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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Arms Deal Update Brings Weapon Collection and Trading


With Dota 2 officially released and The International 3 finally done, Valve can now turn their focus to poor Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which could see better days.

Deciding on going with the tried and tested formula, Valve has announced a new Arms Deal update to the game which will allow players to collect, buy, sell and trade over 100 weapons; each uniquely customized and all ready to be used in-game.

Similar to Steam’s trading card, the skinned weapons will drop randomly in the game provided it’s running on an official server. These will not be common instances. What players will mostly be doing though is collecting individual painted pieces that can be acquired by opening dropped weapon cases.

To open them you’ll need to either purchase or trade appropriate keys. On completing a weapon, you’re free to either use it in-game or trade/sell it through the Steam Marketplace.

Like the compendium in Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be getting an eSports Weapon Case. Part of the proceeds from sales of these Case Keys will go to the prize pot of CS:GO community competitive events.

Players will also be able to upload their own designs soon enough via the CS:GO Workshop. It’s possible that popular up-voted finishes may appear in future CS:GO updates, according to developers.

The update will also introduce two new weapons – the M4A1-S and USP-S. To check out the new designed weapons, you can head over to the official website.