CS:GO Prime Status explained

CS:GO Prime Status comes with drawbacks and benefits. Is it worth getting it? And if so, can you get it for free?

CS:GO Prime Status
CS:GO Prime Status

What is Prime Status?

Prime status is a feature in CSGO that mainly deals with the game's competitive aspect. The status enables players to only match up against other players with Prime. Exclusive item drops are also a bonus for those who acquire Prime Status. This paywall concept was provided mainly to stop the influx of cheaters and smurf accounts that could easily be used to destroy a player’s matchmaking experience.

CSGO Prime Status Medal

How to get the Prime Status?

Those who have bought CSGO before the change on December 6th, 2019, will already have the Prime Status included in their game. Those who already had the game will have included and connected their phone numbers. The phone number could be easily relinked to the account if you have removed your number. Nowadays, however, you don't need a connected phone number to get it anymore.

Buy CS GO Prime Status Upgrade on Steam

For those who have not already received the CSGO Prime Status, players can purchase it on Steam. At the price of €13.25 on the Counter-Strike store page, a buy button for CS: GO prime will be available for purchase.

  1. Navigate to the Steam Store
  2. Refer to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive store page
  3. Select Buy CS: GO Prime Status Upgrade
  4. Launch CS: GO and CSGO prime will be installed onto the account.

How to get Prime Status for free?

Buying the prime status is not the only option to attain the status. 

CSGO Prime Status Private Rank 21

Once the player has reached Private Rank 21, the player can play prime only matchmaking, where they will only be matched up against other players with prime, hopefully improving the matchmaking experience

Is the CS:GO Prime Status worth it?

As stated before, the prime status was created to reduce the number of cheaters and toxic individuals that would ruin a player's matchmaking experience. Prime was intended to improve the matchmaking experience, making it a safe space of even ground to play.

CSGO Prime Status Matchmaking Experience

In theory, due to the Prime Status paywall, fewer cheaters and smurfs will be apparent in the games as each time a cheat is permanently banned, they must rebuy the status, which could buy a heavy quota on their funds. Here are some benefits of playing with a CS:GO Prime Status.

  • It enables the player to play with other individuals with prime
  • Prime players will have less of a tendency to cheat & smurf
  • Individuals with Prime are more serious and dedicated to the game
  • Teammates may want to communicate more
  • Players can earn drops

By attaining the Prime Status, you can improve their matchmaking experience and truly experience a more competitive, serious gaming style. And if you are serious about your ranked matches, make sure that your practice is on point with some of the best aim maps.