Counter-Strike Source 2 appears in DOTA 2’s latest update

A few days ago, we informed you about the possibility of a new Counter-Strike game. And it appears that NVIDIA’s drivers have indeed leaked this new CS game. Valve has just updated DOTA 2 and this latest update actually comes with some files for Counter-Strike 2 (or Counter-Strike GO Source 2).

At this point, we don’t have enough information about this new Counter-Strike yet. My guess is that we’re looking at a port of Counter-Strike Global Offensive in the Source2 Engine. At least that’s what the leaked files indicate.

As such, PC gamers can expect better performance as the game will be using a newer API than DX9. We might also see some graphical improvements, though I wouldn’t expect Ray Tracing or anything like that.

According to reports, the beta phase for Counter-Strike GO Source2 will begin later this month. If that actually happens, we can safely the game will come out in 2023 (or in early 2024).

Lastly, I strongly recommend tempering your expectations. Counter-Strike Global Offensive Source2 will be a more polished product than its predecessor. So, if you didn’t like CS: GO, you won’t like CS: Go Source2.

Stay tuned for more!


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