Counter Strike 2 files added to steam database

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Counter Strike 2 files added to steam database
Counter Strike 2 files added to steam database (Provided by Financial World)

As early as this month, there were reports suggesting that the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Source 2 beta would launch as early as the end of the month. It appears that the rumor is getting more and more probable by the day, as a new leak has revealed that Valve has added Source 2 files to the 'developer pre-release branch' this week.

Aquarius, a dataminer who has been monitoring the Steam backend for CS:GO, has discovered that several Source 2 files have been added. This further confirms that Valve is on the verge of releasing a new version of CS:GO in the near future.

There have also been found files such as 'cs2.exe' that seems to indicate that Valve may call the new title either 'Counter-Strike GO Source 2' or just 'Counter-Strike 2', as mentioned earlier. For the time being, we can only speculate since the company has remained silent about all these leaks.

Valve plans: CS:GO version

In view of these leaks, we know Valve is currently working on a version of CS:GO that runs on Source 2, but we're not sure if it's just a simple engine port or if it's also a major graphical overhaul with new content.

In order to preserve the CS:GO experience that players are already so attached to, Valve might think it would be wise to make only minor changes to the graphics in the new version, so as not to affect the game's competitive scene.

In spite of this, Source 2 will still give map designers a lot more scope to create maps that will look better than their predecessors. Whatever the case may be, with the upcoming beta that is rumored to launch this month, there's plenty to look forward to, whether it's a simple port or a full-fledged sequel to CS:GO.

Since the executables for the new version are floating around the internet, it may not even be necessary for us to wait a whole week for the update to be released.