Wednesday, 12 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
Kayla Schwartz | 08 December, 2018, 07:04

Esports stalwart shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has gone free-to-play, accompanied by a new quickfire eighteen-player battle royale mode called Danger Zone.

I am already a CS:GO player with Prime Status. According to Valve, Prime Status is an upgrade available to all Counter Strike: Global Offensive players. Additionally, CS:GO itself is now free to play. Players will find what they can, order what they need, and prepare for the unexpected. But only time will tell if CS:GO's BR mode will get a taste of success. You can play solo in 16-player matches, or in duos and trios in 18-player engagements.

CS:GO Danger Zone is live (and free) so try it now. Matches feature 18 players, each equipped with a tablet that offers intel on others. There will also be missions within the game, like finding hostages or completing contract kills, to unlock extra cash and weapons options.

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A hot potato: Battle royale is by far the most defining game mode of the year, and Valve is looking capture back some of the audience that Epic Games has taken away. These special safes are full of money, but without the combination, players may have to resort to other methods of accessing the contents within. Players can achieve prime status by reaching Rank 21 or paying $14.99.

The developers have confirmed that all the weapons have the same behavior and damage as they do in normal CS:GO game modes, but players have 120HP in Danger Zone, which means fights will play out much differently. This way Valve could pick up more players for CS:GO and continue to subsidize the game's development with in-game cosmetic items like it was before. The new battle royale map is called Danger Zone. The XP is earned by playing Danger Zone. New players shouldn't be intimidated, as they will be given "non-prime" member status and placed into a separate matchmaking pool to avoid unbalanced gameplay.

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