Counter-Strike surprised the computer game industry when the modification became the most played online action game in the world after its release in 1999. It has consistently been one of the most played games in the world, has been the lead story for many competitive gaming tournaments and has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is building on this success and promises to expand the award-winning CS gameplay once again.
The game offers new maps, character skins, weapons, as well as classic, redesigned content like the map de_dust2. The graphics engine is based on Valve's Source engine, just as it once was. Matchmaking follows the official rules for tournaments and world championships. Players are divided into skill groups according to their abilities. All other game modes follow the Just4Fun principle. eSports championships, as well as operations, take place seasonally. The latter is offering entertaining quests, new maps from community members, and weapon cases. These can be opened by real money microtransactions and promise random weapon skills. Their value varies enormously, from a few cents to thousands of Euros. Valve made the shooter Free2Play in 2018, offering a Prime Status upgrade to paying users.
Prime Status accounts receive a special benefit, which includes a unique matching system with dedicated servers exclusively for Prime users. This ensures that you will meet dedicated players, who are as passionate about CS:GO as you are. The Prime Status, in addition, gives you the opportunity to earn special rewards by playing in the new Danger Zone Mode. This includes the Danger Zone Case, 17 unique weapon skins handcrafted by the community, and the Horizon Knives Skin as a special and rare item.
Engage in tactical battles with other players in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Matches take place between two teams, which act as terrorists on one side and as an anti-terrorist unit on the other. Prove your team play and weapon skills in various game modes like bomb disarmament, deathmatch, destruction, or its Battle Royal mode called Danger Zone. In addition to assault rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, and sniper rifles, you equip yourself with greandes and a combat knife. Kevlar vests and helmets can protect your health, but only to a certain point. Move up the ranking system by playing competitive matches and compare your success with that of other players.