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CSGO’s newest update brings huge changes to its Prime system

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jun 04, 2021 9:49 pm
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Dimapur, June 4 (EMN): Valve released a new update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) today and it brings significant changes to its Prime system.

For starters, non-Prime players can no longer attain Prime status unless they pay for it. Earlier it was possible to earn Prime status for free provided a free-to-play (F2P) player can grind and reach Level 21.

“Prime Status can only be added to an account by purchasing Prime Status in-game or through the Steam Store,” wrote Valve in a blog post.

Another change that will affect non-Prime accounts is that they will no longer have access to ranked matches. On the other hand, Prime players can toggle between ranked and unranked matches according to their convenience.

Watch YouTuber 3kliksphilip explain the new CSGO update below.

“Along with all the gameplay that we made available for free, new players had access to drops, Ranks, Skill Groups, and a free path to Prime matchmaking. Unfortunately, over time, those benefits have become an incentive for bad actors to hurt the experience of both new and existing players. So today we’re revising the offering for new players,” said Valve.

However, the biggest change for non-Prime accounts following this update is that they will no longer receive XP, Ranks, drops, or Skill Groups.

Valve wrote, “New players can still play every game mode, play on community servers, and play workshop maps. However, they will no longer receive XP, Ranks, drops, or Skill Groups; those features are now exclusively available to Prime Status players.”

For all of you that don’t have Prime status on your CSGO accounts, Valve has given the assurance that your XP and rank will carry over provided you purchase the Prime status before June 17th.

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jun 04, 2021 9:49:03 pm