Game-Breaking CS:GO Bug Allows Users to Drop Defuse Kits & Utility

Game-Breaking CS:GO Bug Allows Users to Drop Defuse Kits & Utility

Aditya Singh Rawat
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  • Game-breaking CS:GO bug allows players to drop 'Defuse Kit' and 'Utility' to their teammates.
  • This bug has been around since 2015 and has apparently been observed in a match between VP and Fnatic also.
  • It is very easy to recreate this bug and it can have a huge impact on the outcome of certain games if not all.

It has been quite a while since we came across a game-breaking CS:GO bug which could have a serious impact on the gameplay side of things. A curious CS:GO player ‘u/birkir’ has come forward with a massive find along with substantial proof, that explains how players can drop things like ‘Defuse Kits’ and ‘Utility’ to their teammates on official Valve servers during matchmaking.

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CS:GO bug allows players to drop defuse kits & utility

This particular CS:GO bug which allows players to drop things like ‘Defuse Kits’ and ‘Utility’ to their teammates is not new, but the way ‘u/birkir’ has come forward to explain it in great detail has not been done before and goes on to show what impact it can have on the outcome of the game.

The bug simply works like this, say the score is ‘14-15’ and your team is down by one round while playing CT-side. The team decides to go for a full buy as this could be the last round of the match. All the players are stacked to the brim except for ‘Player 3’ and ‘Player 4’, one of them missing a HE Grenade while the other a Defuse Kit.

‘Player 1’ has excess money, so the player simply disconnects from the server dropping both the Defuse Kit and the Utility which can now be picked up by the teammates. ‘Player 1’ then reconnects and once again buys those things and in this way the whole team has a full buy.

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This might have a huge impact on the outcome of a match, especially if it is a high stake round such as this. There are certain things in the game that are not meant to be dropped or shared at the start of the round and this includes both ‘Defuse Kits’ and ‘Utility’. But this easy to replicate bug allows users to bypass these restrictions, and as reported by a few community members has previously been witnessed in a professional match also.

Users pointed out that during ESEA Invite Season 18 Global Finals which took place in 2015 in a match between Virtus.pro and Fnatic, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarzabkowski also got a ‘Defuse Kit’ which apparently none of the players bought. The round was restarted after a lot of confusion surrounding that incident and apparently, this bug was the reason behind all of it.

Apart from the FPS stuttering bug that Valve has not fixed since 2019 even after being highlighted by Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, now this game-breaking bug can also be added to that list and according to the example presented by the community, this one seems to around since 2015.

Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer 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.