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CS:GO Gets Free-to-Play Battle Royale Mode Called ‘Danger Zone’

CS:GO Gets Free-to-Play Battle Royale Mode Called ‘Danger Zone’

Danger Zone is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's battle royale mode. Yes, you read that right!

While CS:GO guns will exhibit same behaviour in the new mode, they may survive encounters that would otherwise be deadly, since Danger Zone players can have up to 120HP.

The Danger Zone battle royale mode on CS:GO is said to be similar to other games in the genre like Fortnite or PUBG. The base game is now entirely free, giving players instant access to "all game modes, matchmaking, and a limited set of item drops and weapon cases". Having Prime status means you get matched with other prime players, get access to exclusive weapons and other Prime drops. Anyone who previously purchased the game will receive Prime Status and a commemorative Loyalty Badge.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now free to play, and available here on Steam. Players will also get an automatic upgrade to Prime Status for free. That does create the issue of whether, if you know where other players are, you pursue them to up your kill count or avoid them like the black death because you know you'd be outmatched. Players must run around to collect cash, tools, and weapons just as in other battle royale games. Calling in a delivery not only gives enemies a flying little drone to follow to your location, but puts a rough (or specific, with upgrades) location marker on their map, giving them a chance to circle around and ambush you as you pick up gear. Find what you can, order what you need, prepare for the unexpected. Instead, players will be able to play Solo, Duos or Trios on a single map, Blackout, in 16 player matches. For more information on Danger Zone, check out Valve's announcement. CS:GO does have its exclusively first-person perspective going for it, at least. Medi-Shot is available as the antidote to recover health quickly during the Danger Zone mode.

Those new to CS:GO will have the option to play or pay their way to Prime Status ($14.99 US).


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