Sunday, 16 December, 2018

CS:GO Gets Free-to-Play Battle Royale Mode Called ‘Danger Zone’

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
Sherri Watson | 08 December, 2018, 07:02

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has been rumoured to receive its own battle royale mode since previous year. However, there will be an option for $15 for players to enter a Prime game play model.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's latest big update is Danger Zone, and it's already live.

Players who bought the game before it going free-to-play will get a "commemorative Loyalty Badge" and have their accounts upgraded to Prime status.

Guns will behave the same as they do in other CS:GO modes, but you'll have to scramble to find weapons and cash- which you can use to buy more weapons and have them delivered to your position by drones. The PC and Mac versions of CS:GO can be downloaded for free on Steam now. It wouldn't have been surprising if the company had simply made the shift and introduced Danger Zone without compensating existing players. Grabbing wads off cash off of the ground (or in locked safes that you have to destroy with C4) feels out of place so far. Are you interested in the new Danger Zone battle royale? Call it the Fortnite effect-the world's most popular game doesn't cost a penny to play and has led the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield to include their own battle royale modes in a bid to remain competitive with Epic Games. Given this smaller player count, Danger Zone matches are also much shorter than those in other battle royale games, typically lasting around 10 minutes by Valve's estimate.

The new Danger Zone battle royale mode will drop players into a map known as Blacksite where up to 18 combatants will battle it out to the death. If you queue as a squad of two or three, your match will have up to 18 players.

What is Prime Status and how do I get it?

Those new to CS:GO will have the option to play or pay their way to Prime Status ($14.99 US). According to Valve, players in the Danger Zone can have up to 120 HP to survive even deadlier encounters.