After 3 Years Valve is finally looking in to tweaking the hitboxes in CS:GO

Three years after its release, Valve is finally looking in to tweaking the hitboxes in its competitive shooter, Counter Strike: Global Offensive. This is something that has affected the game since its launch and has often been complained about by players.

For those who don’t know what a hitbox is, it is the part of a character model that registers when a bullet has hit. Valve decided that it was about time to take a look at the problem after a video rose to the top of the CSGO subreddit, showing off a crouched enemy player taking no damage from bullets fired at point blank range.

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In the thread, Valve employee, Matt Wood, responded saying that hitboxes were “being worked on” but there is no current release window for a patch. Counter Strike Global Offensive is one of Valve’s highest selling titles, it has also made a big splash in the eSports scene.

However, the game is often plagued with hackers, some of which are even part of professional teams. Additionally, there have been a few reports of match fixing between competing tournament teams in order to profit from gambling. It is all a bit of a mess really.