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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is the newest free game on Steam. However, the Valve shooter has received more than 14 thousand negative reviews.
A couple of weeks ago we were all guessing to the prizes and announcements of video games that would be given during The Game Awards 2018. However, Valve surprised all its Steam subscribers by announcing that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive would be the new free game to play of the virtual store along with the battle royale Danger Zone. This caused the annoyance of thousands of users, who generated more than 30 thousand negative reviews towards CS: GO.
This action was somewhat desperate on the part of Steam because during the early hours of the morning, the creator of Fortnite announced Epic Store Games: The new virtual video game store that would compete with Valve’s store.
As they put one of their best games abruptly as “free to play”, CS: GO generated all the fury of thousands of users and generated more than 14 thousand negative reviews from the first day. This is a historical fact on Steam since the company enabled the review system in 2013.
Most reviews come from users who have had Counter Strike: Global Offensive in their library already for a long time. Understandingly, it seems unfair to them that the game they spent money on is free now.
On the other hand, players are convinced that placing Counter Strike: Global Offensive as “free to play” will attract many hackers and “cheaters” to the shooter. Something that happened in Counter-Strike 1.6 and could not be regulated with the “anti-cheat”.
Another complaint is the Prime Status of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Only users who have linked their cell phone numbers with their accounts and have worked hard for a long time to be in rank 21 could be here. However, now the system changes slightly. Although in the first place it is necessary to reassure the veteran players who bought the game in the last hours. If you purchased CS: GO at the last moment before it went free-to-play, then you would automatically acquire Prime Status. This way, you can enjoy all its advantages regardless of the current level and regardless of whether your account is linked to a phone number or not.
But even coming from the free to play, it is possible to acquire the Prime Status in two ways:
The classic: Gain experience until reaching level 21 and after that link your account to a phone number for security reasons.
New: Making the purchase of Prime Status through Steam at a price similar to that held the title of Valve.
However, after all this heat the game does get positive reviews. For every positive review, about two appeared with a more negative tone. For now, you can rather take the reviews on Steam with a grain of salt. Review bombing is the modern tactic to express dissatisfaction with recent decisions. The reviews on Steam are therefore not a good indication of the quality of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
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