Bizarre System Error Changes CS:GO C4 Code to ‘Kappa’

Aditya Singh Rawat
19/Dec/2020 03:40 pm

CS:GO user accidently changes the C4 code from '7355608' to 'Kappa'.
It turns out to be a system related error inflicted by the user himself sometime in the past.
Before it used to be possible for CS:GO users to customize their C4 code.

CS:GO regularly faces weird bugs and random glitches which allows users to sometimes see-through smokes and at times turns them into a C4 momentarily. But what if a random program or plugin installed by a user permanently changes their C4 code from ‘7355608’ to ‘KAPPA’. Would you consider that as a problem or a slight custom improvement?

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CS:GO C4 Code Randomly Changes To ‘Kappa’

A certain CS:GO player ‘u/AstroZex’ recently shared with the CS:GO community this problem where his C4 code has been showcasing ‘KAPPA’ since the last 3-4 years after he had installed something on his computer. An image shared by him shows the regular C4 code ‘7355608’ written as ‘KAPPA’ and while this is not a game-breaking issue it does make one wonder why it might be the case.

The user finally decided to dig deep and truly find out the reason behind this problem when he noticed that while using programs like notepad++, MySQL, and more, the number zero kept showing up as the ‘Kappa Face’.

The community was quick to help him out as they figured out it was a problem related to ‘System Fonts’ and one can simply undo it by loading up a backup if the user has one. An old video on the same problem was shared by a user which actually shines a light on this issue.

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It seems this is not a random error or in fact a problem at all, maybe sometime in the past the user had followed this tutorial to change his C4 code to ‘Kappa’ and had forgotten all about it. Having found a possible solution to this problem, many members of the community never really saw this as an issue in the first place.

As per the tutorial which is now outdated CS:GO users could have actually modified their bomb code to whatever they wanted to keep simply by following a few easy steps. This would not have ‘VAC Banned’ a user as it was a client-side command, so the user who had implemented this change on their own system could view the bomb code this way.


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.