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23 Mar, 2023
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And launched a limited test CS2 for players.

Valve presented a new version of the world-famous shooter Counter-Strike 2. Developers told about changes in the game that came with a new engine Source 2. Also, the company launched a limited test on 22 March.

Counter-Strike 2 is based on Valve’s Source 2 engine and that brings some changes to the game. Valve added “sub-tick updates” that Valve says will let “servers know about any motions in a game like a shot is fired, or a grenade throw. Developers also improved the textures and totally reworked lighting effects compare to CS:GO.

The most important changes include a reworking of core-game mechanics. For example, Valve changed a smoke grenade mechanic. Now it’s volumetric 3D objects that react to external actions like bullets or grenades. For example, players can use HE grenades to clear spaces of smoke for a short time.

According to Valve CS2 will get updated maps but the company promised that experienced players should save their skills. The game will include three types of maps: “touchstone” levels, such as Dust II, that have minor tweaks, upgraded maps, and fully reworked.

The company says it’s starting a “limited test” on Wednesday. People will be selected to join on factors like recent playtime on Valve official servers, trust factor, and Steam account standing. Selected players will get a notification in the CS:GO menu. Users are allowed to stream their experiences and publish videos. Valve says that users’ collected items will be available in the new game.

The announcement comes after a few weeks of speculation about an improved CS:GO. Last month esports journalist Richard Lewis reported that Valve works on an overhauled CS:GO. Later PCGamesN found that Valve filed for a CS2 trademark just days before its reveal.

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