Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Starts Rolling Out To Linux Users

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 22 September 2014 at 04:46 PM EDT. 43 Comments
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now appearing on Steam for Linux!

One of the most sought after Valve titles by Linux gamers is finally making its way over... Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the first person shooter update to Counter-Strike: Source that was released for Windows back in 2012. The port has been in the works for Linux for quite some time with Linux driver developers testing against it for months.

Posted earlier this month to the Counter-Strike site was a notice of an update that was preparing the Linux client support. Via SteamDB is now Linux being listed alongside OS X and Windows for supporting the game. There's also a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Linux Bin.

I just fired up my Steam Linux client on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and CS: GO is indeed installable!

Though it hasn't yet downloaded fully to know if it's playable or not with this current revision.

Once Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is fully working on Linux, I intend to run a full open-source vs. closed-source driver comparison with Intel HD Graphics / AMD Radeon / NVIDIA GeForce hardware to see how this triple-A game is running and what the graphics requirements look like for this great game. If you want to see this comparison made even larger, please consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium or making a PayPal tip to help support these time-consuming tests.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is currently selling in the Steam Store for $15 USD.
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