Valve has released the much-anticipated Counter-Strike 2, a few months after just announcing the game. It’s the successor to the highly successful Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the game is enhanced with the Source 2 engine so you can expect better graphics and geometric designs in the game.
Some of the improvements done in the game includes on how Smoke Grenades work this time. It’s more dynamic, interactive and is now conditioned to engage naturally with its surroundings, adapting to lighting and even expanding organically to fill spaces.
Valve has segmented maps into three categories to offer a different experience. The “Touchstone” maps preserve the essence of timeless scenes, offering players a chance to observe core gameplay transitions from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Counter-Strike 2. The second category, “Upgrade” maps, harnesses the prowess of Source 2 engine’s lighting, rendering materials and reflections with a heightened sense of realism. Lastly, the “Overhaul” maps have been meticulously redesigned from scratch, magnifying the full potential of the Source 2 engine.
Counter-Strike 2 is a free upgrade from CS:GO. All in-game cosmetic items acquired in CS:GO will be automatically ported to CS2.