There are rumors that Counter-Strike 2 will be released soon, but it's best to wait for formal proof.
"For some time," Counter-Strike 2 has been in production. CS:GO has been "mainly neglected to for some time" because Valve prioritises Counter-Strike 2.
These sources say Counter-Strike 2's Source 2 engine "should enhance the optimisation and graphical quality of the game."
Like Valorant, it is said to have 128-tick servers. In this new edition, Valve hopes to enhance matchmaking without using third-party services.
Counter-Strike 2 is "about set to go," but its impact on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and its competitive arena is unknown.
Gabe Follower 2 noted that the newest NVIDIA drivers "introduced support for unknown app executables dubbed 'csgos2.exe' and 'cs2.exe'."
Lewis notes that Dota 2 Reborn, a Source 2 variant, coexisted with the original. Both variants merged.
They also say this new version "will simply be CS:GO Source 2. The new edition will have your skins."
Gabe Follower 2 claims they have "fairly credible evidence that Valve has been testing CS:GO on Source 2 with US and EU third-party QA firms since early December.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, launched in 2012, has 583,156 concurrent users on SteamDB. Dota 2 follows with 262,745 users.