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Counter-Strike gets stickers for... Battlefield 2042?

Terrorist team in Counter Strike.
(Image credit: Valve)

Valve has released a bunch of stickers for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that, rather bizarrely, are themed around Battlefield 2042 iconography. Stickers in CS:GO come in capsules which you have to buy a capsule key to open: after which you'll get one of twelve Battlefield 2042 stickers of varying rarity. The dinosaur one is quite cool to be fair, though of course it's one of the rarest!

I call it bizarre because, while they're not exactly like-for-like, Battlefield and Counter-Strike are competitors: this is a bit like seeing Coke advertise Pepsi. The collaboration came with brand account tweets tagging in the other, with the Battlefield account posting: "CS:GO love us so much, they put us in their game as a sticker capsule. We love them so much, de_dust2042 is basically Hourglass." Branter in my Counter-Strike. I wonder how much EA paid for this.

The Battlefield 2042 stickers in CSGO.

(Image credit: Valve)

The reaction to the capsules is either summed up by the first comment on the Steam post about it ("lul") or the usual list of stuff CS: GO players go on about whenever anything happens: where's the 128 tick servers! Volvo pls.

This isn't the first time Valve's done a crossover with another shooter with cosmetics: there was a Halo-themed capsule a few years back. That wasn't done to promote a new Halo game, though perhaps I'm splitting hairs. I'm just a grumpy old man who finds Battlefield stickers in Counter-Strike an odd idea.