Counter-Strike Global Offensive or CS: GO in short is a first-person multiplayer shooter game developed by Valve. It is one of the major contributors when it comes to the Esports scene. CS: GO has given birth to many professional players and teams. Even though the game launched way back on August 21, 2012, till date, it is one of the best multiplayer shooter games when it comes to gunplay.
With the past few years, we have seen a rise in mobile gaming. Nowadays, mobile platforms are considered more lucrative than any other existing platform. It is evident as big videogame developers and publishers are shifting their focus towards mobile gaming. And with all that, now we have a dedicated mobile-gaming community.
In the past few months, there has been a lot of question-related to CS: GO availability on the mobile platform. Furthermore, many players are interested to know if CS: GO mobile is cross-platform or not. So, today we are going to clear some doubts regarding the availability of the game on the mobile platform and cross-platform feature.
Is CS: GO available on mobile platforms?
No, Counter-Strike Global Offensive is not available on mobile platforms. Whether we talk about Android or iOS, players cannot play the game directly. Though they can use the steam link feature to stream(play) the game on mobile devices. However, playing CS: GO using the steam link feature is not recommended as it has many problems. One of the major problems is the network issue and lag.
There is a way to emulate Counter-Strike 1.6 on your mobile device using a third-party client. The client is called “CS16Client” and players can find it easily on PlayStore. Now, downloading the client and setting up CS 1.6 on a mobile device is a topic for some other time.
Is CS: GO mobile cross-platform?
This is a question that many of the mobile gamers have been searching for, but as we said earlier “CS: GO is not available on mobile platform”. And playing CS: GO via Steam link is same as playing the game on PC(i.e you will be matched with PC players). So, the answer is “No”.