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CS:GO’s battle royale mode now has respawns and a ping system too

It’s another day of innovation in the games industry, as the latest CS:GO update introduces respawns and a ping system to the game’s battle royale mode.

Update Sirocco brings some major changes to servers, and along with introducing a new desert-themed map (of the same name) it’s adding a few mechanics which are becoming rather common in the battle royale genre. The new respawn system will allow players to resurrect “anywhere in the map” providing their squad survives. Players will have the option to either resurrect where they died or pick a new starting spot.

To be fair to CS:GO, this respawn system seems a little different to the one used by Apex Legends – and then Fortnite – which requires squadmates to pick up their teammates’ banner and carry it to a respawn beacon. If anything this sounds more like Call of Duty’s Down But Not Out mode for Blackout, which similarly just requires squadmates to remain alive before allowing respawns (albeit with each new circle).

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