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News video games 23 March 2023, 13:37

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Will Banned CSGO Players Access CS2? Valve Dispels Doubts

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.

With the announcement of Counter-Strike 2 many questions have dawned in the minds of gamers about the highly anticipated "successor" to the most popular online FPS. One of the more pressing questions is whether bans imposed on accounts in CS:GO will remain in effect after the update's release.

  • On the page dedicated to CS2, in the FAQ section, there is a clear answer, saying that the title - at least on VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) protected servers - will remain inaccessible to accounts with VAC or banned from playing.

In conclusion, those with a"ban will have to swallow the bitter pill and watch the game from the position of a spectator. The title, as provided in yesterday's announcement, will officially launch this summer.

At this point, access to the new CS will only be given to selected players. At a later date, it is likely that opportunities to try out Counter-Strike 2 on the Source 2 engine will be given to more users with a good reputation on Steam. You can read more about the closed tests here.

Invited players shared this screenshot, showing the screen that greets them when they receive an invite.

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CS2 test invitation. Source: Reddit

CS2 will be released as a free update to CSGO. Along with the update, our accounts with saved achievements and skins will be transferred to the new version.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

An introvert by nature. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanism than to the sciences. Instead of exercises in maths, he preferred shutting himself up in his world and inventing new stories of his favorite anime – Dragon Ball. After years of study came a time of stagnation, which he preferred to call "searching for purpose." Looking out for destiny during the 58th screening of his beloved Die Hard, he decided – like John McCLane – to fight for a better future. He found the avenue to do this in Gamepressure. Since he's still a freshman in the newsroom, he doesn't have a target subject he wants to focus on yet. So, you can expect news about farming simulators, or the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you ever hear that playing console games and watching movies is futile – remember this story


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