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Valve continues to update Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Danger Zone, with the latest update adding in some of the teased deployment perks.

As a reminder, the last update to Danger Zone (the Battle Royale-like mode for CS:GO) overhauled the game in a number of ways. One of them is how you pick a special perk before you deploy, to get a special item like boots to make you jump high (love them). This update adds in Ballistic Shield, Firebombs and C4 as options with more to come like Drone Pilot and ways to get extra money.

Have a look at a full game of Danger Zone on Ubuntu 19.04 with the new Sirocco map:

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The feature that actually shows the kill-cam from the opposite side is actually brilliant. Especially in the above video, where you see my team mate take down an enemy and then I finish the game off. Danger Zone really gets the blood flowing that's for sure, I absolutely love it.

The newer Danger Zone map, Sirocco, also had some tweaks with the latest update. Little things like missing textures, preventing landing on top of Kasbah towers, fixing a hole in the world at the bottom of the "stepwell" and so on. Additionally CS:GO also had a fix for several exploits, a minor regression caused by molotov bouncing off sky surfaces was solved and the Train map also had a few little fixes.

I'm really liking Valve's renewed focus on expanding CS:GO. Not surprising though really, competition is heating up and they need to pull people back in. Either way I appreciate it, Danger Zone is damn good fun. I have to admit, I was extremely sceptical of their decision to practically force Duos but it actually makes Danger Zone quite a bit more interesting. I would still absolutely like a Solo playlist though, I hope they add one in.

As a reminder, it's free and you can find it on Steam.

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jasonm 8 May 2019 at 12:36 pm UTC
I felt the same way about duo teams. While I really yearn for 3 player teams, the duo is indeed the most important. I've also met some great folks that I've friended and continued to play CS Go with after being assigned randomly to their team. Honestly, at this point, I'm all in on CS Go DZ. Best game in my playlist, thanks Valve!!!!!
liamdawe 8 May 2019 at 12:41 pm UTC
I actually had a game before that recording, where I was hiding in some grass just across a bit of water where I spotted two people by a crate grabbing their drops. I kept shooting at them, then it looked like they ran up over a hill to behind a wall. I crept over but it was a trap, only one ran to get my attention, the other was waiting. After, we all exchanged a nice "GG" and laughed about it, the community can sometimes surprise you with how friendly they are.


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buenaventura 8 May 2019 at 1:43 pm UTC
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You got alot of ammo with those dual berettas in the beginning (50)! Have they increased the amount of ammo you get with guns? It felt kinda stingy when I played last.
jasonm 8 May 2019 at 1:45 pm UTC
buenaventuraYou got alot of ammo with those dual berettas in the beginning (50)! Have they increased the amount of ammo you get with guns? It felt kinda stingy when I played last.

Yes, guns and ammo are far more available than before. Also, your tablet shows you the nearest large box to help you get gunned up quick. It's a lot more about gearing up and hunting people now as opposed to hunkering down and trying to find guns and ammo for 75% of the match. Many more gunfights and I love it!
edo 8 May 2019 at 11:45 pm UTC
you all get luky with your partners.
I have had partners that follow me just to steal my stuff, and I cant kill them lol
Overall this is a great gamemode.


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jasonm 8 May 2019 at 11:48 pm UTC
edoyou all get luky with your partners.
I have had partners that follow me just to steal my stuff, and I cant kill them lol
Overall this is a great gamemode.

Yes, there are pompous assholes too. I've had my fair share of them. The thing to do is when you find someone that likes to communicate and team play that you enjoyed a game with, ask them if it's okay if you can friend them, then do that. Before you know it you will always have someone that likes to team play and is enjoyable to play with.
thykr 9 May 2019 at 1:53 am UTC
This game is absolutely brilliant, and the new duo mode is really excellent. Sometimes I was playing alone though, not sure what's up about that (perhaps it's chosen randomly).


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buenaventura 9 May 2019 at 10:02 am UTC
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jasonm
buenaventuraYou got alot of ammo with those dual berettas in the beginning (50)! Have they increased the amount of ammo you get with guns? It felt kinda stingy when I played last.

Yes, guns and ammo are far more available than before. Also, your tablet shows you the nearest large box to help you get gunned up quick. It's a lot more about gearing up and hunting people now as opposed to hunkering down and trying to find guns and ammo for 75% of the match. Many more gunfights and I love it!

That's awesome! It was pretty frustrating before! I'll try it again.
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