CS:GO is also now free to play.
Valve has picked up the recent trend of Battle Royale and introduced the all-new CSGO: Danger Zone, an incredibly fast-paced battle royale mode all the while being true to CSGO’s traditional tactical play. You’d think this would be all, but Valve went beyond all expectations and made the entire game completely free-to-play, so now all you need to do is download it on Steam and enjoy one of the best FPS of all time. In this article, we will cover the Danger Zone mode including all the features it comes with, CSGO being free to play and how it affects the paid users and prime players.
CSGO: Danger Zone
The Battle Royale mode will be a fight among 18 players in total to survive at all costs until the end of 10 minutes. You’ll start off by selecting an entry point and drop into the ‘Blacksite’ (which could be the map name), and explore it to scavenge every bit of equipment that you or your team will need to win the match. Each player would be provided intel through an in-game tablet with your character, helping you plan your tactics and strategies for the enemies. Your skills and tactics will be the only factors on which your winning the match depends, engaging the target at planned moments will be of utmost importance in this mode.
To buy your basic guns, ammo, throwables and armor, you’ll need cash that can be found in safes or look out for special equipment via air drops. To open a safe for cash, you’ll need either C4 or it’s key combination. Once you have the cash, buy the equipment you need on the tablet. Select delivery zones for the drop on the tablet, and leave the rest to the delivery bots. Resources will be scarce throughout the game, so either commit to your first weapons or plan ahead for a powerful one.
The ultimate objective is to earn more cash than your enemy. Now this can be done by coming across cash in safes, completing contracts by eliminating high value targets or by rescuing hostages to earn cash bonus. Extra cash equals better guns, armor, grenades etc.
To make things even more interesting, along with the old weapons and equipment, brand-new ones like throwable melee weapons will be available to be put into extreme use. C4 will have many uses now, including breaching doors or just planting it anywhere to ambush enemies. Medi-shot will help you recover health quickly to join the fight again and even increases your mobility, helping you to evade the enemy or making you a harder target to hit.
Valve has decided to put solo, duo and trio modes in the BR mode, but will be open to updates for the Danger Zone according to the community feedbacks.
For the prime status players, they can enjoy a limited-time Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats, though they will have to earn 250 XP in the Danger Zone mode first. Looting the area, shooting down the enemy and surviving is going to get you the XP to level up.
Along with this new skin, 17 community-designed weapon finishes, along with the Horizon knife will be a part of the ‘Danger Zone Case’.
Players will now have 120 HP in the BR mode exclusively, so this will make encounters different than the classic modes, even the all the weapons will behave exactly like they did and will have the same damage.
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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.
What is Prime Status and how do I get it?
Prime Status is an upgrade available to all CS:GO players. When you have Prime Status you are matched with other players who also have Prime Status, and Prime users are eligible for Prime-exclusive souvenir items, item drops, and weapon cases.
There are two ways to upgrade your account to Prime Status; reach Rank 21 by earning XP and add an eligible phone number to your Steam account, or purchase the CS:GO Prime Status Upgrade in-game or through the Steam Store.
I am already a CS:GO player with Prime Status. How does CS:GO going free to play affect me?
As an existing CS:GO user with Prime Status your experience in CS:GO should not be affected. You will continue to play CS:GO with other Prime Status players and receive drops and weapon cases from the same drop lists, some of which are Prime-exclusive.
Additionally, as a Prime Status member you are be eligible for the new Prime-exclusive Danger Zone Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats, available until January 9th, 2019. And if you have played CS:GO in the five years leading up to the Danger Zone update you will receive the CS:GO Loyalty Badge!
I previously purchased CS:GO but did not opt into Prime Status. How does CS:GO going free to play affect me?
All users who already own CS:GO but have not opted into Prime Status have automatically been upgraded to Prime Status. Even if you do not have a phone number on your account, you now have Prime Status.
Danger Zone and the fact that CSGO is now free has tremendously boosted the game’s player base.
CSGO being an all-time classic, already has one of the largest fan bases This will definitely be why its Battle Royale will instantly be popular, and now being free, it’ll be a cherry-on-top to expand the player base, and we are already seeing results.