Goodbye CS:GO and hello Counter-Strike 2.
Counter-Strike 2 has ended beta and replaces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive starting today. The legendary shooting game on Steam is officially “retired” to make way for a sequel built on Valve’s latest engine. CS2 was developed using the Source 2 engine, enabling changes such as dynamic smog and a cleaner and brighter map. Here are the key features launching with Counter-Strike 2:
Upgraded lighting, materials, and mapping tools through the move to Source 2
Much of the map has been overhauled and updated
Updated graphics for visual effects such as fire, bullet holes, and muzzle flash
The new rating system is called CS Rating
The new server has no ticks
Maps currently available in Counter-Strike 2 include:
CS2 has officially landed on Steam and still retains its F2P format. Counter-Strike always tops Steam’s online player rankings at one time and the launch of part 2 will bring the number of players to a new milestone in the near future. The game has reached a peak of 1,265,615 players in the past 24 hours.