Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) was launched in 2012 by Valve. To this day, it is one of the most successful titles of the eSports industry. The game is the successor to Counter-Strike: Source, which was one of the most prestigious title in the early 2000s. The success of the franchise was replicated in CS: GO, which has ?became one of the most prestigious FPS games. Here answers to some of the most interesting questions about the title.
CS: GO takes about 15 GB space on the PC. It is quite less compared to its competitors like Rainbow Six: Siege (61 GB) and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) (30 GB). The minimum requirements for running the game also do not require a very powerful machine. In terms of processor, you need at least an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, an AMD Phenom X3 8750, or equivalent. The PC must have 2 GB of RAM, DirectX 9 compatible video card, 256 MB or more of memory and support for Pixel Shader 3.0.
CS: GO is free to download on PC is free and it can be picked up simply by searching for it on Steam. When you click “Play”, the site will ask if the Steam application is installed on your computer. Once the app opens, the game will be added to the library and the download will start. CS: GO is also available for Xbox One, it does not receive constant updates like the PC version of the game.
CS: GO was released on April 21, 2012 and is the fourth game of the Counter-Strike franchise. The game was released for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and at the time cost $ 15. At the time of its launch the game received positive reviews on several sites. Currently, CS: GO can be downloaded for free on the computer and it become a lot cheaper on consoles.
According to the Steam Charts website, CS: GO registered 352,000 active players in April 2019. The game, however, has the third highest peak of players in Steam history. This record was established in April 2016. At that time, the game registered more than 850,000 players, and was only behind PUBG (which hit 3.2 million in January 2018) and DotA 2 (1.2 million in March 2016). At the end of 2018, the game registered tons of new players when it was made free-to-play and acquired Battle Royale mode of its own.
The term “Global Offensive” can be explained by the variety of different factions present in the game. They come from various parts of the world, such as the Eastern European Phoenix Connection and the Middle East Elite Crew. They are elite groups based on real organizations, such as GIGN, France, SAS, UK and SWAT, USA.