Valve has released a free-to-play edition of its shooter game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The edition allows players to try out some aspects of the game free of charge.
In the Free Edition players are able to play offline against a team of bots and spectate matches through GOTV. All other features remain unavailable until players purchase the game.
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The original game is still on sale as well and is now listed as the Full Edition that enables all other features at the price tag of $14.99 US in North America and €12.49 in Europe.
The introduction of the Free Edition is part of Valve's efforts to grow the game's competitive e-sports community.
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