Pixel walk boosts have been part of CS:GO since the very beginning. However, we don’t see them so often in official matches. Regardless, 5Power discovered a controversial pixelwalk boost on Overpass and showed it during the Asia Minor.
What’s pixelwalk boost?
As the name suggests, pixelwalk boosts are referring to boosts where players are standing or walking on invisible pixels that are actually edges of the map. Therefore, it appears that these players are actually standing or walking on air without solid ground below them. Of course, this is not meant to be, so it’s considered to a bug in the game.
Whenever there is a such unexpected “feature”, developers remove it. But, the CS:GO community is large, and it always finds something new. This time, it wasn’t a community, but a professional Asian team, 5Power. 5Power discovered nasty pixelwalk boost on Overpass in Connector.
As a widely open map with short walls, Overpass is home to many amazing boosts. One of them was Fnatic’s boost over the fence, which Valve considered to be illegal. Hence, they forbade it.
Is this boost legal?
Despite the fact this is a very powerful and interesting boost, it’s questionable if this boost is legal or not. From Savagexmy POV we saw that he was standing on some kind of edge. However, when the observer changed to 3rd face perspective, it really appeared like Savagexmy was standing in the air with no solid ground below him, which is ridiculous.
Abusing this kind of pixelwalks is illegal according to Valve, and it happened at their event. For similar reasons, the match between Fnatic and Team LDLC at Major in 2014 had to be replayed. So, we will see what is Valve going to do about this 5Power’s pixelwalk Overpass boost.