Valve has finally decided to join the Battle Royale hype train, as it has decided to take the plunge following the likes of Fortnite, PUBG, H1Z1 and more recently Call of Duty Black Ops 4 to introduce the last man standing and winner takes all game mode.
Welcome to the Danger Zone. https://t.co/GT5ZLj4FBX
— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) December 6, 2018
“Danger Zone,” which is Valve’s take on Battle Royale, where players are dropped in an unknown island with no supplies, guns or equipment, with the main aim of surviving till the end as the play area gets smaller and smaller. Players can drop in as Solo, Duo or even as a Trio in the map called as “Blacksite.”
Valve have also taken a bold step and followed Fortnite in making the game free to play, from the $14.99 price earlier. The aim of this move is to maximise the number of users playing and limiting their revenue model to that of in game purchases.
To commemorate this huge update, Valve have released a cosmetic set called the Danger Zone case, which contains 17 community made finishes and horizon knives as rare special items.
Danger Zone Frequently Asked Questions
How many players are in a match?
If you queue as a solo player, you’ll enter a 16 player match. If you queue as a squad of two or three, your match will have up to 18 players.
How do I play as a squad?
You can play with friends by joining their lobby in the main menu. Play Danger Zone as a two or three-player squad, and you’ll be matched against other squads.
How long do matches last?
Danger Zone matches typically last about 10 minutes.
Do weapons behave the same as they do in other CS:GO game modes?
Yes. CS:GO’s guns have the same behavior and damage in Danger Zone as in other CS:GO game modes. However, since Danger Zone players can have up to 120HP, they may survive encounters that would otherwise be deadly.
How is XP earned?
You can earn XP in Danger Zone by looting your environment, killing enemies and trying your best to survive.
How do I get the Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats?
To earn a Souvenir MP5-SD | Lab Rats, you need to have Prime Status and earn 250 XP in Danger Zone. The souvenir is available for all players until 2019-01-09