Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launches “Operation Payback” paid pass

Friday, 26th April 2013 09:54 GMT By Dave Cook

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developer Valve has launched a paid pass for its online shooter.

In a statement sent to VG247 this morning, Valve confirmed that the pass will cost only $2.99 and will give players access to official low-ping servers hosting seven of the best player-created Steam Workshop maps from the community.

Pass holders will earn a limited edition challenge coin to show their support, and they can also invite non-pass holding friends into matches as well. The idea is that proceeds from the pass will go to the map-makers themselves, effectively paying them for their time and effort.

It’s a noble prospect – to pay the map creators for their work – but do you still feel that the paid pass model shouldn’t exist within Valve’s game? Let us know below.



  1. DGOJG

    When the hell are we getting this in the UK? It was delayed and then never heard from again.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 No idea man, must be soon if Valve sent us the release here in the UK. Fingers crossed.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DGOJG

    @2 I certainly hope so, wasn’t it around August this was released? I dont mind if its cancelled or whatever but a little explanation as to why the US got it and not us would be nice.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    when the hell are they gonna release it for the ps3 eu??… its been released in ps3 usa a year ago….

    #4 2 years ago

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