CS:GO Gets Massively Review Bombed Following Going Free-to-Play
Out of nowhere, CS:GO went free-to-play recently. This was accompanied by the addition of their own take on battle royale, which is called Danger Zone. That said, longtime players were not happy about the change and made it know through the power of Steam reviews.
A practice to become more common in recent year, review bombing is the act of a bounty of people negatively reviewing a title to make it look like it’s a bad product. This happened with CS:GO recently, with over 14,000 negative reviews arriving on the game’s Steam page in one day. The total for December 7th came to 14,327, which is more than the game has seen in a single month since Steam added the review system in 2013.
That is certainly quite the large amount of negative reviews, and while some may think it had to do with the addition of battle royale, it was mostly due to the fact that players were upset that newcomers wouldn’t have to pay to play. Naturally, when one purchases something, but the next person gets it for free, feathers will be ruffled.
While the game may have been review bombed pretty hard, that didn’t stop people from jumping into CS:GO. On the very next day, the game had its most concurrent players since January 2017.
CS:GO came just short of ~750K peak concurrent players today. But the fact it didn’t hit it doesn’t really matter either way, it’s still the highest it’s been since 1/29/17 (the final day of ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017). https://t.co/EBUOfjpvby pic.twitter.com/mNppcKejU5
— wickedplayer494 (@wickedplayer494) December 8, 2018
It will be interesting to see where CS:GO goes from here, but in the meantime, some people might not be okay with it. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you upset that CS:GO is now free-to-play, or are you glad to see the move? What are your thoughts on the battle royale mode Danger Zone? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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