CS:GO beta opens November 30

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developing team has announced that the beta will go live for all current key holders on November 30.

The beta for CS:GO was originally supposed to launch in end October, but as the month closed out, the CS:GO developing team announced that the October launch would be missed.

Last night, news about the beta finally came, as the developers tweeted that November 30 will be the day the beta will go live. The beta will go live for all current key holders and no word has been put out as to when more keys will be given away.

But do remember, as Chet Faliszek said in an interview with us, HLTV.org will be receiving a batch of keys to give away.

The beta will launch with just two maps, de_dust and de_dust2 and is only available for PC, not console. Do make sure to keep your eyes open as to when keys will be up for grabs on HLTV.org and we will be bringing you some updates once the beta is live.

is cs:go like teamfortress 2 style ?
2011-11-19 10:57
Brazil th3W 
cs:go its more like left 4 dead
2011-11-19 12:32
i never will play this game... not even if they pay me 1 milion euros for install it!
2011-11-19 14:39
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
If they offer you 1 million euros, give them my name please.
2011-11-19 15:40
+1 even for 100 euros i would install
2011-11-19 15:43
2011-11-19 17:45
Finland FRGVN 
I'd prob do it for 10euros coz no harm there :D
2011-11-19 20:32
Maybe even 5 :D Just for installing it? No problem at all :D
2011-11-19 22:22
3 will do it for me. A free hamburger never hurt anyone...
2011-11-20 01:31
2euro ...... noprob here
2011-11-20 06:05
don't go to far (!)
2011-11-21 18:38
you can get a big meal in india for 2euro..
2011-11-22 00:05
dont forget me x)
2011-11-19 15:49
2011-11-20 00:16
India transformer 
2011-11-19 17:09
South Africa kHYRR73 
just if they gonna give me betta key, i will install it)
2011-11-21 18:13
I would use that money to learn english, what do you think?.
2011-11-19 19:32
your english is better?! sorry, i'm not perfect, grow up... seriously!
2011-11-20 00:15
Now that's stupid.
2011-11-19 21:43
Bullshit, you cant resist to 1 milion!
2011-11-19 22:41
i'm serious, i dont want any peace of shit in my computer ... cs: go ?! wtf ... super mario is way better then this, or even tetris ! -.-
2011-11-20 00:01
super mario is better then every game in the world so...
2011-11-20 00:10
2011-11-20 00:17
Damn, you are a really player, you really know what is a good game, well if we dont care about new cs, so God bless 1.6
2011-11-20 11:17
2011-11-20 13:49
we dont care
2011-11-19 10:58
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2011-11-19 12:50
if they would make a normal game not some cartoon crap for 6 yr old kids that would be different story
2011-11-19 12:51
Of course.
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United Kingdom ioi 
2011-11-19 11:57
2011-11-19 12:01
Stfu, play it b4 u comment!
2011-11-19 12:21
Lithuania hx1 
2011-11-19 12:48
what ? i meant the upgraded beta version which they r going to release
2011-11-20 02:30
Lithuania hx1 
I said indeed. Your statement is correct.
2011-11-20 07:49
2011-11-19 12:23
Czech Republic mbS 
2011-11-19 12:26
United Kingdom vL- 
2011-11-19 12:27
Brazil chb 
2011-11-19 12:38
i do. (:
2011-11-19 12:55
2011-11-20 05:16
Slovakia zen' 
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2011-11-19 13:36
co-co-co-coombo breaker-r !
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United Kingdom ioi 
2011-11-19 23:10
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2011-11-20 15:11
fu !
2011-11-19 10:58
2011-11-19 11:01
bla bla bla bla bla bla ....
2011-11-19 11:01
Just give it a try guys..You never know!
