Those keen for some Counter Strike: Global Offensive action will soon be able to get their fix.

Pre-orders for the game have been soft-dated at July 21 by Valve, who also announced that an open beta would take place "sometime between the pre-orders and release".

Valve previously gave an August 21 launch date for the anticipated shooter, which is currently in closed beta.

Global Offensive will be available for USD$14.99 (around NZD$20) on Windows PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.