CS2 big update reduces the price of the M4A4, changes "Molotov", adds skin rentals and transforms Vertigo

Counter-Strike 2 Release Notes for 5/23/2024


– Height of the 'pillar' of flame for both Molotov and Incendiary grenade now decreases over time
– Reduced the terrorist team award when bomb was planted but defused from $800 to $600, to decrease the impact of the first-round on subsequent rounds
– Reduced the price of the M4A4 from $3100 to $3000
– Minor adjustments to first-person camera movement
– Added explicit "switchhandsleft" and "switchhandsright" console commands
– Deathmatch bonus weapons are now the same for all players regardless of loadout

Incendiary Grenade
– Adjusted the explosion and flame visual treatment
– Reduced duration
– Reduced area covered by spreading flames
– Reduced price from $600 to $500


– When players open a Kilowatt case with a key, they will have the option to rent the entire Kilowatt collection (i.e., every weapon in the case, excluding the rare special item) for a week instead of receiving an item from the collection
– Equipped rented weapons will be replaced with the stock version of the weapon when the rental period expires
– Rented weapons cannot be modified (e.g., via stickers or name tags), traded, or sold on the Steam Community Market


– Fixed a bug where the MVP player name displayed incorrectly during bot takeover
– Fixed a bug where the Refund All button in the Buy Menu would only refund a single flashbang grenade
– Fixed a bug where the ESC menu scoreboard during end-of-match didn't match the TAB scoreboard
– Fixed a bug where the Loss Bonus scoreboard tooltip would get stuck on-screen after closing the scoreboard
– Blocking stranger Steam avatars will now block other user-generated content such name tags and sticker placements


– Chickens have a few new animations
– Chickens can now walk up hills
– Chickens can now turn right while walking


– Various performance improvements to the Warehouse main menu and item inspect background scenery


– The demo playback timeline now show indicators for kill and death events
– Demo playback can be toggled into "highlight mode" which will show only kills and deaths for the active player
– Various minor demo playback UI changes
– Fixed a demo playback crash


– Added catwalk by bombsite A, connecting to back of A

– Removed connector between back of A and elevators
– Opened up passage between elevators and scaffolding

– Slightly tweaked size of bombsite A
– Tweaked spawn timings slightly
– Changed Wingman layout to feature bombsite A changes

– Fixed movement hitch on lower conveyor
– Lowered height of central conveyor tray to help open sniper view

– Fixed a case where a player could shoot through multiple walls

– Fixed bad collision on certain props
– Fixed some sticky collision around windows in palace

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