2011-11-19 11:02
...I will buy it when it comes out, but if it doesn't have cs 1.6 movement and physics i will delete it, not even sell it to a differente guy, i don't wan't them to suffer;( . And if the sniping is awful i will delete it aswell :P
2011-11-19 11:20
so why do you buy it then? just download demo or smth and try it out
2011-11-19 11:54
Download the demo or try Beta when it will comes out, dont buy it for a try, you will just give the free money to valve :->
2011-11-19 13:54
don't buy it if you expect 1.6 movement and physics lol
2011-11-19 14:43
Come on man... It's valvE !
2011-11-19 14:29
So what? Valve will release Dota2! <3
2011-11-20 09:56
"The beta will go live for all current key holders" OH YAY..........................
2011-11-19 11:04
Yugoslavia anystrike 
current key holders can someone explaine this i dont get it ???
2011-11-19 11:42
Yugoslavia anystrike 
i found it shit
2011-11-19 11:46
"current key holders" Is directed at the people who got CS:GO BETA keys from the various events that valve attended. Gamer EXPO being one of them aswell as IEM New York.
2011-11-19 13:14
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
I got a key by mail with the kind request to cover CS:GO in an edition of KaosTV :P
2011-11-19 13:42
o nooooooo!!! Destroyed this game, it is not counter-strike
2011-11-19 11:04
Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
gief keys, hltv.org!!
2011-11-19 11:04
2011-11-19 11:05
wOw Nice
2011-11-19 11:06
I've got a key, can't wait to try it.
2011-11-19 11:07
bs shenkz0r!
2011-11-19 12:05
I speak the truth.
2011-11-19 12:11
Ok I believe you!
2011-11-19 13:41
me too
2011-11-19 16:38
To be honest, 1.6 lovers will have to give it a try... CS needs to grow... The makers of COD just received 775 millions dollars in the first week from the release of the game...
2011-11-19 11:09
ofc when idiots care about the graphics only COD is a good when it comes to single player
2011-11-19 14:14
I don't know about CS:GO, but I would prefer to play in a much better graphics game with the same "physics" as in CS 1.6
2011-11-19 14:29
well ofc but COD is ages away from cs1.6 gameplay
2011-11-19 15:44
go is for casual players, who care about graphic and useless details of game, not for pros who don't care about this shit, beceause we know cs 1.6 as a sport not as a game.
2011-11-19 16:59
well said
2011-11-19 18:07
Xm and where to take a key
2011-11-19 11:16
Ukraine gungrave 
where i can find key? :D
2011-11-19 11:13
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2011-11-19 12:00
i want key : D i need to test it : )
2011-11-19 11:16
Why all this hate guys? I can't wait to give it a try. This might not be cs 1.6 2. But that dosn't mean it's a shitty game. At least give it a try before trash talking it.
2011-11-19 11:25
2011-11-19 20:56
Sweden hWo 
1.6 is half dead ;-( Look at events this year and prize pools. It's fucking esport and game need to be much much much more popular ( than 1.6 is now ) to success and atract new sponsors and players. Look on teams did you see many new names on top spots at events? No you don't cause they prefer to play other crazy popular games. Look at League of Legends, if you compare it to DotA or HoN mechanics it comes that it's bad. But game popularity is so huge that it atracts sponsors, sponsors atracts events and events atracts young players to try to compete. You can all haters hate CS:GO that it's not gonna be like 1.6 and it won't gonna be like 1.6. But CS:GO can take Counter Strike back as king of eSport.
2011-11-19 11:40
theres like 10 tournaments a year for counter strike with 30k 50k in prize pool, for source it much less and still its not dead. when big tournaments will cut counter strike from there games then you can say thats its half dead
2011-11-19 12:04
2011-11-19 12:37
hWo you don't right
2011-11-19 12:52
Nothing will replace SC2 as king of esport for the next 10 years at least. You're right though. 1.6 is dying fast and these idiots needs to make CS: GO successful or we can all look forward to shitty CoD becoming the main FPS esport.
