Some of you may not be aware but earlier this month, but Valve made CSGO completely FREE to download, install and play! In addition, they introduced a new Danger Zone game mode. Here are the full details!
CSGO Is Now Free!
Those who purchased CSGO earlier will receive a commemorative Loyalty Badge in their profile, and get their accounts upgraded to Prime Status. That Prime Status upgrade will give you access to the new Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats and the new Danger Zone Case.
The Danger Zone Case features 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Horizon knives as special rare items.
New Danger Zone Game Mode!
In the new update, Valve also introduced Danger Zone – a new fast-paced battle royale game mode.
You can play solo, or in a squad of two or three players, in a match with up to 18 players.
Free?! What’s The Catch?
There’s no catch. CSGO is a rather old game by now, and the player base has been shrinking for some time now. By releasing it for free, Valve hopes to renew interest in CSGO and add new players.
And it appears to be working. There was an instant bump when they released CSGO for free.
Of course, it remains to be seen how long players will remain engaged on CSGO, and not turn to newer games like PUBG and Rocket League.
Valve is also hoping that some of the new players will eventually pay to upgrade their accounts to Prime Status.