Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to feature ‘casual’ game mode

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 08:38 GMT By Matt Williams

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will allegedly feature a new ‘casual’ game mode that will simplify the game mechanics.

According to a hands-on preview published by Kotaku, the game will feature a game mode to accommodate casual players, which “removes the in-game money restrictions on which weapons and items players can buy”.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the first title in the series to receive a multi-format launch, coming to PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 early 2012.

Responding to criticisms, project lead Ido Magal explained Valve’s intentions of “homing in” with the release.

“We’re taking that competitive experience that’s very hard to organize in Counter-Strike: Source… We’ve taken that and let everyone experience the fun of a five-on-five [game] where everyone is equally matched.”

Thanks, GameFront.



  1. Fin

    Early 2012 I think ;)

    Also, this is good news – anything to include more players is always good! (some may be turned off by CS’ insane skill level)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lounds

    @1 I can imagine a lot of console users playing this and going “oh I died, wtf this game is shit”, maybe the real gamers on consoles will actually play this game who care about skillful FPS’s.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    hmm, a noob mode.

    What else will noob mode feature? Respawns?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Fin


    Yeah, make sure all those gamers that aren’t “real” get alienated, that’s the spirit!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Freek

    @4 I think that would be a great idea because that sword cutts both ways. It’ll hurd away all the elitist anti social “gamers” into thier own little world so they don’t bother the rest of us.
    Because the “omfg u R such a n00b lololol looser” group is singlehandedly ruining multiplayer gaming.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. mongbatstar

    I don’t think there’s a reason to compain here. Yea it’s a bit funny but if you want the classic CS experience then use that mode, if you’re new to CS use the other.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    brb… *vomits*
    If people begin playing in this mode they’ll stick to this mode.

    @5, ‘“omfg u R such a n00b lololol looser” group’ I’m pretty sure that group ain’t pros. Pros normally don’t socialise outside of their friends when gaming, they stay to themselves so they can focus on playing. The ‘“omfg u R such a n00b lololol looser” group’ Are normally noobs themselves who THINK they are pro.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    @7, “Are normally noobs themselves who THINK they are pro.”

    Spot on.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Fin

    Well it’s more “idiots who have average or higher-than-average skill, and like to talk about it”, rather than “n00bs” per se.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. noherczeg

    Valve fail is fail.

    Also @7 4 prez plox ^^

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Lounds


    have you even played CS?

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @7 So people are supposed to be pigeonholed into a mode that isn’t as fun for them, for the sake of a pissy minority?

    I could perhaps see that complaint if this was somehow a core release that was meant to replace what’s already there, but let’s not kid ourselves that any of the diehards are gonna be jumping on CS:GO.

    I don’t think this is going to be more than an appendix to the players that are already there, or an entry for people who aren’t. But of course Valve aren’t going to market it that way, they have a game to sell, and they want everyone to check it out.

    I don’t see the core Counter-Strike audience as ever changing.

    #12 3 years ago

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