Counter-Strike 2 Support is Ending on Mac and Older PC’s

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Valve has announced that it will be ending Counter-Strike 2 support for Mac devices and older PC hardware on January 1, 2024.

The update comes from the Valve blog, which reads,

“Counter-Strike 2 represents the largest technical leap in CS history, and our goal is to continue to develop Counter-Strike for years to come.

As technology advances, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue support for older hardware, including DirectX 9 and 32-bit operating systems. Similarly, we will no longer support macOS. Combined, these represented less than one percent of active CS:GO players.

Moving forward, Counter-Strike 2 will exclusively support 64-bit Windows and Linux.

If you are unable to launch Counter-Strike 2 with your current hardware, you can access a legacy version of CS:GO. Support for this version of CS:GO will end on January 1, 2024.”

Valve will be allowing customers to get a refund if they paid for the Prime Status Upgrade, which will be valid until December 1, 2023.

The blog continues to say, “After January 1, 2024 the game will still be available, but certain functionality that relies on compatibility with the Game Coordinator (e.g., access to inventory) may degrade and/or fail.”

The news comes following Counter-Strike 2 becoming Valve worst-rated game ever, which was a difficult feat to accomplish given that the old positive CS:GO reviews were still valid for CS:GO 2.

What do you think about Valve ending support for Counter-Strike 2 on old hardware?

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