Is a new Counter-Strike game in the works? Leaks point at Counter-Strike 2
CSGO players have been talking about Counter-Strike 2 for a while. Now it looks like it could be a reality based on recent leaks.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been the biggest FPS for about two decades now. But it looks like the long-standing rumors that a new Counter-Strike is coming might finally be true, with sources saying that Counter-Strike 2 is in the works.
CSGO has been around for 20 years but it has only continued to grow in popularity thanks to a strong esports scene and an abundance of popular streamers dedicated to the mechanically-focused shooter. In fact, CSGO was even one of the biggest games on Steam earlier in 2023 with 1,320,219 active players.
Now, Valve may be finally working on a new Counter-Strike game for the ever-growing and loyal fanbase.
Counter-Strike 2 rumors are growing
Recently, CSGO players noticed a file with the tag "csgo2" on NVIDIA.
CSGO data miner Gabe Follower took to Twitter to share the exciting screenshots, showing files called "Counter-Strike 2" everywhere in the latest NVIDIA driver updates. That means there is currently support for an "unknown app," causing Gabe to ask Valve what they are cooking.
This is not a new rumor. Leakers and data miners have found similar codes before that had the community whispering about a CSGO Source 2 port. Of course, nothing came from this. At least not yet. It has now been five years since Source 2 was discussed.
The newest files are brand new to the community, sparking excitement once again. It's important to remember, however, that Valve hasn't confirmed anything just yet.
Games that were leaked in a similar way have become a reality in the past. There have been a lot of games over the years that were initially just rumors based on NVIDIA files. This includes God of War, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Edition, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Street Fighter 6, TEKKEN 8, and Goat Simulator 2.
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