Valve announces Counter-Strike 2

Counter-Strike 2
Counter-Strike 2

After several leaks and rumors, finally Valve announced Counter-Strike 2. Valve describes it as an overall to every piece of content and system overhaul for a better gaming experience.

Counter-Strike 2 is based on Valve’s Source 2 engine that includes updates to some of the game’s core mechanics. Valve has also detailed several things that have been improved in this new game.

Smoke grenades now have the ability to interact with other gameplay events including lighting, gunfire, and explosions. Counter-Strike 2 will also offer a better sound for a more comfortable listening experience.

The entire CS: GO inventory of each player will be moved to Counter-Strike 2 and they will look better in Source 2’s lighting. Valve has also upgraded all stock weapons and they will also take advantage of these new models. It will also offer Tick-rate-independent gameplay.

Counter-Strike 2 is the fourth major release to Valve’s first-person shooter Counter-strike series which was initially released in 2000. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released back. In 2012 and still really popular. It also recently achieved an all-time concurrent player record with 1.4 million players on Steam.

The game limited test is also only available on Windows for now. You will also just play the limited test Dust II map in Deathmatch and “unranked competitive matchmaking” modes. Other modes and maps will be added soon. The full game is expected to release in the summer of 2023.