The Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test has been released, and a fortunate few have been given the opportunity to experience the next installment of Valve’s iconic first-person shooter ahead of its official release this summer.
Described as the beginning of the journey, the CS 2 servers Limited Test is exclusively available to select players of the current CS:GO game. Valve has decided to utilize the testing period to assess a range of features and iron out any issues before the full release of the game.
Valve has provided a useful FAQ to explain how players can gain access to the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test. The guide clarifies that players will be selected based on a number of factors that are important to the Counter-Strike 2 development team. Some of these factors include recent playtime on official Valve servers, the player’s trust factor, and their standing on Steam accounts.
In essence, if you have been playing CS:GO for a long time and are a friendly player who is enjoyable to play alongside, you are more likely to be selected to participate in the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test.
If a player is fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test, they will be notified via the CS:GO main menu. However, if they are not chosen initially, Valve has reassured them that more players will be added to the limited test over time.
The test period will run until the anticipated launch of the game in the summer of 2023, and more features will be added as time goes on. Initially, Valve has confirmed that players will only be able to experience the Deathmatch and Unranked Competitive game modes through the iconic Dust2 map.
During the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test, players will have full access to their CS:GO inventory, and they will maintain cross-progression with the current ‘core’ game, allowing them to switch between the two versions of the game at their leisure.
In summary, the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test provides a fantastic opportunity for selected players to gain early access to Valve’s latest FPS game. This will allow them to provide feedback on the gameplay, test new features, and help ensure that the game is in the best possible shape before its official launch.