Over the past few days, rumors about a potential ‘Counter-Strike 2’ release by the end of this month have taken over the internet.
Previously, the CS:GO community has witnessed leakers and data miners consistently uncovering clues that suggest Valve has been actively testing the new engine before releasing it to the live servers.
However, it wasn’t until March 1 that the speculation surrounding the release of Source 2 in CSGO reached new heights when prominent leaker ‘Gabe Follower’ tweeted that NVIDIA drivers had added support for two new executables, “csgos2.exe” and “cs2.exe” This unexpected revelation sent fans into a frenzy, prompting renewed excitement and curiosity about the long-awaited game engine upgrade.
Only a few days after the Tweet, a Dota 2 update that was shipped on March 6 seems to include several strings of texts that directly reference the port of CS:GO into Source 2.
The leaked data consists of case keys, spray kits, maps, player models, and a new operation, giving the Counter-Strike community plenty of new content to look forward to in the upcoming CS:GO update.
Will Counter-Strike 2 Be a New Game?
While Valve is expected to ship the Source 2 update to CSGO under the name of ‘Counter-Strike 2’, it’s unlikely to be an entirely new game. However, the game will feature loads of improvements over the current version of CSGO.
Consequently, the consensus within the community is that players will be able to keep their weapon skins and other cosmetics from the current version of CSGO.
What Will the Source 2 Upgrade Bring to CSGO?
While no official announcement has been made by Valve regarding the CSGO Source 2 update, we have seen plenty of leaks surface over the past few days to get a decent idea of what it’ll bring to the shooter.
For starters, Counter-Strike 2 is expected to bring 128-tick servers to matchmaking – a feature that the community has been requesting since the release of the game itself. On top of that, CSGO will also see matchmaking improvements, which means that the matchmaking will be much fairer than the current state of the game, and players will be matched with and against players of similar skill levels.
With an engine upgrade, comes the promise of visual improvements to the game as well. However, whether this will impact the game’s ability to run on lower-end systems remains to be seen. While players are excited about the potential for better graphics and smoother gameplay, there are also concerns about whether the upgrade will make the game more resource-intensive and less accessible to those with lower-spec systems.
FAQ About Counter Strike 2
While the Source 2 update to CS:GO is expected to be released under the name of “Counter-Strike 2,” it is unlikely to be a brand new game. However, players can expect significant improvements over the current version of CS:GO.
The Source 2 upgrade is expected to bring 128-tick servers to matchmaking, which is a feature that the community has been requesting for a long time. Additionally, matchmaking improvements will make it much fairer and match players with similar skill levels. There is also the promise of visual improvements to the game, but concerns exist regarding the game’s ability to run on lower-end systems.
According to leaked data, players can expect new case keys, spray kits, maps, player models, and a new operation in the upcoming CS:GO update. This will provide the Counter-Strike community with plenty of new content to enjoy.