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Valve has rolled out a patch for multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on PC that aims to fix one of the game’s biggest issues.

Prior to the update, hitboxes on CS:GO characters didn’t always line up to what players saw in-game, which could result in some shots missing, even at point blank range. To remedy the problem, Valve has completely overhauled the hitboxes—replacing the old-style rectangular boxes with more detailed capsules that line up much closer to the character models—and redone every animation in the game.

The end result, in simple terms, is that enemies who are jumping, defusing the bomb, or climbing a ladder are no longer mysteriously impervious to bullets that look like they should’ve hit on your screen. Players on the largest CS:GO Reddit community are reporting massive improvements and seem generally thrilled that the longtime issue has finally been resolved.

In a smaller but also important tweak, the game now also stops guns and character models from sticking through walls or doors when standing too close, a quirk that would sometimes give a player’s position away before the enemy should’ve been able to spot them.

You can check out the full patch notes, which also include some other bugfixes and balance changes, on the Counter-Strike blog.

Major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive patch fixes longstanding hit detection issues

By Spencer Campbell | 09/16/2015 11:15 PM PT

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Valve has rolled out a patch for multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on PC that aims to fix one of the game’s biggest issues.

Prior to the update, hitboxes on CS:GO characters didn’t always line up to what players saw in-game, which could result in some shots missing, even at point blank range. To remedy the problem, Valve has completely overhauled the hitboxes—replacing the old-style rectangular boxes with more detailed capsules that line up much closer to the character models—and redone every animation in the game.

The end result, in simple terms, is that enemies who are jumping, defusing the bomb, or climbing a ladder are no longer mysteriously impervious to bullets that look like they should’ve hit on your screen. Players on the largest CS:GO Reddit community are reporting massive improvements and seem generally thrilled that the longtime issue has finally been resolved.

In a smaller but also important tweak, the game now also stops guns and character models from sticking through walls or doors when standing too close, a quirk that would sometimes give a player’s position away before the enemy should’ve been able to spot them.

You can check out the full patch notes, which also include some other bugfixes and balance changes, on the Counter-Strike blog.

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