Counter-Strike: International Offensive is reportedly getting a significant replace quickly


Valve’s on the precipice of launching a significant replace to Counter-Strike: International Offensive, in keeping with a report from esports journalist Richard Lewis (by way of Forbes). Sources near the state of affairs inform Lewis that Valve might lastly launch a brand new model of the sport on the corporate’s Supply 2 engine as early as this month.

Lewis, who has damaged large CS:GO tales prior to now, says he’s informed that Valve already enlisted a gaggle {of professional} CS:GO gamers to check out the up to date sport on the firm’s Seattle headquarters. Migrating the sport to the Supply 2 engine, which is utilized by a few of Valve’s different video games, like Dota 2 and Half-Life: Alyx, might enable for higher efficiency and graphics.

That’s apparently not the one improve Valve’s been engaged on. Lewis provides that the “new” CS:GO might include an improved matchmaking system that extra carefully resembles the third-party platforms the place gamers can discover and be part of CS:GO matches, like FACEIT or ESEA. Valve’s additionally anticipated to extend the tick charge of the servers utilized by the sport from 64 to 128, doubtlessly making for much less latency throughout on-line matches.

It’s exhausting to imagine that over 10 years after the discharge of CS:GO (and over 20 because the launch of the unique title) that Valve would spring an enormous replace on us with little to no fanfare. However this isn’t the one proof of a potential improve. Final week, u/DAOWAce on Reddit found a suspect pair of executable information, named “csgos2.exe” and “cs2.exe,” included in latest drivers launched by Nvidia.

Whereas it could sound like Valve’s releasing a wholly new sport, Twitter customers @gabefollower and @aquaismissing clarify that this might merely point out that Valve’s transferring the sport over to the Supply 2 engine and that builders could have been a bit lazy with the file-naming. We hopefully gained’t have to attend an excessive amount of longer to see what the so-called Counter-Strike 2 is all about, although, as Lewis says the sport’s “about able to go.”