Counter-Strike: Global Offensive free this weekend on Steam

Publisher Valve’s modern military shooter is free for anyone with Steam this weekend. Gamers can download the game here or get it directly from Steam.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the latest update to Valve’s long-running first-person-shooter franchise. It keeps most of what made Counter-Strike one of the most popular multiplayer games for years while improving the visuals. The developer spiced things up with new characters, weapons, maps, and modes.

A free weekend like this is probably the best way to give CS: GO a try for the first time since it’s more likely that people of various skill levels will be playing.

Steam is offering a full version for $9.99 through November 5. After that date, the game will sell for $14.99. CS: GO is also available on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network although these platforms do not benefit from this free-weekend promotion.

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