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Valve May Have Just Hinted at Counter-Strike 2’s Release Date

Could Valve be teasing the release date for Counter-Strike 2?

Counter-Strike fans have been waiting patiently for a release date for Counter-Strike 2. It’s been in a closed, invite-only beta stage over the past several months. Only a handful of players, primarily streamers and esports players, have actually been invited in to the beta. The rest of us have been jealously watching from the sidelines as they get to test out the amazing new smoke grenades and soak up the new visuals. All that may be about to change as soon as next week!

Earlier this week, on the 21st of September, the official Counter-Strike 2 X account posted ‘What are you doing next Wednesday?’ This has Counter-Strike fans in full excitement mode as we could possibly be getting the full release of CS2 as soon as Wednesday, 27th of September. It’s important to note that it’s not yet confirmed, but you should think about readying your skins and preparing for action just in case we can finally try out the next-generation Counter-Strike action for ourselves so soon.

That said, it’s almost a shame that it could be arriving next week with how stacked the launches of top-notch games have been lately. If CS2 does kick off on the 27th, it will be a mere day after the launch of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and only a few days later we’ll have Assassin’s Creed Mirage in our hands as well. Better start canceling those social plans for the next couple weeks!

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Alex Berry
Alex Berry is a freelance contributor at The Escapist. His coverage ranges from funny takes on the latest games to a whole bunch of guide content. Alex is a jack of all trades when it comes to games, playing almost every new title that shows promise. From RPGs to shooters, all the way through to sports games, he plays it all, although he does have a soft spot for turn-based RPGs having started out his gaming journey with a copy of Pokémon Red on the original Game Boy. Alex has a master's degree in Business and is fascinated by online game economies, often spending a lot of time finding ways to maximize wealth in these games (but he should really be doing that in real life instead).