With the new update for CS: GO, bots will not be included in competitive and companion modes.
The world’s most played tactical FPS game CS: GO has received a new update. The biggest change that came with this update was in the issue of bots managed by artificial intelligence. In Competitive and Companion modes, if a player leaves the match during the match, a bot was added instead of the person leaving, and thus the game equality was maintained. A new change has been made in this regard.
In the newly published update notes, “When a player is disconnected or kicked in classic competitive and companion modes, it will no longer be replaced by a bot.There is an explanation as ”. So if one of the players in your team drops out of the game or leaves the game in any way, the AI powered bot will not be added instead. In addition, if all players of a team leave the match, only a representative bot for that team will be added to the game. There is no information yet on why Valve made such a change for CS: GO.
Finally, let’s note that the update includes map fixes, some improvements related to character appearance, and technical fixes, as well as this big change.