More Counter-Strike 2 Details Revealed in a Dota 2 Update
Recent leaks and data mining suggest that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may be transitioning to the Source 2 engine, possibly as an upgrade or under the new title; Counter-Strike 2. This could bring significant improvements to the game’s visual and optimization aspects, as well as enhance the competitive experience for players.
Counter-Strike 2, or CS:GO going Source 2?
— Gabe Follower 2 (@gabefollower) March 6, 2023
Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is one of the most popular first-person shooter games globally. Fans of the franchise have been eagerly waiting for the latest installment of the series, which may or may not be titled Counter-Strike 2. Recent leaks and data mining suggest that a transition to the Source 2 engine might be in the works for the popular game.
NVIDIA’s recent leak confirmed the existence of Counter-Strike 2, and now, data miners have discovered additional evidence of a possible CS:GO transition to the Source 2 engine in the recent Dota 2 update. GabeFollower shared a series of codes hidden inside the update, further hinting at the possibility of an upgraded version of the game.
The game has recently received ten new depots, and one of them is apparently the source 2 workshop tools, as confirmed by SteamDB. Although there are plenty of leaks, Valve has not made any official announcements regarding the future of Counter-Strike.
According to anonymous sources, Counter-Strike 2 is being overseen by veteran developers who had already worked on previous iterations of the series. The upcoming game might feature some of the most-requested features by the community, including 128-tick rate servers, improved matchmaking, and an esports-based competitive experience.
It remains to be seen whether CS:GO players will transition to the new game, assuming that it will be released in the future. In the case of Dota 2, the Source 2 version gradually replaced the original version until a merger entirely removed the older build. Valve’s last published game was Half-Life: Alyx in 2020, and since then, the company has been relatively quiet in the software department. However, the recent release of Steam Deck suggests that Valve is focusing on hardware.
Pokdepinion: The future of the series remains unclear, and we can only speculate based on the leaks and data mining. Nonetheless, the possibility of an upgraded version of CS:GO on the Source 2 engine is an exciting prospect for fans of the series. We will have to wait and see if Valve makes any official announcements in the future.