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Counter-Strike 2 August 31 patch notes, Premier and more

Valve released a new CS2 update, adding the exciting Premier game to the game. This game mode will be available to everyone as it will improve the player rankings and allow those competing from home to get a better chance at accomplishing something bigger.
As for the detailed patch notes, check the info below. Not to forget, the developer also posted a video about the new ranking system, so you can check that one too.

Release Notes for 8/31/2023

  • Added Premier mode
  • Added a visible CS Rating and CS2 Leaderboards. For more information visit the CS2 Leaderboard FAQ
  • Added CSTV for spectating Premier matches
  • Fixed a case where grenade throw sounds would play twice
  • Added music preview button to music volume sliders
  • Various adjustments to sound effects
  • Added Paint Kit enhancements to CS2 Item Editor. Paint Kit finishes can now support:
    • Enabling custom normal maps and AO for all styles
    • Optional pearlescent mask
    • Optional standard PBR roughness texture
    • Custom Paint-By-Numbers masks (enabling Paint-By-Number masks for Spray-Paint style)
[ MAPS ]
  • Added Inferno to all available game modes
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks for all shipped maps
[ MISC ]
  • Fixed a bug with hostage rescue prediction
  • Enabled first-person shadow for carried hostages
  • Fixed water effects showing in the wrong place when a bullet hit the water after penetration
  • Various fixes for weapon finishes
  • Replaced “Secondary Fire Hold” setting with “Zoom Button Hold”
  • Fixed “Disable all voice comms” button in scoreboard
  • “Temporarily Disable Incoming Chat” now mutes voice chat
  • Various CS:GO settings will be imported when launching the CS2 Limited Test
  • Fixed a case of inconsistent crouching with Duck Mode: Toggle enabled
  • Updated the invulnerability visual effect
  • Adjusted ‘sv_infinite_ammo 2’ grenade behavior to match CS:GO
  • Desert Eagle third-person muzzle flash smoke now dissipates faster
  • Continued iterating on smoke shape
  • Adjusted Competitive mode match length to 12-round halves
[ CS:GO ]
  • Recent ranked matches in “Your Matches” menu will now show Competitive, Wingman, and Premier matches
  • Access to match history granted to third-party websites will now cover Competitive, Wingman, and Premier matches
  • GetNextMatchSharingCode API used by third-party websites must now supply a match sharing code that is no more than 1 month old to obtain the next match sharing code.
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