CSGO matchmaking error fix after 7/23/2020 update. How to launch third-party software in Trusted Mode

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  • You can now launch third-party software in Trusted Launch.
  • "CSGO cannot begin matchmaking because game settings were specified incorrectly"?
  • "Your client needs to update"?
  • You can fix the CSGO matchmaking error using these techniques.

Lately, Valve has been infamous for CSGO updates. Each new update brings a new bug. The 7/23/2020 update is no different. They have brought a few changes in the new update along with a few bugs. Let's talk about the changes made in the 7/23/2020 update first and then we will talk about bugs. So, Trusted Mode is now the default launch mode, we have a new compatibility launch option, a few map changes, and gameplay enhancements. You can also use third-party Softwares in Trusted Mode now. We will talk about that later in the post. For now, let's talk about the new matchmaking bug in CSGO.

Soon after the CSGO 7/23/2020 update rolled out, several users have started complaining about a new CSGO matchmaking error. The new error prompts the dialogue, "CSGO cannot begin matchmaking because game settings were specified incorrectly". Now, what is this? How can you fix this new matchmaking error?

CSGO matchmaking error fix after 7/23/2020

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If you are also the one facing this error, don't fret. We got your back. Okay, some users fixed this just by verifying integrity, while some had to abandon the two new scrimmage maps, Mutiny and Swamp. A few other users were also getting the message, "Your client needs to update", well, in that case, you need to opt-out of beta and that should solve this error. Okay here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Reverify integrity
  • Deselect the two new scrimmage maps, Mutiny and Swamp
  • Opt-out of beta

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How to verify integrity in CSGO?

  1. Restart your computer and launch Steam
  2. From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  3. Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files... button.

Well these steps should solve your CSGO matchmaking error after the 7/23/2020 update. Now, let's move to the second part of the post. That is, third party software in CSGO.

Third party software in Trusted Mode. How?

csgo allow third party software 7/23/2020 update fix

After the 7/9/2020 update, we were not able to use various essential third party apps such as Discord, Sonic Studio, NVIDIA, and OBS. The only way we could overcome this was to play in insecure mode, if not in beta. But now, we have a new compatibility option, by which you can use other apps. The new update has brought, -allow_third_party_software, this option allows us to use other apps.

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Footnote and Troubleshooting

I hope this solves your issue. If not, you can always use the comments section below and tell us about your specific situation, we will try our best to help you. Also, if some other issue starts popping up of you have found out some other method to solve this, let us know in the comments below or on our social media channels [Facebook, Instagram]

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