Rumors have been circulating that Valve’s FPS Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will include a survival/battle royale mode sometime soon. In turn, fans are speculating that Valve is taking a page out of the popular up-and-comer in the world of shooter’s, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Based on several threads that were seen in CS:GO patches (which date back to May of last year), the Valve News Network has spun a theory that a PUBG-esque mode for CS:GO is in fact on the way. Prior to the PUBG announcement, PlayerUnknown had already established this formula in his DayZ Battle Royale mod and H1Z1’s King of the Kill mode.

The cited threads VNN covered contained references to new content for CS:GO, the most notable being copious references to the word “survival.” Several new features for the game were also mentioned; such as unarmed combat, light and heavy armor, parachutes, drones, compound bows, and more.

Valve certainly has a history of leaving clues leading to dead ends. Though given the popularity of PUBG and its mechanics, nothing should be ruled out just yet.

Source: Valve News Network / VG247

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