Here’s the potential Counter-Strike 2 release date

By Fariha Bhatti


Mar 17, 2023

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Valve is still tight-lipped about Counter-Strike 2, but leakers are grasping at straws to know more. Thanks to relentless data miners, we might have a potential release date for Source 2. 

Counter-Strike 2 is rumored to be released around April 1. But, all reports should be taken with a grain of salt until Valve attests them. Unfortunately, the official CSGO account has nothing to say besides the Office memes. It’s evident from the new findings that even leakers are getting desperate as they try to make sense of new data and teasers from Valve. 

However, one of the latest tries at dissecting CSGO’s response makes a lot of sense. CS.Money may have cracked the release date. 

When is the Counter-Strike 2 release date?

Counter-Strike 2

According to CS.Money, Counter-Strike 2 should be released on March 23 or 24. 

In an elaborate thread that could be fluff, CS.Money deduced that Valve is aiming for March 24 as Counter-Strike 2 release date. But the logic isn’t completely absurd. All official CSGO replies to new data have been memes from the TV show The Office, released on March 24. Coincidently, the popular Counter-Strike map Office was also launched publicly on March 23.

The two dates tie in with Source 2 Engine’s release date. The engine was announced at GDC: Game Developers Conference, which is set to happen again this year between March 20 and 24. All of this coincides with the Steam Spring sale, which also ends on March 23.

Now, fans believe that this is not a coincidence. All hints point to a release window of March 20-24. Richard Lewis had reported that Counter-Strike 2 could release as early as March or April 1, so it makes sense for Valve to at least make an announcement a week ahead of the official launch, i.e., March 24. 

While all of this sounds exciting, these are still speculations and shouldn’t be taken as gospel. It’s also highly possible that Counter-Strike 2 is nothing, but a prank, as Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev speculated. But it doesn’t hurt to have high hopes. 


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