The B site beep, or the impact of a new noise | News
Earlier today, Valve rolled out a brand new patch which — alongside some quality of life change and new skins — featured a very important change: the brand new B bombsite beeping noise. At first, this may seem like an insignificant introduction, one that purely allows you to differentiate which bomb site the bomb is planted on. However, on select maps, it can truly make the difference between losing or winning a round, even when it comes to the most seasoned of players.
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To preface the discussion, it must be pointed out that the bomb sound will more likely affect casual players, as opposed to seasoned veterans of Counter-Strike. Nine times out of 10, if you’ve played the game for long enough, you will know exactly where the bomb has been planted purely based off your positioning and information relayed to you by teammates. Beginner-level players frequently experience issues with determining where the bomb is planted, therefore the new noise will act as a helpful queue to either go to A or B as the CTs.
While it may mostly benefit the beginners, the bomb queue will, indeed, affect even players at the professional level, albeit on a very specific map: de_Nuke. Nuke is the sole map of the seven in the competitive map pool that has bomb sites that are vertically stacked on top of each other, making it incredibly difficult to determine where the bomb is planted, particularly if you’re in a 1vX clutch situation, outside of a bomb site with no information to work off of.
While technically in close proximity to one another connected with a vent, the access points of the two sites, depending on the angle of approach, are varied. If you possess information about the whereabouts of a bomb you can choose a specific entry point, whereas if you don’t have this information, and time is of the essence, you will more likely pick one that is the most time-efficient.
Aforementioned micro-decisions that players take during the course of rounds can significantly impact their outcome, and with the new implementation, we will definitely see less confusion on de_Nuke, both in casual and professional play.