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.

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  1. DGOJG

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

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Dave Cook

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

    #2 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago