New Counter-Strike 2 Patch Brings Various Maps And Animation Fixes

A necessary touch-up to improve the basic gameplay.

Story Highlights

  • Valve has launched a new Counter-Strike 2 patch that focuses on fixing many maps and animation fixes.
  • It also brushes up on some visual bugs related to weapons and shadows for smoother gameplay.
  • The weapon Switching will no longer cancel grenade throws after releasing the fire(s) button.

Counter-Strike 2 has been improving at an exceedingly quick rate ever since its release via frequent updates. The latest update already up on Steam mostly focuses on fixing issues occurring in maps. Additionally, it improves the animation system in the process to make gameplay smoother. The devs have not included the specific touch-ups on the animations. Some other notable bugs have also been mended that massively boost immersion.

No longer will the shadow of the player glitch up to show the wrong animation states in Counter-Strike 2. The update has most likely altered the way shadows are rendered, fixing the awkward glitches that would often happen during gameplay. There were also a plethora of minor bug fixes to demo playback. However, the biggest change in the update targets the weapon-switching system.

Weapon switching will not cancel grenade throws after releasing the fire button(s), but a round restart can still do it. The bug causing the disappearance of starting pistols from the Pistols tab of the Equipment view was also squashed. The specific map fixes that aim to slash the reported issues in Mirage, Anubis, Vertigo, Nuke, Inferno, and Dust2 have also been shared in the image below.

The new Counter-Strike 2 update fixes many issues related to maps.
The new Counter-Strike 2 update fixes many issues related to maps.

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Counter-Strike 2 paints the franchise with a new coat yet manages to retain the olden CS: GO formula fans know and love. It builds upon the overall gameplay by adding a pinch of modernity in graphics and features alike. However, the title has been inflicted with a shaky release after its metamorphosis into CS2 due to missing features that left fans disappointed. The veteran players are still slowly returning to it in droves. 

Delving into the popular FPS blindly is always a hit-and-miss for new players in CS2. We suggest checking our write-up for the ten best weapons in the game as of now to get a major headstart. Also, do glance through our best crosshair settings and setup guide based on pro players to always land your shots in intense situations. 

Counter-Strike 2 came out with a fair reception on September 27, 2023, for Windows and Linux. However, rumors of its release on the mobile platform have also floated around in the past. eXputer’s Asad Ahmed reviewed it with a score of 3.5/5, dubbing it “a game that undermines Valve’s reputation.” Despite the bugs, missing features, and modes. Valve has crafted quite a solid shooter, and there is a lot of fun waiting to be had.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to devoutly keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. His articles have been cited by VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more. Experience: 4+ Years

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