Valve announces Counter-Strike 2 as a free upgrade

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Valve formally revealed Counter-Strike 2, the sequel/improve to its widespread esports first-person shooter, Counter-Strike: World Offensive. It brings the unique sport to the Supply 2 engine, with every of the unique sport’s maps having been rebuilt for the brand new title. It launches in summer time 2023 as a free improve for CS:GO.

Along with the announcement, Valve additionally launched three movies detailing the adjustments gamers can anticipate to see in Counter-Strike 2. Smoke grenades now create a dynamic, volumetric smoke cloud that interacts with the atmosphere and may be dispelled by bullets and grenades. It’s additionally up to date the servers’ structure with sub-tick updates, in order that gamers now not have to fret in regards to the in-game tick price.

Lengthy-time CS:GO gamers can deliver their stock with them into the brand new sport, remade with Supply 2 supplies. It’s additionally up to date the consumer interface, environmental results and gameplay visuals, in addition to the in-game audio.

In line with Valve, a restricted take a look at for Counter-Strike 2 launches right now for a small group of CS:GO gamers. The builders are utilizing the take a look at for “evaluating a subset of options to shake out any points earlier than the worldwide launch.” Gamers are chosen by the Valve workforce for varied components, together with latest time spent within the sport and Steam account standing.

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