Valve is workingthe models and animations in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, improving their skeletal movement and the responsiveness of their hitboxes.
"The new system modernizes the player’s skeleton and hitboxes to better express at-a-glance exactly what your enemies and teammates are doing. We’ve upgraded all the existing body animations, and added some new ones like visible weapon deploys, bomb defusing, and ladder-climbing," explains Valve.
Though most of the popular competitive maps for Global Offensive don't have prominently placed ladders, you'd imagine that these changes will still result in a fairly major change in feel and pacing for the game. Combined with a nerf to the popular M4A1-S, which is now cheaper, but fires slower and offers less armour penetration, this is probably the most impactful update the game's received in years.
"Upgrading classic maps and adjusting weapon balance are just some of the ways CS:GO is constantly evolving," Valve continues. "We expect to continue iterating on animation in future updates, so jump into a game and let us know what you think!"
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