He’ll take care of it.
You must love the developers of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The game is mourned by fans for the lack of connectivity, fixes for real issues in the game, and seemingly also ignored repeated requests from the community for things like high tick servers, but Valve’s dev team still pokes their heads through every few months. parapet and throws us a bone.
And at this point everyone is complaining that this bone is missing an important bone marrow, it’s the wrong type of bone, and we still didn’t ask for the damn bone, Gaben, please.
I partly think this is done on purpose. In any case, the latest patch for CS: GO is out and introduces mostly minor changes to the matchmaking interface: now the Premier mode can be selected along with other competitive maps (before you had to choose one of them), and now the game allows you to configure several presets for competitions (for example, your favorite groups of cards). There are also a few different fixes for things like the choice of bot difficulty in Wargames and the ubiquitous “stability improvements”.
What made me really happy about these patch notes is that they “added a link to the CS: GO Fair Play Guidelines when playing on the official game servers.” That is, when the Accept button appears to confirm a competitive match, it will now contain a link to some new rules of fair play: so let’s see!
“Playing CS: GO together works best when everyone enters the match with the same expectations. Players who choose to play on the official CS: GO servers will have to:
In all modes:
- Never use cheats.
- Never upset or insult your teammates or opponents.
- Never use automation.
By golly, they did it! I can feel the despair emanating from cheaters’ rooms all over the world when they realize that CS: GO has their number. Seriously though, it’s obvious that the developer is clarifying that they really don’t want to see cheats in the game. But in the context of CS: GO’s ubiquitous problems with cheaters of all stripes, and Valorant, which seemingly excels at handling its dedicated anti-cheating software, Vanguard, this can’t help but sound ridiculous.
In fact, things are worse: the rules of fair play say that in Competition and Wingman modes, you must “play to win.” Well yes. After that, there is a small asterisk that adds the following note at the bottom of the page: “Obviously it’s okay to try new things and experiment with new strategies and skills, but players shouldn’t enter a match with the intention of losing or interfering with their teammates.” …
A strange mixture of the obvious, and Valve almost stumbles to survive. Of course, this is still my favorite shooter, and at least now I know that any cheater will feel a great burning shame by ignoring the rules of fair play.