Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Valve makes 'Counter-Strike: GO' free and adds battle royale

Now that it’s free-to-play, CS:GO’s player count is rocketing Valve makes CS:GO free-to-play with a battle royale mode, and some players aren't happy
Katie Ramirez | 08 December, 2018, 06:58

Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will never stop being popular, and I imagine its popularity is going to skyrocket even more than before as the game has turned free-to-play. Yes, you read that right!

The new Danger Zone battle royale mode will drop players into a map known as Blacksite where up to 18 combatants will battle it out to the death.

Valve has finally chose to join the Battle Royale hype train, as it has made a decision to take the plunge following the likes of Fortnite, PUBG, H1Z1 and more recently Call of Duty Black Ops 4 to introduce the last man standing and victor takes all game mode.

Although Valve seems to have confidence in its Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC), some players are concerned that making the game free-to-play will see an influx of cheaters that would have otherwise been deterred by the entry fee.

Those looking to gain Prime Status can either reach Rank 21 by earning experience points and adding an eligible phone number or purchasing the Prime Status upgrade for $14.99 in the Steam store or in-game.

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Counter Strike: Global Offensive is ready for the next era of shooters.

Enter a match with up to 18 players. Instead, you can order them through your tablet and they'll be delivered to you.

Each Danger Zone match includes pistols, rifles, SMGs and heavy weapons featured in the CS:GO's classic arsenal.

Prime Status is CS:GO's premium tier that ordinarily costs an additional $15. The tablet can be upgraded to gain more detailed intel on the ever-changing Danger Zone. But only time will tell if CS:GO's BR mode will get a taste of success. In-game cash can be earned by blowing up safes, carrying hostages to rescue zones, and hunting down contracts that give you extra money for taking out a high value target.

Another major difference is the exclusion of the typical four-player squad variant, with Danger Zone featuring Solos, Duos, and Trios modes at launch.

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