Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Counter Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, gets battle royale mode

Counter Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, gets battle royale mode

Valve announced that the free-to-play game is receiving its own battle royale mode, titled "Danger Zone". Yes, you read that right!

The current environment for shooting games is centered around the two tentpole features embodied by the genre's current leader Fortnite: free-to-play and battle royale mode. Yep, that's the whole game, not just battle royale, and not just the offline modes that went free earlier this year. Additionally, original owners will receive Prime match making status so as to avoid playing with new accounts that are more likely to be ban evaders or less than stellar community members.

Do weapons behave the same as they do in other Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game modes? Yes. "When you have Prime Status you are matched with other players who also have Prime Status, and Prime users are eligible for Prime-exclusive souvenir items, item drops, and weapon cases", Valve explains.

After launching in August of 2012, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has continued to remain a popular eSports title. Instead, players will be able to play Solo, Duos or Trios on a single map, Blackout, in 16 player matches.

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Valve has made a decision to allow gamers to play solo, in duos, or on teams of three.

Cash allows players to purchase weapons, just like the base game, however it's still advised that they be conservative with ammo. Weapons will be from the CS:GO arsenal, like the AK-47 and Desert Eagle.

As for CS:GO's newfound free-to-play status, all game modes are available to new folks and existing players have been upgraded to Prime Status. The pace seems to be much faster than a typical battle royale, and Valve says matches typically last about 10 minutes. For those that want the "Prime" experience, CS:GO Prime Status will be available for $14.99. However, since Danger Zone players can have up to 120HP, they may survive encounters that would otherwise be deadly.

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