CSGO record

CSGO breaks all-time high player count record amid Source 2 rumors

By Fariha Bhatti


Mar 11, 2023

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2023 is the year of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Now, Valve’s FPS has hit 1.4 million concurrent players for the first time in a decade. 

CSGO is having an incredible year. Even without significant updates, the game continues to hit new records. Earlier, CSGO hit 1,354,248 concurrent players, a new peak player count. Naturally, players were excited, but Valve’s FPS is just getting started. The decade-old game is aiming for new heights. 

Within the last 30 days, CSGO officially surpassed the 1.3 million player mark and has now entered the 1.4 million player milestone. CSGO took to Twitter to acknowledge the milestone humorously! 

CSGO hits 1.4m concurrent players

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Unsurprisingly, the comment section was loaded with Source 2 speculations. The new peak comes from Counter-Strike 2 rumors swirling around, keeping players wide awake at night. Ever since Richard Lewis revealed that rumors of a possible sequel to Counter-Strike might hold some truth, players have been on the edge of their seats with anticipation. 

Knowing Valve, the new update may drop at an ungodly hour, so players are sticking to their screens. Some are even reloading CSGO’s official handle multiple times a day. The rumors have also revived AFK Steam accounts as old players return to prepare for the new game. 

All of these factors and more have contributed to this new milestone that’d surely revive CSGO. The new player count boost also spells wonderful things for Counter-Strike 2. It shows that the community is waiting for Valve to take the next big step. 

It remains to be seen how the new game’s release will impact its modern competitors. So far, Counter-Strike 2 rumors have proven to be powerful enough. The real fun will begin when Valve tears the curtain on the hotly-anticipated Counter-Strike 2. 

Counter-Strike 2 release date

According to reliable leaks, a Source 2 update for CSGO is highly anticipated to release very soon, with speculation pointing towards a possible launch in March.

The biggest hint is a rumor that Valve is flying in community figures to test the new version. Alexandre “Gaules” Borba is one such tester, and the Brazilian streaming star recently posted a cryptic tweet implying that he recently traveled to Seattle, Washington. 


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