Counter-Strike 2 Has Finally Been Released On Steam

Time To Say Goodbye To CS:GO!

CS:GO recently celebrated its 11th anniversary ahead of the release of its successor, Counter-Strike 2. Last week, Valve teased Counter-Strike 2 would be released worldwide on Wednesday, and this teaser has not disappointed.

Following several months of beta testing, the game has now been made available on Steam, opening the doors to millions of new and returning CS:GO players.

Why it matters: CS:GO has been dominating the competitive first-person-shooter genre on PC for more than a decade, and it appears that the latest iteration of Counter-Strike will take the lead from here.

Valve has celebrated the release through a launch trailer.

Like its predecessor, Counter-Strike 2 is a free-to-play release, bringing a new version of the series on the Source 2 engine. The game shakes the core of the Counter-Strike formula, introducing changes like volumetric smokes, UI improvements, and more.

Since Counter-Strike 2 is an upgrade over CS:GO, the game has effectively replaced Valve’s last iteration of the franchise. While items from the inventory will carry over to the next game, some may find it disappointing that CS:GO is gone forever.

Counter-Strike 2 has very big shoes to fill, as CS:GO has been unstoppable in recent months. It has reached over 1 million concurrent players every month for over a year since last August.

Counter-Strike 2

Unsurprisingly, its successor is already off to a great start. Being a highly anticipated free-to-play release, the first-person shooter has already reached over 1.2 million players in the last 24 hours.

Those looking to enjoy Counter-Strike 2 can get started by downloading the game from Steam. PC users with CS:GO can go ahead and download a 27GB update to join the exciting new release.

After 11 exciting years, Valve has finally moved on from CS:GO.

The release of Counter-Strike 2 marks a new era for the popular franchise, introducing the IP to a new generation of players, leading to a new wave of talented competitive players, content creators, and more, continuing the strong legacy of this nearly 23-year-old franchise.

Was our article helpful? 👨‍💻

Thank you! Please share your positive feedback. 🔋

How could we improve this post? Please Help us. 😔

Latest News


  1. Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole
    my iphone and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so
    she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she
    has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had to
    share it with someone!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Follow Us



Dragon’s Dogma 2 Is The First $70 Capcom Title; Also Includes Denuvo

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is coming in March, and it will become Capcom's first $70 title after this trend began a few years ago.

The US Needs Two Decades To Gain Chip Independence, Says Nvidia CEO

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang believes the United States is still two decades behind full chip independence from other regions.

Samsung Announces 20% Quarterly Price Increase For NAND Memory

According to new reports, Samsung is leading new changes in the market after it announced a 20% price increase for NAND memory.

Intel Core i9-14900K Boasts 2% Lead Over Ryzen 9 7950X3D

According to leaked slides, Intel's upcoming Core i9-14900K will be slightly faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X3D.

Following US Ban, Nvidia Working On New GeForce RTX 4090 For China

Nvidia appears to be working on the GeForce RTX 4090 Dragon. This card is designed for China after the recent US ban.