Counter-Strike Global Offensive Beta delay lifted, begins on November 30thWritten by Ron on November 19, 2011 - 04:49PM @ronwinbeta
Valve, who announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for PC, Mac, and consoles, recently delayed the release of the highly anticipated beta. Based on feedback from early access previews, the developers wanted to improve the feel of the game and are now planning a closed beta for November 30th.
"The beta will be active for all current key holders starting Wed November 30th," Valve stated in a twitter post.
"They gave us a lot of feedback on things we should get in the game before we release it, otherwise we’re going to be getting a lot of bug reports or a lot of feedback and it would just be redundant," Valve originally stated. Valve delayed the beta, which was due in October, in hopes to improve the game's "feel" as well as improve numerous bugs that were reported from the early access preview of the game.
Valve has stated that the beta program will accommodate 10,000 beta testers.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is due for Windows (via Steam) in early 2012 and will have an updated version of classic maps, as well as some new maps. The game will also have new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leaderboards, new characters, and new weapons.