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Counter-Strike 2 is an upcoming overhaul of the 2012 multiplayer tactical first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the fifth game in the Counter-Strike series. Announced by game developer Valve in March 2023, the game is scheduled to release in Summer 2023.


On March 22nd, 2023, Valve announced Counter-Strike 2, an overhaul of its 2012 multiplayer tactical shooter game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.[1] The game is expected to launch in Summer 2023. The announcement tweet[2] received over 44,000 retweets and 212,700 likes in two hours (shown below).

On that day, Valve uploaded a series of videos highlighting some of the changes in the upcoming overhaul, including smoke grenades that react to lighting, gunfire and explosions, use of sub-tick update architecture, and multiple maps having been fully rebuilt.

On the same day, Valve announced the start of a limited beta test for the game, available to selected players.[3]

CS:GO @CounterStrike Players are selected for the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test based on a number of factors deemed important by the Counter-Strike 2 development team, including (but not limited to) recent playtime on Valve official servers, trust factor, and Steam account standing. 12:58 PM · Mar 22, 2023 2.1M Views

Online Reactions

The official announcement of the game was followed by memes and discussions on social media. For example, on March 22nd, streamer and former CS:GO professional player Brax tweeted[4] a Born Too Late joke about the game that gained over 150 retweets and 2,200 likes in two hours. Also that day, Twitter[5] user @craftmeistercs tweeted a same student, 10-minute timelapse meme that gained over 360 retweets and 3,400 likes in one hour (shown below).

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[1] Counter-Strike – Counter-Strike 2

[2] Twitter – @CounterStrike

[3] Twitter – @CounterStrike

[4] Twitter – @brax1wnl

[5] Twitter – @craftmeistercs

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