Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (abbreviated CS:GO) is an online first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment. It is the fourth official game in the main Counter-Strike series and the seventh game in all. It was released on August 21st 2012 after which Valve Corporation assumed sole responsibility for developing post-release updates.


CS:GO was released on August 21st, 2012. The base version of the game was developed by Hidden Path Entertainment while Valve Corporation maintained control over post-release updates.


CS:GO features five game modes for online and offline play.


Deathmatch is a versus mode featuring instant random respawning around the map with the ability to purchase any primary and secondary weapons unrestricted to the money economy. Each match lasts 10 minutes and can be played on all CS:GO maps regardless of their original intended game mode. The team with the highest points wins the round. This mode was added in the January 23rd, 2013 patch update.

Arms Race[edit]

Arms Race is a gun-progression mode featuring instant respawning and many close-quarter combat situations. Players gain new weapons immediately after registering a kill as they work their way through each weapon in the game. Getting a kill with the final weapon, a golden knife, will make the final killer win the match.


Demolition mode, players take turns attacking and defending a single bombsite in a series of maps designed for fast-paced gameplay. Players are automatically granted a starting weapon, and advance through a sequence of firearms when they register a kill. If you’re up to the challenge, you can try to register a kill each round and reach the ultimate weapons, powerful sniper rifles!

Classic Casual & Competitive[edit]

Classic mode players compete 5 versus 5 in a best-of-30 round match in either Defuse or Hostage missions. In the beginning of each round players can purchase weapons and gear with money earned from various actions such as killing an opponent to completing an objective. In Casual mode, players automatically receive body armor and defuse kits.

  • Competitive

Competitive mode puts player in a competitive game in which players can rank up or down. It is in a first to 16 out of 30 rounds format (16/30.) Ranks range from Silver I which is the lowest rank to The Global Elite which is the highest rank.

  • Defuse Mode

In Defuse mode, players compete against each other in a bomb defusal game. If time runs out prior to planting the bomb, the bomb is defused, or if all the terrorists are dead before the bomb was planted, the Counter-Terrorists win. If the bomb is successfully blown up or if all the CTs are killed prior to the bomb being planted, Terrorists win.

  • Hostage Rescue

In Hostage Rescue, players go against each other in a hostage rescuing mission. If hostages are harmed, the player who harmed them loses money. CS:GO introduces the ability to carry the hostages which older titles had the hostages simply follow the player. If the hostages are rescued or if the terrorists are killed, the Counter-Terrorists win. If the Counter-Terrorists die, the Terrorists win.

Community Servers[edit]

Community Servers are servers owned and operated by individuals. They can contain anything from regular gameplay to modified gameplay and custom maps.




Weapons and Gear[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes a variety of weapons spanning from pistols, heavy weapons, SMGs, rifles, knives, grenades, and gear. CS:GO introduces a new item to every category that weren't in the previous installments.


Game Settings[edit]

Game Settings allow the player to adjust certain aspects of how the game works and appears to the user.


Keyboard/Mouse allow the player to bind their keyboard and mouse to perform various actions in-game.

Video Settings[edit]

Video Settings allow the player to adjust all the video aspects of the game such as resolution and brightness.

Advanced Video Settings[edit]

Advanced Video Settings allow the player to adjust the more advanced graphical settings of the game.

Audio Settings[edit]

Audio Settings allow the player to adjust all the audio aspects of the game.

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