author: Hubert Sledziewski
Accessing Counter-Strike 2 Beta Isn't Easy; Valve Dispels Doubts
You can't get access to the CS2 beta tests just like that - not even by playing CS:GO. Valve has made it clear.
On Sunday we reported that the popularity of CS:GO shot up even further after the announcement of CS 2 and the start of beta testing. However, it seems that some players have returned to CS not for the sake of having fun, but hoping that thanks to this Valve will send them an invitation to the beta.
After all, the company has announced that it will select users itself, based on their Steam account statistics and recent activity on official CS:GO servers. Players therefore hoped that a return to the game would secure them an invitation.
This, however, will not be the case. Indeed, Valve announced so on Twitter.
Which does not mean that any player with a large number of hours in CS:GO will receive an invitation out of the blue. Many veterans post screenshots on Twitter, indicating that they have several thousand hours under their belt, and yet they have not been selected for testing. As an example, let's take Twitter user mantuu, who can boast nearly 13,000 hours of game play.
Patience should prove to be the key to victory. After all, Valve has promised to increase the number of beta testers regularly - until the release of CS2 on PC, which is scheduled for August 2023. At the same time, the game's content will be expanded. For the moment, only two modes of play are available: casual and deathmatch on Dust2, but more will be added in the future.