Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's closed beta to begin on November 30

With all of the major announcements over the past few months it's easy to forget that Valve is working on a sequel to Counter-Strike for the PC, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will bring the mostly PC-exclusive franchise to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and it's closer to launch than you might think. In fact, it's far enough along that Valve is planning on flipping the switch to the beta later this month, even if there's a good chance you're not going to be able to play it.

The official CS:GO Twitter account posted the news earlier today, confirming that "current key holders" will have access by the end of the month. If you're one of the lucky few (10,000 or so), Valve is saying that you'll be able to jump into the beta on November 30 and start practicing your AWP skills in both "de_Dust and "de_Dust2" – two of the most popular Counter-Strike maps. Sadly, they're also two of the most drab looking areas in the game, so we aren't really going to get a good look at what the new game has to offer in terms of graphics.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is technically due out early in 2012, but we're highly recommending you don't get your hopes up, what with Valve's history of never, ever, ever, ever, ever hitting the release dates it says its going to. 

Like, ever.

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  • kor2disturbed - November 21, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    I hated Counter Strike Source, HATED it. I could not for the life of me play on PC keyboard and mouse doesn't work for me. Though I'm definitely going to check this out.
  • anthony-burnette - June 26, 2012 6:55 p.m.

    how can you hate counter strike source ???? and so is counter strik (go) gunna be relest on the 360???
  • gondarpwns - November 21, 2011 1:37 p.m.

    HtH do u sign up?
  • RedHarlow - November 21, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    Taking fire, need assistance!
  • AGENTJORRRG - November 21, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure it is, Valve.
  • Crimmy - November 28, 2011 9:57 p.m.

    Valve Time is a bitch, but it pays off. The only things not affected by it are TF2 updates.
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