Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free to play
A new battle royale game mode also added to multiplayer shooter
Valve has announced that the popular online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is going free to play, and adding a battle royale game mode.
Danger Zone promises a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO's tactical gameplay. Enter 10 minute match with up to 18 players, find what you can, order what you need. Check your tablet for intel, choose to engage or live to fight another day. Players choose an entry point, explore Blacksite, and uncover its secrets. Find equipment, money, and watch the skies for special deliveries.
Every match features a set of pistols, rifles, SMGs and heavy weapons from CS:GO's classic arsenal. Resources are scarce; commit to your first weapons, or plan ahead for something with more firepower. Get creative with breach charges, plant-anywhere C4, throwable melee weapons, and more.
The base game is also now free to play. However, players can purchase a Prime Status to be matched with other Prime Status players and be eligible to receive Prime-exclusive souvenir items, item drops, and weapon cases.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was first released on PC in 2012.