Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now Free-to-Play, includes new Battle Royale "Danger Zone" mode

Counter-Strike Global Offensive is now Free-to-Play and includes a new Battle Royale mode called Danger Zone.  Users online have compiled useful notes for players eager to jump in for the update.

While there has been concern that going free-to-play could mean more cheaters will join, former CS:GO caster HenryG believes the update is a huge net positive.

However, HenryG did mention a want for a redesigned matchmaking and ranking system, with Esports pundit Slasher agreeing with him.


Either way, the update shows that Valve is still paying attention to CS:GO and wants to ensure that it remains a top FPS title for 2018.


The full release notes for 12/6/2018 are listed below:


[CSGO – Danger Zone]
– Introducing Danger Zone, a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO’s tactical gameplay. For more details, visit:
– Danger Zone can be played solo, or in squads of two or three players.


– CS:GO is now free to play. For more details, visit the F2P FAQ.
– All players who played CS:GO before the Danger Zone update will receive a commemorative Loyalty Badge they can display on their profile.
– All current CS:GO Players have been upgraded to Prime Status
— Prime Status continues to match you with other Prime Status players
— Additionally, your Prime Status will give you access to the new Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats (available by earning XP while playing Danger Zone matches) and the new Danger Zone case.


[Danger Zone Case]
– Introducing the Danger Zone Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Horizon Knives as rare special items.

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