2019-03-06 Patch

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[e][h]March 6, 2019 Patch
Patch Information
Release Date:
  • Added command line switch -d3d9ex
  • Added communication options
  • Misc changes

Release Notes[edit]


  • Added an optional -d3d9ex command line switch to reduce CPU memory use by about 40%. If you encounter graphics problems with this feature, please send an email to CSGOTeamFeedback@valvesoftware.com with the subject “D3D9EX”.

Communication Options[edit]

  • Added communication options in Game Settings which allow the following:
    • Mute enemy team
    • Block communication from everyone except players you are friends with or players in your matchmaking party
    • Hide avatar images
    • Change names of players not on your friends list to something neutral


  • Katowice 2019 comes to a close: Champions and Legends have been engraved on the trophies, and the Katowice 2019 graffiti can no longer be applied in game.
  • Increased the voting time on official servers before transitioning to the next map.
  • Fixed a scoreboard case where a player’s rank icons sometimes didn’t get removed when the player was replaced with a bot.

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