Counter-Strike 2 is real and could launch this month claim rumours

Valve is apparently working on a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sequel and plans to launch a beta very soon.

Given how many live service titles we’ve seen shut down over the last couple of years, the idea of one lasting for over 10 years seems almost impossible.

Valve’s tactical first person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, however, has done exactly that and has only grown more popular since its 2012 launch, while maintaining a healthy esports scene.

This would explain why there’s never been a sequel in all that time, but new rumours claim that that’s about to change, with the launch of the tentatively named Counter-Strike 2.

Supposedly, a beta for the sequel will arrive either by the end of the March or the very beginning of April and will include the same online matchmaking as the current version.

However, the plan is to improve both matchmaking and online servers for the sequel, with the latter expected to be in line with rivals like Valorant.

It’ll also be built using the Source 2 engine, which should allow for better optimisation and graphics.

Fans first became suspicious of a sequel being in development when the official Counter-Strike Twitter account updated its banner about a week ago.

Counter-Strike leakers Aquarius and Gabe Follower 2 subsequently discovered that Nvidia drivers had introduced support for ‘csgos2.exe’ and ‘cs2.exe.’

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