CS:GO is now Free-to-play, Battle Royale Mode Added
The much-awaited CS:GO update is finally here. Valve also hops onto the Battle Royale bandwagon as they add a 16-player Battle Royale mode called Danger Zone to the game.
Alongside the update, Valve has also made CS:GO Free-to-play. This was also hinted with the previous Halloween update when Valve made parts of the game open to everyone.
CS:GO Battle Royale
Now, however, the entire game has been made free so that as many players can get to play the new Battle Royale mode. With the Danger Zone update, players also get to have the Danger Zone cases which have around 17 community skins.
Patch notes for the Danger Zone update are as follows:
- Introducing Danger Zone, a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO’s tactical gameplay.
- Danger Zone can be played solo, or in squads of two or three players.
Free to Play
- CS:GO is now free to play. For more details, visit the F2P FAQ.
- All players who played CS:GO before the Danger Zone update will receive a commemorative Loyalty Badge they can display on their profile.
- All current CS:GO Players have been upgraded to Prime Status
- Prime Status continues to match you with other Prime Status players
- Additionally, your Prime Status will give you access to the new Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats (available by earning XP while playing Danger Zone matches) and the new Danger Zone case.
Danger Zone Case
- Introducing the Danger Zone Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Horizon Knives as rare special items.
With CS:GO now becoming F2P, there is more room for new and upcoming hackers to hop into the game which could potentially (and definitely will) destroy the fun of matchmaking. Although Prime Status is going to help you in this regard, Valve might want to either add to its existing VAC countermeasure or add in a new layer of security to make the game less toxic and prone to hackers.
Tell us what you think of the update and how much you like the Danger Zone battle Royale mode.