The developers of CS:GO have yet to introduce a fix for the ongoing micro stutters that cause the game to freeze for a small amount of time.
The latest CS:GO patch fixed several bugs related to the user interface, but the micro stutters weren’t fixed. The bug went relatively unnoticed for a while until a Reddit post was made two days ago displaying the stutters in action.
The bug occurs randomly and causes the player’s game to become frozen for a minuscule amount of time before returning to normal, which resulted in micro stutters. It’s clear that this issue is game-related and wasn’t caused by the player’s internet.
After the update went live, Team Liquid CS:GO pro EliGE said yesterday that there were more micro stutters than usual. Since pro players require the highest performance, fixing this bug clearly needs to be a top priority for Valve.
These micro stutters weren’t isolated incidents, though, because many other people in the CS:GO community reported the same problem.
It’s unclear whether this bug will be fixed in time for the start of ESL Pro League on March 16, considering this is a popular and server-side bug. The FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier is taking place right now without a bug fix. But there haven’t been any reports of the bug taking place yet.