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The MP5 Returns to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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If you’ve played the Counter Strike series than chances are you are very familiar with the MP5 weapon, which had been a mainstay within the franchise for years. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive didn’t launch with the MP5 and was instead replaced by the MP7, but now the gun is making a comeback.

Available now in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, thanks to a recent update, is the SD variant, which comes with a silencer and allows for a high movement speed in-game. But, the gun has some drawbacks as it has lackluster damage and accuracy.

You can see the full patch notes below regarding the update that also enabled the Panorama UI for Windows XP, and Vista players.

Gameplay

  • Added the all new MP5-SD, available for testing Offline and in Official Casual and Deathmatch servers. It can be equipped in your MP7 loadout slot.

Matchmaking

  • Lobbies advertised to nearby players and Steam Groups members will now expire after 5 minutes of the lobby leader’s inactivity.
  • Added a way to start advertising single-user lobbies to nearby players and Steam Groups members from the permissions dialog.

Networking

  • Fixed a bug causing some players, especially on DSL connections, to experience high packet loss due to packets being delivered out of order.

Panorama

  • Enabled Panorama UI on Windows XP and Windows Vista game clients.
  • Enabled lobby chat when accept match popup is active.
  • Fixed various multi-line messages clipping last line of text.
  • Fixed unresponsive keyboard after typing and pressing ‘send’ in the chat panel.
  • Allow sending a Steam message to recent teammates using new Steam chat.
  • Spectator HUD elements now respect the cl_drawhud setting.
  • Fixed reconnect button when it appears over lobby chat.
  • Fixed MP7 walk up animation.
  • Game state integration includes a field “round_totaldmg” to track total damage the player dealt.
  • Various scoreboard bug fixes for different game modes.
  • Various stability improvements and fixes.
  • Fixed mapoverview icon scaling

Horizon Case

  • Added normal maps to Desert Eagle | Code Red and P90 | Traction

Perfect World

  • Improved reliability of downloading Overwatch evidence in Perfect World CS:GO game client.

Misc

  • This update includes a change to “csgo.exe” which, while signed with Valve digital certificate, may still trigger warnings in certain anti-virus packages and require users to manually change their AV software settings to update correctly.

 

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Apex Legends Season 1 Adding 1 More Hero, New Weapon

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Apex Legends Season One, Wild Frontier, will eventually roll out a brand new hero and a brand new weapon before the season comes to an end.

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Epic Games Details Fortnite Update v8.20

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Epic Games has outlined it’s upcoming update for Fortnite, v8.20 which will include fixes for Pirate Cannons, Clingers, and a Squad Fill preference bug.

According to Epic Games’ community coordinator Sean Hamilton (via Reddit):


Weapons + Items

  • Fixed an issue where Clingers were damaging players through walls when stuck to another player.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Glider item pickups from displaying their stack count.
  • Smoothed out the motion of grenade projectile trajectories, which were lagging behind by a tick.
  • Entering a vehicle no longer plays the release sound of balloons if you have no balloons.
  • The balloon rope will no longer remain on your back when you run out of balloons.
  • Fixed an issue where players were flying out of a Pirate Cannon in a different direction than expected.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the ability to enter a Pirate Cannon when close to other geometry.
  • Fixed the ability for players to finely tune Pirate Cannon’s ability to aim side to side.
  • Fixed an issue causing Buried Treasure to spawn loot on the Starting Island.

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue with the icy feet effect remaining on indefinitely while emoting.
  • Traps now do damage to The Baller vehicle first before damaging the driver.
  • Fixed issue causing some traps to be inside thicker structures, making them hard to see.
  • Fixed a rare occurrence of a player being invulnerable while DBNO.
  • Fixed the camera sometimes traveling too far when cycling to another player.

Performance

  • Fixed an issue where poor server performance could cause undesired effects on clients such as unnecessary movement corrections.
  • Added a fix for a rare server crash.
  • Made a small server performance improvement related to the Baller vehicle.
  • Updated animation budgets to be more performant on higher scalability settings.

Art + Animation

  • Fixed a bug where the destruction effects were not playing on the Baller when it’s destroyed.
  • Audio
    • Fixed an issue where some items didn’t have proper audio when dropping them from inventory.
  • UI
    • Fixed issue with Main Menu icons becoming off-center.
    • Fixed a bug that was causing a player’s Squad Fill preference to reset to “Fill”.
    • Fixed an issue where scopes would be missing reticle lines on low settings.
  • Spectating
    • Fixed an occasional awkward camera movement that would occur when switching to different view targets while spectating.
  • Mobile
    • Fixed field of view on 21:9 devices.
    • Fixed an issue with quickbar and extra buttons that made it possible to cause fire state to be stuck on a continuous loop.
    • Fixed an issue causing the camera to jump on initial touch input.
    • Fixed an issue causing incorrect building pieces to gain focus when editing.
    • Fixed missing outline effect for squad members.
    • Fixed minimap remaining on screen during Victory Royale sequence.
    • Fixed not being able to select building material while being a passenger in a vehicle.

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PUBG Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds just celebrated it’s 2-year anniversary and PUBG Corp. is showing their appreciation for players with a free, in-game cap.

The company also wrote a special message for fans on their official website:

“Dear PUBG Fans,

On March 23, PUBG celebrates its two-year anniversary since releasing to the public, and what an amazing two years it has been! We’ve witnessed a gaming revolution with the birth of the Battle Royale genre, grew and learned together through beta and early access, and watched our game rise from a small title developed by an even smaller team to one of the most played games in the world. We’ve chosen this day as our overall PUBG anniversary for all platforms, as we felt it best reflects our game’s humble beginnings.

Reflecting on 2018 specifically, we began to tackle some of the issues that came with the lessons we’ve learned as a company, releasing several quality of life improvements and recommitting to higher quality, more stable builds. 2018 also saw the launch of our Training Mode and two brand new maps, the small but savage island map of Sanhok and the beautiful icy landscapes of Vikendi. Lastly, we brought the high intensity PUBG experience to our fans on console with official releases on both XBOX and PlayStation.

Last year also saw the growth of competitive PUBG with our PGI tournament in Berlin, the continuation of Broadcaster Royale tournaments alongside Twitch, and the organization of multiple PUBG pro esports leagues all across the world.

We’re extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished in 2018 and could not have achieved any of it without your love and support. As our thanks to you and to commemorate our second anniversary, a special anniversary item will be available in-game for free when Update #27 hits live servers, until 4/24 KST on PC and 4/9 – 5/7 on Console. To claim it, visit the in-game store and “purchase” the free item on PC or simply login during the event dates on Console.

But just because we’re celebrating how far we’ve come doesn’t mean we’re not aware of what we still need to accomplish. We’re currently deep into planning improvements to our first map, Erangel. The first changes in this process, increasing and improving loot, have already deployed to test servers, where we welcome your feedback.

We can never properly thank you for your unparalleled support, but on a day such as this, we are happy, we are humbled, and we are more dedicated than ever to making PUBG the best game it can possibly be.

Before we go, we want to leave you with a special message from CH Kim, the CEO of PUBG Corporation.”

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