Wednesday, 30 November 2011


The CS:GO beta is now live.... restart steam to see the install button.

Beta Live Today

The CS:GO Beta goes live today and will include two of the most famous maps: De_Dust and De_dust2. I will be posting hours of Beta Gameplay footage over the next few weeks to my YouTube channel ‘matthew1337’ so subscribe to that for daily updates.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Beta Release Date - 30th November

The closed beta for CS: GO will open to key holders on the 30th November. These lucky code carriers can dive in to the highly anticipated game and get up close and personal with the new weapons and features. The first few days of the beta will be to test out the servers and help highlight any high level problems to with game crashes and major glitches. Then as the beta continues balance, features and gameplay will become central to the testing.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Beta Release Date will be announced tomorrow

According to the csgo_dev twitter it has been announced that the date of the beat will be provided tomorrow.

"Working late again tonight testing. If nothing else, we will have a date for the beta release tomorrow. #CSGO"

Finally we will have an offical date to put in our calanders.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


As many eager Counter Strike fans still await the release of the beta, other competition seems to be stealing the lime-light. With the recent releases of headlining games such as Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 the FPS market seems to be sewn up pretty tight. However the delay to CS:GO beta may have some positive implications as the hype around the major competition may have settled down leaving more space for Global Offensive to squeeze through.

The main reason for the delays lies with the pro gamers and the amount of improvements and suggestions they made. Valve seems very enthusiastic to get this game right and will delay the beta release until they feel it’s ready. Hopefully we will see the beta go live in the next few weeks.