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Speculation: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive might be getting a PUBG-like mode

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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!

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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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Nezchan 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
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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.
14 19 December 2017 at 3:25 am UTC
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I think I'd rather see an Unreal Engine battle royale game on Linux than on Source 2. Unity would be more appealing, too. Battle Royale mod for Rust, anyone? Source games are nice and fast for shooters, but man, they feel thin and stiff these days. I can just imagine walking around a corner with great loot only to be headshot as soon as my nose is visible. When's the last time you hid in a bush in a Source game?
Expalphalog 19 December 2017 at 4:54 am UTC
I would love to try a Battle Royale game. Hopefully one with mutable chat so I don't have to deal with the sorts of people that infest multiplayer games. I was about to pull the trigger and buy The Culling when it's reviews started falling fast.
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