Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s most consistent and long-standing clipping bug showed up during the ongoing CSGO major, costing a professional player his life and his team a big potential opportunity.
CSGO has its fair share of bugs, but Valve is often quick to patch them up. However, some bugs that are less significant on the surface continue to mar the game. In high-stake matches, these minor bugs can make or break a battle. That’s precisely what happened during the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 event.
Clipping bugs are minor but deadly. During a game between ForZe and Team Vitality, Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen fell into the claws of a clipping bug, landing in the crosshairs of Aleksandr “zorte” Zagodyrenko.
The clipping bug is as old as CSGO itself. This graphical bug allows some players to see through objects, despite not having any exploits or cheats enabled. While some of these bugs have intentional lineups, others can be triggered randomly. These bugs often happen with weapons when players are standing too close to thin walls or objects. It’s a common issue that can sometimes be game-breaking, which is especially problematic in high-stakes pro matches.
In a match against ForZe at the CSGO Antwerp Major, Team Vitality had a clean lead of five rounds until this bug was triggered. dupreeh was standing a bit too close to B site’s mid-doors with an AWP. As the last man standing, dupreeh was bestowed with the responsibility of closing the sixth round. However, the infamous glitch happened and made the nozzle of his AWP visible through the solid wood door.
Taking advantage of the glitch, ForZe’s Zorte shot at the door, landing a smooth wall bang. This kill earned ForZe their first round win on Dust 2 against Vitality, proving that clipping bugs are anything but insignificant.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Many professional players encountered the annoying glitch during high-stake matches, and Valve has still yet to fix it.
Valve seemingly hasn’t taken notice despite the bug’s consistency. Players have found ways to work around other bugs, but the clipping glitch is random and can be triggered at the most unexpected times. Hopefully Valve will pay attention after its appearance during the major. Many CSGO pros have highlighted the glitch, prompting Valve to take instant action to prevent similar situations from taking place in the future.
Until Valve resolves this issue, players just need to hope it doesn’t happen to them.