Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now free-to-play, adds Battle Royale mode

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive free-to-play Battle Royale

A few months ago, Valve turned Counter-Strike into a free game – but not that free, as you could only play offline against bots. This time it's the real deal, as CS:GO becomes completely free.

Existing players will be upgraded to Prime status and earn some items in the process, and matchmaking will be restricted between Prime members. You can go Prime by purchasing the upgrade through Steam (which is where you can also get the game for free) or by reaching level 21.

But wait, there's more! A Battle Royale mode called Danger Zone found its way into the game. You will enter a match in a map called Blacksite with up to 16 players if you go solo, and up to 18 players if you choose duos or trios.

One of the most played games in the world is now free-to-play? Yes, please!

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