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Valve releases massive update to CS2 for June 2023 » TalkEsport

Jul 15, 2023Jul 15, 2023

Counter Strike 2 has finally been revealed by Valve after several weeks of speculation around the same. Valve's highly anticipated "Counter Strike 2" is set to make its debut with a limited test which started off earlier in March. The game promises a complete overhaul to every system and every piece of content, bringing with it the largest technical leap forward in the history of the franchise.

Well, it was highly unusual that Valve would roll out some changes to their upcoming Counter Strike: 2. The latest patch for the upcoming game includes a number of substantial modifications that are expected to have a significant effect on the meta.

While the CS2 update on June 6 makes a number of changes, the three most notable ones are the switch of the beta testing map and the addition of two new gameplay elements, loadouts, and buybacks.

Mirage replaces Dust2 on this new CS2 patch, replacing the vintage and long-standing map in the game. Everyone who has access to the CS2 beta may now test out these new modifications on Mirage.

In addition, there will be new alternatives for players to consider before a match. Each player will be able to bring 15 guns into a match, including five pistols, five intermediate weapons, and five rifles.

You can buy back items you’ve already purchased at the beginning of the round, much like in VALORANT. This means you can sell the weapon or utility item during the buy time if you accidentally get the wrong choice, receive your money back, and spend it how you choose.

Counter-Strike 2 would be released this summer alongside a promise of an "overhaul to every system, every piece of content, and every part of the experience."

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Mirage has replaced Dust II on official CS2 Limited Test matchmaking servers.

"Introducing Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools which can be enabled and downloaded from the in-game settings menu–these tools will allow community contributors to create weapon finishes, stickers, and maps."

"The level editor (Hammer) now leverages GPU-accelerated ray tracing to both preview and bake lighting for CS2 maps. This significantly speeds up compile times, but as a result, a GPU capable of ray tracing is required for Hammer to be fully functional."

The player loadout has been revised:

The buy menu interface has been revised:

"Existing CS:GO items on the Steam Community Market can be inspected in Counter-Strike 2."

VAC will now live-ban and gracefully terminate the match at the end of the round (unless it was the last round and the cheater lost).

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