2011-11-22 18:34
not cod dude, there are not that many cod tournaments for the moment, this is just a shitty commercial game for kids, so I don't think that it will be the next big FPS game. "Nothing will replace SC2 as king of esport for the next 10 years at least." You may have spoken too soon, 10 years ?This is really huge, I'd say 5 or 6 years.
2011-11-29 19:14
Starcraft Broodwar lasted 10 years, and it's still hugely popular in Korea with 6 figure salaries. Starcraft 2 is MASSIVE and it's only been released 1 year. There are still 2 expansions to be released yet also (that's 4 years on it's own)
2011-11-29 19:56
Ah forgot the expansion, yea you're right, but let's wait for another game before saying that SC won't be replaced :)
2011-11-30 12:39
I don't have a key :(
2011-11-19 11:42
Good news.. Now the wait for the beta key starts :D
2011-11-19 11:44
I THINK that I like 1.6 too much to switch to CS:GO..
2011-11-19 11:48
The same!But look at it this way ... give it a chance , and treat it as a new game not as a replacement for 1.6 :)
2011-11-19 11:52
i hope i'll win a key, their website to offer betakeys is just a scam...you register, you answer to surveys/look at ads, then you gotta wait for the website to process before giving you a key, but it never ends processing...
2011-11-19 11:54
There is no CS:GO website yet, just so you know.
2011-11-19 12:06
well in that case that's a shame CSGO developers & owners let ppl scam us on this website : csgobeta.com/ don't you think this should be reported?
2011-11-19 12:10
Get used to it, the internet is full of scammers, so dont believe everything you see.
2011-11-19 12:15
agreed, but that's a domain name they should have acquired, or at least reported imho...
2011-11-19 12:17
It's not a coincidence that every game lunched by valve has steampowered or valve in it's url ;) so I don't have bloody idea why you click in links like you posted...
2011-11-19 16:40
well it's the first website displayed when typing "cs go beta keys" on google, the url is clean, and yer wrong, one and only game i checked on google is half-life 2, here is the url: orange.half-life2.com/, do you see valve or steampowered on that url?
2011-11-19 17:30
promod >>>>> csgo
2011-11-19 11:55
In 1 year, maybe.
2011-11-19 16:10
promod currently sux... it needs a lot of updates. I think it will be never released. x(
2011-11-19 20:58
Have ya actually played the most recent version?
2011-11-21 19:25
b1.08? Yes I played. Fo sho it was better than last versions but it still sux. For example models, hitboxes, sounds and ladders :-))
2011-11-22 23:53
most pointless game ever. If you want to play a nice FPS game with good graphics, go and get BF3
2011-11-19 11:56
BF3 = Casual gaming.
2011-11-19 19:32
what you call cs: go then? hard core game of 2012 with sick graphics and engine? gameplay that consists of deagle and famas, which kills everything with 1 shot. aight im with you
2011-11-19 19:41
No, I am merely stating what BF3 is. I don't think any CS 1.6 player wants to play a mindless FPS, that's why there's so much rejection towards CS:GO.
2011-11-19 21:49
lets try :D
2011-11-19 11:56
Where i get a key for beta?
2011-11-19 12:03
who cares?
2011-11-19 12:03
hehehe I got my key <3
2011-11-19 12:03
2011-11-19 12:04
interesting to see the improvements
2011-11-19 12:06
I for one am excited, these guys develop a lot faster than the CSProMod guys (nothing against them, they don't have the funds or people), will be interesting to see this game grow
2011-11-19 12:17
The CS:GO dev team is a PROFESSIONAL team which has more members, more experience, the complete source code for all versions of CS and full access to the branches of Source engine. On the top of that all the members work FULL TIME because, well, they are not volunteers :) Are you really surprised by the difference in the development speed? O_o
2011-11-21 19:24
GIVE IT A TRY U IGNORANT NOOOBS~. play it b4 u comment about it !
