CS 'Weapons Market' kicks off Wednesday

Written by Wil Harris

October 9, 2006 | 10:47

Tags: #counter-strike #half-life #source

Companies: #valve

Valve has announced that the new Weapons Market 'feature' of Counter-Strike Source will be implemented on October 11, just two days from now.

The Weapons Market is a hugely controversial new feature that introduces cross-server stat tracking to determine the price of weaponry within the game. Many players all buy similar weapons - Carbines, AK47s and DEagles are rife - and the game will simulate a global 'market' for these weapons. The more people choose to buy a weapon, the higher its dynamic price will get.

The aim is to encourage people to use different types of weapons and different models, rather than just constantly picking old favourites.

The prices for weapons will be updated weekly, based on the previous week's stats. The feature is massively controversial, since it promises to scupper many well-worn combat tactics for the sake of a few thousand in-game dollars.

The move comes swiftly behind the new radar system that was implemented, which allows players to see the location of enemies that their team mates have spotted and has given rise to a new wave of 'cheat' claims.

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