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Counter-Strike 2 Launches to Massive Player Count on Steam

Counter-Strike 2, the latest installment in the popular gaming series, has been met with overwhelming success since its launch on Steam. In just 24 hours, the game reached a staggering 1.2 million players, making it the highest player count for any Counter-Strike game to date.

One of the key factors contributing to the game's popularity is Valve's Source 2 engine, which has been used in other successful titles such as Dota 2, Half-Life: Alyx, and Aperture Desk Job. This engine provides enhanced graphics and gameplay, creating a truly immersive experience for players.

Counter-Strike 2 has quickly risen to the top of the Steam charts, surpassing other popular titles like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Apex Legends. This success can also be attributed to the fact that existing players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive received Counter-Strike 2 as a free addition to their library.

One major concern for players was the fate of their valuable in-game skins from Global Offensive. However, Valve ensured that these skins were transferred to Counter-Strike 2 and now appear even better in the upgraded engine. This move was crucial, as some rare skins can be worth thousands of pounds.

Overall, Counter-Strike 2's successful launch is a testament to its loyal fanbase and the technical advancements offered by Valve's Source 2 engine. As the game continues to attract new players, it is likely to maintain its position as one of the most popular titles on Steam.

Sources:

– SteamDB

– Valve