Valve Releases Counter-Strike 2: A User-friendly Game Upgrade
Valve has officially released Counter-Strike 2, the successor to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The best part? Players can transfer their inventory from the older game!
This free-to-play title is touted by Valve as “the largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history.” It had been available to some Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players since March as part of a limited technical test.
Excitingly, Valve promises a cleaner, brighter, and better-looking game. Counter-Strike 2’s maps have been upgraded and overhauled using the new Source 2 tools and rendering features.
In addition, tick rate is no longer a concern for moving, shooting, or throwing objects. Counter-Strike 2’s sub-tick update architecture ensures that your actions are equally responsive, regardless of the tick rate.
Smoke grenades in Counter-Strike 2 are now dynamic volumetric objects, responding to lighting, gunfire, and explosions in the game environment.
The game’s sounds have also been revamped to better reflect the physical environment and provide a more immersive experience for players.
In April, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hit record-breaking numbers with a peak concurrent player count of 1,818,773, just a month after the announcement of Counter-Strike 2.