We recently received a major NVIDIA driver update. It has caused quite a stir in the industry. One of the rumors that is currently being talked about is the sequel to 2012’s Counter-Strike. If so, we have a lot of questions about CS:GO 2. If Counter-Strike 2 is real, we want to know what will change in the new version of the game.
CS:GO has been around for over a decade. So it’s only logical that the game has received tons of updates during that time. Since the studio has updated almost everything, there has been no reason to think about a sequel. In fact, it’s a bit pointless. We mean, what will CS:GO 2 bring that the current version doesn’t? Well, there is some news, and the information comes from the game’s executable files, found in an NVIDIA driver update.
Richard Lewis has already confirmed that the beta of Counter-Strike 2 is underway and that its release is imminent.
Despite the constant improvements to the game, CS:GO 2 should be released with the Source 2 engine. As you may know, CS:GO currently runs on the original Source engine. Although it has been updated over time, it was released in 2004. Source 2 is Valve’s latest iteration of the engine, released in 2014. Several popular games already use it – Dota2, Artifact, Dota Underlords, and Half-Life: Alyx. But Valve has so far avoided any official confirmation that it will do so.
Earlier today, veteran e-sports journalist Richard Lewis reported that the Source 2 version of CS:GO will be released this month. It will feature 128 tick servers and an improved matchmaking system. Of course, the new engine will offer better graphical fidelity and come with tons of optimizations.
Back in 2020, there were leaks that Valve was working on a Source 2 version of the maps. So we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of a new engine. Last year, some tipsters revealed the list of maps used in Source 2 – Shoots, Inferno, Lake, Overpass, Shortdust, Italy.
we choosed to make everything public, "leaked" source 2 maps are: shoots, inferno, lake, overpass, shortdust, italy
— Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) July 2, 2022
Well, the beta version of CS:GO 2 will be released in March 2023. But there is no specific release date for the game.