Steam quietly releases free upgrade to popular game, Counter-Strike


Counter-Strike fans, rejoice! An upgraded version of the beloved game has been released by Steam, and it's completely free. After being available to select members for early access, the new update, called Counter-Strike 2, is now open to the public. With over a million players already in the game, it has quickly risen to the top of the Steam charts.

A game-changing upgrade

Counter-Strike 2, built on the Source 2 engine, offers a more modernized and visually stunning experience. It boasts realistic physically-based rendering, state-of-the-art networking, and upgraded Community Workshop tools. This marks the largest technical leap in the history of Counter-Strike, a game that has captivated millions of players around the world for over two decades.

How to get the upgrade

Whether you're a seasoned CS:GO player or new to the series, accessing Counter-Strike 2 is a breeze. Existing CS:GO players can simply update the game in their Steam library to enjoy all the new features. If you're new to the game, head over to the CS2 Steam store page and download it for free.

An unprecedented player response

While anticipation for the release was high, the number of players who flocked to Counter-Strike 2 upon launch was unprecedented. Typically, it takes a few days for a game to gain traction, but millions couldn't wait to get their hands on the upgraded version.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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