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.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has added a total of 12 Battlefield 2042 themed sticker capsules of varying rarity to celebrate the EA shooter's launch.
The Operation Riptide to CS: GO will be making a load of changes to the game's economy and maps.
Try as one might, instinct overrules all reason in some multiplayer games.