Valve has started teasing on social media that Counter-Strike 2 might come out next Wednesday.
Match length will be 12-round halves with overtime, and there will be regional and global leaderboards to check one's skill.
Valve has revealed a new Valorant-inspired quality-of-life feature that allows players to refund items.
A person's playtime before the limited test for the recently announced tactical shooter is what counts, per Valve Software.
The announcement of Counter-Strike 2 and the recent limited test has resulted in a huge uptick in the original game's player base.
Two modes are available - Deathmatch and Unranked Competitive - on Dust2, but more are coming in later releases of the test.
All items in a player's inventory will carry over into the sequel, taking advantage of the Source 2 engine's lighting and materials.
Changes to Smoke Grenades, tick rate and maps are also detailed in three new videos, highlighting the impact of the Source 2 engine.
Valve's new trademark application indicates that Counter-Strike 2 is real, and is right around the corner.
Allegedly, the game is built on the Source 2 engine and boast 128 tik official servers, in addition to featuring improved matchmaking.