CS:GO 2 is in the NVIDIA drivers

CS: GO is definitely one of the most popular games of the last decade, with thousands of players online every day and a very strong competitive scene, Counter Strike: Global Offensive manages to overcome the weight of age with its gameplay and range of services . Now, CS: GO, which is already over 10 years old, can undergo a new change, switching to Source 2, the latest graphics engine developed by Valve.

File named “csgos2.exe” found NVIDIA driver codes

According to data analyzed by the profile “Gabe Follower 2”, from the latest NVIDIA GeForce Experience update, there are names indicating a possible CS:GO update, the name “csgos2.exe” was found among the NVIDIA software codes. In his Twitter post he even points out the difference between the two versions, with the new version having the field, version name, also populated with Source 2.

Announced in 2015, Source 2 is a powerful graphics engine from Valve that will bring great improvements to the franchise, mainly bringing a better server system for the game, with a capacity of 128 ticks and no third-party dependency. As a result, the game is undergoing a major overhaul and the gameplay and CS:GO as we know it can change a lot.

The reporter also has Counter-Strike: Global Offensive production information

Changes to the game were also confirmed by journalist and former caster Richard Lewis, according to sources who claim to be people inside Valve, the game is already in the bugfix phase, and even some professionals have been invited to participate in testing the game in the new his edition. By the way, it looks like the focus within Valve is to deliver the beta-capable title in April, as far as we know the deadline will be April 1st.

Still unknown if this new version will replace the current CS:GO or if it will be released alongside the previous one like DOTA 2, but everything is expected to happen soon as all the rumors point out. Counter Strike: Global Offensive was developed with the Source engine released in 2004, the same engine as acclaimed games such as Half Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead and others, so it’s been 19 years since the graphics engine was used .

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Counter-Strike remains relevant for generations

Now the new Counter Strike would use a modern graphics engine used in the aforementioned DOTA 2 and some games made for VR like The Lab and the acclaimed Half Life: Alyx. Even if you have to win a new version, this change does not come because the game is losing audience, even because the title in February of this year again broke a public record, there were more than 1.3 million players online at the same time.

The success of CS is not from today and neither are these changes, Valve has always known how to bring Counter-Strike well per generation in its various versions. The franchise began in humble fashion as a mod of Half Life 1 and was later licensed by Valve. In the beginning it was even called “Half Life: Counter-Strike”, after the game gained its size on the internet mainly with the spread of ADSL internet around the world, it got its own version and more popular in Brazil, Counter-Strike 1.6, released in 2003.

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After that, the game was an absolute success and one of the most played online in the 2000s, until there were other titles in the franchise such as Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Source, but they did not have the same audience as version 1.6 of the game. Finally, the Counter-Strike franchise managed to continue its success in 2012 with the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which managed to expand the CS franchise with its unique gameplay and the addition of a very lucrative skins market.

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