Valve has been putting their shoulder to the wheel when it comes to development lately. They've recently added a patch with a good number of fixes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, changing up half a dozen maps and making small balance changes to some of the weaponry. \n \nThe map changes are most of the patch, but the weaponry changes are important to know as well. There are also a few miscellaneous changes we'll be going over. The full patch notes are linked below, but we'll go over the weapon changes and miscellaneous alterations here. \n \n \n \nStarting with the assorted misc changes, Valve has made the following adjustments: \n \n \tCompressed several textures to reduce memory consumption \n \tSilenced bots' auto-vocalizations during warmup \n \tRemoved 'Guardian' from the "Looking to Play" tab \n \tAdded a new launch option titled -noubershader, which is useful for users with "very old" Intel hardware to improve their framerate. However, other users are likely to experience stuttering, so only use it if you're using dated Intel hardware. \n \nAnd that's all the changes for the misc category! The weaponry changes are as follows: \n \n \tSG553 has had its rate of fire and accuracy reduced. Valve hopes to bring the weapon more in line with other rifles \n \tAUG has had improvements to the standing accuracy while unscoped, but the scoped accuracy has been slightly reduced \n \tM4A1-S has had its price reduced to $2900 \n \tDesert Eagle's accuracy has been improved while jumping, as well as lowering the time to recover accuracy after the player lands \n \tThe Tec-9 has had its firing inaccuracy reduced \n \tBizon has had its armor penetration buffed \n \nThose are all the changes coming to weaponry! There aren't many specifics, but these changes will likely have some pretty intense effects. The Bizon having its armor penetration buffed may make it a much more common weapon choice now, for example. \n \nThe Deagle having its accuracy improved while jumping is an oddly specific but certainly helpful change. Considering how powerful the pistol already was, this accuracy buff could make it appear even more often. \n \nOf course, the rifle nerfs may alter the way they're utilized as well. The SG553 having its rate of fire and accuracy reduced may make it to fall out of favor amongst other rifles, and the same can be said for the AUG. Lowering the scoping accuracy may cause the latter rifle to be replaced by other more accurate weaponry. Now that the Tec-9 is more accurate, it may also be popping up a bit more often. \n \nEither way, the changes aren't incredibly drastic, so don't expect it to drastically change every match you play. Hopefully your favorite weapon has gotten some buffs, and if not, maybe you'll find better luck switching to something else!