Are you ready for the next generation competitive FPS from Valve? Well, next week you might be able to jump into Counter-Strike 2.
On X (Twitter), the official Counter-Strike account posted "What are you doing next Wednesday?" (September 27th), teasing that something is coming and it's not really hard to guess what that will be.
Likely either an open Beta of Counter-Strike 2 for anyone to jump in, or a proper release if they think it's ready enough. Hopefully Valve will also properly put up the Linux version too!
Valve said originally that CS2 would release in the Summer, but they've only done a Limited Test gradually inviting more players in so far. At release CS2 will be a free upgrade and replacement for Global Offensive, which is over 10 years old at this point so no doubt many are keen to see all the improvements.
Recently Valve also announced CS Rating — a precise display of your skill in Counter-Strike 2: