Valve brings item drops to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Arms Deal update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive introduces decorative weapon skins, with no in-game benefits, to the game.

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Valve has introduced cosmetic weapon skins to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as part of its Arms Deal Update.

The skins, which offer no in-game benefits, can be obtained through random drops or by opening dropped weapon cases with a purchasable key. Money generated through eSports weapon cases and keys will be used to bolster the prize pot at future competitions.

Valve adds that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive weapon skins, crates, and keys, can be bought and sold via the Steam Marketplace.

Alongside the cosmetic items, the silenced versions of the M4A1 and the USP have also been added to the game.

Valve adds that it is planning to allow users to create their own weapon decorations via the Steam Workshop, as it already does for Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2. "We're working on shipping that feature as soon as possible," said the update FAQ.

Discussion

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epichotcheese
epichotcheese

Played on an official server non-stop for 3 hours and all I got was the silenced M4 and default silenced pistol. Uninstalled the game and when to play BF3.

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

I don't mind this crap because I won't use any of it. As long as we are getting worthy content like frickin silencers on the M4 I will be happy.

Lytnin
Lytnin

Do people still play Counter Strike?  Holy crap!!

Catz_03
Catz_03

Cool, cool cool cool.

murderek
murderek

How can people complain about games like CoD when there is garbage like Counter Strike in the market? Looks like Goldeneye for 64. I built a PC for good graphics, not this crap. I'll stick with Battlefield until they update this shit game.

gamer7736
gamer7736

Soon people will be looking at how custom my gun is as well as how many numbers are in my Steam account before calling me noob or hacker.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

They're doing this, yet they haven't even updated the console version...

DrBomberJack
DrBomberJack

As much as I love Valve I find my self liking them a bit less every time news like this hits. I know game development is hard and takes time and Valve are gods among men when it comes to it but i can't help but think that they might be getting side tracked with things like this. Its really hard to complain about things like this because its a very balanced F2P model and its good to support your mutiplayer titles after launch but one thing bugs me right now, CS:GO isn't a F2P game. It seems like Valves focus has changed from making games to adding in microtransactions where ever and when ever they can. I love Valve but when it takes so long for a game to come out and instead of acutaly seemingly doing nothing but throw microtransactionsations at me i can't help but care less and less by the day.

RapidFirE53211
RapidFirE53211

 Shitty update. The community asks for fixes for serious gameplay issues and all Valve can think about is gaining money from idiots who will buy this cosmetic crap.

People have been asking for detachable silencers forever, and they still find a way to fuck that up. 

I miss the days when CS was a mod. Valve has handled the series very poorly. 

t3ero2zero
t3ero2zero

is this going to be for pc only oh arms deal ok lol

maddogmark25
maddogmark25

"Alongside the cosmetic items, the silenced versions of the M4A1 and the USP have also been added to the game."

 It's about damn time.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

Trying to pull a fast one on us eh?

TF2 anyone?...

kiryyya
kiryyya

Valve please don't dumb down CS into some COD clone or some other FPS wannabe. CS has been popular all this time because it is a fun fast paced arcade shooter. There is no need to change anything.

ghost590
ghost590

half life  3  on pc  would sell a shit ton 

andres_ak47
andres_ak47

@epichotcheese mmm! well I played like 45 minutes and got over 8 skins. I dunno know got to activate them thoug.

Poodger
Poodger

@Lytnin Of course they do, seeing as it is the best shooter right after Timesplitters.

andres_ak47
andres_ak47

@murderekso you have an xbox live avatar and u r not a COD fanboy? how can you compare CS with COD?

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

@murderek You are the definition of ignorance. CS has been around a lot longer than many other FPS. I'm not a fanboy of anything but I'll take CS over most other shooters.

gp3tron
gp3tron

@murderek wow this lil kid doesnt know how much influence counterstrike had on CoD? poor soul...

Poodger
Poodger

@murderek I built a good PC for the games, not for the graphics. But I can also sleep soundly knowing I can max anything on it if I want to. Good games are not judged by their graphics, but by their quality, and Counter Strike is exceptional.

