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

Oct 28, 2017
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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).
Oh yeah for sure. And I'm sure that is intentional on Valve's part to drag in those that have worked that out
 

Hong

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Oct 30, 2017
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I just played a match, and honestly it feels like a custom server on a workshop map lol. Maybe I need to get used to it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So you can pay yourself into Prime now? That's really stupid. It used to be so that you had to verify a phone number to become Prime to prevent cheaters from using alts.

Prepare for more cheaters.
 
May 24, 2018
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This might be a Battle Royale I actually want to play (and I wasn't even that into CS to begin with). More functional than Plunkbat, more solid gun-play than Fortnite, smaller scale and quicker pace than either... All that sounds good to me! Gonna give it a shot tonight.
 

no1

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Apr 27, 2018
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VAC works perfectly fine for a mediocre non intrusive anti-cheat client.
You're joking right? You do understand the lengths their AC goes into scanning your PC, it's at most a lowlevel kernel anti-cheat. Nearly every cheat on the market for CS and VAC games, need to be ring0 which basically means get kernel access to bypass VAC. Sure you can cheat with VAC on but you're gonna get banned.

Prime status literally meant nothing.
 
May 24, 2018
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Free to play? There will be a lot more hackers in the matchmaking.
Free users are only in matchmaking with other free users until they either pay $15 or hit rank 21 (and have a valid phone # attached to their Steam account). Valve is assuming that cheaters will be caught before then. Sure will suck for free players, though!
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Tampa
You're joking right? You do understand the lengths their AC goes into scanning your PC, it's at most a lowlevel kernel anti-cheat. Nearly every cheat on the market for CS and VAC games, need to be ring0 which basically means get kernel access to bypass VAC. Sure you can cheat with VAC on but you're gonna get banned.

Prime status literally meant nothing.
So VAC is good against shitty free cheats but anything that cost money will go undetected for months/years.

Not too many people out there using free cheats still man, it's 2018. CS MM has been unplayable at higher ranks pretty much since it came out, VAC doesn't do a fucking thing against most of the paid cheats. Anyone at LEM or above really ought to be using ESEA, but it's pretty sad that you need to pay a monthly fee to enjoy a game you already paid for.
 

Ogs

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Oct 27, 2017
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Played a game, came second .... yeah its a small scale BR with CS GO mechanics ..... as expected really.
 
May 31, 2018
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Hmm that battle royale mode sounds good, gonna try it out once i am back home.

But i am not sure if giving all existing users prime status is a good thing, and not sure why the need to go f2p considering the playerbase is still relatively healthy?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Not that CS:GO needed help on Twitch, but it's the first time in a while that I've seen something pass up Fornite recently, even if it's only temporary.

 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm a sucker for source engine games, but I'm no CS player so I doubt I'll hang around for long.

Can't they just attach the entire Half Life 2 areas together and use that for the map lol. That would be amazing.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I've only played a few solo games so far but the late game seems extremely unfun so far, I don't see a reason not to just hide until another player needs to buy ammo or health then get an extremely easy kill on them. I see they wanted to go risk reward on the supply drop thing but it's pretty much certain death, and with how sparse the map is with helpful shit you pretty much have to call one in at some point

I did get a cool axe kill though and it's' probably a lot better with 1 or 2 friends
 
Feb 12, 2018
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So far came in 3rd after shooting at really only 1 person (the guy who came in 2nd).

It's OK. Matchmaking is shaky. As of now I think I still prefer pubg, which i still haven't played in like a year, and people who like fornite will keep like that
 

saci

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Oct 25, 2017
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The title kept me confused for a moment, I thought it was going to be a mobile CS port or something.
I mean, people always say Counter Strike Global Offensive, or CS:GO.
Never Counter Strike Go.