This is a rather unexpected new development for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, as the game that pits terrorists against counter-terrorists in death matches has added support for Source 2, the version new of the Source Valve tool. While this only applies to the pre-release fork version of the game, it could refer to the possibility of a future for the game in which the Source 2 engine powers it for months. next.
This development was first spotted by content creator Gabe Follower, who wrote a tweet confirming that Source 2 executables had been found on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pre-release branch.
The legitimacy of these executables was confirmed by multiple sources soon after, with Pavel Djundik notably mentioning that get_good.exe is a python executable that exists to sync builds. Of course, some of our more discerning viewers might be reading the code right now and also noticing the name “Left 4 Dead 3”. While this doesn’t necessarily confirm the presence of a third installment in the series, it’s still worth noting that it’s in the Source 2 code.
The biggest rumor about this is that Valve is flying some community characters to test a new version of the game. But now we see this new version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in beta. The Source 2 version of the game is rumored to have 128 servers ticking at launch, one of the features most requested by current CS:GO players. In addition, the game will also have an improved matchmaking system that will allow players to access the game more easily without the help of third-party software such as FACEIT or ESEA.