CS:GO now Free-to-Play, adds Danger Zone battle royale mode

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the latest game to hop on the battle royale train with the release of the brand-new mode entitled 'Danger Zone'. Yes, you read that right!

Since CS:GO has also gone free-to-play with the addition of this mode, you're proabably wondering; what happens to those who have bought the game?

Although Valve seems to have confidence in its Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC), some players are concerned that making the game free-to-play will see an influx of cheaters that would have otherwise been deterred by the entry fee. Having Prime status means you get matched with other prime players, get access to exclusive weapons and other Prime drops. You can still buy the game and get the Prime status if you so desire.

Video game publisher Valve has announced major updates for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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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.

So will this new update attract players to return to the game? You can also use the tablet to track where enemies are having their drone drops, allowing you to potentially pilfer the goods. Weapons will be from the CS:GO arsenal, like the AK-47 and Desert Eagle. While on the ground, you can complete special missions to earn more than your opponents.

Meanwhile, in all modes of CS:GO, players will now be separated into two matchmaking groups: Prime and non-prime.

Long-term players will be happy to learn that skins carry over from the base game to Danger Zone, and there are seventeen new seasonal skins up for grabs. Like other battle royale games, Danger Zone players will start off with limited equipment and scavenge the environment for better gear. Medi-Shot is available as the antidote to recover health quickly during the Danger Zone mode.

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