The Counter-Strike 2 update on February 7, 2024, introduced several key fixes and improvements across various aspects of the game, from sticker customization to smoke tweaks, sound adjustments, and more. Here’s a summary of the notable changes included in the patch notes:
- Stickers: A significant bug was addressed for AMD graphics users who were unable to move stickers. Additionally, stickers with custom offsets will now render correctly when inspecting other items in-game from the Steam Community Market and Steam Inventory.
- Smoke: The update included various bug fixes and tweaks to smoke grenades, aiming to improve gameplay balance and visual clarity.
- Sound: A performance bug related to certain microphone setups was fixed, ensuring clearer in-game communication.
- Networking: Changes were made to the
cl_interpsetting to prevent it from being directly changed, which was causing issues like rubber-banding. Players can now adjust interpolation through the “Buffering to smooth over packet loss” setting instead.
- Animation: Fixes were applied to the Kukri knife inspect animation and a bug where a player holding an incendiary grenade would sometimes show fire effects at their feet.
- UI: The XP Overload icon was removed from the kill feed. Other UI improvements include changes to the swap weapon prompt and fixes related to inspecting gloves and background maps.
- Maps: Specific improvements were made to Vertigo, including fixing a gap in world geometry at Crane.
- Miscellaneous: The patch addressed a bug with keyboard input from non-English keyboard layouts and implemented various crash fixes.
Counter-Strike 2 February 7 Full Patch Notes for 2/7/2024
[ STICKERS ]
- Fixed a bug where AMD graphics users couldn’t move stickers
- Stickers with custom offsets will now render properly when inspecting other items in-game from Steam Community Market and Steam Inventory
[ SMOKE ]
- Various bug fixes and tweaks
[ SOUND ]
- Fixed a performance bug with certain microphone setups
[ NETWORKING ]
- cl_interp can no longer be changed directly. Some players had scripts that were setting this to a large value, leading to very bad rubber-banding. The interpolation amount can be adjusted through the “Buffering to smooth over packet loss” setting instead
[ ANIMATION ]
- Fixed a bug with the Kukri knife inspect animation
- Fixed a bug where a player holding an incendiary grenade would sometimes show fire effects at their feet
[ UI ]
- Removed XP Overload icon from the kill feed
- The swap weapon prompt will now show the weapon/finish name rather than the custom name
- Fixed a bug with switching background maps while inspecting gloves
[ MAPS ]
- Fixed a gap in world geometry at Crane
[ MISC ]
- Fixed a bug with keyboard input from non-English keyboard layouts
- Various crash fixes
This update demonstrates Valve’s ongoing commitment to refining and enhancing Counter-Strike 2’s gameplay experience based on community feedback and identified issues.