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Friday, May 07, 2021

Most successful game deleted by mistake

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Steam's best-selling game suddenly leaves the store and fans panic. What happened

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Which game suddenly disappeared?

PC gamers were amazed yesterday when that most successful Steam game from 2020 suddenly can no longer be found in the store was. We're talking about the team shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – from one moment to the next it just disappeared from the Steam Shop.

So it could no longer be put in the shopping cart and the community hub was also no longer accessible. Owners of the game could still play happily – even in multiplayer.

The Steam Database shows that in addition to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, other games were also banned from the store at the same time. Among them were titles like MahjongSoul and Paws and Claws: Pet Vet – so only games that probably don't mean anything to anyone.

Why did Steam delete the game?

There was no planned action behind the whole thing, it is just a mishap on the part of Valve. How Kotaku now reports that it just came to a small one Hiccups in the Steam backend. Valve recognized the mistake after a few hours and made it Product page of the free classic once again accessible to everyone. So all's well that ends well.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive, while free in itself, contains a lot of expensive content. In our photo gallery you will find the most expensive things that Steam currently has to offer:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is disappearing from the Steam Shop for a short time and is causing players to panic. When Valve notices the mistake, everything is reversed. Did you notice the bug or did you have the game in your Steam library for a long time? Do you maybe even play it right now? Feel free to write it to us in the comments on Facebook.