CS:GO has come in for a lot of stick recently with the gambling scandals and today Valve have just revealed a Graffiti update with a catch.
There are details on how this works in the FAQ but let’s look at the two main points, the second one is quite amusing.
How do I get in-game graffiti?
There are three ways players can get in-game graffiti:
Players have a chance to receive Graffiti as a free weekly drop for ranking up.
Graffiti Boxes featuring art created by Steam Community Artists can be purchased. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Community Graffiti Boxes is shared among the community artists.
Individual Graffiti patterns can be purchased from the Steam Market.
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.
That’s right, once you have one you can use it 50 times and no more unless you get the same spray again via one of the methods above. Valve is really pushing the boat out with the monetisation.