Understanding the CS: GO Case Simulator
The debate on the popularity of CS: GO as a game is long settled. Enthusiasts already agreed that it is one of the best things that ever happened to video gaming. Now, without arguments, the CS: GO environment would become boring, right?
The community knows that, and that is why skins were introduced to the game. Skins are decorative items in CS: GO. They can be used to give fight tools (knives, guns, etc.) a more attractive look. They, however, do not increase an implement’s potency. To acquire skins, players need to open different cases and hope they can find the cosmetic items there. A case may or may not contain the desired skin.
Now, opening a case costs the player some money. It is thus, disappointing to spend on a case and find it empty or with an unwanted skin. Players have been looking for ways to improve their chances of opening the right case.
Enter the CS: GO case simulator!
What is a CS: GO case simulator?
As the name suggests, it is an imitation (simulation) of the actual game. Simulation is, thus, done on a platform separate from the actual game. It is usually done on a simulation website or a mobile application.
What does a CS: GO case simulator do?
The purpose of a case simulator is to idealize what would happen in a real game if you opened a particular case. The simulator developer makes cases that are a striking semblance of those you would find in a game of Counter Strike. Simulator users then go opening these cases in a simulated game and record what each one of them yields.
Unlike in the real game, the simulation does not cost any money. Players can simulate for as long as they want and collect as many skins as they desire, but they won’t have to fork out a cent. It is worth noting, however, that some simulation apps may cost money to download.
Can CS: GO simulator skins be used in the game?
Unfortunately, no. As the name suggests, the platform is purely for simulation. The cases you open on it only show you what COULD happen if you opened the corresponding cases in the real game. Its advantage, thus, is giving you an idea of the most suitable cases to go for when you get to play the real game. It makes little sense, thus, to simulate for extended periods (unless, of course, you are looking to master the minutest details- and you don’t get bored).
Does what happens on a CS: GO case simulator always replicate in the real game? The outright answer would be no, but that would water down the relevance of the simulator. That is not the point of this article. An understanding of how the simulation works is required. Think of the simulation done during football comments like the World Cup. Do they always pick the eventual winner? No. However, close observation will reveal that the teams picked by a simulator show particular strength.
Similarly, a CS: GO simulator uses the algorithm (factors) set by the developer to determine the outcomes. If the events in the game are similar to what was set out by the developer, then the outcome should match.
Simply put, since different simulators use different algorithms, they each give different results for each case. However, in CS: GO simulation results are more likely to match the real game results than in, say, football. This is because it is easier to predict game conditions because there are less eternal factors (weather, injuries, etc.). The secret is to pick a trusted CS: GO case simulator.
Who owns CS: GO case simulators?
There are a number CS: GO Case simulators, each with a different owner. There is one on Google Play Store, for instance, that is developed by Smoke Studios. All developers are, however, independent of Valve, the main developer of the Counter Strike game series.
The case simulator of choice depends on the user’s preference. You could, however, look for reviews from people who have used the simulator before engaging. This is especially important for paid apps. For downloadable apps, the number of downloads is often a telling factor (but not the only one) about the case simulator’s effectiveness and accuracy.
So, is it advisable to use a CS: GO case simulator?
Absolutely yes! And there are several reasons why. One, you get an idea of how case opening operates. If you are new to collecting skins, the simulator will be a great teacher. Two, simulation is always fun to watch. It always yields skins; no disappointments. Thirdly, and most importantly, you do not need to spend any money to do the simulation after getting the simulator!
And, hey, simulation often does offer results when playing the actual game!