Another week, another update to Counter Strike: Global Offensive. This time Overwatch has been majorly targeted, bringing it out of beta and onto the full version, with XP being provided to users that participate in the program. Fixes have also been made to sound and user interfaces, with a numer of miscellaneous changes taking place alongside.

The official Counter Strike blog detailed the changes in more detail. Excerpts from the post can be found below.

[OVERWATCH OUT OF BETA]– Added an XP reward for accurate Overwatch verdicts. The reward is proportional to the investigator’s Overwatch Score, is delivered after a sufficient number of accurate cases have been resolved, and can be collected by completing matches on official servers.– Added a message to users when they have reported a user that was banned by VAC or Overwatch.– Added a message to users when they have lost XP, competitive wins, Profile Rank, and Skill Group due to partying with a cheater.– Updated the Overwatch F.A.Q.:

[SOUND]– Weapon fire sounds no longer prevented from playing due to the Potentially Audible Set.– Fixed bug where dormant players could emit bullet impact sounds.– New ladder footstep sounds.– Inspecting a weapon from loadout screen now plays cage opening sound.– Adjusted weapon fire sound falloff to be more noticeable at near range distances.

[ UI ]– Added Leadership, Teaching, and Friendliness commendations to the scoreboard. The team member with the best score in each category will display the relevant icon.– CS:GO Profile Ranks now display like Skill Groups in the scoreboard: always for friends and party members, and at the end of the match for everyone else.

[ MISC ]– Doubled GOTV broadcasting and recording snapshot rate ( to 32 ) on official servers.– Fixed a bug that allowed players to commend themselves and removed all such commendations.– Update rates enforced for players can now be configured higher than GOTV master tv_snapshotrate.– Tickrates for players on official servers are now enforced to match server tickrate.– Players must now be at least Rank 3 to play Competitive Matchmaking.


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You’ve made it this far, but there’s still a long way to go.

When you become a Global General (that’s Rank 40), you’ll be given the opportunity to reset your Profile Rank. In return, you’ll receive the 2015 Service Medal, an inspectable display item that will be visible wherever your avatar is shown.


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