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If you can't beat them, join them? It seems that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may be getting a PUBG-like mode.

I should state, for the record, that this is entirely speculative of course. However, it's interesting to note especially for Linux gamers since we do not have anything really like PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS and the developer has no plans for a Linux version. I would certainly appreciate something resembling it on Linux, as I do love those types of games.

The information comes from Valve News Network, where they go over a bunch of patches to look at content not yet released. The results really very interesting!

It wouldn't surprise me at all if Valve did this, as it could bring back a lot of players to the game. It would also of course be open to a much wider playerbase, since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive works on both Mac and Linux. Honestly, it just makes sense. They have a pretty good FPS engine, there's a current type of FPS game-mode that's incredibly popular, why wouldn't they go for it?

It would be interesting, if they went the Dota 2 way of allowing custom game modes, not just an official new PUBG-like mode. However, the content leaked as shown in the video above, does make it very clear that it seems to be some sort of survival mode. This Survival Island map, plus everything that seems to be coming like parachuted supply drops, will make for a rather interesting update—if it comes that is.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks, VG24/7.

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Zelox 18 December 2017 at 3:33 pm UTC
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oh god yes plz! But I would rather see valve make a new game for this and not stick with a game mode in cs:go


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Leopard 18 December 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC
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LeopardWhat about H1Z1 King of the kill , Arma 3 Battle Royale mode?
They were standing there long before of PUBG.
Well, Brendan Greene (PlayerUnknown) was also the creator of Battle Royale mods for DayZ and Arma 2 (then ported to Arma 3). H1Z1 King of the Kill came out after his mods became popular. So, one could argue that he created that kind of gameplay, PUBG being the professional version of his previous attempts as a modder.

But in any case, a game concept can't be copyrighted. He can complain as much as he wants on this, he's basically yelling at clouds. (*insert Simpsons reference here*)

Yep , with his logic id Software should be complaining about all FPS games being copycat of Wolfenstein or Doom.
Kels 18 December 2017 at 4:35 pm UTC
I guess there really was a market for PUBG without all the bugs and glitches. And, in the case of Fortnite, much more appealing art direction.
Krogash86 18 December 2017 at 4:44 pm UTC
Nice news
pete910 18 December 2017 at 7:04 pm UTC
GrifterI had hoped Epic would have ported Fortnite to Linux by now, I'd rather have Fortnite than pubg. But Epic seems completely and utterly against this =(

This ^^^ So much this!

A fail to understand why Epic, the creators of UT/ UnrealEngine have neglected to press the linux build button !!!!!!!!!!
Doc Angelo 18 December 2017 at 7:10 pm UTC
Geppeto35Already I'm bored to wait for the end of the rounds in CS ... in such a game, I would go crazy. Unreal-Tournament-style is perfect for me: you die? you re-appear in the max. 5 seconds in base, full stop! No time to waste my life waiting for pro-gamers to finish their round of hide and seek :-P
Moreover, no collective goals and team actions in PUBG? Can you propose temporal alliance to other player(s)? or only "all against all"? ... What the interest in that case to play against other humans on the web? Opponents could be bots with different skills. AI is bad to collectively build something with human and adjust with other biotic intelligence to reach a common goal. In pure competition "all against all", AI can do the job.
I need to try it to understand, but not a that price and not on windows :-DD

You don't have to wait for the round to end. If you or your team dies, you can immediately start a new round with different 100 people. There solo, duo and squad servers.

The game is badly optimized, some seriously bad UI design. There are many things wrong with this game. But still, the game play is sooooooooo good, it's pretty much a steal for this price.

I hope something better comes out soon. Until then, PUBG is fun.
Naib 18 December 2017 at 7:40 pm UTC
Interesting.
Also... when is CSGO moving over to source2 (or whatever the engine dota2 uses). There was talk this would be out the summer gone
MayeulC 18 December 2017 at 8:13 pm UTC
Looks like that guy doesn't grasp the concept behind "competition", and all that comes with it. Pretty strange for a competitive game, if you ask me.

"Competition is good, but not against me" is not a whining that will get you anywhere.

I second the other voices here, this is in essence a game mode that has been around for a long time, although seeing it professionally executed is really nice. I was never really fond of the default CS gamemode, so that's even nicer for me
Meanwhile, there are a lot of look-alikes you can play on various other games, such as Gmod, Minecraft, etc.
dvd 18 December 2017 at 9:57 pm UTC
I think CS does the deathmatch better. Or GTA:SAMP/GTA 4 whatever. I think that guy doesn't know games have been doing exactly the same thing for ages, lol.
scaine 18 December 2017 at 10:28 pm UTC
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Embarrassing that Epic have never released Fortnite for Linux, particularly after Tim Sweeney's childish rant about the Windows 10 store. Words without power. Funnily enough, not a single one of Tim's rants (and there have been a few) have ever even mentioned Linux, despite his company's engine supporting the platform. It's like he's fundamentally unaware of it.

Or, more likely, money talks and he know who butters his bread: Microsoft.
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