Counter Strike 2 is officially announced along with its launch window
After weeks of rumors and leaks, Valve's team-based shooter will finally get a sequel that shows off some of the improvements it will bring.
After several weeks of rumors and leaks, Valve makes the announcement of Counter-Strike 2 official, bringing a sequel to its very popular team-based shooter, as well as its release date.
According to the official Counter-Strike 2 website, this title will be "the largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history, ensuring new features and updates for years to come." Within Valve's announcement, CS2 includes a series of improvements ranging from:
When will Counter-Strike 2 arrive?
The next version, as announced by Valve, will arrive in the summer of 2023, still without a concrete date. The title will run on Source Engine 2 and will come as a free update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players. It is important to mention that all of a player's CS:GO items will carry with them to CS2.
How to enter the beta?
Starting today, some Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players can participate in a limited test of this version. The Steam support page mentions that there are "a number of factors deemed important by the Counter-Strike 2 development team, including (but not limited to) recent playtime on Valve official servers, trust factor, and Steam account standing.”
If you are one of the selected players, you will receive a notification in the CS:GO main menu. It will also mention that more players will be added to this limited trial over time.
Source | Counter-Strike
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