It’s been a long time coming, but Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is finally on its way. Earlier today, Valve announced that the sequel to one of the most popular PC games of all time is available for pre-order on Steam starting today. If you buy in now, you’ll save 10% from the usual $14.99 asking price as well as get access to the beta starting on August 14th.
If somehow you’ve managed to miss out on the series so far, the entire series is on sale until August 9th through Steam’s Midweek Madness sale. You can pick up the entire franchise for $18.69 in a bundle that includes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but you really would only need to pick up Counter-Strike: Source to get a good feel of what you’re getting yourself into.
Counter-Strike has one of the most loyal and competitive fan bases to ever grace the PC gaming scene. I can’t wait for them to start bitching about how Valve ruined the game in some minute way when it’s released on August 21st.