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Counter-Strike Global Offensive is now free | Free Edition | Steam
Aug 31, 2018 5:59 PM
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This was not anticipated.

A recent release blog has included this announcement.


[LONDON 2018]
– Added tournament items for the FACEIT 2018 London CS:GO Major Championship and the London 2018 Pick’Em Challenge.
– Later today, CS:GO will be freely available for offline play and GOTV viewing by installing “CS:GO – Free” from the Steam Store.

– Added better support for Panorama UI on low-end machines.
– Added support for weapon stickers and character gloves on the character featured in the main menu.
– Fixed a case where weapon finishes appeared overly dark.
– Adjusted optimal movie resolution based on user’s CPU and GPU levels.
– Fixed extra bright flashlight on characters when loading non-HDR community maps.

– Darkened exposed metal on ejection port and bolt.
– Added support for MP5-SD to workshop workbench.

– fixed texture blends in T-spawn area.

[ MISC ]
– CS:GO has bid farewell to the Scaleform UI. “-legacyscaleformui” is no longer supported.
– Updated the Settings menu to display the Steam Controller Configurator if a Steam Controller is detected.
– Added a new recommended Steam Controller config to better support the Buy menu and Team Select menu.
– Miscellaneous stability and security improvements.

Valve has made CS:GO free to play as a separate edition of the game.

This edition is called the 'free edition'.

It offers offline mode with bots and GOTV viewing.

The standard edition is the full game.


1) There won't be card drops as this is a complimentary license.

2) Multi-player won't be accessible; you must have the standard edition.

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Last edited by: robin3sk Sep 01, 2018 9:04 AM