Following the initial promise of a complimentary update during the summer, the official release of Counter-Strike 2, a sequel to the renowned first-person-shooter, is yet to materialize. However, recent activity on social media suggests that this may change on September 27.
The official X account of the game recently posed a straightforward question: “What are your plans for next Wednesday?” No further posts have been made, and Valve has not made any announcements since the publication of this post.
What are your plans for next Wednesday?
— CS2 (@CounterStrike) September 20, 2023
Counter-Strike 2 was initially revealed in March as a complimentary update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with all earned items in CS:GO carrying over to the new installment. A limited test was conducted for current CS:GO players, with invitations sent to users based on factors such as playing time and Steam account status.
The initial announcement also included three separate videos that highlighted significant enhancements to the game, which are as follows:
- Enhancing the Game World, which focused on map improvements
- Advancing Beyond Tick Rate, which provided details on new movement and shooting mechanics
- Dynamic Smokes, which discussed the introduction of new “dynamic volumetric” smoke grenades
The most recent update for the limited test of Counter-Strike 2 was published on the official game website on August 31. The post unveiled a new map called Inferno, which will be included in the upcoming update, along with the introduction of the new CS Rating ranking system.