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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale

Lana! Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now free-to-play, and is also entering the danger zone with the addition of a new battle royale mode called Danger Zone. Those who have already paid for the the multiplayer shooter are being rewarded with Prime Status, which can be earned or purchased by everyone else, bringing its own perks and rewards. This page is home to the new mode, and the announcement has more details:

A new battle-royale game mode for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), dubbed Danger Zone, is now available. In addition, CS:GO has gone free to play.

The next time existing owners of CS:GO login to play they will have their game files automatically updated via Steam to include the new Danger Zone mode. In addition, these players will be automatically upgraded to Prime Status (both free of charge).

Meanwhile, all Prime Status players are now eligible for the new Prime-exclusive Danger Zone Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats.

Those new to CS:GO will have the option to play or pay their way to Prime Status ($14.99 US).

CS:GO is one of the world's most played online games and a leading esports title.

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15. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 8, 2018, 21:16 christheshitter
 
Armengar wrote on Dec 7, 2018, 01:52:
i remember the early mod when the only map was the house. i didnt bother with source though. it was full of aimbots and spiky models back then. not sure im going to bother now.

I always thought that map war ripped from a random Tom Clancy Rainbow Six game.

There was a map a few betas in where you could drive around in jeeps. It was helluva fun! Or driving that tank in one of the first maps, dunno about the name but it was fun as well!
 
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14. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 7, 2018, 08:52 theglaze
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 23:08:
I honestly can't believe people are still playing this game.

It's crazy, huh?! I think the lack of change over the years allows players to keep coming back, and they don't have to learn new tricks or buy the latest DLC to enjoy. They now have "de_dust2 only" mode, and I bet 50% of players stay there.

I tried Danger Zone last night, and to be honest, it is not terrible! I was surprised at the level of depth and new gameplay features they've added.

The map is smaller compared to Fortnite and PUBG, and only 18 players, so the match concludes in 10 mins or less.

With a significantly greater chance to win... I wonder if CSGO DZ will captivate enough users and bring in long term adoption from new users.
 
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13. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 7, 2018, 01:52 Armengar
 
i remember the early mod when the only map was the house. i didnt bother with source though. it was full of aimbots and spiky models back then. not sure im going to bother now.  
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12. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 23:08 Agent.X7
 
Used to play with the devs back when gunrunning was a thing and the maps were...not so developed. Even after Valve got a hold of it, it was fun for a while. But they just sort of killed off all the fun community maps and basically just left it for so long it got boring. I've never played it in its GO incarnation. I mean, damn. I'd been playing it since like late 98, early 99 I think? Played Source for a while and then...I don't know, there were better things to play. Sometimes it's just time to move on. I honestly can't believe people are still playing this game.  
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11. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 19:17 hoolaparara
 
Well this is nice, I get to play a battle royale like and confirm my theory I should bother as I die in less than a minute. But I did get one of the new cases on my first play which will pay for some truck simulator DLC!  
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10. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 19:17 SpectralMeat
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 18:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 17:31:
Beeeeeewwwwwwlllllsheeeeet.
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9. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 18:55 theglaze
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 18:49:
The beginning of the end.


TF2 went F2P seven years ago, and it's a steady top 15 title for daily users.

CSGO had steady growth until PUBG came out; I've loosely tracked GO's monthly unique user count via the blog and it's been steady at just over 10 million for the last couple years.
 
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8. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 18:49 RedEye9
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 17:31:
Beeeeeewwwwwwlllllsheeeeet.
ftfy

The beginning of the end.

 
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7. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 18:47 theglaze
 
Blue wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 18:32:
theglaze wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 18:24:
I'm a little surprised; Valve doesn't usually respond to external influences like the success of PUBG.

Just to external influences like the success of League of Legends and Hearthstone?

Ah, I was speaking more directly to CS, which has remained largely uninfluenced by the other major franchises in FPS like Halo/BF/COD/PUBG/Destiny. In the last couple years they've added Scouts'n'knives and gungame, but those existed as mods on private servers for +10 years. Operations with mission campaigns seemed like original content to me.
 
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6. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 18:32  Blue 
 
theglaze wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 18:24:
I'm a little surprised; Valve doesn't usually respond to external influences like the success of PUBG.

Just to external influences like the success of League of Legends and Hearthstone?
 
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5. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 18:28 theglaze
 
Xero wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 17:45:
Don't worry those that haven't played. You aren't missing much. Lots of hackers and salty players, lol. I might be one of them but I'm convinced too many players are using aim bots more so than walls but the chance of both being used is too apparent.

I've played Counter Strike since 2001 before it was ever called Source or GO. Actually I was in the beta days of original Counter Strike aka Half Life 1 mod. I've seen it all and played enough to know real skill from hackas.

Watch a talented player with +10,000 hours and you may just change your mind on what can be done with legit m+kb input.
 
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4. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 18:24 theglaze
 
I'm a little surprised; Valve doesn't usually respond to external influences like the success of PUBG.  
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3. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 17:45 Xero
 
Don't worry those that haven't played. You aren't missing much. Lots of hackers and salty players, lol. I might be one of them but I'm convinced too many players are using aim bots more so than walls but the chance of both being used is too apparent.

I've played Counter Strike since 2001 before it was ever called Source or GO. Actually I was in the beta days of original Counter Strike aka Half Life 1 mod. I've seen it all and played enough to know real skill from hackas.
 
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2. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 17:41 Kxmode
 
Ride into the danger zzzooonnnneeee!  
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1. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Goes F2P; Adds Battle Royale Dec 6, 2018, 17:31 CJ_Parker
 
Beeeeeewwwwwwlllllsheeeeet.  
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