Counter Strike: Global Offensive recently went free to play, adding in its own Battle Royale mode in the form of The Danger Zone. Danger Zone is a bit different from your normal battle royale jazz, chiefly being that it’s a faster game with up to 16 participants in each fight on a smaller map (18 in teams). The mode initially leaked more than two and a half years ago when files referring to a survival game mode were discovered in the base game. That said, I wanted to discuss some of the features that separate CS: GO from the crowd. 1. The PDA The PDA is your best friend in Danger Zone, it’s an upgradeable device that tells you where you are, where you should probably be going, and generally where other players are located. The map is divided into hexagonal slices which at the start of each round serve as locations you’ll pick a spot to land in. You can order weapons with money found throughout the map and have it delivered to you by drone. Fun tip: You can drop your … [Read more...] about [NM] How Counter Strike: GO Keeps Its Battle Royale Poppin’ Fresh
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Valve's premier shooter, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is now free to play. An official news post titled Welcome to the Danger Zone published on December 6, 2018 announced both the free to play conversion and the addition of a new Battle Royale mode called Danger Zone. CS:GO was released on August 21, 2012 as a buy to play game like its predecessors Counter-Strike: Source (2004) and the original Counter-Strike (2000), the shift to a free to play model was long in the making. The game introduced loot crates which contained random gun skins, decals, and other digital goods years ago. The ability to sell and trade these items on Steam's marketplace led to some novel third-party gambling services, most of which have since been shuttered. The new Danger Zone mode allows up to 18 players to fight to the death either solo, duo, or in squads of 3. A helpful page on the official Counter Strike website includes a comprehensive guide on what players can expect from the new mode. All … [Read more...] about Counter Strike Global Offensive Is Now Free To Play
Since last October, Epic Games has launched at least six lawsuits against individuals creating or advertising cheats for Fortnite, and as of last week you can add another one to that list. Epic has filed another lawsuit in the Northern District of California court, this time against an individual Yash Gosai, over his advertising of exploits in Fortnite Battle Royale. While Epic’s previous lawsuits targeted creators and distributors of aimbots, this lawsuit deals with an exploit surrounding Fortnite’s premium currency V-Bucks. According to the lawsuit, Gosai is accused of developing and publicizing an exploit allowing people to gain free v-bucks without paying real money. Epic Games took the action of removing the video via DMCA takedown notice, which the defendant counter-claimed, and now the case is going to court on three claims: Copyright violation, breach of contract, and conversion (monetary damages). Unlike the other cases we’ve covered where Epic Games is … [Read more...] about Epic Strikes Again: Sues Over Fortnite V-Buck Exploit
The Battle Royale genre has taken the gaming industry by storm. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite were the defining titles of 2017 and both continue to increase in popularity well into 2018. They've been joined by a few new comers like Darwin Project and Radical Heights, and there's surely dozens more Battle Royale games currently in development. But does this new genre have staying power? The enormous eSports infrastructure built up around the small team vs team structure of MOBAs like League of Legends and Dota 2 and tactical FPS titles like Counter Strike Global Offensive and Overwatch is now being modified to serve the upstart Battle Royale genre. H1Z1, a precursor to PUBG, is a bit ahead of the pack when it comes to eSports. The H1Z1 Pro league is kicking off a professional tournament in Las Vegas starting on April 21. 15 teams are set to square off in a custom designed circular stage which looks incredibly impressive, even to a staunch eSports skeptic. While eSports … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Are Battle Royale Games The Future Of Esports?
“You filthy casual.” “No, you.” Common, pointless banter between gamers who prefer different genres. But really, who is the most casual and most hardcore about their gaming? It’s time for another research post to find out. Today, I’m asking “out of the active player base, how frequently do the players actually play the game?” This is a PC only test because Steam Spy and Steam Charts makes gathering data easy, but console numbers likely follow suit. Boring Sciencey Stuff Skip to the next section if you just want to see the results. Methodology: For each genre, select 3 popular games, limited to titles at least one month old if possible (to limit newness/hype influencing results). I’ll use Steam Spy to determine active number of players (calculated by those who have played the game in the last 2 weeks). Then I’ll divide the average number of players in the past 30 days on Steam Charts by the active player count to determine the … [Read more...] about The Statistically Most Casual Multiplayer Genres