s
  • Fixed some visual issues with demo playback
  • Improved performance of screen particle effects
  • Fixed the Mute Enemy Team and Mute All But Friends settings failing to mute voice
  • Text from blocked players will no longer be visible in the premier pregame chat
  • Players frozen by half-time gamerules are now immune to certain damage types
  • Decals now evict the lowermost decal if enough decals overlap in a single location
  • Player visibility fog adjustment no longer applies to dead ragdolls
  • Smoke particles no longer stick to dead ragdolls
  • Fixed self/team burn damage getting recorded as enemy damage

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UI Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023

  • Revised some common chat strings
  • Added convar cl_deathnotices_show_numbers for observers to have quick access to player’s spectate index
  • Added a warning message for AMD and Nvidia graphics users with out-of-date drivers
  • “Kevlar & Helmet” entry in the Buy Menu will now present itself as simply “Helmet” when contextually correct
  • Added time to weekly rollover to the reduced XP message in the player profile tooltip
  • Fixed kill feed and death panel not displaying correct information if the killer died earlier or disconnected
  • Fixed round-delayed stats not updating at match end
  • Changed deathmatch scoreboard stats from K/D/A/Score to K/HS%/DMG/Score
  • Fixed case where text during defuse would get cut off
  • Added direction indicators to players in the square radar
  • Fixed case where kill icon would not display in the post-round damage info panel
  • Fixed bad string in the commend dialog panel
  • Fixed case where round stats in the Watch Menu would be assigned to the wrong side

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WORKSHOP Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023

  • Fixed custom sound events files in workshop maps
  • Added some material settings for water refraction/caustics
  • Workshop maps can now be tagged as supporting Wingman mode
  • Linux clients can now run workshop maps without requiring -insecure
  • Added trigger_hostage_reset trigger and logic_eventlistener entities
  • Added convars sv_walkable_normal and sv_standable_normal to allow community servers to tweak player movement on angled surfaces
  • Fixed health getting clipped when it exceeds 3 digits

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MAP Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023

Many maps have had smaller or bigger updates in these patch notes, and it’s commendable to see this amount of fixes for our playing experience.

Overpass Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023:

  • Fixed various cases where level mesh was disappearing occasionally
  • Various visual updates and fixes to models and materials
  • Straightened out some collision that was pushing players off of walls or corners
  • Turned off the collision of some light fixtures that were pushing players off of walls
  • Added a metal plate to swat van to hide player feet, adjusted clipping around van
  • Fixed some small holes in the world
  • Fixed some texture mapping seams
  • Added player clipping on some floor grates to smooth player movement
  • Fixed some issues with the collision and surface property of fire extinguishers
  • Added and adjusted some grenade clipping
  • Adjusted some clipping on boxes and cable stacks in connector

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Ancient Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023:

  • More player and grenade clips adjustments
  • Closed various holes and cracks in the world

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Mirage Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023:

  • Fixed clipping around scaffolding at bombsite b to prevent one-way peeking through geo

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Office Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023:

  • Fixed player getting stuck on large crate in garage
  • General grenade clip polish
  • Vending machine break sequence now only happens once to avoid strobing lights
  • Removed collision from pipes and cctv cameras at ct spawn garage
  • Added grenade clips to doors at stairwell
  • Fixed hole in door frame at t-spawn
  • Fixed texture errors on ceiling at conference room
  • Fixed some lighting errors on low settings
  • Fixed weapons getting stuck behind crates at back way
  • Fixed lighting artifacts in front courtyard
  • Fixed bad boost onto electrical boxes in garage

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Anubis Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023:

  • Fixed z-fighting on stairs in connector
  • Improved ground at bombsite A so that it has more accurate footstep sounds
  • Fixed gap in world around b-site planting area
  • Fixed z-fighting a backdrop temple near t-spawn
  • Fixed missing collision at connector that would allow grenades to fall through world
  • Fixed hole in world at street that allowed players to see through to canal
  • Fixed vis issue on street looking back to t-spawn
  • Fixed UV stretching in connector
  • Sealed up holes in building rooftops for entire level to prevent grenades getting stuck in void
  • Fixed holes in lower tunnel
  • Fixed hole in canal

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Inferno Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023:

  • Moved bucket on scaffolding on bombsite B that could be mistaken for player during combat
  • Closed hole to prevent grenades from falling through the map on bombsite A
  • More player clip adjustments
  • Fixed various micro gaps

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Nuke Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023:

  • Minor clipping fixes on rooftops and hut
  • Better caustics in pool at B site
  • Fixed vis issue in garage looking towards hell

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Vertigo Changes in CS2 – November 16 2023:

  • Fixed some light fixtures showing backfaces
  • Fixed some light fixtures being misaligned
  • Fixed missing vent pieces in Tunnels
  • Attempt to fix players clipping through wood boards by stairwell at bombsite b
  • Fixed bad clip above door at elevator
  • Fixed flashbang inconsistency with metal gratings at scaffolding
  • Fixed missing collision on horizontal tower beams at b-site
  • Added grenade clips around bombsite b to prevent smokes getting caught in bad spaces
  • Cleaned up geo and did a grenade clip pass around scaffold to make grenades work better
  • Added grenade clip to B platform
  • Fixed disconnected girders at mid
  • Moved stack of drywall at back door>b for better movement/cover
  • Improved clipping at side
  • Jobsite injury signs are more responsive

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Make sure to check out 8 tips for new CS2 players coming from CSGO if you recently came into CS2, quite a lot of things have changed.

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Nikola L

Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was good). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009. His current favorite titles are Vampire Survivors, CS2, Legion TD 2, Below the Stone, Brotato, Power Chord, and Halls of Torment