Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Adds Battle Royale Mode "Danger Zone"

The now free-to-play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting its own smaller scale, loot-focused battle royale mode called Danger Zone.

Perhaps Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a bit passé to the gaming community in 2018, but this old dog is still learning new tricks. Valve announced that the free-to-play game is receiving its own battle royale mode, titled “Danger Zone.” Expect this one to be a bit on the smaller side, however.

Solo matches will have 16 total players, while matches with duos and three-person squads will have up to 18 players. Expect weapons to have the same properties as they do in the core game, with looting being a big focus of “Danger Zone.” Loot for weapons and money, and buy supplies to have delivered to you via drone.

Taking place on “Blacksite,” this Counter-Strike: Global Offensive mode can have players carry out contracts, loot safes, or go on hostage rescue missions in between attempting to off opponents. Doing so, as one would guess, will earn you extra cash. Additionally, players will have access to a tablet that shows the map, upcoming deliveries, the positions of opponents, and where the “Danger Zone” is. According to Valve, players in the Danger Zone can have up to 120 HP to survive even deadlier encounters.

If they already don’t have this status, players can make a $15 purchase (with real money, mind you) to achieve “Prime Status,” which will give access to “souvenir” weapons and items. Pretty much all of them appear to be… regular stuff, with fancy colors. Such is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I guess. Existing players who bought the game before its free-to-play status should be upgraded to Prime status, according to Valve.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players can try out Danger Zone right now on PC, Mac, and Linux.

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Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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