2011-11-19 12:21
go go go
2011-11-19 12:28
Norway aimb 
2011-11-19 12:34
Good luck guys, would have hoped to get one :(
2011-11-19 12:34
Russia Leo` 
GO - suck
2011-11-19 12:42
new key... so? 1.6 ALL DAY!
2011-11-19 12:48
i got a key and im scared of loving the game
2011-11-19 12:49
cs go sucks dude
2011-11-19 12:59
Latvia Pinkyswear 
So many underage trolls and haters... If you won't try it, then why do u feel the need to write about it here? JUST IGNORE news about CS:GO! I WILL try it just because there aren't many good multiplayer shooters out there!
2011-11-19 13:04
United Kingdom sl1ps 
All these whiners saying CSGO is bad (how do you know?) or going to be. I bet they'll all still try to get beta keys. Meaning those who actually want to try the game are less likely to win one. Think you should go through every list of comments for things related to CS:GO and ensure none of those who said it's going to be crap and never gonna play it can enter for beta keys. Still, can't wait for it to be out. Hoping for something good. :}
2011-11-19 13:06
just compare this cs:go youtube.com/watch?v=lpsjFNko-bs cspromod youtube.com/watch?v=mSYuL04AXoQ it is simple. cs:go looks like call of duty or battlefield but cspromod looks like counter strike
2011-11-19 13:09
hope when 1.6 will be not played anymore, promod will replace it , not csgo
2011-11-19 13:50
Portugal f0nZ 
So CS:GO beta was supposed to be "open" beta by October, but then they said it was only for key holders. Of course it was postponed and now it will be by November 30 (thing I really doubt it) and it's a closed beta... So what I ask is, when it will be the real OPEN BETA for all 3 consoles like it was promissed back in August, Valve? Because like Valve said (once again I doubt it) this game will be released early January.
2011-11-19 13:12
So you would rather that they just realeased the beta instead of implementing all the changes and feedback from IEM NY? No doubt you would have been one of the first to complain about the gameplay if they had.. Valve release stuff when they feel ready to it'll be the same for CS:GO so just show some patience.
2011-11-19 15:03
United Kingdom sl1ps 
Consoles aren't getting a beta anyway I don't think. Beta is only for the PC, at least that is what i've heard. And it is also widespread knowledge that they were releasing the Beta to key holders first, then to the public (although no news as to WHEN it will be fully open to all). The FULL non-beta game may not be out for months yet. I would say Q3 2012.
2011-11-19 19:38
Look, if it's not any good, people will just continue to play CS 1.6, like they did with CS:S. What's the problem? Give this game a change. If you don't like it, don't play it. I remember the transition of CS 1.5 to 1.6. Man, the community was so mad, and then it became the norm.
2011-11-19 13:15
Itsnot same thing. cs:go isnt cs2 and it'll try to take counter strike 1.6/s to top of esports. cs community will be bigger because a lot of people will meet with CS with go.
2011-11-19 13:44
cs;go = cs;s
2011-11-19 13:56
I won't say it's sucks but I'll say that I won't leave 1.6 =DD
2011-11-19 14:06
new updates on cs promod are realy good, hope they keep updating till a good game to replace 1.6. until now cs promod >>>>>>>>> cs:go
2011-11-19 14:14
Bullshit, cs 1.6 4ever! :)
2011-11-19 14:17
cool story
2011-11-19 14:22
Where i can get CSGO key?
2011-11-19 14:23
in New York, Cucumber avenue 420
2011-11-19 14:35
Ty. -.-
2011-11-19 14:36
the game is shit. nuff said !
2011-11-19 14:43
Argentina STI 
1.6 4 ever is simple :)
2011-11-19 14:49
jeez guys stop bitching around, the game can be pretty good if they listen to US. Just wait and give it a try. the game needs time to be "perfect" cs was shit in the beginning aswell, same goes for CSP 1.0-1.06 so cmon.
