What’s new in CS:GO Battle Royale - Danger Zone?

What’s new in CS:GO Battle Royale - Danger Zone?

Lindsey Duncan
December 10, 2018

Valve announced that the free-to-play game is receiving its own battle royale mode, titled "Danger Zone". According to Valve, Danger Zone is, "a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO's tactical gameplay where players use their wits, skill, and resources to fight to the finish". If you queue as a squad of two or three, your match will have up to 18 players. Because of the smaller player count, each game should last about 10 minutes. Yes, you can now play CS:GO complete with the new BR mode for free. Having Prime status means you get matched with other prime players, get access to exclusive weapons and other Prime drops.

With the shift to being Free-to-Play, Valve has also given all players who purchased it previously Prime Status. CS:GO does have its exclusively first-person perspective going for it, at least. Players must run around to collect cash, tools, and weapons just as in other battle royale games.

Many of CS:GO's mechanics like the tiered economy, buying weapons, and even hostages are part of Danger Zone.

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Once the game starts, players will choose their drop in location and repel down from a helicopter to where they would like to begin battle.

That's probably why similar game modes made their way into games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and an upcoming update to Battlefield V. Now another classic game is jumping into the arena: Counter-Strike. We aren't sure yet if this will be other players on the map or how it will work out, but it is one extra mini-game within the game. If you've never played Counter-Strike before, be prepared to die a lot, and often. This suits the scope of the game well enough though, as the game will only accommodate 18 players instead of the 100-man battle royales of other games. Naturally, the launch of this mode also comes with 17 new seasonal skins.

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