Thank you Valve! A new Counter-Strike is coming. SOON. In early 2012, Valve will release Counter-Strike Global Offensive, a CS-game with a great focus on 5vs5 matches. HOT
Counter-Strike has and always will be one of the best online shooter out there. You may disagree, but oldschool-Counter-Strike players will know how awesome winning a 5v5 match on aztec or dust can be. Speaking of the latter, YES there will be CSGO_DE_AZTEC and CSGO_DE_DUST2.
5v5 matches always have played a very important role in the Counter-Strike community, so it only makes sense to introduce team-based ladders and give clans more ways to compete.
Counter-Strike Global Offensive: New Maps, New Weapons, New Characters
It has been confirmed that Counter-Strike Global Offensive will feature several new weapons, maps and characters. Yes, new grenades for advanced strategies will be included.
Dust and Aztec will get a revamp, so they might look a bit different to the maps you’re used to.
Team Rankings in Counter-Strike Global Offensive
The team rankings will make clan competitions more fun for clans who do not actively play in any ladder (ESL, etc).
It will be interesting to see if Counter-Strike Global Offensive will be able to compete with top multiplayer games on XBOX 360 like Halo, Call of Duty and Gears of War. It’s entirely possible, that a lot of Halo and Call of Duty players will temporarily migrate to Counter-Strike Global Offensive.
New Grenades? Advanced Tactics in Counter-Strike Global Offensive?
Grenades played an important role in Counter-Strike 1.6, but were even more important in Counter-Strike: Source. Flashbangs and smoke grenades can be pretty annoying and can decide whether you will win or lose a round.
The question is what kind of grenades will Valve introduce in Counter-Strike Global Offensive? What types of grenades do you think you be a great addition for tactical gameplay?
When Will Counter-Strike Global Offensive Be Released?
As of right now no official release date for Counter-Strike Global Offensive has been announced.
However, we know that Counter-Strike Global Offensive will be released in early 2012. What a surprise.
Counter-Strike Windows 7 Theme
You can grab our Windows 7 theme that includes lots of wallpapers, Counter-Strike desktop icons and two very cool Start orbs for Windows 7, including a full sound theme with Counter-Strike sounds: