It feels like a long time since Valve revealed that Counter-Strike 2 would come out in Summer 2023. We are reaching the end of Summer 2023, but we still haven’t seen the game come out yet. Instead, it was only recently that Valve expanded its limited “Beta” test to include more players than ever. In this article, we have discussed all the recent leaks that point to Counter-Strike 2’s release date.
Counter-Strike 2 Should Come Out Soon
Counter-Strike 2 has been teased by Valve to come out in the year 2023. They still have not released the game, and there are three months left to go for 2023 to end. So, Valve should definitely release the game before the end of this year. That is, as long as the developers do not announce any delays, which they haven’t yet. In fact, Counter-Strike 2 updates have slowly made the game more featureful and everything is pointing toward a successful launch.
That’s not all there is to say about CS2’s release date. We have more information about it for you which includes a clear date range during which Counter-Strike 2 could be finally released. Firstly, it’s not at all confirmed if Counter-Strike 2 is releasing on September 23, as some media publications have reported. But, September 23 is simply the time period when Fall 2023 begins. Here’s a clarification for the same:
So, when is CS2 releasing? Let’s speculate on the new update. A new CS2 feature was recently introduced, known as CS Rating. It is a new system to report your performance in Counter-Strike 2. Accordingly, the system ranks players among the global and regional leaderboards. And with that, the renowned data miner @aquaismissing on X (formerly Twitter) got to work.
The X user Aquarius has been data mining into numerous CS2 updates that were released for the Limited Test. His recent investigations into the game code have revealed key information that points towards a possible release date for CS2.
So, Premier Mode has been introduced to the CS2 Limited Test; multiple seasons have been planned by Valve, and the code points to two seasons per year. The first season is called Limited Test, which relates to the ongoing CS2 beta. And guess what the next season after that says? Fall 2023. This information points towards a potential release of Counter-Strike 2 in Fall 2023.
That brings us to the final date range in which Counter-Strike 2 could finally be released — late September or early October. I do not think Valve will delay the game further. Unless they make an official announcement confirming they could not release the game in time. By this date range, Summer 2023 would have ended, and Valve should be ready to launch CS2.
Also, to highlight it, even their recent video released on September 1st, 2023 that talks about the CS rating feature, the outro says “Coming Summer 2023,” which further hints at a late September to early October 2023 release date. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below.