Changing CS:GO Gameplay With Underhand Grenade Throws
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive received a sizable update this week, most notably the addition of unlockable stickers (no doubt to further tempt the TF2 hat crowd), but another important change should have a serious impact on how CS:GO is played both casually and competitively.
Along with adding maps Overpass and Cobblestone to the general public map collective (they’re no longer Operation Bravo-restricted), players can now toss grenades underhand. Using an underhand toss equates to a short throw — perfect for tossing a grenade near your feet, or down a ladder. This underhand toss is a secondary fire (right-click) option, and it works with all grenade types. Furthermore, you can combine the primary and secondary grenade throws, effectively giving you a stronger underhand toss.
The new addition, coupled with the throw strength control, could shake up how grenades are used, especially in competitive play. Grenades have always been a pillar in CS strategy — smoke grenades to provide cover, flashbangs when entering a bomb site — so it will be exciting to see how these changes affect 5v5 competition.