The first Counter-Strike game (commonly known as Counter-Strike 1.6 or CS: GO) was published in 2000, and Global Offensive is the fourth in the series. However, it was first published as a Half-Life modification developed by two members of the group. This modification rapidly gained momentum and popularity, prompting Valve to hire the developers.
The game’s intellectual property was quickly purchased, and production of the series began. After that, the rest is history.
CS: GO is an online first-person shooter in which two teams play in a variety of game modes as either counter-terrorists or terrorists. The following are some of the most common current game modes in CS: GO live matches:
- Arms race: There are no teams in Arms Race. It’s you against everyone else, and you can’t choose your weapon. You are given a weapon when you spawn, and to acquire new weapons, you must destroy with the weapon you are given. This continues until you’ve gone through all of the guns, at which point you’ll be handed a knife. You’ll win if you humiliate your rivals and get a kill with it. This is a very laid-back and relaxed mode that’s ideal for warming up or having a good time with your mates.
- Deathmatch: The never-ending deathmatch. Since the days of Doom and Quake, team deathmatches have been a staple of first-person shooter games. The game mode pits two teams against each other with a fixed number of kills to achieve to win, and CS: GO is no exception. Choose your armament then notch some kills, and you’ll be re-spawned somewhere else on the map if you die.
- Demolition: When playing competitive matches, this is the game mode that is used. The terrorists and counter-terrorists are assigned the task of either resolving or launching a bomb. Teams are 5v5, and death does not result in a re-spawn. You must wait until the end of the current round if you are killed. You will be rewarded with new weapons and accessories, such as grenades if you get kills in this mode. The terrorists aim to plant the bomb, and if they succeed, counter-terrorists must destroy all enemies to win and ensure that the bomb is defused before it goes off. This continues for ten rounds until the teams switch sides, at which point the first team to win 11 rounds is declared the winner.
- Casual: In this game mode, matches can be up to 10v10, and the counter-terrorist squad must either defuse the bomb if it has been planted or rescue the hostages. This game mode has a maximum of 15 rounds, and the first team wins the match to win eight rounds. Each round in Casual earns you money, which you can spend on equipment and weapons at the start of the next round. This game mode also employs the matchmaking system, which ensures that players are paired with similarly skilled players based on their rank, but you can still invite friends to play with you who have a lower or higher ability rating.
- Competitive: In the competitive mode, real action takes place. You won’t be able to play this game mode until you’ve accumulated a certain amount of experience, which you can earn by playing other modes. This model also has a different ranking system than the account experience you normally get from playing. You can choose from 18 different levels, with Global Elite being the most prestigious. With less than 1% of the player base currently ranked as Global Elite, achieving this rank is unquestionably an accomplishment to be proud of.