Valve announces Counter-Strike 2 as an update to CS:GO, aiming to revolutionize tactical shooters.
New maps and features for CS:GO game, available as free upgrade on Windows this summer.
Valve's 2012 tactical shooter CS:GO dominated the genre with precision accuracy and coordinated tactics.
Valorant, with new visuals and agents with smokes and walls, challenged its dominance in 2020.
Counter-Strike 2 updates the series and attracts new players who weren't interested in a decade-old game.
CS2 boasts upgrades: dynamic smokes, cleaner visuals, sub-tick updates for moving and shooting.
In CS2, sub-tick updates are crucial for competitive play, where tiny time differences determine the outcome.
Valve selects CS:GO players for limited CS2 test based on recent playtime, trust factor, and Steam standing.
Invited to CS2 test? Look for notification on main menu. More info to come before launch.