CZ-75 & Tec-9 adjustments, pistol round economy rehaul in Oct.10 patch

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CZ-75 & Tec-9 adjustments, pistol round economy rehaul in Oct.10 patch
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Last night, Valve unveiled the most impactful update to have been implemented since the introduction of the highly-anticipated Panorama UI. In this update, the publisher addressed the scorned CZ-75 by increasing its recoil and fire inaccuracy, and slightly improved the performance of the former community favourite, the Tec-9, which is now a lot more usable thanks to lessened fire inaccuracy and a better accuracy recovery rate. A few other adjustments were implemented, though only to weapon costs - both scoped automatic rifles in the SG553 and AUG have had their prices reduced - the prior from $3,000 to $2,750 and the latter from $3,300 to $3,150.

If these were thought to be colossal competitive changes, Valve have even more in stock for those who take the game a bit more seriously. The publisher has addressed the pistol round economy dynamic, lessening the burden on teams that concede the crucial first round of each half. Gone are the days of an economy in tatters after a pistol loss, as teams now commence each half with a round loss bonus by default, as opposed to gaining one post-pistol loss. This means that instead of gaining $1,400 per person following a pistol round loss, the team will gain $1,900, subsequently increasing by $500 each consecutive round loss, up to a maximum of 5 ($3,900).

Lastly, Valve have completely spoiled the community with the update, introducing two brilliant maps in Subzero and Biome to the casual matchmaking rotation. Austria was also made available to be played in competitive matchmaking.

Below are the comprehensive patch notes for the update:


– Adjusted the start-of-half economy with the goal of reducing the impact of a pistol round win on subsequent rounds.
— In Competitive Matchmaking, both teams are now considered to start the half with a one-round ‘losing streak’ that is reset following a round win. Instead of $1400, the Round 1 loser receives $1900, then $2400 for a subsequent loss, etc.
— The start-of-half losing streak can be adjusted via “mp_starting_losses”

– CZ75a: Adjusted the CZ75a to encourage semi-automatic fire at medium and long ranges.
— increased recoil and fire inaccuracy
— slightly improved accuracy recovery rate

– Tec9: Adjustments to make the weapon more forgiving at medium rates of fire.
— reduced fire inaccuracy
— slightly improved accuracy recovery rate

– SG553 price reduced to $2750
– AUG price reduced to $3150


– Austria is now available in Competitive Matchmaking.
– Austria has been moved into Group Delta in official Casual matchmaking.
– New Community maps Biome and Subzero are now available in Casual matchmaking as part of Group Sigma.
– Canals has been removed from Competitive Matchmaking.
– Shipped and Insertion are no longer available in official matchmaking.


– Added a “VOIP Positional” audio setting. When this setting is enabled, in-game voice audio will be played from the position the player is standing at.


– Enabled mouse bindings for voice chat to work in end of match scoreboard.
– Fixed backlog of async events in scoreboard causing performance problems during gameplay.

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