Valve Announced Counter-Strike 2 Coming Summer 2023

Posted on March 22, 2023 by Tyler Nienburg

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Valve has finally announced that Counter-Strike 2 is coming this Summer with Limited Testing available to some CS:GO players starting today.

CS2 is a free upgrade to CS:GO, marking the start a new era of Counter-Strike on Valve’s Source 2 engine. The game’s full range of new features will be announced at launch, but during the limited testing period we’ll be evaluating a subset of those features to get it ready for the worldwide release.

Upgraded and overhauled maps

Game-changing dynamic smoke grenades

Tick-rate-independent gameplay

Redesigned visual effects and audio

All of a player’s CS:GO items go with them to Counter-Strike 2

You can read more about the new upgrades to CS:GO here.

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