Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

CS:GO goes Battle Royale and free to play

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
Roberta Sherman | 08 December, 2018, 07:00

Valve unexpected updated the game today, introducing a new game mode called "Danger Zone", a smaller variation on the battle royale formula that pits 16 to 18 players against each other.

I am already a CS:GO player with Prime Status.

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Cash allows players to purchase weapons, just like the base game, however it's still advised that they be conservative with ammo.

Players will be able to team up in duos or trios, or can just play by themselves. If you find a safe, blow it up to earn a hefty amount of cash.

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. A post on the Valve website has all the information we know. Players can queue into the mode as solo players, or in squads of two or three players.

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The pivot to a battle royale mode comes amid the continued success of Epic Games' astoundingly popular Fortnite Battle Royale and PUBG Corp's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

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. You can, for instance, carry a hostage to the rescue zone to earn extra money. Additionally, players will have access to a tablet that shows the map, upcoming deliveries, the positions of opponents, and where the "Danger Zone" is. New players can also choose to upgrade to Prime Status for $15. Players can achieve prime status by reaching Rank 21 or paying $14.99.

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