After countless teases and hints over the last 24 hours or so, Counter-Strike 2 is finally available worldwide.
The announcement came via a post on the platform formerly known as Twitter.
A free upgrade to CS:GO, Counter-Strike 2 marks the largest technical leap in Counter-Strike’s history. Built on the Source 2 engine, Counter-Strike 2 is modernized with realistic physically-based rendering, state of the art networking, and upgraded Community Workshop tools.
In addition to the classic objective-focused gameplay that Counter-Strike pioneered in 1999, Counter-Strike 2 features:
All-new CS Ratings with the updated Premier mode
Global and Regional leaderboards
Upgraded and overhauled maps
Game-changing dynamic smoke grenades
Redesigned visual effects and audio
All items from CS:GO moving forward to CS2
If you have Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, all you’ll have to do is update your game. If not, then you can simply download it for free from the Steam store.
As of now, there are no confirmed plans for the game to be released on console. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was made available on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2012.
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