After much speculation, Valve has launched the game Counter-Strike 2 on the Steam platform at a very reasonable price.
Earlier this year, Valve confirmed that Counter-Strike 2 was in the works after a series of rumors. Limited testing began afterward, and Valve also added more players, features, and content.
Counter-Strike 2 is not a reinvention of the classic tactical shooter that has become legendary to many but is instead an improvement of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, updated with software. Source 2 game making, taking advantage of newer graphics APIs for improved fidelity and responsiveness
For more than two decades, Counter-Strike has delivered a competitive experience shaped by millions of players globally, Valve said. A free upgrade to CS: GO, Counter-Strike 2 marks a major technical leap in Counter-Strike history. Built on the Source 2 engine, CS2 is modernized with realistic visualization capabilities, modern networking, and upgraded Conferencing tools.
Counter-Strike is a multiplayer first-person shooter strategy game in which teams of fighters fight to carry out an act of terrorism (bombing, hostage-taking, assassination) while Terrorist squads will try to stop that action. This game was launched on the Windows platform in 1999 with the release of the first game, Counter-Strike. Originally released as a modification for the game Half-Life before the rights to the mod’s intellectual property were acquired by Valve, the developers of Half-Life. Valve turned Counter-Strike into a retail product released in 2000.
Like CS: GO, Counter-Strike 2 is free to play, though Valve is also selling Prime Status, promising special servers and items for a one-time payment of $15. It is currently the most popular game on Steam.