Counter-Strike 2 feature

Counter-Strike 2 October 17th Patch released and detailed

Valve just dropped a fresh update for Counter-Strike 2 on October 17th. In this update, it has added a new sound for the last 10 seconds of the bomb beeping. It has also made it possible for command aliases to be more precise by using subtick accuracy.

In the October 17th Patch, Valve has also added the voice for the missing KSK agent. The team also made the knife sounds louder, so you can hear them better even if they’re not right next to you. And there are other changes too, like making sure things sound right when you can’t see your enemies, and making footsteps easier to hear.

This update also comes with some important gameplay improvements. Valve has fixed a problem where players could see through ceilings. The team has also fixed another issue where a defused bomb could get in the way when players wanted to pick up a nearby gun.

Like always, Steam will download this patch the next time you launch its client. Below you can also find its full list of tweaks, fixes and changes.

Counter-Strike 2 October 17th Patch Notes


  • Command aliases now leverage subtick accuracy


  • New sound for final 10 seconds of bomb beeping
  • Added missing KSK agent voice
  • Reduced falloff distance of knife impact and swish sounds
  • Various tweaks and bug fixes around occlusion filters and footstep clarity

[ MISC ]

  • Fixed missing gamestate integration data regarding flashbangs and damage stats
  • Fixed a bug where a defused bomb would block the player from swapping to a gun dropped close by
  • Fixed some cases where players could peek through ceilings
  • Convar cl_draw_only_deathnotices now blocks match status alerts such as LAST ROUND OF FIRST HALF.
  • Added a game server command sv_load_forced_client_names_file. Running tournament servers with +sv_load_forced_client_names_file namesfile.txt allows loading a key-values file where client names are enforced to be the tournament registered player names.
  • Added an additional fallback path for game clients to download network configuration.
  • Added a game setting cq_netgraph_problem_show_auto that allows players to enable automatic display of network connection issues in top right corner of game HUD.