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Counter-Strike Online, often abbreviated as CSO or CSOL, is a remake of Counter-Strike, targeted at the Asian games markets. It was developed by Nexon Corporation with oversight from license-holder Valve Corporation. Many improvements and new items are available in this game from the original.
Counter-Strike Online is a free-to-play MMOFPS PC video game with micro-transactions that is developed from original Counter-Strike with GoldSrc engine. It was first published in South Korea, and is now available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. This game was introduced in Western countries as Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies and available via Steam. It is only playable in the United Kingdom, Russia, the Middle East, and North America so far.
The game is constantly updated with new content every two weeks; since its debut in 2008, it has gained numerous modes, maps, weapons, characters and items.
There are many modes introduced in Counter-Strike Online and some of the significant and popular modes are Zombie Infection and Zombie Scenario. There are also "mini-modes" such as Soccer and Fight Yard, mainly inspired from community-made mods of Counter-Strike
There are plenty of new weapons in Counter-Strike Online and they can be obtained from numerous sources such as events, buying directly from the in-game shop, using the weapon crafting system, or through the "Decoder" system. Instead of skins, each weapon comes with different stats, and each combination can be very useful in certain situations. There are also exclusive anti-zombie weapons that are built specially for fighting zombies; they lso buff weapons that are rare and/or powerful.
Instead of imported maps from Counter-Strike, and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike Online also comes with its own original maps. The main mode that constantly has new maps released for it is Zombie Scenario, which already has five seasons of ladders.
There are also many factions of Terrorist and Counter-Terrorist, and many new characters are introduced in Counter-Strike Online. They have their own attributes in Zombie Scenario mode.