- CS:GO is plagued by a new bug, with the players complaining about random changes in mouse sensitivity;
- The community has found a temporary solution to the problem;
- We need to disable the Steam overlay for the game and any Steam beta.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive seems to be as popular as it is buggy. Every now and then, new bugs affecting the gameplay of Valve's FPS are reported. The latest, loud case from a few days ago concerns a bug affecting mouse sensitivity.
The bug was widely discussed on forums such as Reddit and on social networking websites. Professional players have also joined in on the discussion - below tweet was posted by Ninjas in Pyjamas player Fredrik "REZ" Sterner.
The bug turned out to be very disruptive, and in some cases, it made hitting targets completely impossible. In a game that relies so heavily on shooting skills, any factor can drastically change the effectiveness, including changing the sensitivity. Among the comments on Reddit we can read:
"Happened to me and two friends, and when I restarted the game I could no longer rejoin the match (also likely happened to the enemy team since the rest of the game was 4v4). My friend could hear enemy radio comms and also had constant fps bugs and dc's from opponents in the few games we played.
Game seems broken af right now. On the plus side, I got no punishment or temp ban from abandoning match."
Fortunately, gamers themselves have already found a way to eliminate fix the bug. It requires disabling Steam overlay in the game. We also need to opt-out of any beta versions of Steam.
To disable Steam overlay we need to:
- Launch Steam;
- Go to Settings;
- Go to the In game tab;
- Uncheck the Enable Steam overlay while playing.
To turn off Steam beta versions we need to:
- Go to Settings,
- In Settings , find Beta Participation under the Account tab and click "change",
- Select NONE - cancel participation in all betas.
Unfortunately, this is only a temporary solution. The players will have to wait for Valve to address the issue officially, and it's fair to say that CS: GO patching team hasn't been responsive enough lately to keep the community happy.