With the latest update from Valve bringing a plethora of game changing adjustments to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, professional players have begun sharing their thoughts.
The update reverted the AUG back to its original price of $3300, but left it untouched in terms of stats and operation. This has drawn opinions on both sides of the aisle with some believing the weapon itself should be nerfed or cost even more. The other side supports the decision and thinks the cost will still deter people from always having one. With the change to the economy, it may be easier to purchase even at its heightened price though.
The change to the round loss bonus is another hot topic. Previously changed to allow for a quicker stacking of the bonus in the second half, it has now shifted completely. The economy will now work differently in terms of its round loss bonus in that it will not be reset upon winning
The breakdown for round loss bonus is as follows:
— With 0 Losses: $1400
— With 1 Loss: $1900
— With 2 Losses: $2400
— With 3 Losses: $2900
— With 4+ Losses: $3400
A change to the economy at all, especially one this big will cause some trouble for teams trying to calculate their opponents economy as they continue to learn and break their previous mindset. This is captured by the below tweets from Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, Sean Gares, and Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth.
Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill reminds the community of the importance of the economy during a time when many younger and newer players may not be understanding its impact on the success of the game.
Epitácio “TACO” de Melo shared a breakdown of the update as a whole and provides his thoughts both good and bad.
A theme popping up across quite a few players is the idea that the AUG still needs an increase in price as can be seen by the below tweets from top players.
As can be seen, some players are still open minded to the update and willing to give the changes a shot before going too hard at them. Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen of world championship team Astralis was quite optimistic in his reaction, stating that he “really likes the changes” he is seeing.