Valve has introduced Counter-Strike 2, the most recent iteration of the best and hottest aggressive FPS in historical past. The developer says “Counter-Strike 2 is an overhaul to each system, each piece of content material, and each a part of the C-S expertise.”

There are a sequence of movies accompanying the announcement, explaining how Counter-Strike 2 will change all the pieces. There are at present three, embedded beneath, addressing smokes, moving past tick charges, and adjustments to maps. 

As regards the concept of moving past tick charges, this is the official clarification.

“Sub-tick updates are the center of Counter-Strike 2. Beforehand, the server solely evaluated the world in discrete time intervals (referred to as ticks). Due to Counter-Strike 2’s sub-tick update structure, servers know the precise instantaneous that movement begins, a shot is fired, or a ‘nade is thrown. In consequence, no matter tick charge, your moving and shooting will probably be equally responsive and your grenades will all the time land the identical means.”

The game goes to run a restricted check, which you’ll be able to apply for right here, and is because of totally launch in the summertime.

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“Counter-Strike 2 is the most important technical leap ahead in Counter-Strike’s historical past, making certain new options and updates for years to return,” mentioned Valve. “All the game’s new options will probably be revealed when it formally launches this summer season, however the highway to Counter-Strike 2 begins right now as a Restricted Check for choose CS:GO gamers. Throughout this testing interval, we’ll be evaluating a subset of options to shake out any points earlier than the worldwide launch.”

Amazingly sufficient, Counter-Strike 2 goes to be a free improve to CS: GO. This was all the time going to be large however maintaining the free-to-play mannequin ensures it would show massively standard at launch and for a few years to return. Much more amazingly, all the pieces carries over:

“Convey your whole CS:GO stock with you to Counter-Strike 2. Not solely will you retain each merchandise you’ve collected through the years, however they’ll all profit from Source 2 lighting and supplies. Along with supporting legacy fashions and finishes, all inventory weapons have been upgraded with high-resolution fashions, and a few weapon finishes make the most of these new fashions.”

The Counter-Strike 2 restricted check is ongoing now (this is the FAQ), and we’ll have impressions for you faster than you say “flash lengthy!” For now: It is actual, it is (virtually) right here, and it is lovely. Right here comes the previous, again as the way forward for the aggressive FPS.