- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is currently in closed beta test.
The CS:GO beta began at the end of November 2011 with a limited stress test phase meant primarily to stress test servers and matchmaking, which only included Dust and Dust2. On February 14, 2012 the official closed beta was launched, with Valve distributing thousands of additional CS:GO beta keys and updating the beta to include new maps, weapons, and gameplay tweaks. Read on for more information on the beta and how to get your hands on a CS:GO beta key for yourself.
CS:GO Beta Quick Facts:
- Status: Closed (invite only)
- Game Modes: Casual (matchmaking), Competitive (custom matches only)
- Maps: Dust, Dust2, Train, Nuke, Inferno
- Pistols: Tec-9, P2000, Desert Eagle
- SMGs: UMP, MP7, PP-Bizon
- Shotguns: Nova
- Rifles: Colt M4A1, AK-47, SSG 08, AWP
How To Get A CS:GO Beta Key?As of Feb 14, Valve announced that the top 7000 most active players of Counter-Strike: Source (CS:S) and CS 1.6 would receive free keys to the CS:GO closed beta in their Steam Inventory that week. Additionally, the top 500 most active players in the stress test phase of the beta received gift keys in their Steam Inventory as well. If you are not one of these lucky players, there are still ways to get a key.First, Valve has announced that they will be distributing more keys in the coming weeks through prominent Counter-Strike community sites which will be giving them out as contests, promotions and giveaways. Second, even if you don’t snag a CS:GO beta key this way, Valve has posted a survey that you may fill out via Steam that will automatically enter you as a candidate for the CS:GO beta, and Valve is giving survey takers keys regularly.
Below are the in-game screenshots provided to us by one of our fans Mr. Kalpak Dustakar: