Counter-Strike 2 feature

Counter-Strike 2 has just been launched on Steam for free

And the time all Counter-Strike fans have been waiting for has finally come. Valve has just released Counter-Strike 2 on Steam as a free upgrade for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Yeap, CS2 is out now, it’s free, and you can download it right now.

Counter-Strike 2 features overhauled graphics and maps. Valve has rebuilt from the ground up numerous maps, leveraging all of the new Source 2 tools and rendering features. Furthermore, the team has upgraded other maps that use new Source 2 lighting, including a physically based rendering system that produces realistic materials, lighting, and reflections.

Moreover, Valve will release the Source 2 tools and rendering features to the community map makers to make it easier to build, experiment and iterate.

Alongside some impressive water effects, Counter-Strike 2 will also have stunning new smoke effects.  Smoke Grenades will now be dynamic volumetric objects that interact with the environment, and react to lighting, gunfire, and explosions. Furthermore, the shape of the smoke cloud can be pushed and carved by bullets or grenades.

You can go ahead and download the game from Steam. Below you can also find its key features.

  • All-new CS Ratings with the updated Premier mode
  • Global and Regional leaderboards
  • Upgraded and overhauled maps
  • Game-changing dynamic smoke grenades
  • Tick-rate-independent gameplay
  • Redesigned visual effects and audio
  • All items from CS:GO moving forward to CS2

Have fun!

Counter-Strike 2 - Launch Trailer