Counter-Strike 2 Has Already Soared Over 1 Million Players

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That was inevitable, right? In the last few hours, since Counter-Strike 2 was finally released globally by Valve, the game has effortlessly surged over the one million concurrent player mark. It’s likely going to climb higher as we approach the weekend, especially considering the strange time that Valve released the update that turned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive into Counter-Strike 2.

It was likely an effort to stop servers being swamped, but it meant that most players in Europe and eastern regions of the world were left out in the cold while North American and South American players were perfectly positioned to jump into Counter-Strike 2 when it was released last night.

Milestones Are Coming

Historically, CSGO’s all-time high sits at around 1.8 million concurrent players, but there are expectations that Counter-Strike 2 could top that when the weekend comes around. It’s going to be a strenuous time for Valve’s servers, as the millions of players who didn’t get access to the Counter-Strike 2 beta product flock to the game now that it is finally live.

Recently, an update was posted on Steam stressing – once again – what’s different between CSGO and Counter-Strike 2:

  • All-new CS Ratings with the updated Premier mode
  • Global and Regional leaderboards
  • Upgraded and overhauled maps
  • Game-changing dynamic smoke grenades
  • Tick-rate-independent gameplay
  • Redesigned visual effects and audio
  • All items from CSGO moving forward to CS2

Are you already playing Counter-Strike 2 or are you waiting for the weekend?

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