Counter-Strike 2 Is Real And It’s Out This Summer

Valve has revealed Counter-Strike 2 and it will be released this summer. 

An official release date was not revealed, but Valve says Counter-Strike 2 will be a free upgrade to anyone who owns Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Plus, if you do own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you can jump into a limited test for Counter-Strike 2 starting today. During this testing period, Valve says it will “be evaluating a subset of features to shake out any issues before the worldwide release.” 

The company also says, “Counter-Strike 2 is the largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history, ensuring new features and updates for years to come.”

Alongside today’s reveal, Valve has released three gameplay videos for Counter-Strike 2. You can check out all three below: 

Counter-Strike 2 will run in the Source 2 engine, which has tools and rendering features “available for community map makers to make it easier to build, experiment, and iterate.” There will be a Source 2 Item Workshop as well, and it will be available at a later time during the Counter-Strike 2 limited test. 

The official Counter-Strike 2 has plenty of more nitty-gritty details about the game so head there if you want more information. 

Here are some quick-hit highlights players can expect in Counter-Strike 2: 

Upgraded and overhauled maps
Game-changing dynamic smoke grenades
Tick-rate-independent gameplay
Residgned visual effects and audio
All of a player’s CS:GO items with them in CS2

Counter-Strike 2 hits PC sometime this summer.

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