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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Adds Prime Account Matchmaking and More

A new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update has been added to the ever popular game, and this time it brings a treat for the experienced players of the first person shooter from Valve Entertainment in the form of separate Prime Account Matchmaking options.

Valve has been testing the Prime Account Matchmaking features for a while now, the idea being to enable the more skilled players to go up against each other in a separate queue for matches.

Prime Account Matchmaking Added Via New Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update

The developers have explained how the new feature is going to work in live, and what changes have been made to the feature as compared to how it played before.

First, we’re changing the eligibility requirements. In order to qualify for an upgrade to Prime Status you still need a qualifying phone number, but you’ll also need to reach Lieutenant Rank 21. If you were previously upgraded to Prime and have lost that status, all you have to do is continue to play and earn XP.

If you already are a Prime Account holder you should be able to see the new separate option for queueing, just go ahead and play against the more experienced folk out there.

This is also going to allow you to set your preferences like “whether matchmaking will exclusively search for Prime matches, or instead prioritize Prime matches and allow non-Prime matches after queuing for a while.”

The new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update has also made improvements to the game sounds as well as fixes for complaints regarding distortion and ear fatigue. All weapons will be updated with the changes gradually.

Last but not the least, the new CSGO update has also released the Gamma Case with “community designs and knives with the all-new Gamma finishes.” Read up on everything here.