The iconic shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has battle royale and is now F2P.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has been on Steam for six years now. The former mod of Half-Life has arguably become much bigger than the source game itself. Counter-Strike has spawned multiple iterations such as CS:GO and new maps over the years. The game is also a staple in various esports competitions. Valve has announced that the game has gone F2P. In addition, there is a new battle royale mode called Danger Zone.
Players will find themselves dropped into the Blacksite. Various game modes found in the Counter-Strike series, such as hostage rescue, are incorporated into Danger Zone. Players will also get a tablet that will track enemy positions, chart out deliveries, and mark the Danger Zone itself on the map. You can upgrade this tablet to chart enemy deliveries, where the next safe zone will be or even take out your opponents.
Players can avail of classic CS:GO weapons and equipment. Some new additions to the game include breach charges, C4, and throwable melee weapons. You can even avail of health packs called Medi-Shots that will also give you a speed increase.
Danger Zone is not as expansive as other battle royale modes in other games.
Those who queue solo will have 16 players in a game. For those who queue in groups of two or three, the match will have up to 18 players. This pales in contrast with Fortnite or PUBG which have up to 100 players contesting a match. However, the number of things you can do in Danger Zone may make up for the lack of free-for-all enemy action that is present in other battle royale games.
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