Here’s how you can get back your CS: GO rank after the August 1 update.

The latest CS: GO update has brought about some changes to the CS: GO competitive skill groups. Skill groups will undergo recalibration after the latest update hides all players’ skill group. 

How to get CS: GO rank back after August 1 CS: GO update?

To get a proper understanding of the player base’s skill group, all players have their ranks hidden. Players need to win at least one competitive match to unlock their ranks. Valve says most players will see slight changes in their ranks, but some might remain at their previous ranks. 

When you launch CS:GO, you’ll notice that your Skill Group is not displayed–you’ll have to win one more match to reveal your Skill Group. Most of you will notice a change to your Skill Group, but some of you may find that you were already in the right place.

Why did Valve bring about the competitive Rank reset?

Occasionally, the developer resets competitive ranks in order to provide the optimal playing conditions in competitive matches. For players, this move is a positive step forward as they will no longer feel they are matched up against higher skilled opponents and vice versa.

The rank reset is a small change, but one that affects the entire playerbase. Even though the reset was not a part of the official patch notes, it was still noteworthy for Valve to include it in a follow-up tweet. 

The August 1 CS: GO update brings a few changes to the Ember map as well as some quality of life changes. Additionally, CS: GO data miners continue to find breadcrumbs of a potential shift to Source 2. Source 2 is a game engine upgrade that will supposedly bring about significant changes and improvements to CS GO. However, the transition to Source 2 game engine has been nothing short of speculation till now.


CS: GO is nearing up to its ten year anniversary in August. The game was officially released on August 21, 2012 and will compete ten years later this month. Valve might have something in store for the community during this celebratory milestone.

CS: GO August 1 patch notes

Maps

Ember

CS: GO Map Ember received quite a few changes in the August 1 update.
  • Changes to Cannons
    • Altered the angle that the North cannon faces
    • Cannons can now be aimed upwards, and is now 2x faster
    • Now have 3 firing speeds (change with mouse2)
    • Reduced inaccuracy multiplier
    • Killfeed now shows weapon icon
    • Produce a beefy screen shake and more particle effects
    • Base model now also rotates
    • Added damage falloff to cannonballs after their initial collision
    • Fixed being able to bumpmine away from cannon and keep control
    • Fixed cannons continuing to turn when no longer in use
  • Added bus to bus stop outside Industry
  • Changes to Cannons
    • Altered the angle that the North cannon faces
    • Cannons can now be aimed upwards, and is now 2x faster
    • Now have 3 firing speeds (change with mouse2)
    • Reduced inaccuracy multiplier
    • Killfeed now shows weapon icon
    • Produce a beefy screen shake and more particle effects
    • Base model now also rotates
    • Added damage falloff to cannonballs after their initial collision
    • Fixed being able to bumpmine away from cannon and keep control
    • Fixed cannons continuing to turn when no longer in use
  • Added bus to bus stop outside Industry

Miscellaneous

  • Multiple changes to the competitive matchmaking algorithm, which will require Skill Groups to be recalibrated for accuracy. Your Skill Group will not be visible until you win your next match.
  • Game instructor should now correctly reload saved state if it is disabled and re-enabled.
  • Game instructor floating hints are disabled in competitive matches.


Stay tuned to esports.gg for the latest CS: GO news and updates.

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Rohan

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Started esports with Dota, moved to CS, then OW, back to Dota 2 and now a bit of Valorant. I love city-building games, have spent hours in Cities:Skylines only to have the traffic defeat me. Love travelling, an admirer of fine movies, writing a sci-fi novel in spare time and coding (Javascript)