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CS:GO Pure Server disconnect issue - How to fix

Here's how you can fix the CS:GO Pure Server disconnect issue after the recent game update
CS:GO Pure Server disconnect issue - How to fix

The latest CS:GO update released on 5th May 2020 added icons for blind kills, and made some massive changes to the Chlorine map. However, it is also causing a Pure Server disconnect issue for some players.

If you are experiencing the CS:GO Pure Server disconnect issue, then we've got you covered, as we explain how to fix it.

CS:GO Pure Server disconnect issue fix

Players are reporting they are not able to join official matchmaking servers after the latest update, as they are getting a CS:GO Pure Server error. This is due to the following line in the new CS:GO update:

"sv_pure servers will now kick clients that have loaded asset files into game memory from files not present on game server filesystem"

This changes how the CS:GO official matchmaking servers read players' game files, and if there is a discrepancy, players get kicked, resulting in a loss as well as a competitive cooldown timer.

Twitter user Gabe Follower has come up with a relatively easy fix, as you need to delete some game folders, followed by verifying the integrity of game files. 


Here's a step-by-step guide to fix the CS:GO Pure Server disconnect issue:

  • Head to the Steam folder on your PC, then, then proceed to the "Steamapps" folder, followed by "common", then "Counter-Strike Global Offensive", then "CSGO".
  • Delete (or move if you want to play it safe) the folders mentioned in the tweets above.
  • Vertify the integrity of the game files on Steam by heading to CS:GO, Properties, then Local Files. 

Hopefully, this CS:GO pure server disconnect issue will be patched out quickly by Valve. If the above doesn't work, you can try to email Valve to [email protected] with the subject line “sv_pure kick".

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