Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launching with zombie mod

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will already have a Plaguefest zombie mod available when it launches tomorrow.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is treading a well-worn path in the shooter genre, with the announcement of a zombie mod for the game. Yes, if you haven't gotten your fill of knocking off zombies by the truckload yet, you'll be able to take down some undead when CS:GO launches tomorrow.

The Counter-Strike blog gives word that Valve has been working with the modders at Plaguefest to produce a mod for the game, and it will be ready in time for launch. It promises many more mods to come in the months ahead, too.

Obviously this news relates to the PC version, but the game is due for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this week too. If you grab it through the PSN Play promotion and have a PlayStation Plus membership, you can get a 20% discount. Check out the latest trailer below.

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    August 20, 2012 3:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launching with zombie mod.

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will already have a Plaguefest zombie mod available when it launches tomorrow.

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      August 20, 2012 3:22 PM

      Left4Dead branched off from a Counter-Strike mod and now they're putting zombies back into the new CS? Seems like they already have a popular platform for people who want that. I don't get what this brings that would make me want to play this instead of L4D.

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        August 20, 2012 3:23 PM

        CS aiming with headshot-only zombies would be cool.

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        August 20, 2012 3:36 PM

        Because the CS version was always far different from L4D in both mechanics and feel. L4D is a complete stand alone game while ZM_ is more basic sandbox zerg fest. They aren't really comparable.

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        August 20, 2012 3:36 PM

        Because the CS version was always far different from L4D in both mechanics and feel. L4D is a complete stand alone game while ZM_ is more basic sandbox zerg fest. They aren't really comparable.

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        August 20, 2012 3:36 PM

        The cycle has come full circle and is now complete.

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        August 20, 2012 4:59 PM

        Go play zombie mod on CS:S then get back to us

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      August 20, 2012 3:30 PM

      The worst thing about current CS Zombie Mods is unlimited ammo & reload. Makes the matches so fucking boring.

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        August 20, 2012 3:37 PM

        I always was fine with unlimited ammo. But reload should stay in. It provides a window of opportunity and actually forces the CT to be somewhat aware.

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      August 20, 2012 3:38 PM

      I had a super popular mod I made for CS1 called "RuneMod", which ported the quake 1 threewave ctf runes to counterstrike, and you kept them over rounds, which tended to encourage less camping, as players desired runes other players had.

      I wish there were a way to contact valve and work out a method to get these added to CS:GO, I've heard that they have been gimping a lot of the mod APIs, which is sort of depressing.

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        August 20, 2012 9:19 PM

        I loved Threewave CTF.

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        August 21, 2012 12:14 AM

        that sounds awesome

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          August 21, 2012 4:45 AM

          It was awesome! I started making weird runes that were pretty balanced, but very powerful, like one that let you walk through walls while you had a knife out, a rune that let you have the quake1 tf esque grappling hook, and one that made your pistol level up, each time you killed with it it got stronger until it was just absurd. Here's a video of some dude playing it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=genWhKZJW_0

          I tried posting in the steam forums the other day asking if there is any way they could work with me to port it, but that forum is a terrible place to ask something like that. Maybe I should email gabe, although I feel like he probably doesn't really reply to every email.

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            August 21, 2012 7:06 AM

            He personally replied to my email gushing about how awesome Portal 2 is. So if you butter him up (lol) he'll probably reply.

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      August 20, 2012 3:46 PM

      I know Valve is awesome. I know that they made two L4D games. I know they have mods of mods of mods.

      But I wonder if they started work on this mod before or after Day Z became popular.

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      August 20, 2012 3:58 PM

      oh look... another zombie mod...

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      August 20, 2012 4:03 PM

      Well, I like their enthusiasm. Just bought it, hope it's a good time.

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      August 20, 2012 5:35 PM

      Ok I think this is the point where the zombie market is becomming oversaturated. But maybe they will have hats?

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      August 20, 2012 6:44 PM

      I`m all for zombies... but they have knives... These look like House of the Dead Zombies...

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      August 20, 2012 10:38 PM

      If this Zombie Mod has the same shit hit detection as CS then no thx!