Counter-Strike Online 2 features a Battle Royale game mode, known as Z-City which shares similarities with popular titles such as Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite, except with zombies.
Up to 32 players are supported per match. A player could either go solo against other survivors or pair up with a random survivor and fight the other teams.
During the 120-seconds countdown, players are free to explore the map and strategize. All unarmed players have the choice to either wave at other players (primary fire) or act submissive (secondary fire). All damages including fall damage are disabled until the match begins.
For solo matches, everyone spawns at the same location and quickly spread out to locate weapons and equipments from loot boxes as shown above. For pairs (duo), they spawn at different points of the map. Generally boxes located further from the spawn points yield better rewards, such as sniper rifles and machine guns.
Now for the three main elements:
Power-ups are found inside loot boxes and on dead players (who consumed them before they died). With each one boasting unique effects (e.g. health regeneration), obtaining multiple power-ups are usually ideal to stay ahead of the game.
DAY/ NIGHT CYCLE
Each day and night revolves every few minutes. While the night serves as a good cover for players moving across the map, it also has a chance of transforming players into zombies that were infected by the roaming undead during the day.
Player-controlled zombies, at this point are able to infect other human survivors and kill them. By daybreak, zombies that are still alive transform back into humans. On a side note, power-ups also apply to zombies.
To prevent players from staying at one place for too long, the playzone gradually shrinks as the night passes by. Those caught wondering outside the zone lose health points every second (and slow down each time damage is taken). For gameplay reasons, the perimeter shrinks much faster than a player's footspeed.
What's worse than running out of ammo in a firefight? A messy inventory. With limited (yet expandable) slots to store a few choice weapons, health kits and equipments, always arrange them to the way you're convenient with.
If you've a bunch of medkits, stacking them together makes life easier should you be left scrambling for health after taking cover from a trigger-happy machine gunner. Don't sacrifice your win just because of some misplaced items.