CS:GO receives 14,000 negative Steam reviews in a single day after going free to play

CS:GO receives 14,000 negative Steam reviews in a single day after going free to play

CS:GO abruptly went free to play and added a battle royale mode called Danger Zone on Thursday. The immediate reaction hasn't been great: 14,327 negative Steam reviews flooded the CS:GO store page on December 7 alone. That's more negative reviews for CS:GO in a single day than in any entire month since Steam added a user review system back in 2013. Another 4,000+ negative reviews have appeared so far today.

Most of the new negative reviews point to the free to play model rather than the new battle royale mode. Some players are unhappy that a game they spent money on is now free for anyone who wants to play (even, in some cases, players who have owned the game for years and have played for thousands of hours). Others were hoping for more of a reward than the loyalty badge they received for having purchased the game prior to Thursday—some reviewers feel they are entitled to an exclusive skin or weapon. Many are convinced that going free to play will result in a sudden influx of cheaters and hackers. There are a number demanding a refund for the purchase price.

Many negative reviews also take issue with the change to Prime matchmaking. Previously, Prime matchmaking was limited to players who added a legitimate phone number to their accounts and had played enough to attain Rank 21. Now, anyone who had purchased CS:GO prior to the switch to a free to play model has been elevated to Prime.

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stalk200

and that people are outraged, this game was originally free, and such become only now.)


✪Graf✪

stalk200 said:

and that people are outraged, this game was originally free, and such become only now.)

Because they paid for the free game.)


Deseptiron

It happened to original CS, it happened to Team Fortress and Team Fortress 2...

How exactly is this surprising? Next up: HATS!


Meka17

...

Meka

phloxrsa

I too feel a slight tinge of resent at the mediocre prize of a badge and ability to queue premium only. I put no value in badges, and since everyone will have this one, it makes it even more worthless. Imagine having bought the game a month ago and now its free. Ouch.


F33L

Deseptiron said:

It happened to original CS, it happened to Team Fortress and Team Fortress 2...

How exactly is this surprising? Next up: HATS!

show me the original cs that went free to play because i do NOT see what you are talking about..  maybe you live in your own little world ?


xXMirabelleXx

why are people still playing this? it's so old and ugly now. seriously


GrenadeASC

MarieAlexandra u know people aren't playing the game because it has astonishing graphics but for the mechanics of the game?


TnK-

MarieAlexandra said:

why are people still playing this? it's so old and ugly now. seriously

Because it's possible to love something "old and ugly" maybe?

Your mom is old and ugly but you still love her, don't you?


stalk200

phloxrsa said:

I too feel a slight tinge of resent at the mediocre prize of a badge and ability to queue premium only. I put no value in badges, and since everyone will have this one, it makes it even more worthless. Imagine having bought the game a month ago and now its free. Ouch.

why are you all outraged ?, you bought the game, played, had a lot of fun.  What's so annoying about it? that later this game got people who do not have the means to buy the game, they were given the opportunity to play it many years later, they have been waiting for a long time and not outraged about it.......a month is also a lot of time!!!


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Players are unhappy about changes to Prime status, and having spent money on a game that is now free to all.

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