Counter Strike: Global Offensive in development; announcement expected soon

Posted By | On 12th, Aug. 2011

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is a latest title in the Counter Strike franchise from Valve. It features an updated engine and is scheduled to be released next year.

Expected features:

  • Planned release in Q1 2012
  • Matchmaking system
  • Focus on 5v5 competitive play
  • eSports-oriented
  • Competitive and Casual modes
  • Ranked / ladder play for individuals and teams
  • Dedicated servers
  • Gameplay has elements similar to both CS:S and CS 1.6
  • Classic maps (with both minor and major modifications) include: Dust2, Dust, Aztec, Inferno, Nuke, Train
  • Molotov grenade: creates area of fire that slows players crossing through it
  • Decoy grenade: emits fake weapon firing sounds to confuse enemies about your position
  • Bullets penetrate some walls and objects like CS 1.6
  • Many changes to weapons, as well as new weapons
  • Classic gameplay: no ironsights
  • Beta in September or October (Unconfirmed)

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