2011-11-19 15:04
Since no one wants the keys, I will take them gladly :) can´t wait to check out CS:GO
2011-11-19 15:09
its gonna be great to test it now. will you be able to get one key at dh?
2011-11-19 15:31
2011-11-19 15:58
I'd love to have a key!
2011-11-19 16:02
cs 1.6 forever!
2011-11-19 16:21
hooch | 
Israel m@$k@ 
+ 999.999
2011-11-19 16:28
I'd rahter eat my crap than play that
2011-11-19 16:52
how to get this keys?
2011-11-19 17:02
hey man ! what is cs:go ?
2011-11-19 17:06
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2011-11-19 17:46
CS:GO!!! =D
2011-11-19 17:55
Finally a decent CS game coming out.
2011-11-19 17:57
just give me a key then i am happy
2011-11-19 19:43
2011-11-20 13:20
thanks Valve for creating CS and then destroying it.thanks.
2011-11-19 19:44
Actually valve didnt create CS. :D
2011-11-19 20:23
Can't wait.
2011-11-19 20:12
CS:GO? In my opinion the next shit. CSS my opinion, no longer is so fucked that add even call CS with COD. With all of version 1.6 is the best. =)
2011-11-19 20:25
I need one key :S =D
2011-11-19 20:32
Good news.. GO CS:GO! This game will remove CS:S !
2011-11-19 20:54
I have a key from ESWC, highest bid gets it! PM
2011-11-19 21:08
Its gonna be lovely since noone wants the key it seems so i will garanteed one.
2011-11-19 22:33
I have not played source:go yet only watched, but i think its fail
2011-11-19 22:53
it is sucks cuz have too many objects and details and you can't aim.
2011-11-19 23:26
Dominican Republic Okieant33 
While I love how much our community loves 1.6 because the game deserves the loyalty and love it gets, but the ignorance for a game thats not even in beta yet is a little embarrassing. Try the game, give your feedback. If you watch NiX0ns interview with chet, u'll realize that they're really going to be listening to the community and changing the game as WE see fit. This is a chance to make the game BETTER than 1.6 in a FASTER time period. Way faster than Promod. Dismissing these facts could completely kill our community when we could reenergize it and see our community grow to making the type of money SC2 sees. Think about it people. Thats all I'm saying.
2011-11-19 23:43
United Kingdom sl1ps 
+1 Speaks a lot of sense. If only more understood what CS:GO could mean for the whole community.
2011-11-21 02:57
You guys might be all against go now but I can tell you now when CSGO has money a lot more money in tournaments all of your favorite CS teams will be on board. CS1.6 no longer pays the bills.
2011-11-20 02:10
I think CS:GO is like COD basicly...I am not interesting with CS:GO because it's more like COD than CS 1.6 so I think CS 1.6 >>>>>>>>>>>CS:GO
2011-11-20 05:20
despite all that's been said, and from what i've seen.. i'm still going to give it a try. it deserves that much.. at the least. i'm not expecting much though.
2011-11-20 05:37
I bought BF3, i dont wanna waste money on this CS:GO. I have CSP though. I will be following the development of CS:GO. If it becomes a hit, then i might buy, but i aint gonna waste my money at the very start.
2011-11-21 05:56
1.6 pro 4ever 4SuRe
2011-11-21 10:42
want a key !
2011-11-21 17:27
Philippines kretsim 
i have a key :D
2011-11-24 09:17
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Denmark Esgar 
plz plz plz valve, don't fuck this up for all of us who prefer serious FPS games - BF3 is the perfect example of a game that COULD be a hit for serious gaming, yet all focus is on the casual gamer. We don't want ffa ranks stats and other worthless stuff - just a clean First person shooter with a clear set of rules/limits. You say you want to make CS:GO uniquely like CS was. Then don't go all source on it, because that game is really aiming exactly on the same group of gamers that just bought BF3. The casual gamers...
2011-11-24 09:44
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