Review of Counter-Strike 2 on PC from jeuxvideo.com
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Review of Counter-Strike 2 on PC from jeuxvideo.com

Counter Strike, originally a mod for Half-Life, has become more than just a game. Since the early 2000s, competitive first-person shooters have attracted many players. Particularly thanks to regular updates to the title, Valve is likely able to maintain its audience. Is the same observation true for Counter Strike 2?

Counter Strike 2: what’s new compared to Counter Strike Global Offensive?

Last March, Valve studio made a sensational statement. Or at least a well-placed grenade: ten years after the release of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Counter Strike 2 will replace it with an update scheduled for the end of September. A week later and after numerous promising tweets from the official game page, Counter Strike 2 officially appeared on the Steam servers on the night of September 27-28 in France. Enough to mobilize new volunteers in this first-person shooter (FPS), a cult favorite for over twenty years?

When you launch CS 2, the first new feature is immediately obvious. For example, the big Counter Strike: Global Offensive update of 2017 (who saw how the editors of the joint venture re-tested the game at that time), we see a major graphical overhaul. The update was made possible thanks to the use of the new Source 2.0 engine. This is light and lighting that has been taken care of more than. What we see on maps known to players for more than 20 years: cs_office; cs_italy, and also, of course, de_dust 2 (to take only the most famous ones)… all of them have been reworked.

On this occasion, the promise was kept: The graphics update does not change the architecture of these maps in any way and therefore has no impact on the tactics used by players for at least six years. We still feel comfortable with the cards, and their overall care is downright pleasant. While Counter Strike remains a game of terrorism and counter-terrorism operations, this reworking brings a warm and caring side to the game that is far from off-putting.

Counter Strike 2: More than 20 years later, is the competitive shooter still aiming as well?
Counter Strike 2: More than 20 years later, is the competitive shooter still aiming as well?

Let’s talk about Source 2.0. This new engine also highlights the new behavior of smoke grenades. Smoke now moves around objects it hits. It even deforms when it comes into contact with bullets delivered by players, or becomes twisted when a grenade explodes.. Enough to add another layer of strategy when choosing where to throw it.

Also, the tick rate for regulars has been changed. Simply put, this anglicism refers to the frequency of updating information on servers. The higher the tick rate, the more the accuracy of your actions is conveyed. CS 2’s tickrate remains unchanged from CS:GO (64Hz), but Valve promises that the new version will better record your actions. Roughly speaking, the architecture update implemented by CS2 allows the latter to know exactly the moment of movement, shot or throw of a grenade.

Counter Strike 2: More than 20 years later, is the competitive shooter still aiming as well?

In Counter Strike 2, Valve changes the rifle, but not the shoulder

Counter Strike 2: More than 20 years later, is the competitive shooter still aiming as well?

The shopping menu has been changed. It’s much more readable and makes it easy to get a refund.

A reworked formula with more depth even for gameplay that is nearly identical. Since its release, CS 2 has provided players with two types of modes. Deathmatch (aka deathmatch) with instant respawn, where only the score matters; and a more classic mode in which a team of anti-terrorists must either rescue hostages or stop terrorists from planting a bomb. Meetings take place on closed maps and take place in rounds. Each team has five players, each of whom can purchase weapons at the start of each game.

Counter Strike 2: More than 20 years later, is the competitive shooter still aiming as well?Counter Strike 2: More than 20 years later, is the competitive shooter still aiming as well?

Then we always find the same feeling of tension, the same thoughts that arise at the beginning of the game… and the same reactions: “Wow, what a headshot I gave him!” or even “But where did he get me from?” Therefore, amateurs and most ordinary players are not disoriented and even in their sense the game has been updated.

This is evidenced by the introduction of Premier mode, designed for competitive players. Like Valorant, matches now take place over the best of 24 rounds, with twelve rounds on each side (counter-terrorist and terrorist). A card banning system has also been integrated to increase the variety of arenas and avoid returning to the same ones over and over again. After the first ten matches in Premier are won, the player will be assigned a ranking and will be able to attempt to compete against other regionally and globally ranked players..

It’s often said that the story stutters, and that’s what we see in Counter Strike 2. Like Global Offensive in its time, this new version of Valve’s competitive first-person shooter (for now, we hope!) has left the Quite popular game modes, far from the seriousness offered by more traditional ones. We think in particular of the “Arms Race” (also known as the “Arms Race” or “Arms Race”) or demolition mode.. Since these modes benefit from specific cards, we believe they should also go through the overhaul box. But it’s still a shame.

Counter Strike 2: More than 20 years later, is the competitive shooter still aiming as well?

Cosmetics are present at the starting line

Counter Strike 2: More than 20 years later, is the competitive shooter still aiming as well?

In Counter Strike 2, Valve is updating not only its playstyle, but also its weapons. In addition to strictly similar gameplay, the studio also ensures the transition through its cosmetics system. Players have kept all their hard-won achievements in Global Offensive. They can now even choose (from four) rewards when leveling up.. However, this does not stop players from reinvesting in the game in the hope of finding the model of their dreams… or even more so, resell it at a high price.

In any case, it must be said that this new start will mobilize many players. Yesterday afternoon the servers were overloaded due to the large number of connections. Over the last 24 hours, 1,471,730 players were in the game at the same time. Enough to surpass the entire top ten combined without lowering your own record to 1.8 million.

Conclusion

Significant Arguments

  • New procurement system
  • Always an exciting experience
  • Beautiful graphics that do not affect the essence of the cards.
  • Update to improve player consistency.

Weak points

  • Looking Back at Game Mode Availability
  • Easy map rotation before launch

Counter Strike 2 did not allow weapons to pass on the left. This is evidenced by the many players still involved in the title, as well as the changes made in form rather than substance. Thanks to the new Source 2 engine, maps that have been known to players for over 20 years are undergoing changes without changing the range of possible tactics or the feel of the gameplay. Essentially, this update, called Counter Strike 2, is more about getting comfortable with the competition than attracting a new audience. What’s the point of revolutionizing a team that’s already winning?

14.7

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