Valve Confirms Arrival of Counter-Strike 2 for Summer 2023

Valve has just confirmed the arrival of Counter-Strike 2, and it is set to be released sooner than we anticipated. The exact date is yet to be revealed, but the release window is scheduled for the summer of 2023. The game will run on the Source Engine 2 and will be a free upgrade to CS:GO.

Valve has also announced that it will be available for limited testing to some CS:GO players, and more details on how to participate will be revealed shortly. The CS2 website states that this release will be the largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history, ensuring new features and updates for years to come.

Valve has highlighted some of the key improvements players can expect from CS2, such as upgraded and overhauled maps, game-changing smoke grenades, tick-rate-independent gameplay, and redesigned visual effects and audio. All the overhauled maps will be built from scratch using the new Source 2 tools and rendering features. Additionally, the updated grenades will be able to interact with other gameplay events, expand to fill spaces naturally, and react to lightning.

One of the most exciting features for players is that all their CS:GO items will carry over to CS2. Although rumors about the game had already started circulating, this is Valve’s first official confirmation, and it has generated a lot of excitement among the Counter-Strike community. With this announcement, it’s clear that Valve is committed to delivering a game that builds upon the legacy of Counter-Strike and takes it to new heights.

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