Limited Test Has Begun
Counter-Strike 2 is set to revolutionize the world of gaming with the largest technical leap forward in the history of Counter-Strike. The game is packed with exciting new features and updates that are sure to keep gamers engaged for years to come. The game will be officially launched this summer, but a limited test for select CS:GO players begins today to shake out any issues and evaluate a subset of features.
Dynamic Volumetric Objects
One of the most exciting features of Counter-Strike 2 is the introduction of dynamic volumetric objects. Smoke grenades now interact with the environment, reacting to lighting, gunfire, and explosions. Smoke now has the ability to interact with other gameplay events, creating new opportunities. Bullets and grenades can push smoke, briefly clearing sightlines or expanding occlusion. Smoke also expands to fill spaces naturally, seeping out of opened doorways and broken windows, going down and up stairs, expanding in long corridors, and combining with other smokes.
Sub-Tick Update Architecture
Tick rate no longer matters for moving, shooting, or throwing in Counter-Strike 2. The sub-tick update architecture evaluates the world in real-time, allowing for instant motion, shot, or grenade throw detection. This means that your moving and shooting will always be equally responsive, and your grenades will always land in the same way, regardless of tick rate.
Full Overhaul Maps
Counter-Strike 2 features fully overhauled maps that have been rebuilt from the ground up, leveraging all of the new Source 2 tools and rendering features. The game is packed with exciting new maps, providing a fresh and immersive gaming experience.
Source 2 Lighting and Materials
All items in your CS:GO inventory can be brought over to Counter-Strike 2, with Source 2 lighting and materials making them more immersive and visually stunning than ever before. Legacy models and finishes are fully supported, and all stock weapons have been upgraded with high-resolution models, with some weapon finishes taking advantage of these new models.
Counter-Strike 2 is a free upgrade for all CS:GO players. Build your loadout, hone your skills, and prepare yourself for the next era of Counter-Strike. The game will be officially launched this summer, so get ready for a gaming experience like no other.