Here’s how to download CS2 and be one of the first people to play the game.

Valve’s “Summer of 2023” date is close and the community is waiting with excitement for the official CS2 launch. The new game has been in beta since March 2023 and Valve has slowly been letting more and more players into the beta. On September 27, 2023, Valve officially released Counter-Strike 2.

How to download CS2?

  1. Open Steam
  2. Go to the CS2 Store Page
  3. Click on Install / Download.
  4. Your client will start downloading CS2 
  5. Once the download is complete you can play the game.

Before you download the game, it is important to check if your system can handle the new game launch. CS2 has improved graphics and a slightly higher requirement compared to CS:GO. But then again, CS:GO was released more than a decade ago and CS2 is a brand-new game. 

What's new in CS2?

Image Credit: Valve.
Image Credit: Valve.

With the improved graphics, Valve has also ensured those with lower-end systems can play the game. Their experience will depend on their system’s capability to handle the game. This is why Valve introduced a new sub-tick system that will ensure that the game adapts to the system.

So pro players with high-end systems can play the game at a very high level. At the same time, the average player with a system that might not always be high-end can still enjoy the game, although it won't be the best version of the game. In most cases, a casual player does not require 400 FPS and is more than happy with even 180 FPS as long as he can enjoy the game with friends. 

Stay tuned to for the latest CS2 news and updates.