CS:GO Goes Free to Play, Offers Prime & Non-Prime Status

Ruben Fields
December 8, 2018

Test your skills, make the most of your equipment, and make every moment count. Players will find what they can, order what they need, and prepare for the unexpected. SullyGnome also shows CS:GO had twice the Super Smash Bros. A boost from your Medi-Shot helps you recover quickly and get back in the fight. Manage your health wisely to win. As previously leaked earlier this year, the new mode is a battle royale game not unlike Fortnite, H1:Z1, and PUBG. Administering a health shot will give a temporary speed boost, which can come in handy while evading an attacker. The tablet can be upgraded to display more information, too, making it a vital part of surviving the onslaught of players on any given Blacksite. That subset of players who'll be able to enter Prime matchmaking without a phone number attached remains a bit of a concern, as it means there's a somewhat greater chance of running into smurfs and hackers in advanced matches. Prime players get matched with their own kind, so the influx of new blood shouldn't disturb the old pros. You can play with friends by joining their lobby in the main menu.

Much like Fortnite and other battle royale games, Danger Zone drops players onto a shrinking map, with the goal being to be the last one remaining.

How long do matches last? . Like CS:GO, the matches are short, lasting about 10 minutes. In an adjustment acknowledging the situation, Valve's latest rework of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive adds both elements to the game that originally launched in 2012 and a series that has been running since CS launched as a Half-Life mod 19 years ago. It wouldn't have been surprising if the company had simply made the shift and introduced Danger Zone without compensating existing players.

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How is XP earned? .

To help locate enemies, you'll have access to a tablet that will track enemy positions, where drops are coming from and where the Danger Zone is headed.

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