Valve announces Counter Strike 2 as a free replacement to CS:GO

The new game is free-to-play and will be released in Summer 2023 in the US.
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Valve has surprised the gaming world by announcing Counter Strike 2, a sequel to its popular first-person shooter game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The new game is free-to-play and will be released in Summer of 2023 in the US for PC.

Counter Strike 2 features Valve’s new Source 2 engine that will improve graphics, performance, and physics. The game will also introduce new gameplay mechanics, such as a responsive smoke system that can be affected by bullets and grenades, creating new tactical possibilities.

The game will also update some of the classic maps with new designs and features, such as better textures and improved lighting.

Counter Strike 2 is currently in a limited beta test that is available for selected players in the community. The beta test only supports Deathmatch and Unranked Competitive modes on Dust 2 map.

The game is expected to be a major leap forward for the franchise that has been around since 1999. It will retain its core gameplay mechanics of tactical team-based combat but also introduce new elements that will challenge players’ skills and strategies.

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Counter Strike 2 is one of the most anticipated upcoming PC games of 2023. What do you think of the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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