If you have been active on any social media platforms of late, then you would have come across the news about ‘Counter-Strike 2’. Touted to be the next title in the Counter-Strike franchise, fans and experts associated with the game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, can’t seem to get a break from talking about it. News and rumours have been flooding the internet, with the latest one coming from none other than Richard Lewis, the fabled eSports journalist.
In case you did not know, fans of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have been eagerly awaiting the long-due port of the game to Valve’s Source 2 game engine. There have been theories and rumours in the past that died out as quickly as they caught steam (pun intended) in the gaming communities. However, this time around, things seem to be much more serious.
Heading for the source
Richard Lewis, in his blog post about the release of CS2, said that the release is not only a reality but would meet the eyes of the players sooner than anyone thought. He quoted one of his sources saying – “The big priority is getting this out and then polishing it, fixing any bugs and bringing it up to the level people expect from CS.”
Latest on Substack: I’m as surprised as everyone but it turns out not only is Counter-Strike 2 real but it’s coming very soon. Sources with a knowledge of the games development reveal details of the upcoming beta release.https://t.co/ogSk5QnU6L
— Richard Lewis (@RLewisReports) March 5, 2023
That’s not all. If Richard’s report is anything to go by, then the new release could come packing with a load of other features like 128-tick servers as well. However, he also mentioned that the addition of these new features, especially the port to Source 2, could impact the game’s performance on lower-end PCs.
Recently, a Twitter user by the name of Aquarius (@aquaismissing) had spotted files named “csgos2.exe” and “cs2.exe” in NVIDIA’s recently released drivers, sparking the whole ‘Counter-Strike 2’ conversation.
His Tweet was quoted by many in the community and attracted tons of attention from the who’s who of the CS:GO scene. Even the professional teams weren’t left untouched by the hype train that is Counter-Strike 2. Some teams engaged in conversation with their fans, while others drafted their wishlists about the game. It was like a celebration!
After all these years, Source 2 finally seems to be within the grasp of CS:GO players. The player base of the game is at an all-time high, and its popularity seems to be rising a decade after its release. So, while we wait for the game to get it one of its biggest overhauls in years, let’s hope that after the changes, it continues to be the battleground that we have cherished all these years.