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

Doris Richards
December 8, 2018

Yes, you read that right! CS: GO's guns have the same behavior and damage in Danger Zone as in other CS: GO game modes.

Valve has finally chose to join the Battle Royale hype train, as it has made a decision to take the plunge following the likes of Fortnite, PUBG, H1Z1 and more recently Call of Duty Black Ops 4 to introduce the last man standing and victor takes all game mode. Yep, that's the whole game, not just battle royale, and not just the offline modes that went free earlier this year. Having Prime status means you get matched with other prime players, get access to exclusive weapons and other Prime drops.

In our review of CS:GO back in 2012, we called the game "Great" calling it a "top-tier tactics game that will probably share the long-tailed legacy of its predecessors".

Valve dropped two big Counter-Strike: Global Offensive announcements overnight. As for the players who already own the game, you'll be upgraded to Prime Status.

Blacksite, Danger Zone's single map is relatively small in comparison to PUBG, Fortnite and Blackout, but it is still jarring for the average Counter-Strike player in size. If you queue as a solo player, you'll enter a 16 player match.


Valve has chose to allow gamers to play solo, in duos, or on teams of three. Danger Zone is different.

Another significant difference is that you have a tablet you can use to track enemy movements and their deliveries.

Cash allows players to purchase weapons, just like the base game, however it's still advised that they be conservative with ammo. The PC and Mac versions of CS:GO can be downloaded for free on Steam now. Medi-Shot is available as the antidote to recover health quickly during the Danger Zone mode.

Danger Zone players will also have access to bonus side missions like hostage rescue, high-value target contracts, and sealed safes. New players can also choose to upgrade to Prime Status for $15.

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