Watch Us Kill People For Weapons In This New Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Mode

I promised you a video of the new Arms Race mode in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, so here it is.

The objective pretty much mirrors the game's other modes: kill the enemy team. But navigating the much more open area maps quickly makes you lose sight of anything team-based.

As you secure kills, you'll move up in levels and the game will instantly trade your gun for another. The first player who kills their enemy with every gun including the final weapon — a knife granted to you when you reach the last of the 26 levels — wins the round. Our video editor, Chris Person, rampaged through the Baggage map as seen in the video above, slowly moving through each new level's weapon all the way down to the knife. Take a look at Arms Race from the Terrorist's perspective above.

Arms Race is incredibly fast-paced. The idea was born from Counter-Strike's original Gun Game mod, and you've probably seen similar modes since then in the likes of Call of Duty titles. Instant respawn adds to the fast nature of the game, but you'll have to be careful for spawn campers. Or enemies who have idly wandered into your spawn point.

It's damn good fun, and particularly fulfilling if you can manage to be the first to pull off that last knife kill to win the round.


    So...just like GunSmith in BF3. However, looks to be more balanced than GunSmith. GunSmith starts you off with pistols/revolvers and progresses to more powerful weapons until you finish with the knife. The problem is that if someone gets a couple of weapons ahead it's really hard to catch up to them with just a revolver when they have an M4.

      Gunmaster godammit

    I know this is based on gun game, but I've always thought that everyone should start off with the most powerful weapons and get weaker as they progress, making the game more even, rather than making the score gap even larger.

    Kill people you say? More looks like you were having a bot match. Can't make yourself look good against real players? lol

      I'll let it slide just because he's showing off the weapons and doing it in the least time consuming way.

    Reign: that existed too, it was called Reverse Gun Game, and is far superior to normal gun game. Looks like that's what they have done here.

    Gun Game / Reverse Gun Game was all I pretty much played in CS:S towards the end.

    Picked up CS:GO and Arms Race is so much fun. The instant respawn keeps you in the game and people are more frivolous to run around and kill things instead of camping/sniping.

    Very happy with it overall, couldn't expect anything more tbh.

    This is the only form of gun game you should play. The rest have all got it wrong. Yer

    Looks a much better gun order than other gun games I've played (haven't played CS versions of it). Having some weaker guns at the end will make it fairer.

    They should just make the gun order completely random every game, always finishing on the knife. Every player in each game has the same gun order for that particular game, but the next game the gun order is completely different. Would make things interesting

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