Top 12 Curious Facts About Legendary Shooter Game – Counter-Strike14 November 2019
It is incredible but Counter-Strike is older than some gamers: this year, the shooter has celebrated its twentieth anniversary! During this time, the game changed a lot, while certain facts turned into legends.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or CS:GO in short-hand and informal form, is one of the world’s best-known shooters. The CS beta version was launched in 1999, boasting the only one mode and pretty simple graphics.
Currently, Valve’s CS:GO is considered to be one of the top esports disciplines: the prize pool of Major Championships is $1 million, and the number of viewers increases year by year. Like any popular game, Counter-Strike has its own special features, secrets, and legends. Check out whether you know all the below-mentioned!
1. CS was designed as the Half-Life mode
An amateur mode becoming one of the most popular games worldwide was developed by two enthusiasts: Minh Le and Jess Cliffe. Later on, they were invited to Valve. The game appeared to be a real surprise for the industry.
2. It took some time for the famous headshot icon to emerge
This icon was added in 2000 when the shooter introduced various types of weapons. Some of them are applied even now. For instance, the FN Five-seveN pistol. Well, everything is clear with the icon: it is familiar to all gamers.
3. Chickens follow players when pressing action keys
Chickens as the shooter’s mascot appeared in 2000. You can not only destroy the bird but also make it follow you by pressing Е on the keyboard. Many players prefer to kill chickens, as they can block moves and disclose the gamer’s position to opponents.
4. An activated training mode helps to find a bomb
It is a legal way to find a bomb in excessive smokiness. You should just turn on the Instructor that will help players to understand the lay of the land where they can’t see anything.
5. It is impossible to see your own shadow
A lot of people pay no regard to such trivialities, but that's a fact! Players fail to spot their own shadow from their viewpoint because of the absence of the POV camera shadow render. However, it does not bring any sacral sense.
6. A smoke grenade puts out the fire one
CS:GO allows to put out the fire grenade easily and quickly by throwing the smoke bomb into it. It’s amazing and efficient! Such a maneuver, along with blinding grenades, can surprise the opponent.
7. One of the CS:GO skins costs $61,052
It was the price of the skin with an autograph of gamer Skadoodle, a member of the Cloud9 esports team winning ELEAGUE Major. The skin is called Dragon Lore and considered to be the rarest one in the Cobblestone kit. Thus, it costs like an airplane wing.
8. There is a version for arcade-like machines
This gaming option is titled Counter-Strike Neo. Valve created it for the Japanese gaming market. With this CS version differing from the conventional shooter, it is hard to distinguish the connection at first glance.
9. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was extremely criticized
Launched in 2012, Global Offensive faced plenty of critical feedback. It was difficult to imagine the popularity of CS:GO. Back then, the shooter game was complemented by Molotov cocktails, numerous rifles, and battle techniques (varieties of grenade throwing).
10. There is a zombie version
Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies was released in 2014. It is quite different from the common and familiar CS version. It is rather a traditional zombie horror game with strange weapons and unattractive monsters. The game is in disfavor among players.
11. The game has graffitis dedicated to esports matches
For example, you can find a graffiti depicting a special operations soldier demilitarizing a bomb in the fire on the Overpass map. It was dedicated to an intriguing strategy of gamer olofmeister who defused the explosive device in the Molotov cocktail fire. The game includes five graffitis.
12. You should get from around the corner using A or D keys
It is a tip by experienced gamers. If you get from around the corner by pressing W, the sight is out of adjustment and bullets do not hit the target. A or D keys will allow you to keep a bead properly.
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