CS: Global Offensive PC beta start date set for October

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We have just returned from the EuroGamer Expo 2011 and now we will start churning out some of the information which we found out during the expo’s opening day – first off we can confirm something which hardcore first-person shooter fans will be pleased to hear, yes that’s right folks Valve has confirmed that the PC beta for Counter Strike: Global Offensive is coming.

Currently no specific date has been set, but we can confirm that the CS: GO beta for PC will kick off sometime during October, sadly there is no sign of a beta for PS3 or Xbox 360 just yet – but we do know that people who want to play the PC beta will need to install Steam and have a beta key.

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Below you can see a couple of cards which Valve staff handed to us during the expo, each has a Counter Strike: Global Offensive beta key printed on the rear – we have been promised more and we will soon be handing out beta keys to some of our lucky readers.

On the rear of the card it clearly states that to redeem your beta access you must download Steam from here (if you don’t already have it installed) and then install it on your PC, once installed create or log in with a Steam account and once in check out the Games menu – here you should be able to select “Activate a Product on Steam”, this is where you enter your beta key, it’s that simple!

One thing which hasn’t been confirmed just yet is the exact date that the beta will start, all we know is that it will start something in October – with Battlefield 3′s beta kicking off in late September it will be interesting to see how popular the CS: GO beta is – we got some hands on time with the PS3 version of the game and despite witnessing a few minor bugs we were more impressed than we thought we would be – in fact it exceeded our highest expectations, especially after posting this video back in late August – yes visually it is no BF3 or MW3, but in terms of gameplay it was great fun.

Stay tuned if you want to find out more about our hands on time with Counter Strike: Global Offensive, or if you want to get your hands on a Counter Strike: Global Offensive beta key for PC. It may be worth Following Product-Reviews on Twitter, Liking Product-Reviews on Facebook or adding me to a Circle on Google+ – as soon as we get the codes we will announce the giveaway!

  • XLighterShadowX

    I have a CS:GO beta key from eurogamer 2011 too :3 Is it ‘safe’ to register the product to my steam BEFORE october? as in, would steam recognise the game? or should I play safe and register it to steam when the beta is accessible?

    • naveenwf

      i was at eurogamer on saturday and i just activated it today – it seems fine. the game is in my library but its a darker grey, like a game that you’ve pre ordered that just sits in your library

    • naveenwf

      i was at eurogamer on saturday and i just activated it today – it seems fine. the game is in my library but its a darker grey, like a game that you’ve pre ordered that just sits in your library

  • U_Know_Ha

    OMG i want a beta code so bad D:

    • CSoldier

      send email to onecsgo AT usa DOT com

  • Syavick

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