After various leaks of Valve’s upcoming project, they have officially announced Counter-Strike 2. Although the official release will take place in the summer- they launched an invite-only beta version of the game. The original Counter-Strike game is the longest-standing and most popular competitive fps game. Developers claim they will stick to C-S’s originality and work to “overhaul every system, every piece of content, and every part of the Counter-Strike experience.”
Sneak Peeks of Counter-Strike 2
Following their initial announcement, Valve released multiple videos detailing a few specific changes made in Counter-Strike 2. These videos explain improvements made to maps, smokes, and tick updates.
Other Known Information About Counter-Strike 2
Although the limited beta release doesn’t fully represent the official release, it will set a standard for Counter-Strike 2. Valve will use it to test specific features in an actual game setting to ensure minimal bugs upon release.
Also, we have good news: Counter-Strike will be free for everyone, just like C-S. Furthermore, it won’t be a completely separate game from C-S. We can treat Counter-Strike 2 as a revamp of the original game.
You “keep every item you’ve collected over the years, [and] they’ll all benefit from Source 2 lighting and materials[…] all stock weapons have been upgraded with high-resolution models, and some weapon finishes take advantage of these new models.”
Therefore, you won’t need to spend your life savings to get new skins.
We are glad to hear that Counter-Strike 2 will stick to its predecessor’s roots. Although most of the game’s internal information has not seen the light, we can be excited about the summer and expect record-breaking reception from the new game. We believe it will bring the C-S community back into the spotlight. After the releases of games such as Valorant, Overwatch, and Fortnite, the competitive scene of C-S has never recovered. Many believe the lack of freshness to be the cause of this issue. Hopefully, this new revamp of the original game will bring back much of the hype that Counter-Strike had.