Counter-Strike Adds Battle Royale Mode, And It Is Free-To-Play
Valve’s tactical shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has gone free-to-play, and it’s added a battle royale mode called “Danger Zone.”
The change to free-to-play is very straightforward. The base game is now completely free, giving players immediate access to “all game modes, matchmaking, and a limited set of item drops and weapon cases.” However, there’s also the option to spend $15 to attain “Prime” status, which drops you into a unique matchmaking pool and makes you eligible for “Prime-exclusive items, item drops, and weapon cases.”
As for battle royale, Counter-Strike’s take on the mode to end all modes is of a smaller scale than genre giants like Fortnite and PUBG, with player counts clocking in at 16-18 depending on whether you queue up solo or in a squad of two or three. Guns will behave the same as they do in other CS
In addition, you’ll have access to a tablet that can be used to track deliveries and opponents’ positions. So basically, Valve has made a battle royale mode out of ordering from Amazon during the holiday season.