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News video games 20 March 2023, 12:02

author: Kamil Kleszyk

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

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 inbound? Officially not yet, but behind the scenes it's getting really hot. Mainly due to a move that Valve made a few days ago. As noted by PCGamesN, on March 14, Gabe Newell's company filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to register the "CS2" trademark.

Those who think that this abbreviation does not yet determine anything, should pay attention to the following screenshots. In the first one, two serial numbers are marked: 5857738 and 5857740. The IP associated with these numbers is Counter-Strike and CS:GO (graphic 2).

Counter-Strike 2 Getting Closer; Valve Made an Important Move - picture #1


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


Previous clues

Recall that recently there is no shortage of clues suggesting that an all-new release or a massive update transferring the popular CS to the Source 2 engine (we don't know that yet, unfortunately). The first serious indications of Counter-Strike 2 appeared after references to the csgos2.exe and cs2.exe executables were found in the latest Nvidia drivers.

Then things got even more interesting with the help of respected British journalist Richard Lewis, who stated, that Counter-Strike 2 is "just around the corner." According to his sources, the beta version of the network shooter may appear in late March/early April.

The above reports are just a few of the "crumbs" that have been steadily leading us for the last several weeks to the official announcement of CS2. One such clue was left by Polish pro esports player Jarek "Pasha" Jarzabkowski, who during a recent interview revealed [in Polish] (half-joking), that Counter-Strike will get a completely new game.

Little? A few days ago data miners discovered, that the files of CSGO contain a new file named cs2.exe.

Evidence confirming that the release of Counter-Strike 2 is fast approaching are abundant. Now all that remains is to be patient and wait for an official announcement from Valve.

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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