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How to unlock the Halo music kit in CSGO

Published: 3/Dec/2019 19:52 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 19:13

by Michael Gwilliam

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Halo music has officially been added to Counter-Strike in one of the wildest collaborations of all time, but unlocking it could take you some time.

The iconic Halo theme and other tracks were added to CS:GO to celebrate the launch of The Master Chief Collection on Steam and users who purchase the title have a pathway to unlock the music kit in Counter-Strike.

According to the CSGO Twitter account, the Halo Music Kit will become available to users once they have more than five hours playtime on the Master Chief Collection.

“Playtime is the only way to earn the Music Kit,” the post warned. “It is not sold in-game or available on the Community Market.”

YouTuber Haaylo showed off how the music sounds in-game and it’s downright exhilarating to hear that iconic orchestral melody in a title other than Halo.

The music kit replaces all the music in the game too including Round Start, Map Objective, Round End, Death Camera and more.

The Halo theme is one of the most memorable and timeless tracks in video game history, so to have it in CS:GO is bizarre yet amazing at the same time. For collectors and completionists, this Music Kit will undoubtedly be incredibly sought after.

Of course, there’s more to the crossover than just the music. The Halo Sticker Capsule was also added to CS:GO, making the tactical FPS all the more sci-fi.

The Master Chief Collection is Halo’s debut on Steam and comes jam-packed with many games from the franchise including Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4.

There’s no telling if anything Counter-Strike related will make its way into Halo Infinite, but it would be cool if Valve ends up repaying the favor with some sort of easter egg or promotion within the upcoming title.

The Master Chief Collection is available now on Steam for $39.99 USD.

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CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett

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Fnatic and Counter-Strike legend Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson has been hit with a VAC ban out of the blue, and nobody seems to know why. 

When punishing cheaters in games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and even Rust, Valve rolls out VAC [Valve anti-cheat] bans that locks down an account – preventing users from playing on another VAC-secured game. 

These bans are, usually, handed out without any warning, and are typically permanent. Though, plenty of players have been able to get them overturned – be it because the ban was wrong in the first place, for example. 

On November 28, CS:GO players and fans alike noticed that Fnatic CS:GO star Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson had his account struck with a VAC ban – and nobody seems to know just why it happened. 

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Krimz has played for Fnatic since 2016.

Astralis players Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen and Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz were among the first to tweet about KRIMZ’s VAC ban – with the former chalking it down to a likely mistake. 

After word quickly got around about the ban, KRIMZ himself took to Twitter to ask for help from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers in getting the VAC ban removed from his account – again, hinting at a mistake. 

“It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls,” he posted shortly after the VAC ban was handed down, attaching a confused face emoji as well as the praying hands. 

As of writing, Krimz’s account still has a VAC ban attached to it, and there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not he’s cheated or if it’s a mistake. Though, there has been speculation about a possible wave surrounding players who use the esportal to find matches. 

If anything changes, be it the ban gets overturned or Valve makes a statement on the matter, we’ll be sure to update this article.