In recent years, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has become a free game with an update. As a result, there was a noticeable increase in the number of CS: GO players. Although the game is free, you had to pay a fee of $15 for players to reach “Elite” status and play with other elite players, or to reach the 21st rank in the game.
As a result, the cheating rate will have increased when free-to-play players attend matches with other elite players after the 21st rank, which Valve has introduced in recent weeks, resulting in a significant decrease in the number of CS:GO players.
CS: Go player numbers are decreasing significantly
Valve has put up big hurdles for players who play CS:GO for free with a new update. Free CS: GO players can no longer enter competitive matches, earn any “Drop” at the end of matches, and do not receive any XP. After this update, the decrease in the number of CS: GO players on SteamCharts, a Steam player analytics site, attracted a lot of attention.
While the number of players has fallen by 16.7% since the update, There has been no backlash from Valve. Valve claimed this update was taken to prevent increased cheaters in the competitive mode of CS GO. Now, if you want to experience CS:GO in full, you have to pay a fee of 15$ or 123 TL at the price of Turkey.