counter strike 2 Just this week it was officially revealed, and with it Counter-Strike:GO Recently broke the record for highest concurrent users.
CS:GO may be over a decade old, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t doing pretty well. As Eurogamer discovered, a trip to SteamDB will tell you that the team-based shooter peaked at 1.5 million new players (1,519,457, to be specific) this weekend. To be clear, 1.5 million simultaneous players are playing the shooter, which is certainly impressive for such an ancient game. This new record also makes it the game’s second most concurrent players of all time, behind PUBG Battlegruonds’ own record of 3.2 million – something different.
This record is only the latest for this year, as it actually hit the 1.4 million player mark just a few weeks ago. It’s not entirely surprising that the release of Counter-Strike 2 played a role in encouraging so many players to jump right into the game.
Counter-Strike 2 leaked a bit earlier this month as references to the game appeared in some Nvidia driver updates, but Valve officially revealed the sequel this week. It promises to be an overhaul of every system and content in the game, and Valve showed some video of things changing. There’s a limited test on the way, and Valve has an FAQ, but it seems to be more about how much CS:GO you play than a public beta test or anything.
Counter-Strike fans are also currently trying to figure out a release date with trigonometry, and if you have time for something like this, you certainly know it. We do know it’s coming out sometime this summer, so we’ll know soon enough.
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