The recent Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) update has introduced a couple of changes that are set to improve the popular first-person shooter game. From a design revamp of the iconic Dust2 map to the highly anticipated by CS2 commuity return of left-handed weapon models.


Key Changes in the 26.04.2024 CS2 Update:


  1. Dust2 Map Revamp: The Dust2 map, a fan-favorite among CS2 players, has undergone a complete overhaul. The CS2 Dust2 update brings updated textures, lighting, and geometry to the map, creating a more immersive and visually stunning experience for players.
  2. Left-Handed Weapon Models: The return of left-handed weapon models is a feature that has been long-awaited by the CS2 community. Players who prefer to have their weapons displayed on the left side of the screen can now enjoy a more comfortable and customizable gaming experience with the CS2 left-hand update.
  3. Overwatch System: The introduction of the Overwatch system is a significant change aimed at improving the overall quality of the game. This system allows experienced players to review reports of suspected cheating or griefing and provide feedback to the developers. This feature is expected to enhance the fairness and integrity of competitive CS2 matches, but will probably not solve the problem of CS2 cheaters and bots.
  4. Economy Changes: The CS2 update also introduces changes to the game's economy system. These changes are designed to balance the economy and provide players with more strategic options during matches. The specific details of these changes are yet to be revealed, but they are expected to have a significant impact on the way teams approach the game.
  5. Zeus Speed Buff: The Zeus, a powerful stun gun, has received a speed buff in this CS2 update. The movement speed with Zeus is now increased by 10, from 220 to 230. This CS2 Zeus speed buff change is likely to increase the weapon's popularity and add an extra layer of strategy to close-quarter engagements.
  6. Radar Zoom Toggle: The CS2 update introduces a new feature that allows players to toggle the zoom level of their radar. This feature provides players with more control over their map awareness and can be particularly useful for gathering information during critical moments of a match.
  7. Viewbob Changes: The CS2 update also includes changes to the viewbob effect, which is the subtle movement of the player's view when walking or running. These CS2 viewbob changes are aimed at improving the overall feel of the game and providing players with a more stable and responsive experience.
  8. New Mid-Air Kill Feed Icon: The CS2 update introduces a new mid-air kill feed icon, which will display when a player is eliminated while in the air. This addition will provide more visual feedback and excitement during intense moments in the game.




The Valve developers are probably back from their Hawaii vacations. Recent CS2 update is a significant milestone for the game, introducing a range of changes that are sure to keep players engaged and excited for the future of Counter-Strike 2. With a revamped Dust2 map, left-handed weapon models, an Overwatch system, and various other improvements, this CS2 update is poised to elevate the experience to new heights. I think we can expect more updates in near future!

Full Changelog for  26.04.2024 CS2 UPDATE

  • Adjusted viewmodel bob movement
  • Added "Preferred Viewmodel Left/Right Handedness" setting
  • Added "Switch Viewmodel Left/Right Hand" key binding (default: US keyboard letter H) to switch hands temporarily during gameplay
  • Viewmodel position setting and left/right hand state are now networked and visible to first-person spectators.
  • Deprecated "Couch" viewmodel position setting

[ HUD ]
  • Added "Radar Map Alternate Zoom" setting and "Toggle Radar Zoom" key binding to toggle between zoom levels during gameplay
  • Added a radar icon for the local player when free cam spectating
  • Added a grenade line-up reticle that appears shortly after pulling the pin. The timing can be configured for each grenade type independently
  • Changed weapon Swap text (when pointing at a dropped weapon) to always show the gameplay name of the weapon instead of any customized name it might have.
  • Added a kill feed icon for "in-air" kills
  • Added the scoreboard to the ESC menu
  • Added an icon to indicate bots on the scoreboard

  • Added a "Dropped Weapons" panel, which shows (and allows the direct pickup of) weapons that have been dropped by teammates that are standing in the buy zone
  • Added the minimum amount of money that a player is guaranteed to have in the next round to the buy menu title bar. (thanks, Kadomos)

  • Increased Zeus movement speed and adjusted the attack cone
  • Increased Zeus kill reward from $0 to $100 ($50 in Casual)
  • Increased CZ75-Auto kill reward from $100 to $300 ($150 in Casual)
  • Reduced XM1014 kill reward from $900 to $600 ($300 in Casual)

  • Lighting adjustments in Inspect background maps
  • Added Wear Category to the info tooltip in the Inspect screen
  • Added gameplay name in panels that used to only show customized name. E.g., Inspect screen, inventory tile

[ MAPS ]
  • Replaced Overpass with Dust 2 in the Active Duty Group, current competition map pool, and Premier matchmaking
  • Baggage
    • Opened roll-up doors at spawns
    • Updated models for some conveyors
    • Solidified stairs
    • Various bug fixes
  • Inferno:
    • Removed overhanging building at top mid
    • Removed overhangs at bottom of banana
    • Various map tweaks to improve player collision and readability
  • Overpass, Nuke, Vertigo, Mirage and Office
    • Bug and exploit fixes
    • Collision and line of sight adjustments
    • Minor performance improvements

  • AK-47 | Inheritance: Texture and mask adjustments
  • USP-S | Jawbreaker: Corrected ambient occlusion texture

[ MISC ]
  • Decoupled demo playback camera movement from playback speed. This allows moving the camera even if playback is paused
  • Added ability to launch practice matches and workshop maps with party members
  • Added Overwatch system to enable match demo review by trusted partners
  • Copenhagen 2024 Major sticker capsules are on sale now -75% off
  • Added ability to adjust brightness in windowed modes


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