The Counterstrike Blog
announces the new Arms Deal update is now live in Counter-Strike: Global
, Valve's tactical first-person shooter sequel. The new version
walks a fine line, courting the masses with in-game weapon microtransactions, while currying favor
with the hardcore by building tournament kitties. Here's
, and here's
August 14, 2013 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises
(such as Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading
technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the release of The Arms
Deal Update for its tactical first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global
Offensive, which allows players to collect, buy, sell and trade decorated
in-game weapons for the first time. The Update will also introduce weapon cases,
which can be acquired through timed drops and opened by purchasing or trading
for the appropriate key.
The Arms Deal Update will also actively support the CS:GO competitive community
with the introduction of the eSports Weapon Case. A portion of the proceeds from
sales of eSports Case Keys will go towards prize purses at competitive events.
This update also adds two classic Counter-Strike: Source silenced weapons to the
game in the form of the M4A1-S and USP-S.