COUNTER STRIKE 2 Arriving This Summer

COUNTER STRIKE 2 Arriving This Summer

Counter-Strike 2 is officially nearing its release. After several months of radio silence, Valve, the series’ developer, has disclosed information regarding the features and release date of CS:GO’s much-anticipated sequel.

Counter-Strike 2 will be the fifth iteration in the iconic multiplayer FPS series, Counter-Strike, and will be the first game in the series since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s release in August 2012.

 The new game is advertised to ship with higher tick rate servers, responsive smoke mechanics, all-new polished maps, improved graphics, and accurate audio amongst other updates.The company also confirmed that players’ entire inventory from CS:GO will be transferred to Counter-Strike 2.

MAP CHANGES

With the release of Counter-Strike 2, fans of the two-decade-long shooter series can look forward to numerous new enhancements and additions. Valve has confirmed that some of the existing maps like Dust 2 and Mirage, among others, will receive minor changes that include improvements to lighting.

Nuke and a few other maps will be receiving game-changing updates and will use the new Source 2 lighting. To bring about these changes, Valve will use a physical-based rendering system that is capable of producing realistic materials, lighting, and reflections.

Some of Counter Strike’s oldest maps, such as Overpass, will receive a major overhaul, as Valve plans to reconstruct the map using Source 2’s advanced tools and rendering features. These tools will also be available to community map-makers who are looking to contribute to the game’s ecosystem by creating fun and amusing maps.

SUB-TICK UPDATE

CS:GO used to evaluate movement and shooting in discrete time intervals called ticks. While this offered players a seamless experience, the chances of a disparity between click and tick timings were not rare and were often the difference-makers in landing accurate shots or utility. Valve, however, has promised to move beyond the concept of tick rates in Counter-Strike 2.

In CS2, tick rates will no longer matter, as the new servers will know the exact moment players fire a shot or make a move. CS2 servers will accurately calculate the player’s actions between ticks, making the experience even smoother.

SMOKE CHANGES

Smoke grenades in Counter-Strike 2 will have a dynamic presence, with the utility receiving major enhancements in its appearance and functionality. Players will now be able to see the same smoke regardless of their position.

Smokes will now react to lighting and will fill spaces naturally. Additionally, the shape of the smoke can be altered by either shooting through it or sending in utility, providing even more tactical opportunities for players.

Counter-Strike 2 Will Have a Limited Release Initially

Valve released a blog detailing its plans for the upcoming release of Counter-Strike 2. Valve promises that this would be the largest technical leap forward in the history of the game and expects the new features to keep players engaged for years. 

While all of the game’s new features will be revealed when it officially launches this summer, Valve is currently offering a Limited Test to select CS:GO players. During this testing period, Valve will be evaluating a subset of features to identify and resolve any issues before the worldwide release.

Link to the blog : https://www.counter-strike.net/cs2

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