The newest replace to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive makes some fairly vital adjustments to Valve’s esteemed outdated aggressive shooter, however some skilled gamers aren’t fully proud of a few of what’s within the replace.
Most of the newest adjustments have met with a optimistic response from the CS:GO participant neighborhood, comparable to the brand new manner loss bonuses are calculated. A group on a dropping streak will get an even bigger loss bonus in end-of-round money with each subsequent loss, and that’s nonetheless the case. Now, although, a win doesn’t reset the loss counter – it simply subtracts one from the loss. That means groups which are at a drawback are in a position to afford higher objects even when they ‘break’ their loss streak.
But Dot Esports points out that some professional gamers are grumbling a bit at a few of the patch’s different adjustments. The worth for the counter-terrorists’ AUG has been elevated again to its unique $3,300, and the consensus is that it’s a good suggestion, however not sufficient of a worth enhance for a weapon that’s seeing a serious uptick in reputation in professional play because of its ease of use.
Pro gamers like FaZe Clan’s Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač suppose the weapon must be much more costly to offset its excessive usefulness:
AUG nonetheless wants a nerf and even greater worth.
— NiKo (@fazeniko) March 14, 2019
As YouTuber 3kliksphilip factors out within the video beneath, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see what occurs to the AUG’s reputation following the return to its unique worth. If gamers cease utilizing it, he says, it’ll present a good suggestion of how precious the AUG is to them. But then again, if the AUG stays well-liked, that can imply the AUG most likely ought to have been well-liked all alongside.
Other gamers are involved about what initially appears like a minor change: CS:GO now offers kudos to gamers who successfully use flashbang grenades by recognizing them with an help shoutout if an enemy participant is killed after being hit with their flashbang.
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The drawback with this, as Fnatic’s Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksel says, is that it’s a possible supply of intelligence for the enemy group. The notification can in some instances assist groups work out what number of enemies have dedicated to one among a map’s routes and regulate their technique accordingly.
As all the time, it’s inconceivable to foretell with certainty precisely how these adjustments will shake up CS:GO’s metagame. Time will inform whether or not Valve must make additional changes to those updates.