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CS Making a Killing for Valve Through Case Shop

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 January 2024, 06:39

Trading virtual items in Counter-Strike is a vein of gold for Valve. Players spent nearly $1 billion on this alone in 2023.

Steam Set New Record of Active Players. Previous One Was Nearly Year Old

Adrian Werner, 08 January 2024, 07:17

It took almost a year, but Steam has finally set a new record for the number of concurrent players.

End of CSGO Era; Valve Finally Abandons the Game After 10 Years

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 January 2024, 04:32

Valve has kept its word. After more than a decade, support for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which had already been replaced by CS 2, has ended.

CS2 Finally Opens Up to Community Maps

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 November 2023, 04:10

Counter-Strike 2 has received an update that will enabled you to play on fan-made maps and no longer confuse birds with grenades on Inferno.

Want to Ask Valve About Half-Life 3? You Just Got a Great Opportunity

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 October 2023, 07:36

Valve employees will soon answer questions from fans of Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Team Fortress 2 and the company's other games.

Counter-Strike 2 is Currently Valve's Worst-rated Game Ever

Maciej Gaffke, 11 October 2023, 02:01

CS 2 debuted at the end of September and has garnered so many negative reviews on Steam that it has become the worst-rated game from Valve.

Counter-Strike 2 Tarnishes CSGO's Reputation; Steam Ratings Plummet

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 October 2023, 13:51

The debut of Counter-Strike 2 continues to generate considerable excitement, though not necessarily positive in the face of the game's shortcomings and pains.

Half-Life Devs Live in Their Own Time; 'Summer' Release of CS 2 is No Exception

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 September 2023, 15:06

CS 2 debuted in the summer. At least according to the so-called Valve Time, and that, as usual, has little to do with actual calendar.

How to Change Bot Difficulty in CS2 (Counter Strike 2)

Damian Gacek, 29 September 2023, 09:24

In this guide we will talk about bot difficulty in CS2. Can you change it? Find out in our article.

Not Getting Rank Bug (Wins are not Counted) in CS2 Explained

Damian Gacek, 28 September 2023, 16:40

Many CS2 players report that they can’t get a rank, as their wins do not count, and they need to win 10 more matches to have one. In this guide we will tell you everything about ranking.

CS 2 is the Biggest Technical Leap in Counter-Strike History; Valve Lists New Features, Fans Review

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 September 2023, 15:07

Players are still getting acquainted with Counter-Strike 2's new features, but some fans are not thrilled with the changes, let alone the complete removal of CSGO.

Counter-Strike 2 Launches

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 September 2023, 13:07

After a prolonged wait, Valve has finally finished beta-testing Counter-Strike 2 and, rather abruptly, officially released the successor to CSGO.

Counter Strike 2 (CS2) - Controller Support Explained

Aleksander Kartasinski, 28 September 2023, 10:51

If you would like to chill out while playing CS2 sitting comfortably on a couch, it may not be as easy. Though the game has controller support, it doesn't seem to work correctly now. Here you will learn more about it.

How to Get Hidden Achievement in CS2 (Counter Strike 2), Missing Achievements Explained

Aleksander Kartasinski, 28 September 2023, 09:36

Counter Strike 2 has officially launched as an update for CSGO. There is only one hidden achievement in the game now. If you want to learn more, you're in the right place.

Big Changes in CS 2; Beta Opens to More Players

Jacob Blazewicz, 01 September 2023, 15:14

Counter-Strike 2 is now available to Prime users, and the new update introduces further significant changes to the game.

Counter-Strike 2 Takes Significant Step Towards Release [Update: Possible Release Date]

Adrian Werner, 20 August 2023, 13:38

A new update for Counter-Strike 2 suggests that Valve is already finishing testing the game and the full version should be released soon.

CS2 Changes Maps and Modes; Adds Swimming Chickens

Jan Kopacz, 03 August 2023, 15:01

The test version of Counter-Strike 2 has received a new update. One of the changes is teaching chickens to swim.

Iconic Gameplay Mode and Two New Maps Coming to Counter-Strike 2

Maciej Gaffke, 18 July 2023, 15:03

Counter-Strike 2 has received another update. This time Valve has introduced a popular mode and two well-known maps to the game.

Counter Strike 2 Development Accelerates; Valve Adds Grenade Inspection

Maciej Gaffke, 04 July 2023, 14:13

Valve is likely to have significantly increased the pace of Counter-Strike 2's development. The beta game recently received two updates, one of which adds grenade inspection, among other things.

Player Loses Valuable 15-year Old Steam Account Because Valve Makes Absurd Demands

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 March 2023, 17:03

A former Counter-Strike and Valorant pro learned why it's better not to throw away old game keys, even after a dozen years.

Accessing Counter-Strike 2 Beta Isn't Easy; Valve Dispels Doubts

Hubert Sledziewski, 28 March 2023, 15:07

You can't get access to the CS2 beta tests just like that - not even by playing CS:GO. Valve has made it clear.

Counter Strike 2 May Go One Step Further in Battle Against Cheaters

Adrian Werner, 27 March 2023, 12:22

Mentions of a new, much more aggressive anti-cheat system have been found in CS2 files.

CS2 Announcement Launched CSGO's Popularity to Unprecedented Levels

Adrian Werner, 26 March 2023, 20:34

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive continues to amaze. The game has just set a new activity record on Steam, helped by the surge in interest in the brand caused by the announcement of Counter-Strike 2.

Counter Strike 2 Coming to Mobile? Gamers Inquire

Wiktor Szczesny, 24 March 2023, 16:47

Fans are speculating about Valve's next interesting moves regarding CS2. The latest rumors concern the mobile version of the FPS. The mentions have one rather solid argument.

CS2 Beta Leaked; Build Offers Offline Mode

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 March 2023, 16:37

We didn't have to wait long for Counter-Strike 2 to appear off Steam, probably thanks to one of the beta test participants.

12 Years Ago Gabe Newell was Asked About CS2 and He Did Not Lie

Jakub Tarchala, 24 March 2023, 15:43

Some fans waiting for CS2, thirsty for facts and trivia, unearthed an interesting interview. Gabe Newell, asked during IEM 2011 about CS2, already revealed Valve's release plan for the coming years.

Counter Strike 2 Compared With CSGO, Differences in Maps and Weapons

Adrian Werner, 23 March 2023, 15:40

The first visual comparisons showing the differences between Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Counter-Strike 2 have appeared online.

Will Banned CSGO Players Access CS2? Valve Dispels Doubts

Kamil Kleszyk, 23 March 2023, 13:20

When Counter Strike 2 was officially announced, many players began to wonder whether a ban imposed in CSGO would be canceled upon the release of the update. The answer to this question was provided by Valve.

Counter-Strike 2 Finally Officially Announced! - Check Out the Videos!

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 March 2023, 18:57

Counter-Strike 2 officially confirmed - watch new videos from the game. Counter-Strike 2 has become a reality. Valve showed off the improvements that the Source 2 engine will bring to CSGO.

Counter-Strike 2 Getting Closer; Valve Made an Important Move

Kamil Kleszyk, 20 March 2023, 11:27

Gabe Newell's company has applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register the „CS2” trademark. Valve's action may indicate that the official announcement of Counter-Strike 2 may be really close.

Counter-Strike 2 Announcement is Close, Says Reliable Source

Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 05 March 2023, 23:35

A reputable journalist associated with the Counter-Strike series maintains that a new version of CS:GO, running on the Source 2 engine, will be announced soon. He cites information from verified Twitter users and anonymous sources.