Counter-Strike: World Offensive is reportedly getting a serious replace quickly

Valve’s on the precipice of launching a serious replace to Counter-Strike: World Offensive, in response to a report from esports journalist Richard Lewis (via Forbes). Sources near the scenario inform Lewis that Valve may 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 huge CS:GO tales previously, says he’s instructed that Valve already enlisted a gaggle {of professional} CS:GO gamers to check out the up to date recreation 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, may permit for higher efficiency and graphics.

That’s apparently not the one improve Valve’s been engaged on. Lewis provides that the “new” CS:GO may include an improved matchmaking system that extra intently 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 price of the servers utilized by the sport from 64 to 128, doubtlessly making for much less latency throughout on-line matches.

It’s laborious 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 attainable improve. Final week, u/DAOWAce on Reddit discovered a suspect pair of executable recordsdata, named “csgos2.exe” and “cs2.exe,” included in latest drivers launched by Nvidia.

Whereas it might sound like Valve’s releasing a completely new recreation, 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 received’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.”