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Sep 28, 2023

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now Counter-Strike 2, and it’s never a been better time to start

From Press Release:

Counter-Strike 2, a free upgrade to CS:GO, has arrived.

CS2 marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter and the largest technical leap in Counter-Strike’s history. (Watch the official trailer.)

Built on the Source 2 engine, Counter-Strike 2 is modernized with realistic physically-based rendering, state of the art networking, and upgraded Community Workshop tools.

In addition to the classic objective-focused gameplay that Counter-Strike pioneered in 1999, Counter-Strike 2 features:

  • All-new CS Ratings with the updated Premier mode
  • Global and Regional leaderboards
  • Upgraded and overhauled maps
  • Game-changing dynamic smoke grenades
  • Tick-rate-independent gameplay
  • Redesigned visual effects and audio
  • All items from CS:GO moving forward to CS2

The Counter-Strike community have been playing the CS2 Limited Test and providing feedback to help shape the game. And now, Counter-Strike 2 is ready for its debut.

Read more on the official site (which we are currently updating), or in our blog post.