Counter-Strike is the Godfather of multiplayer games. Multiplayer gaming has been booming for the last few years. Especially after the release of Valorant and Call of Duty: Warzone, gamers spend most of their time on these video games. Several international tournaments have taken place to determine the greatest among the best. Due to these games, the world has seen a rise in the gaming profession.
But all these new multiplayer video games have existed for only a few years. Previously, there was only one – Counter-Strike. Counter-Strike is one of the most popular first-person shooter games ever. It makes people nostalgic just talking about it. Counter-Strike was first released in 2000, and then in 2012, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Once again, Valve Corporation is bringing us another game – Counter-Strike 2.
Speculated Release Timeline of Counter Strike 2 as per ThourCS
Counter Strike 2 is one of, if not the most, anticipated first-person shooting games of 2023. It is crazy to think that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive still has almost a million active players, even after 11 years of its release. So Valve will not have any problem with promoting the game or finding new players.
Updated: September 8, 2023
ThourCS, a Counter-Strike expert with over 18,900 followers on Twitter, now known as X gave us a speculated timeline and a rumored date for the highly anticipated game’s release. According to the expert, there will be 4 categories in the upcoming Premier Mode. The leaderboard season says Counter-Strike 2 will have 4 seasons with Limited Test reportedly beginning in Fall 2023. ThourCS says the earliest timeline for Beta Testing to begin will range from the 23rd of September to the 22nd of December. So, the assumption is that the tentative release date for Counter-Strike 2 will be on or before September 23. However, any confirmed official update has not come to anyone’s notice as of the time of this writing.
The fans are becoming impatient with each passing day. Counter-Strike 2 is already in its beta phase, according to Dexerto. ThourCS did some digging through the game’s source code for this news.
CS2 – Premier Mode Leaderboards 📈— ThourCS (@ThourCS) August 7, 2023
In the upcoming Premier Mode, the leaderboard will be classified into 4 categories:
🌎Region (North America)
🇺🇸 Country (United States)
For now, 4 seasons are added to the Leaderboard Menu and they are –
🧪Limited Test /… pic.twitter.com/Y4AWTQUyy2
After getting this information, the fans can speculate that the game may hit the markets in September 2023. Players need time to adjust to the new game and its features before the official season begins. Few people think that the release date was decided to keep in mind the release date of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (21st August 2012). Many fans think Valve may have set the 23rd September 2023 date to honor its old tradition of releasing CS games on a specific date, i.e., CS: GO on 21 Aug/2012 and now Counter-Strike 2 on 23 Sep/2023.
New Features Added to the Game
For the moment, not much is known about the upcoming multiplayer game. But there is some information regarding the seasonal leaderboards. It will have a ranking system for the top players, like Valorant. But it will be added from 23rd September.
Only four seasons were added to the game. More will be added later. Counter-Strike 2 limited test features several maps, all of which have been included in the game. But the best feature is that players can enjoy the game in both offline and online modes.
The fans are hoping that they can get hold of the game soon. Professional gamers too want to enjoy the game, while the gaming industry can feature a new rivalry between Counter Strike 2 and other multiplayer games.