Valve simply dropped a reasonably key become Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as a part of the FPS game’s January 7 update. Alongside a bunch of tweaks to CS:GO’s maps and another miscellaneous modifications, the devs have modified how bots work within the multiplayer game’s competitive and wingman modes – specifically, they gained’t actually be a factor anymore.

“When a player disconnects or is kicked in classic competitive and wingman modes, they will no longer be replaced by a bot,” the most recent CS:GO update notes clarify. So, if one of many gamers in your crew drops off of a match or is eliminated, you’ll basically be a teammate down following the change, except they’re capable of hop again in – there gained’t be some AI to assist make up the shortfall.

Alongside this, the patch notes clarify that if a whole crew leaves a match, they’ll get replaced by only one single bot, “idling in spawn”, which needs to be simple to choose off by the remaining crew’s gamers.

The update has solely simply dropped so gamers gained’t have had a lot time to see these modifications in motion but, however some are already elevating a couple of questions on it. For instance, well-liked CS:GO YouTuber Anomaly has spoken in regards to the update on Twitter and YouTube, saying that followers would have most well-liked to see some modifications to how bots work, equivalent to “more control over the bots, being able to have bots drop guns, and […] more complex commands” reasonably than their elimination.

Additionally, the YouTuber explains: “Today me and Linda got disconnected from a game because of internet drop. [W]e managed to reconnect and while we were gone our team didn’t do horribly because they had two bots. With this new update they would have 100% lost all the rounds we were gone.”

Quite a lot of followers have additionally questioned the change in replies to the CS:GO Twitter channel’s tweet asserting the update, and some on the sport’s subreddit have been sharing their favorite ‘bot moments’ as a manner of sending the characteristic off. It’s not clear whether or not we’ll see bots make a comeback at some point, however for now it seems to be like there’s going to be a little bit of a shake-up to competitive gameplay.

Elsewhere within the newest patch notes, a couple of key modifications imply “pings no longer move when walked over by characters, and will no longer highlight weapons in competitive matches” and bots ought to now navigate correctly within the recreation’s warmup areas. Plus, the Cache, Engage, Guard, and Ancient maps have acquired a batch of changes. You can discover the January 7 CSGO update notes here when you’re eager to verify them out in full.