CS2: Your Time Is Now
In September 2023, Counter-Strike introduces CS Rating and the map Inferno to the CS2 beta. Eligible players with CS:GO Prime status and a Skill Group join CS2 Limited Test with matches limited to 24 rounds for dynamic gameplay.
CS2 Limited Test Unveils Inferno Map and CS Rating
In September 2023, Counter-Strike is set to deliver some thrilling changes in its CS2 Limited Test. These updates include the introduction of a new map, Inferno, and a game-changing feature called CS Rating. In this article we will provide you a brief summary of everything you need to know about this recent update.
Your Performance, Your Rating: CS Rating Takes Center Stage
CS Rating is a novel system designed to measure your performance in Counter-Strike. It provides a clear indication of your skills and will position you on both global and regional leaderboards. To obtain your CS Rating, you need to engage in matches within the updated Premier mode, whether you're playing solo or teaming up with friends. Valve also mentioned that they are currently planning to have separate ratings for each map in the competitive map pool for Premier mode, but how exactly this will develop and be in place for the eventual CS2 Release, we will have to see.
More Invites: CS2 Limited Test Welcomes Eligible Players
The CS2 Limited Test is now open for participation, and Valve are aiming to include as many eligible players as possible. To qualify for an invite, players must hold CS:GO Prime status, possess an active officialcompetitive matchmaking Skill Group, and predominantly play their official matchmaking games in regions where the Limited Test is accessible.
Inferno added to CS2
The last map of the current competitive map pool in CS:GO and a fan favourite: Inferno has finally been added to the Limited beta test. This has been, similarly to Overpass, another signifcant overhaul to the map, including massive graphical changes, as well as another adjustments to the map, which could alter the gameplay aspect. We have gathered a few screenshots showcasing this new beautiful version of Inferno:
Time-Saving Gameplay: Redefining Counter-Strike Matches
Over the past decade, Counter-Strike has seen numerous updates aimed at refining the in-game economy and weapon balance. These changes have led to more engaging and closely contested rounds, reducing the duration of matches. With CS2, the maximum number of rounds in regulation time has been capped at 24 (with a 6-round overtime in case of a tie) for Premier, Competitive, and Major events. This change promises to breathe new life into the game's dynamics as the community adapts and evolves.