SexyJazzCat
SexyJazzCat

@murderek Because of all things, graphics is the first thing people complain about with COD...

Ravens4Ever
Ravens4Ever

@Ultra_Taco Dont even fucking start dude, you fucks on console get the first dibs on everything call of duty first because that game was designed for console. Counter strike is for us pc players we better get our shit first

Poodger
Poodger

@Ultra_Taco Were you expecting frequent updates to your console copy? You should have known that wasn't going to happen going into it. Valve has been and always will be primarily a PC developer. Look at TF2 on the xbox... that version of the game is still living in 2008.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Oh wait, they've reduced the ammo from 30/90 to 20/40.

I *knew* caps lock was never justified....

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@DrBomberJack As long as I'm not missing out on anything by not paying, I'm just about fine with it.  I hope I don't have to look at their skins after I've died though.

I mean, sure I really liked the subdued, serious, dusty tones of CS and to have this unnecessary variation is sort of annoying, but no more so than the fly that's currently busy smashing its face off the closed half of my bedroom window.

If someone makes a petition to undo that update in the future, I'll probably sign it, although it'll be tough given that they've already paid for it.

SgTFuzzy-18
SgTFuzzy-18

@DrBomberJack 

ok i know this is said many times but i will say it again; 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING IN GAME-PLUS MOSTLY EVERYTHING YOU CAN GET WILL DROP FOR FREE!!!!!.

god pepople like you piss me off that dont get what they are doing-now if they release weapons that you had to buy that would give an advantage; i would be just like you up in arms; this is purely cosmetic!!!


Add things like this spices up the game a bit for people that start to get bored of the same old thing-in fairness yea catering to a young generation but still


this ins;t a bad thing at all


PS> people dont like wall's of text learn to paragraph

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

@maddogmark25 Your profile picture is of the greatest FPS protagonist of all time. I felt the same way you did. 

brakish33
brakish33

@Ice-Cube Pretty much every Valve game is going to end up doing this. What is the problem with it? The items offer no benefits and are only cosmetic, and no one is forcing you to buy anything. The game will still play exactly the same.

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

@sunbeam4 why ? what happened to it ??....... oh yaa......they added skins for the weapons, thus OFCOURSE changing the whole game with it ............... -__-

The1337Dunham
The1337Dunham

@kiryyya They haven't changed anything. The game still plays exactly the same as it did before except now we have the missing weapons back. 

jnco10999
jnco10999

@The1337Dunham @Ultra_Taco Why would you ever buy the console version. I already knew that version was going to get fucked over a long time ago. It's always been for pc and will always be favored for pc.

DrBomberJack
DrBomberJack

@SgTFuzzy-18 Its not the microtransactions them selves that are bugging me, its that this is pretty much all Valve is doing now. Sure you don't have to but that doesn't stop them from spending time putting them into almost everything now. TF2 has crates, CS:GO now has crates, Steam has trading cards, when will it stop? Not everyone likes random cosmetic items and not everyone cares, so when this is all that Valve is putting out people are going to stop caring.

SgTFuzzy-18
SgTFuzzy-18

@RIIIIKU @sunbeam4 

yea not even that

if you talking about old CS  you can buy 1.6 right now and it will be just like the old days

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@Shinra_Tensei4 then it would be pirated a shit ton more, half-life at it's core is a PC shooter not a console one and probably be used to promote the steambox and remain an exclusive to the steam platform.

Poodger
Poodger

@DrBomberJack @SgTFuzzy-18 Valve is a big company. The people working on cosmetic items would not be working on new content or games anyway. Calm down

SgTFuzzy-18
SgTFuzzy-18

@DrBomberJack @SgTFuzzy-18 
I do see where you are coming from; but something like it's such a bad thing cause its just re skinning models which is always a nice change

I remember the days of old CS non of this source stuff, and after a while I used to spead hours online trying to find different skin models to replace, and people used to come out with such sick skins!