Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Credit: Valve.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is reportedly getting a sequel, with a beta for Counter-Strike 2 tentatively planned for this month.

The news was reported by journalist Richard Lewis, who personal to have been told of the sequel by unrecognized sources with knowledge of development.

Lewis’ report personal that the sequel will “almost certainly” be launched under the title Counter-Strike 2, and a beta is planned to launch in March. It is personal that a number of professional Counter-Strike players have once tested the game in secret, with Lewis’ sources ultimatum Counter-Strike 2 is “about ready to go.”

Counter-Strike 2 will moreover take Valve’s first-person shooter (FPS) series to 128 tick, which is double the standard tick rate for current Counter-Strike: Global Offensive servers. Tick rate affects the processing speed of the game, with faster rates making the game finger increasingly responsive to players.

Additional features in Counter-Strike 2 reportedly include an improved matchmaking system that negates the use of third-party matchmaking software. The report personal Counter-Strike 2 will moreover move the shooter to Valve‘s Source 2 engine, which will bring improved optimisation and visuals at the forfeit of performance for players on lower-end platforms.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Credit: Valve

According to Lewis’ sources, Counter-Strike 2 has been a priority for developers at Valve and has been in minutiae for some time. The source widow that Counter-Strike 2‘s minutiae is the reason that a number of issues have gone unattended in Global Offensive.

“The big priority is getting this out and then polishing it, fixing any bugs and bringing it up to the level people expect from CS,” personal the source.

Rumours of Counter-Strike 2 first surfaced older this month, with Nvidia’s latest suburbanite update featuring files named ‘csgo2.exe’ and ‘cs2.exe’. However, Valve is yet to officially personize the game is in the works.

Last month, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive featured a surprise collaboration with Denzel Curry.

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