Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment. It is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on August 21, 2012.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is CS:GO free to play?
    Yes, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive became free to play in December 2018. The game is available for download and play on Steam, a digital distribution platform. However, there are in-game purchases you can make, such as buying different skins for your weapons.
  • Are there different game modes in CS:GO?
    Yes, CS:GO offers several game modes including Competitive, Casual, Deathmatch, Arms Race, Demolition, Wingman, and Danger Zone. Each mode has different objectives and rules, catering to a wide range of player preferences.
  • Can I play CS:GO on a Mac?
    Yes, CS:GO is available on various platforms including Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. However, the game is most actively supported on the PC platform, particularly Windows and Mac.
  • How many players are in a match in CS:GO?
    In the most popular mode, Competitive, matches are typically 5 vs 5. However, the number can vary depending on the game mode. For instance, Danger Zone, a battle royale mode, can have up to 18 players.
  • Can I play CS:GO offline?
    Yes, CS:GO can be played offline with bots. This is a good way to practice and improve your skills before jumping into online multiplayer matches.
  • What is the ranking system in CS:GO?
    The ranking system in CS:GO ranges from Silver I to Global Elite. It’s based on your wins and losses in competitive mode. The more you win, the higher your rank.
  • Can I make money playing CS:GO?
    While most players enjoy CS:GO for fun, it is possible to make money. Some players sell rare skins for real money, while others participate in eSports tournaments that have cash prizes.
  • Does CS:GO have an age rating?
    Yes, CS:GO is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which suggests the game is suitable for players aged 17 and older. This is due to the game's violent content and intense gunfire.