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You can now buy sprays in Counter-Strike Global Offensive

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Counter-Strike Global Offensive Sprays

Sprays have appeared in both Counter-Strike 1.6 and Source, but for some reason, they were absent from the latest version of the shooter, Global Offensive. They’ve made a return now thankfully as part of a new Graffiti Update, just not quite in the way people may have expected (via Polygon):

It’s time to make your mark with a wide range of graffiti patterns now available as drops and in graffiti boxes as offers. Graffiti can be applied to the in-game environment wherever you want, so use your imagination and decorate the world for yourself, your friends, and (when the opportunity presents itself) your enemies.

For starters, these sprays are in no way customisable like they used to be in 1.6 and Source. All a player has at their disposal is whatever Valve deems worthy of being added to the game. Sure, this means no crude or offensive pieces of art will slip their way into the shooter, but it also means that players have zero room for creativity, and that really sucks.

Secondly, these sprays have been monetised – they can be purchased in the same fashion as a weapon skin (via a box). They’re not entirely hidden behind a pay wall at least. They can be obtained as a free weekly drop for ranking up too.

I don’t normally have an issue with a company charging for cosmetics, but the fact that sprays were a free feature in the past, and now Valve have slapped a price on them… yeah, that’s not cool. This particular bullet point under the Graffiti FAQ really got to me though:

How many times can I use a graffiti pattern?

When a player unseals graffiti they can apply that pattern 50 times. Players who unseal a graffiti pattern they already have in their Inventory will receive 50 additional charges to their existing supply.

Hang on, you mean to tell me that sprays have limited uses? Look, I know that they are obtainable for free (at a rate of one a week), and that they’re completely optional, but the fact that they can only be used 50 times is absurd, or at least it is to me. Even the fact that they’re no longer customisable is ridiculous.

When did Valve become this greedy? Graffiti is surely a feature that they could’ve given to the community at no additional cost? I mean, sprays were (and still are) completely free in 1.6 and Source, so why do they now suddenly cost money, and why do they have a finite amount of uses?


Last Updated: October 10, 2016


  1. Of course you have to pay to graffiti the place. Next time you come back it’s all nice & clean – who do you think pays for that cleaning? YOU DO. Filthy vandals.


    • Archdruid Kromas

      October 10, 2016 at 14:10

      Actually the term graffiti means unwanted and illegal art basically. Considdering valve both wants you to do it and makes it legalk to do so makes this less graffitti and more logo (cause art means you can be creative)


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 10, 2016 at 14:11

        Don’t spoil it.


  2. Archdruid Kromas

    October 10, 2016 at 14:08

    I just registered CS:GO-Graffiti.com.

    Time to become youtube famous and start my gambling racket.


  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 10, 2016 at 14:24

    • BakedBagel

      October 10, 2016 at 15:21

      GIF for every article

      <3 Steyn


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 10, 2016 at 16:12



  4. Original Heretic

    October 10, 2016 at 14:32

    Go on, spray the wall. No, I won’t shoot you while you’re doing that. Trust me.


  5. Admiral Chief

    October 10, 2016 at 14:36




  6. BakedBagel

    October 10, 2016 at 15:23

    So… They can release this dumb ass shit but we cant get a working, living, breathing support staff?

    As said below. INTO THE SEA WITH YOU


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