The new update also allows users to create custom servers in CS2

Valve has been constantly releasing new updates to fix small bugs and improve the player experience for CS2. The September 29 CS2 update has fixed the Molotov and incendiary grenade sounds when they bloom in the air versus when they land on the ground. Also on the cards is a short guide on how to set up Custom servers for players to practice.

Sound changes for Molotovs and incendiary grenades 

There’s a lot to unpack in the latest CS2 update, but there’s one thing that’s quite interesting. Valve has fixed molotovs and incendiary grenades not making any sounds when exploding mid-air. This is a very important detail as it can have an adverse impact on professional matches. Teams often count the number of grenades used and then decide their future course of action.

With several tournament organizers already announced CS2 as the game of choice for their upcoming events, Valve has to work overtime to ensure the game is playable on a professional level. Further changes might be required as some professional matches will take place on MR12 format versus the current MR15. 

Players from China will also get prompts to play on the Perfect World servers, as long as they have accepted the requisite Subscriber Agreement.

In addition to the above changes, Valve has also outlined how to set up Custom Servers in CS2.

Patch Notes


  • Fixed a case where grenade sounds were missing when exploding in-air
  • Added separate sounds for grenades landing in vs out of the playable area


  • Fixed a case where both terrorists in a Wingman match would appear to have the bomb


  • Various bug fixes for the Vulkan renderer
  • Updated Phoenix Soldier icon to reflect recent balaclava color change
  • Fixed a rendering issue in the nametag inspect panel
  • Disallowed binding toggleconsole to mouse1 since it was preventing normal menu interactions
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks to weapon finishes and stickers
  • Fixed a case where surrender votes would incorrectly fail


  • Fixed a case where foot pinning wasn't active


  • Various bug fixes and tweaks to Ancient

Perfect World

  • Players who launch the game in China and have previously accepted the Steam China Subscriber Agreement will now get a prompt at launch which allows selecting "-perfectworld" or "-worldwide" mode
  • Launch prompt can be activated with "-promptperfectworld" command line flag or completely bypassed if "-perfectworld" or "-worldwide" command line flag is used

Community Dedicated Servers

  • To launch a community-dedicated server, you can use this reference command line:
    • cs2 -dedicated +map de_dust2
  • To enable logging, add to your server commandline:
    • +sv_logfile 1 -serverlogging
  • Or add to a config file:
    • sv_logfile 1
    • log on
  • To enable HTTP logaddress forwarding, ensure logging is enabled as above and use:
    • logaddress_add_http "<server address>:<port>"
  • Dispatched logs can be handled the same way as CS:GO

You can read the full patch notes here.

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