CS:GO 2 is Coming and Here’s What We Know

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It’s been over a decade since the latest edition of Counter-Strike – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) – was released and it looks like CS:GO 2 is on its way.

Other than the NVIDIA driver update at the end of February that included support for a “csgo2” executable file, veteran esports journalist Richard Lewis has also reported that the game is in the works and will be beta tested soon.

For fans who have been waiting for years, this news is just what they were hoping for. If you are one of those waiting patiently (or impatiently, we don’t judge), here’s what we currently know about the sequel.

The most notable change is how the game will be run – on the Source 2 engine. Already being used for other Valve games like Dota 2, it is reported that the change will improve graphical fidelity and optimization for the CS game.

Along with that, the game would feature 128 tick and “a much improved match-making system with features that [hopefully] would make the need for third party pugging services unnecessary.”

This news comes at a time when CS:GO is at its peak, popularity-wise, garnering 1.4 million active players this past weekend and breaking the all-time record it had just set last month.

So when can we get our hands on the sequel? Lewis has reported that the beta version will drop sometime this month, and latest on 1 April.

Fans are cautiously optimistic but cannot wait for the release. Some have turned to Reddit to share their excitement.

Like everyone else, we can only wait and see if these statements and rumours come to fruition. Let’s hope this isn’t some cruel April fools prank by Valve. We are bouncing off walls just waiting for it to drop.

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