The tactical team shooter that ignited in Argentine gamers the passion for the competitive facet of video games in the defunct internet cafes, the popular
, will finally have its long-awaited sequel.
Valve, developer of the title, confirmed this Wednesday the launch of Counter-Strike 2, but with a staggered schedule for the hemispheres.
After more than 20 years of waiting, the company that owns the
platform gave clues in recent days about the possible arrival of this sequel.
With a wave of rumors that went viral on social networks, Counter Strike 2 will come with major graphic changes.
Regarding the modifications, Valve said in this regard that the new Counter Strike will be "cleaner, brighter and more attractive", since the development of the sequel was largely focused on the scenarios.
"The maps in Counter-Strike 2 are receiving updates and revisions that take advantage of all the new tools and rendering features in Source 2," they said.
Counter-Strike 2: Leveling Up The World
They also stated that the tick rate no longer matters for moving, shooting, or throwing smoke bombs.
This variable for the difference between how quickly CSGO weapons reset their accuracy values between the two server types ranging from 64 to 128 ticks.
“Previously, the server only evaluated the world at discrete time intervals (called ticks).
Thanks to Counter-Strike 2's sub-tick update architecture, the servers know the exact instant a move begins, a shot is fired, or a swim is launched.
"As a result, regardless of tick rate, your movement and shooting will respond equally and your grenades will always drop the same way," they said.
On the other hand, Valve assured that the smoke grenades are now dynamic volumetric objects that interact with the environment and react to lightning, shots and explosions, raising the level of realism at the time of combat.
Counter Strike 2: release date
Along with the main news, Valve released details of what its landing on PC will be like.
Counter-Strike 2 is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere, and by the end of the same year it will only be released for those in the Southern Hemisphere.
However, a handful of players selected by the company
began a limited trial period
to fine-tune the game.
The selection criteria was based on recent playtime on official Valve servers and the Trust Factor.
“During this trial period, we will test a subset of features to resolve any issues before global release.
Counter-Strike 2 will arrive as a free update to CS:GO.
So every player gear it up, hone your skills, and get ready for what's next,” they stated.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a first-person shooter (FPS) game played online with multiple players.
The objective of the game varies depending on the game mode, but in general, the players are divided into two teams: the terrorists and the counter-terrorists.
Terrorists must place a bomb in a specific location and protect it until it explodes, or they must take a group of people hostage.
On the other hand, the counter-terrorists must prevent the terrorists from completing their objective, defusing the bomb if it has already been planted, rescuing the hostages, or eliminating all the terrorists.
The game is played over multiple rounds, with each round lasting a maximum of two minutes.
At the start of each round, players can buy weapons and equipment with the money they earn from completing objectives or eliminating enemies.
Players can also earn additional money by winning rounds or killing enemies.
CS:GO is a very competitive game, with a high emphasis on strategy, teamwork, and individual player skill.
The game requires a lot of practice and skill to master, and it is one of the most popular esports games in the world.
Counter Strike, or CS, is a five-player team-based tactical shooter.
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