Counter-Strike Adds Battle Royale Mode, Goes Free-To-Play

Laverne Mann
December 10, 2018

It seems like everyone is adding a battle royale mode to their games, whether it's Black Desert Online or Counter Strike: Global Offensive. For existing CS:GO players, Danger Zone will be upgraded for free.

For new players, the option to play until reaching Prime Status or pay their way there is available. It's hard to compete with new, free titles with a game that debuted in 2012 and still cost $15. Taking a cue from Call of Duty's Blackout battle royale mode, Danger Zone gives players more health than standard Counter-Strike: GO matches.

Danger Zone players will also have access to bonus side missions like hostage rescue, high-value target contracts, and sealed safes.

The tablet can also track the movements of other players and their drone deliveries, allowing you to strategically use this information to your advantage. You can also bring over skins from the main game into this mode.

Each Danger Zone match lasts about ten minutes. Additionally, original owners will receive Prime match making status so as to avoid playing with new accounts that are more likely to be ban evaders or less than stellar community members.

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In their official announcement, Valve states that the full CS:GO experience is now free to all players, including all game modes, maps, matchmaking, and select item drops. If you already owned CS:GO, you're a Prime player. So yes, it looks like Valve is looking to dethrone Epic Games' Fortnite to take its space.

Valve's 30% cut was not setting well with developers.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players can try out Danger Zone right now on PC, Mac, and Linux. The company now says its share of each game's revenue will fall to 25% after it crosses $10 million on Steam.

Interest in the game has spiked elsewhere, too. The projectiles will now explode after an allotted time in the air as intended and previously implemented. Compared to games like Fortnite though, it doesn't have almost the player base that Fortnite does.

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