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CS2 players gain X-Ray vision with game-breaking flashbang bug

By Fariha Bhatti


Nov 8, 2023

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A new bug in CS2 makes you invincible to flashbang grenades, and it’s highly game-breaking. 

Remember the infamous smoke bug from 2016 in CSGO? Something similar is now happening in CS2, as a player highlights flashbang grenades not working as intended. In a video shared, the player can be seen running through an active flashbang without the stun effect. 

Flashbangs are used to blind enemies, and players heavily rely on these handy grenades to catch enemies off guard. Now imagine you toss a grenade to insta-peek an enemy, but they can see you clearly as day. Pretty game-breaking. 

This bug is currently making the rounds on social media as the most dangerous glitch so far in CS2. If you’re new to the game, here’s why players are worried this bug would break the game. 

CS2 flashbang bug could get you banned 

In 2016, many players encountered a bug that made smoke grenades disappear for them. Naturally, the flawless gameplay of players with bug enabled led their enemies to download overwatch demos, where the smokes would appear fully intact. Consequently, a flurry of false reports led to serious bans, even for those who didn’t purposefully abuse the smoke. 

Now, players are afraid that this bug would work the same way and lead to bans. However, since there’s no Overwatch in CS2 as of now, the chances of getting a false ban are low but not zero. 

The nature of this bug has divided the community, with one party believing that it’s unavoidable while others think that players shouldn’t abuse it. There’s no proper way to tell how one can exploit a bug that is so difficult to avoid. For example, if an enemy pops a flash, you really can’t pretend to be stunned by it if you can clearly see everything. 

In any case, this is a game-breaking bug that calls for an Insta-fix.


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