It is right here. It is lastly right here.
Sure, there’s really a full-on sequel to 2000’s Counter-Strike in improvement by Valve. Counter-Strike 2 will launch this summer season on Steam as a free improve for 2012’s Counter-Strike: World Offensive, and you’ll play it this week…should you’re fortunate. This is how.
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How you can entry the Counter-Strike 2 Restricted Check
In keeping with a FAQ(opens in a brand new tab) on Steam, Valve’s course of for handing out invitations to the Counter-Strike 2 Restricted Check is a bit of unusual. Whether or not or not you get picked is not completely in your management, and it is not clear precisely how lengthy the Restricted Check will final or when different gamers might be let in.
Anyway, all you must do is play CS:GO and hope for an invitation to indicate up on the primary menu display screen in that sport. It will not are available an e-mail and even in a Steam message; it needs to be performed in an older Counter-Strike sport. Bizarre. This is how Valve is deciding who will get in and who would not proper now:
Gamers are chosen based mostly on numerous elements deemed necessary by the Counter-Strike 2 improvement workforce, together with (however not restricted to) latest playtime on Valve official servers, belief issue, and Steam account standing.
In different phrases, should you’ve been enjoying a number of CS:GO on official Valve servers and are a mannequin citizen, your possibilities of getting in go up. I hope you have not spent the final decade trolling individuals.
What’s included within the Counter-Strike 2 Restricted Check?
This half is far less complicated. In keeping with Valve’s FAQ, the Restricted Check is at the moment restricted to 2 modes: Deathmatch and Unranked Aggressive. There’s additionally just one map, the legendary Dust2 from older Counter-Strike releases. The phrase “Restricted” is correct there for a purpose, people.
That stated, CS:GO gamers may even have the ability to use stickers, weapon finishes, and another stock objects you have got in CS2. That is good. Now go, benefit from the rarest of blessed occurrences: Valve making a brand new online game.