This topic has been rumored in the gaming industry for months, but we finally have official confirmation. CS 2 is coming, and sooner than we expected. Valve has announced that players will receive a free update to the game later this year Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)which is one of the most popular – if not the most popular – online FPS in the world.
Counter-Strike 2. Valve announces “the biggest technological leap in the history of the series”
The creators have published video materials on the web that present new features in the game. Some of the changes are cosmetic, but some of them are to completely remodel the gameplay.
Counter-Strike 2 represents the biggest technological leap in the history of the series, enabling the development of new features and updates for the years to come
All of the game’s new features will be revealed at its official launch this summer, but the road to Counter-Strike 2 begins today with limited testing for select CS:GO players. During this time, a subset of features will be targeted to identify and fix issues prior to global release
– explain the creators of the game.
Counter-Strike 2. What’s new in the game?
Perhaps the most important news concerns the so-called tick rate, which is the server update frequency. In CS:GO, the game server checks the state of the game world at fixed and discrete intervals, or “ticks” of the clock. In the new version, the tick rate will no longer matter when moving, shooting or throwing grenades.
This way, regardless of the update frequency, your movement and shooting will be equally smooth, and your grenades will always land in the same way
Another novelty is the so-called dynamic smoke. Anyone who has ever had contact with CS:GO knows well how important smoke grenades are in the game. After the update, grenades will create so-called dynamic volumetric objectsthat interact with the environment and respond to lighting, gunfire, and explosions.
Smoke can now interact with other in-game events, opening up new gameplay possibilities. Bullets and grenades can scatter smoke to briefly clear a line of fire or reduce visibility.
From now on, smoke would come out through open doors and broken windows, rise up and down the stairs, and travel down long corridors and mix with smoke coming from another source.
– add the creators. Smoke will also react to lighting. As Valve explains, in the CS 2 engine, smoke particles interact with a unified lighting system, resulting in more realistic light and colors.
Valve also announces map changes. Some of them will be completely redesigned, while others will see a number of smaller or larger visual improvements.
CS2 officially. When is the release of the game?
Valve has not announced the exact release date of the game. However, the creators informed that Counter-Strike 2 will come to us yet this summer. So you can expect an update to be made available between June and September 2023. Of course, it cannot be ruled out that in the course of work on the production, the manufacturer will decide to postpone its release date.
CS2 already in closed beta. Who can play?
Valve has already started the so-called. Counter-Strike 2 limited tests. At the moment, the beta is completely closed, which means that you cannot sign up for the test program.
Players are selected based on a number of factors that the Counter-Strike 2 development team considers important, including, but not limited to, last time played on official Valve servers, trust factor, and Steam account status.
How will we know that we have been selected to participate in the Counter-Strike 2 tests? As Valve explains, “If you are among the people selected to participate in the CS 2 test, you will receive a notification about it in the CS:GO main menu.
More players will be added to the limited tests over time. Check your CS:GO main menu to see if you’ve received an invite
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