‘Counter-Strike 2’ teaser suggests it will launch next week
“What are you doing next Wednesday?” read the post from the game’s official X account published yesterday (September 20). Previously, Valve had said that Counter-Strike 2 would be released in the summer of this year.
At the moment, Counter-Strike 2 is undergoing a limited test for a selection of the fans in order to smooth out any significant issues ahead of its worldwide launch.
The main thing to remember about Counter-Strike 2 is that it isn’t technically a new game. As an upgrade to Valve’s Source 2 engine, this will be free for all players who already own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
This marks the “next era” for the series and “the largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history”, featuring improvements like reactive smoke grenades.
These “interact with the environment, and react to lighting, gunfire, and explosions” – for example, the smoke will flow into the space that it is detonated into but high explosive grenades can clear it to restore visibility.
Additionally, sub-tick updates will enhance the experience of playing Counter-Strike 2 so that tick rate will not affect actions in the game.
“Thanks to Counter-Strike 2’s sub-tick update architecture, servers know the exact instant that motion starts, a shot is fired, or a ‘nade is thrown,” explained Valve. “As a result, regardless of tick rate, your moving and shooting will be equally responsive and your grenades will always land the same way.”
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