Counter-Strike 2 was released on September 27th and it has spent the last week or so taking the gaming world by storm. It was a long-awaited update to the decade-old Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but it seems as though it wasn’t a welcome change for everyone involved.
Recently, a professional CS player – arguably the GOAT of the game – took to social circles to denounce Counter-Strike 2, essentially condemning it in its current state. This negative sentiment was passed over by none other than Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, one of the most prolific and visible Counter-Strike players of all time.
Are You Having Problems?
There are a few teething issues present in Counter-Strike 2 right now, but nothing that should disrupt the average gamer all that much. However, for the more professional, talented players (and there are millions of them), CS2 is riddled with problems, from sporadic FPS drops to clear issues with the ‘sub-tick’ feature implemented in CS2.
Within the competitive community, there are ongoing debates as to whether or not Counter-Strike 2 is a ‘good game’, with some very opinionated individuals wasting no time in voicing their concerns.
For instance, the man himself, s1mple:
Elsewhere, Robin ‘ropz’ Kool explained that the sub-tick system is ‘even worse’ than 128-tick servers. In an interview, Rasmus ‘HooXi’ Nielsen said, ‘It’s not better than CSGO yet, not even close.’ Finally, Team Vitality’s Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire said, ‘I’ve been playing, and a few things look strange for now. Right now you can’t compare the two, it’s a different game.’
So, for the professional esports players, CS2 is far from being perfect, but the casual CS player shouldn’t be all that impacted, right?