A couple of days ago, Valve announced Counter-Strike 2, an overhauled version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in Source2 Engine. Alongside that announcement, Valve launched a Limited Test beta phase for it. And, as you may have guessed, this Limited Test Build has been leaked online.
As always, we won’t allow links to pirated content. So no, don’t start asking for links to download it. We can confirm, though, that this leak is legit.
Now while most of you won’t be able to play online (duh), you will be able to at least the beta build. You can also play with bots, so that’s something.
Counter-Strike 2 is the largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history, ensuring new features and updates for years to come.
Counter-Strike 2 will feature 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.
One of the biggest changes in Counter-Strike 2 is its sub-tick update architecture. Thus, regardless of tick rate, your moving and shooting will be equally responsive.
Counter-Strike 2 will officially release this Summer, and will be a free upgrade to CS:GO!