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Overview


Chinese Version
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Perfect World
Developer(s) Valve Corporation
Publisher(s) Perfect World
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre First-person shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer


Today our favorite game becomes truly global as we welcome a massive community of the most dedicated gamers in the world. To all of the new players joining us through Perfect World in China, welcome to CS:GO!
―CS:GO Blog


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Perfect World is a special version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive released for the Chinese market via publisher Perfect World. It can only be surpported on Microsoft Windows. [1]

Overview

Test

Closed beta testing commenced on April 18, 2017, and the open beta test started on September 15, 2017.

Launcher

Sample image

The "-perfectworld" command line.

There are 2 ways to launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Perfect World:

  1. Perfect World's "CS:GO launcher" is recommended to be downloaded for playing. It is a special version of the Steam client containing only the game.
  2. Steam users owning Global Offensive can launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Perfect World by setting the "-perfectworld" command line as the launch option. This method will allow users outside of China mainland to launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Perfect World.

Both methods require a Steam account to be connected with a Perfect World Pass. This connection cannot be disconnected.

Purchase and ID Verification

The game is free if the player signs up for a Steam account through Perfect World and complete a quick identity verification process, and the prime status will be immediately granted to account with identity verification. However, in this way the player cannot play with non-Perfect World players or join non-Perfect World servers.

If a player does not want to complete the ID verification, full CS:GO license can still be bought with 88 CNY. If a player chooses this way, a profile rank of Lieutenant Rank 21 or above is needed to participate the Prime Account Matchmaking. Furthermore, in this way the player can switch between non-Perfect World official servers and the Perfect World servers.

People who have already possessed the CS:GO licenses can play the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Perfect World with no extra cost.

Servers

CS:GO will launch in Perfect World mode by default for all users in China mainland, and the "-perfectworld" command is not needed for these players to play the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Perfect World. If the players have not linked Perfect World Passes and Steam accounts, CS:GO will be redirected to a page for players to finish the connection.

"-worldwide" command line option will allow users in China mainland to launch the worldwide version of the game to play on non-Perfect World official servers.

Special Stickers and Graffiti

Special Chinese Stickers

Perfect World released special stickers and graffiti as the open beta test began. These items are based on traditional and popular culture icons in China.

Perfect World players who began playing in the first month of the open beta test will receive a free graffiti pattern and two free stickers, featuring art created by Perfect World. These stickers and graffiti will become available for purchase worldwide starting in October 2017.

These items are contained within CS:GO Perfect World Sticker Capsule 1, CS:GO Perfect World Sticker Capsule 2, and CS:GO Perfect World Graffiti Capsule.

Differences

Maps

  • On Cache, on bombsite A and "B long", the hammer and sickle symbol is censored, presumably to avoid conflict with the Chinese Communist Party.
  • On Train, on bombsite B, the hammer and sickle symbol is censored for the same reason as Cache above.
  • On Italy, the flag of Italy is removed.
  • On Weapons Course, the whiteboard with markers for times, "EXIT" and "START" on the last stage of training is translated into Chinese.
  • On Dust and Dust2, all Arabic references were removed from posters, signs and boxes, and all graffiti is altered.
  • Monastery is not playable possibly due to the map taking place in Tibet.

Items

  • To comply with China's censorship laws, any appearance of skulls and blood must be either replaced or toned down. (e.g. skulls replaced with gas masks)

Gameplay

  • All blood decals are recolored to full black, the same as German version of the game.[2]
  • "headshot particles" is gray-black.
  • The arm badge found on the right arm of Separatist models have been changed (from 3 stars and 1 big star at center to 2 stars with a thunderbolt at center).

UI

  • Some achievements icons also have their own "low-violence" version.[3]
  • The console was disabled when the Perfect World client was first introduced, and was later enabled on the August 15, 2017 update.
  • "CS:GO Profile Sharing" and "Friends Lobby Default Permissions" are both disabled.[4]
  • Trade Up Contract UI is localized into Chinese.
  • In Perfect World client, the default avatar is different compared to the Steam version.

Main menu

Miscellaneous

  • Perfect World players cannot play with non-Perfect World players or join non-Perfect World servers.[5]
  • Players under age 18 will be subject to the Anti-Addiction System.[5]
  • Prime status is now immediately granted to accounts with identity verification.[6]
  • Pick'Em is currently unavailable in Perfect World,[5]
  • Trading is disabled on launch, and will be enabled later.[7]
  • The Perfect World Launcher Mobile Authenticator is called "CS:GO Guard" instead "Steam Guard".[5]

References

  1. CS:GO to Launch in China with Severe Anti-Cheating Penalties on Esports Observer
  2. csgo\pakxv_perfectworld_dir.vpk\materials\decals\
  3. Game files,csgo\pakxv_perfectworld_dir.vpk\resource\images\achievements
  4. Game files, csgo\scripts\game_options.txt
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Game files, csgo\resources\csgo_english.txt
  6. August 17, 2017 update
  7. September 11, 2017 update

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