This article will break down the basic rewards and penalties for different actions. We also go through general explanation of the economic system, and how to successfully buy throughout a competitive match.
What is the CS:GO economy?
The economy in CS:GO is a monetary system that determines what and weapons players can purchase on any given round. The economy is designed to make every round important and to allow teams to still have an opportunity to come back when they are losing.
Each player begins a match with $800 available to spend on weapons and equipment. Every item has a different price. Players need to spend wisely and at the right time to efficiently use their funds.
Players can only purchase pistols or armor in the first round. You’ll gradually be able to afford better weapons as the match progresses. Throughout a match of CS:GO players will kill enemy players, win and lose rounds, and successfully defend or defuse objectives. All these actions reward or penalize the player with monetary bonuses that are added or deducted from their bank.
Here is a breakdown of every action in CS:GO that rewards or penalizes a player: