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One of the best tactical shooters around is the Valves Counter-Strike series. The franchise is nearly a quarter of a century old. So recently we saw a few rumours about a new game. The most interesting evidence was when we saw Valve file a trademark for CS2. That showed up in a search for Counter-Strike so it did appear the sequel was coming. It also appeared in an NVIDIA leak, so at the time it did appear something was most definitely in the works at Valve regarding Counter-Strike 2.

Yesterday news has broken and Valve opened up over these rumours. So now we see the rumours are indeed true and this reported sequel has indeed become a reality. However with this new release what do we know?

We do have some information thanks to an article posted today by Eurogamer. The first thing we know is that Counter-Strike 2 will be a free upgrade to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. We also know the game will be running on Valve’s Source 2 engine. According to the article, Valve promises this will mark the, “largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history”. It is also receiving a period of limited testing for some players from today.

What Else Is Known About Counter-Strike 2

When the game is released, Valve will update us with the full range of the game’s features. Though we are to expect, “Upgraded and overhauled maps; game-changing dynamic smoke grenades; tick-rate-independent gameplay; redesigned visual effects and audio; and transferring all CS: GO items to CS2”. The game’s official website has more detailed information as well as a before and after comparison of the new map upgrades. So does this temp you to jump back into CG: GO? As always we love hearing your thoughts. Why not share those thoughts on this with us in the comment section below?

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