After many years, the time has come now – Counter Strike 2 is finished and can be downloaded for free on Steam. However, the latest installment of Valve’s most popular shooter is not a standalone title.
Instead, the second number is an upgrade for the long-running Counter Strike Global Offensive game. As PCWelt and Valve announced in the trailers, almost every area of the base game has been significantly reworked.
In addition to the updated Source 2 engine and new or fine-tuned content, Counter Strike 2 also received physics innovations. For example, smoke and water react with pinpoint precision in response to dynamic environmental changes such as movement, bullets, or grenades.
The so-called tick rate system, which the game uses to query the times of actions such as shots, has also been revolutionized. In the past, the intervals between high-frequency “ticks” did not actually exist, i.e. the shot was not recorded until the next tick.
Quite simply, the new system runs a persistent query that can reproduce the times of actions such as snapshots without delay using “sub-hash updates.” The latest part replaces the CS:GO Steam entry as an update and can be downloaded since yesterday.
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