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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.

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Source: Twitter / mantuu.

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.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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