New Counter-Strike 2 Update Removes Mud Penalty, Fixes Bugs, And Crashes

The update is a small but necessary step towards a completely smooth CS experience.

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  • Counter-Strike 2 devs have released a new update that removes the movement penalty for mud surfaces and more.
  • The patch deals with several bugs causing crashes. Many bugs related to the weapon finishes and gloves were fixed, alongside weapon throwing and dropping.
  • Molotovs or incendiary grenades will no longer create a ring of fire, and the performance of molotov or incendiary fire extinguishing has also seen improvements in the latest update.
  • The new Counter-Strike 2 was released on September 27, 2023, as a monumental update to replace the original CS: GO on PC.

The new Counter-Strike 2 has evolved to be quite a substantial upgrade over the original CS: GO in many ways. But such a giant change also comes with a slew of hiccups along the way. Valve has been working hard on squashing all the bugs and making the mechanics align more with the wishes of the players. The latest update announced on Steam—dated 10/2/23— removes the movement penalty for mud surfaces and more.

A massive bug was patched for Nvidia GPUs that was occurring with shader compilation when connecting to a server that was causing issues after connecting. The problem can still occur on AMD GPUs, but Valve is working alongside AMD to get to the bottom of this bizarre glitch.

The animation glitch in Counter-Strike 2, causing the knife not to be interrupted during the inspect phase, is also now mended. The weapons have also received a bit of love from the devs at Valve. Various glitches related to the weapon finishes and gloves were fixed in the update today, alongside weapon throwing and dropping.

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A rare scenario where Molotovs or incendiary grenades would create a ring of fire is no longer going to happen either. The performance of molotov or incendiary fire extinguishing has also seen improvements in the new Counter-Strike 2 update. Additionally, various bugs causing crashes were patched today. 

The new entry has been in murky waters ever since it came out. While most of the fans have welcomed it with open arms, some are wary and unhappy with all the missing features, game modes, and bugs in place. There are also a plethora of server stability and crashing issues that are impeding the users. Regardless, Valve is releasing servers in more regions and patching issues to make it an enjoyable venture for new and old players alike.

Counter-Strike 2 came out on September 27, 2023, as a major update to replace the original CS: GO on PC that dominated for over a decade. It overhauls the visuals and many other gameplay mechanics of the original for a modernized experience. An expansion to other platforms seems unlikely, but data mining in the past has suggested that the game could launch on mobiles as well.

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