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Counter-Strike Go now free to play, adds Battle Royale mode

Jul 4, 2018
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#61
A 16 player 10 minute long match on a small map actually sounds like a cool BR mode to try out.
I was never a fan of the Counter-Strike style of gunplay but I'll check this out with my group of friends.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#63
I guess that's their solution to the cheating problem. Just make it free so nobody can complain!

Will try out the BR though. Where's baby and udie @
From what the FAQ implies, seems like there will be different server pools for Free and Paid users, so yeah, you can expect what will come out of this.
 
Oct 31, 2017
436
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MA
#66
I know the Battle Royale mode was known about for some time. Did we know that the game was going Free to play? I don't follow Counter Strike all that much. Might check this out. Could be pretty fun.
 
Oct 18, 2018
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Europe
#70
Finally free to play. All Gaas games should be free to play. Glad i waited, because i knew would happen.
Congratulations on saving 15 bucks while losing money by not selling crates for years.

Player count is disappointing but it is still Source engine I guess (Source 2 WHEN)

but it does seem pretty unique from other Battle Royales
Source is pretty capable, see both Titanfalls. They should be able to expand but I haven't played yet, might not make sense to have much more but admittedly 18 players sounds quaint.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#71
it's only f2p offline before this gets spread too far

So what do they mean when they say "matchmaking"? Why would it be neccesary with bots?

What is included with CS:GO?
CS:GO (now available for free) is the full game. New CS:GO players will receive access to all game modes, matchmaking, and a limited set of item drops and weapon cases.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Tampa
#75
From what the FAQ implies, seems like there will be different server pools for Free and Paid users, so yeah, you can expect what will come out of this.
Looks like it's just charging money for Prime matchmaking? That's kind of hilarious if they're not gonna upgrade the tickrate, but Valve gonna Valve.

Battle Royale mode is the only good news of this. I don't see how f2p is benefitting anyone. People will try it and be turned off by the massive amounts of cheaters in the casual servers.
 
Apr 27, 2018
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#80
So what do they mean when they say "matchmaking"? Why would it be neccesary with bots?

What is included with CS:GO?
CS:GO (now available for free) is the full game. New CS:GO players will receive access to all game modes, matchmaking, and a limited set of item drops and weapon cases.
This is the older system which was offline mode only, but after this update it is completely F2P.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#81
The player count is a bit low but 10 minute matches is pretty nice. That's one of the things that turned me off from playing so many other BR games for extended periods, sometimes matches can take FOREVER depending on where you drop with pretty much the only action going on being running to the next circle, PUBG being the worst of the bunch. Going to try this out, hopefully they up the player count soon tho.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#82
Looks like it's just charging money for Prime matchmaking? That's kind of hilarious if they're not gonna upgrade the tickrate, but Valve gonna Valve.

Battle Royale mode is the only good news of this. I don't see how f2p is benefitting anyone. People will try it and be turned off by the massive amounts of cheaters in the casual servers.
Anyone that already owns the game (ie has paid) is auto-granted Prime status.
You can grind your way to it as well.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#83
16-18 player battle royale is the funniest shit i have seen all day. I'm sure if i would even call it a BR at that point, it's just a 16 player free for all. CS:GO going free i don't care for considering the amount of cheaters and sandbagging alt accounts in competitive play. Thankfully i don't play competitive anymore and just play on a casual level.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#85
Yeah. Totally not doing it to potentially cash in on that reward skin for reaching 250xp :D
It's a dumb argument that a company is not after money. Big fucking surprise.
IIRC, they were working on BR very quickly after PUBG got popular, so they've taken their time with it vs others. Whether its any good, I'll have to see for myself
 
Apr 27, 2018
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#86
16-18 player battle royale is the funniest shit i have seen all day. I'm sure if i would even call it a BR at that point, it's just a 16 player free for all. CS:GO going free i don't care for considering the amount of cheaters and sandbagging alt accounts in competitive play. Thankfully i don't play competitive anymore and just play on a casual level.
It's not a joke lol, have you not seen Hunt Showdown or Dying Light's Bad Blood?

Battle Royales don't need to be 1000 against eachother it just needs to be done well. Also if this mode works on customer community servers which at one point it will you're gonna have all types of sizes for these modes then.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#87
It's not a joke lol, have you not seen Hunt Showdown or Dying Light's Bad Blood?

Battle Royales don't need to be 1000 against eachother it just needs to be done well.
I don't consider either of those Battle Royales. They are Battle Royale lite at most.

But i also don't consider Destiny an MMO.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#90
F2P will basically fill the game with cheaters. lol

18 player BR seems to fit CSGO's gameplay more than just forcing a huge number.
And I imagine that is why Prime status exists and previous (paid) CS players are all good there.
Even still, I would bet that you can expect an increase in.. well everything - good players, shity players, cheaters, you name it - just potentially lessened by having a paid matchmaking area
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,844
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Spain
#95
Giving everyone Prime Status is probably the biggest mistake. Non-Prime matchmaking was full of cheaters and flamers. This is going to be completely unplayable. What the fuck was Valve thinking?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#97
It's a dumb argument that a company is not after money. Big fucking surprise.
IIRC, they were working on BR very quickly after PUBG got popular, so they've taken their time with it vs others. Whether its any good, I'll have to see for myself
That's not I meant though. Just that it seems good idea to offer weapon to skin to get players to try it out. (if it becomes marketable, it could one day net you some wallet too).