CSGO June 15 Patch Notes: M4A1-S Nerfs, Old Map Changes, More

CSGO M4A1-S improves Operation Riptide

Valve released a huge CS:GO update on June 15, shipping M4A1-S nerfs and old map changes at the stroke of midnight. A handful of other updates have also been added – here are the full patch notes.

Nowadays it’s rare for a CS:GO patch to have any impact on the meta, but the June 15 update sent out by Valve is one of those rare occasions.

The Counter-Strike devs are changing two big things that could dictate the pro meta: shipping M4A1-S nerfs, as well as some big Ancient map changes.

Here are all the details on the CS:GO June 15 update, including patch notes.


The M4A1-S is finally getting nerfed in CS:GO thanks to the June 15 patch.

What will change in the CS:GO June 15 patch?

Reduced M4A1-S magazine size

The M4A1-S has become the go-to rifle on the CT side in 2022 after its improvements in Operation Riptide in September 2021.

Since then, he has contributed to nearly 25% of kills in competitive Counter-Strike while the M4A4 ⁠, which reigned supreme the longest ⁠, fell into relative obscurity.

Valve is trying to bring some balance back to defenders’ rifles by reducing the magazine size of the M4A1-S from 25 to 20. Players will have 80 bullets in reserve, instead of 75. While the number of bullets is unchanged , sprays have to be on point to ensure kills before reloading.

Old map changes around Cave, B-site

Valve is also shipping changes to five maps in CS:GO as part of the June 15 patch, most notably Ancient. The devs have cleaned up the cave area, removing the stack of boxes located outside and fixing some pixel gaps towards T mid.

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Added extra cover to the pillar near Site B, helping CTs trying to hold back the tide. Wallbang damage via scaffolding at Site B has also been removed. Some paths ⁠, including the archeological dig at Cave and a side path to Site A ⁠, have also been closed.

Old site B with new pillar in CS:GO

Ancient has received a number of changes in the June 15 patch.

Inferno, Vertigo, Cache and Vineyard have also had minor changes. You can find the full CS:GO June 15 patch notes below, courtesy of valve.

CS:GO June 15 Patch Notes

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  • M4A1-S magazine size reduced to 20 rounds, with 80 in reserve.



  • Remove the stack of boxes outside the “cave” location
  • Fixed pixel gap from inside “cave” towards T mid
  • Fixed ground clipping bugs in the middle causing players to fly slightly.
  • Smoothed ground out of the “cave” towards ramp B
  • Archaeological dig locked inside the “cave”
  • Softened corners in the “donut” room
  • Added an additional cover near the B-pillar
  • One side exit to site A blocked, remaining exit widened
  • Fixed some visual glitches when looking into the middle from the “donut” room.
  • Reduced wall hit damage through scaffolding at Site B
  • Powered light emitted by candles/lanterns



  • Increased bomb blast damage from 500 to 620


  • Another attempt to fix Molly’s bug across the floor mid
  • Removed one position per ramp corner


  • Performance and stability improvements.
  • Ivy now sways in the wind
  • Fixed displacement physics problems