The rumored “Counter-Strike 2” will probably not be a separate game, but an update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. A leaker now explains why you should lower your expectations.
At the beginning of March, files related to Counter-Strike appeared in a driver update from Nvidia. The rumors about “Counter-Strike 2” were born and more leaks appeared.
British e-sports journalist Richard Lewis shortly afterwards claimed that Counter-Strike 2 was real and would be released as early as March 2023.
What new information is there? On Tuesday, March 14, dataminer Aquarius wrote down Twitterthat “Source 2” will be listed in a pre-release list of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Aquarius was also the one who discovered the files in the Nvidia driver update,
Source 2 is the engine that DOTA 2 runs on and is the successor to CS:GO’s Source engine. From the dataminer’s information, it can be concluded that Counter-Strike 2 is not a new game, but an engine update to Source 2.
Leaker explains what the “Source 2” update means for CS:GO
Who is the person you are talking about? Twitter user Gabe Follower leaked CS:GO. Already on March 7th he summarized in a thread Twitter all Counter-Strike 2 clues found in a DOTA 2 update.
What does the leaker say about Counter-Strike 2? Gabe Follower explains in a post Twittermeaning the “Source 2” update.
Accordingly, such an engine update should “not make the game look or play better”. According to the leaker, an engine update aims to “make the game work better and facilitate the development of new content”.
He also scaled back the high expectations of CS:GO players, saying: “Don’t expect anything unrealistic like a ‘CS:GO Source 2 Ultra Deluxe Director’s Cut Edition’ with 4K RTX and 256 tick [Servern]“.
How exactly the possible “Source 2” update from CS:GO could look like, what’s in it and whether it will really be released in March, as insiders claim, is currently not certain.
Nevertheless, an update of the engine could bring a decent player boost to the already extremely popular and still widely played tactical shooter.
Even in 2023, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is still one of the 10 best free-to-play shooters.