While a few years ago I was traveling almost every day in the multiplayer of Call of Duty and Battlefield, the two shooter classics have now been shrewring with me. Fortunately, there is an alternative on Steam that has still been enthusiastic about me for years – and is now even free of charge.
Counter-Strike instead of COD & BF: Less frustration, more fun
Missing weapon balance, massive bugs, hackers – in the past few years, Call of Duty and Battlefield have been bought with me. Again and again I gave both rows a chance, and again and again I was disappointed. Since Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops, the fun of the game has continued to flute for me .
- Battlefield 2042 showed me how much I still love Battlefield 3
Although I jump again once again with a few friends about Rebirth Island in CoD: Warzone (to the colume on Spiel tips.de) – but since switching to Caldera, Warzone has not been for me what it was.
On the other hand, I currently have really fun in shooters in one of Steam’s absolute burners: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive . Since the end of 2013 I have been making a detour to Dust 2 at irregular intervals, get lost in office or forget how the setup for the smoke grenade in Mirage looks again with hell, with which I cut the opponents the view of the CT spawn.
I like to admit it, I’m not a professional in CS – I now have more than 550 hours of play on the clock. And although I bump around in the ranking in the lower third, I still make CS: Go damn a lot of fun! Why? Quite simply: I always have the feeling that I am responsible for my failure myself. My opponent didn’t killed me because he exploited an exploit, was not recognized by the game or hid between two textures and was almost invisible. He was just better than me – or at least better prepared **.
CS: look at Steam
_ The history of Counter-Strike is full of fascinating stories: _
competitive, fair – and also free
Counter-Strike: Global offensive will probably not be the right replacement for every code and battlefield-tired shooter fan-not least because it is only available for the PC **. Getting started is quite hard because many mechanics work differently than with the competition, who plays alone, will most likely meet toxic team members and the graphic is not exactly one of the greatest strengths of the shooter classic.
But Counter-Strike can score: Global offensive in completely different areas:
Price: * CS: GO has been playable for free since the end of 2018. However, if you want, you can buy the “Prime Status Upgrade” for 12.75 euros, which offers some advantages in matchmaking and additional rewards.
Game numbers: Hundreds of thousands of players frolic on the servers at any time of the day (source: Steam Charts). It is therefore never difficult to find a suitable match.
reasonable update policy: If the community discovers a mistake in the game, the developers usually deliver a hotfix update within a few days.
Own server + modding: If you don’t feel like the classic game modes from Counter-Strike, you can also have fun on dedicated community servers. These support all sorts of mods and also offer the option of increasing the update rate to 128 ticks per second, which has a positive effect on the hit recognition.
_Counter-Strike is one of the most influential games of the shooter genre: _
Teamwork is the key to success: * While in other shooters everyone somehow plays for themselves, something rarely works without communication in CS. That is why it feels all the more rewarded when a plan is successfully implemented.
CS runs on every potato: CS: GO has never been a graphics board, but that is exactly what has its advantages. Because even on computers that are getting a bit old or do not offer much performance by house, the game often runs in passable frame rates.
No leveling up, no activation: * Each player gets access to all weapons and equipment of the entire game directly at the start. So you never have the feeling that you are at a disadvantage because you have not yet unlocked any essays for the corresponding weapon.
Hence my tip for you: If you are on the PC on the way, COD and Battlefield are no longer suitable and a little frustration tolerance calls your own, you should give a Counter-Strike: Global offensive in any case .
Grab a few friends (preferably one or two who can do the game and get a little under your arms at the beginning) and look for a ranked match on Dust 2, Mirage, Inferno or Nuke-** Then we stand
Maybe even opposite us! ** And until then always busy b with the P90.