Just in case the preliminary tease, and subsequent Twitter account banner change did not provide you with sufficient of a touch, Counter-Strike 2 has certainly arrived on Wednesday, September 27.
As was all the time the plan, the sport changed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Steam. In reality, the Steam retailer web page retains just about every little thing from the unique CS:GO web page – evaluations, particulars, launch date and many others., besides it now carries the brand new identify.
This is why it is exhausting to guage Counter-Strike 2’s recognition in comparison with CS:GO, however what’s instantly clear is that no matter what it is known as, Counter-Strike is probably the most performed sport on Steam. At the time of this writing, the sport has 1,192,773 concurrent gamers on-line.
It peaked at 1,362,123 concurrent gamers shortly after the discharge of Counter-Strike 2. The all-time peak concurrent, nevertheless, stays at 1,818,773 – in line with SteamDB, a determine achieved 5 months in the past. The up to date sport might effectively break that within the subsequent a number of weeks.
Despite being free-to-play, nevertheless, Counter-Strike 2 can also be presently Steam’s top-selling sport. That listing solely takes into consideration income, so all of that cash is being spent on the $15 Prime Status improve, in addition to different in-game cosmetics. That’s sufficient to trump premium, paid video games together with Cyberpunk 2077, EA Sports FC 24 and different top-performing current releases.
It’s going to be very fascinating to see whether or not Counter-Strike 2 can someway beat Global Offensive’s recognition, and that is wanting very probably given these launch numbers.