Valve introduced that Counter-Strike 2 shall be launched in Summer season 2023, with restricted testing obtainable to some Counter-Strike: World Offensive gamers beginning in the present day. Eligibility will rely on a “variety of components,” together with latest playtime and Steam account standing. Gamers who’ve been chosen will mechanically get an invitation through CS:GO’s primary menu. To study extra about entry, try the CS2 restricted testing FAQ.
CS2 may also be a free improve to CS:GO, and all of gamers’ CS:GO gadgets will switch over to the brand new iteration of Counter-Strike. This primarily seems like CS2 will change CS:GO–something gamers weren’t certain about when CS2 rumors first began making the rounds.
Accompanying the announcement, Valve additionally launched three movies teasing what to anticipate within the Counter-Strike’s huge and transformative replace made utilizing the Supply 2 Engine. Leveling up the World confirmed off the upgraded maps and graphic overhauls, Transferring Past Tick Fee introduced that tick charge will now not matter (shifting and taking pictures shall be “equally responsive”), and Responsive Smokes detailed the brand new “dynamic volumetric” nature of smoke grenades.
At this time we’re excited to announce Counter-Strike 2. Counter-Strike 2 is an overhaul to each system, each piece of content material, and each a part of the C-S expertise. First, let’s speak about smoke grenades: pic.twitter.com/iTtguRHJ0S
— CS:GO (@CounterStrike) March 22, 2023
Neighborhood map makers may also be capable of use Supply 2, together with a Supply 2 Merchandise Workshop obtainable to check out in the course of the Restricted Testing interval.
Counter-Strike 2 has lengthy been rumored, and a report in March said that gamers might anticipate CS2’s beta in March or early April–something now confirmed with Valve’s official announcement.
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