Valve is toying with the idea of colorful Counter-Strike 2 smokes

By Fariha Bhatti


Mar 27, 2023

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Counter-Strike 2 smokes are slightly tinted for each side, but leakers claim Valve could go all out with smoke colors in the future. 

If you haven’t noticed, smokes in Counter-Strike 2 are different for CTs and Ts. For the CT side, the smoke is slightly bluish, whereas the T smokes are dustier. Clearly, Valve is open to the idea of tinted smokes, so Gabe Follower’s new findings don’t sound that odd. 

Gabe Follower has discovered a tinted smoke feature in an internal test build. They are exactly what they sound like, smokes in different colors. 

Is Valve adding colored smokes to Counter-Strike 2? 

It’s not entirely off the table. According to credible data miner Gabe Follower, Valve has already added colored smokes to Counter-Strike 2, but they are not yet accessible by all. 

He shared a short video featuring smokes in green, blue, purple, and pink colors. While it may seem entirely unlike Counter-Strike’s typical aesthetic, these smokes are real and could be added to the game in the near future. So far, players aren’t sure how they feel about it, with most calling them “Valorant smokes” that don’t belong in Counter-Strike 2. 

But colored smokes won’t be all that bad. Most notably, players could use them to practice utility more efficiently. If you have ever practiced in a server with more than three people, you’d know how messy utility can be. Throwing one smoke over another can be a pest, as there’s no way to tell who tossed which smoke. 

Using colored smoke, players can be assigned different shades. This feature can also help differentiate between two different lineups. Clearly, these smokes can help take practice sessions to the next level in many ways. And while they’d surely be of great help in private servers, colored smokes would be disastrous in official MatchMaking. 

Valve may likely add these just in cheat-coded games or Danger Zone maps because official Counter-Strike 2 has no space for complex utility features. 


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