What We Know About the Possible Release of the New CS:GO Version Built in Source 2If you’re a Counter-Strike fan, you may have heard about the rumours of a Counter-Strike 2 release for years. But recent reports have given new hope to the possibility of a new version of the beloved tactical shooter. Journalist Richard Lewis has reported that a new version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is on the way, built in the Source 2 engine, and may launch soon with the working title of Counter-Strike 2.
Lewis's sources suggest that a beta for the new version could be launched this month, with April 1st being the latest possible release date. The rumoured beta release is backed up by a recent NVIDIA leak that revealed two new executable files related to the upcoming version.
The team working on this new version includes experienced members who have overseen the development of previous iterations of the Counter-Strike franchise. However, some issues in CS:GO have been “largely unattended” for a while, and the new version may offer some much-needed improvements.
What Can We Expect from Counter-Strike 2?According to Lewis's sources, the new version will be made in Source 2 and will feature improved matchmaking and a 128 tick rate, bringing it in line with rival title Valorant. Gabefollower, a notable CS:GO leaker, supported Lewis’s claims of a new version built in Source 2 but disagreed on the rebranding. They claim that “it won’t be Counter-Strike 2, it won’t be even a rebranding, just CS:GO Source 2.”
Regardless of the name, the new version will reportedly offer exciting upgrades for players. The 128 tick rate will improve the gameplay experience, and the new engine may bring better graphics and performance. Gabefollower also confirmed that skins from the current version of CS:GO will be available in the new version.
What Does This Mean for CS:GO Fans?If these rumours are true, it’s an exciting time to be a Counter-Strike fan. Since its release in 2012, CS:GO has maintained its popularity, and its player base is still growing. The possible release of a new version built in Source 2 could attract even more players and offer significant improvements to the game.
However, until Valve confirms the release of Counter-Strike 2, we can only speculate. Valve has yet to comment on the situation, so we'll have to wait for the beta release to see if these rumours are true.
In the meantime, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive remains one of the best multiplayer games available in 2023, and we can continue to enjoy its tactical gameplay and engaging community.