Back in early November we told you that despite the guys at Valve promising that the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta would start in October they had in fact missed this date and it had been delayed. Today we finally have the official CS: GO beta launch date and details regarding how you can get yourself a beta key.
Let’s start with the launch date, if you already have a beta key you can begin playing the beta on November 30, however don’t worry if you don’t have a key as eventually it will become an open beta where everyone can play it. This news was revealed on Twitter and it has also been confirmed that the beta is PC only.
When we attended this year’s EuroGamer Expo we managed to get some hands on time with Global Offensive and we were very impressed with it, visually it was by no means up their with CoD or Battlefield, however anyone who plays CS knows it’s all about gameplay. After playing the game at the Expo we were given some beta keys, obviously we are going to be testing out the beta ourself – however we still have two going spare (and we have been promised more by Valve).
So how can you stand a chance of winning yourself this key? Well it is very simple, but you do need a Google+ account (get one here). Once you are logged in all you have to do is click on this link and click share, share it with your circles and you will be in with a chance of winning a beta key.
At the moment we only have two keys, but we have been in touch with Valve and they have promised us more. We will not be doing a separate giveaway for other keys, so when they are emailed across to us we will randomly pick people who followed the giveaway instructions which we told you about in the previous paragraph. To prove we are not messing you about here are the two cards which the keys are printed on:
We will randomly select winners of the keys the day before the beta launch (November 29), so get on Google+ and click share on this post!