Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is sold on multiple platforms: the PC (Windows, Mac, and Linux), Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. However, even though the PC version receives frequent updates, the consoles versions haven't been updated once, causing differences in gameplay. This page is designed to highlight the specific differences.
|Start screen||Player no need hit any key/button to go main menu.||Player need hit 'Start' key/button to go main menu.|
|Equipment/Weapons Availability||M4A1-S, USP-S, CZ75-Auto, Rescue kit and R8 Revolver are available.||M4A1-S, USP-S, CZ75-Auto, Rescue kit and R8 Revolver are unavailable.|
|Weapon Pricing/Weapon Balancing||Weapon prices and properties are changed for balancing.||Weapon prices and properties are not updated.|
|Maps||Official maps and unofficial maps are available.
Total official maps: 11 Bomb defusal maps, 4 Hostage rescue maps, 6 Arsenal: Demolition maps, 3 Arsenal: Arms Race maps.
|Only non-update added official maps are available. An example of an official but unavailable map is Overpass. The maps are also not updated.
Total official maps: 6 Bomb defusal maps, 2 Hostage rescue maps, 6 Arsenal: Demolition maps, 2 Arsenal: Arms Race maps.
|Cosmetic Item Availability||Cosmetic items such as weapon skins, unique knives,Collectible pins and Gloves are available.|| Cosmetic items are unavailable|
(And likely will never be included).
|Game Modes||Bomb defusal, Hostage rescue, Arsenal (Demolition and Arms Race), Deathmatch.||Bomb defusal, Hostage rescue, Arsenal (Demolition and Arms Race).|
|Hostage rescue scenario rules||2 hostages randomly placed at two out of the four possible hostage spawn locations, their placement will not change for the duration of the game. Hostage escort involves untying the hostage by interacting with them for +4 seconds (1 with rescue kit), causing the hostage to be carried on the rescuer's back, who must then carry the hostage to the hostage rescue zone. At least 1 hostage must be rescued to win the round for Counter-Terrorists. Round time is shorter and extends when the first hostage is picked up.||4 hostages placed at all possible hostage spawn locations. Hostage escort involves interacting with the hostage once, causing the hostage to follow the rescuer, who must escort the hostage to the hostage rescue zone. At least 2 hostages must be rescued to win the round for Counter-Terrorists.|
|Splitscreen Mode||Not available on this platform.||Available on Xbox and PS3 with 3 options: 'Auto', 'Side by Side' and 'Over / Under'.|