Will Counter Strike 2 Have an Open Beta - Answered

Will Counter Strike 2 Have an Open Beta? – Answered

Everybody wants to get into the CS2 early

After many rumors, it turns out that Counter Strike 2 is absolutely real – and it’s coming out very soon! The legendary competitive online shooter from Valve has received different iterations several times, but this time there are some significant changes in the mechanics and gameplay – and there are even new smoke grenades, oh my!

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Many fans are wondering if they will be able to try the new Counter-Strike through the beta version before it gets released in the Fall of 2023, so let’s find out if Counter-Strike 2 will have an Open Beta.

Will Counter Strike 2 Have an Open Beta? – Answered

Alright, so here is the deal – there was one Limited Test back in March 2023 when some CS Global Offensive players got access through a random invitation that appeared in their game menus. Right now in September 2023, there is another Limited Test, and this time it is available to almost everyone! So, they didn’t call it Open Beta, but that’s kind of what it is.

Related: How to Upgrade CS:GO to Counter Strike 2

How to Get Into the Counter Strike 2 Limited Test? (September 2023)

So, how to get selected for this Limited Test? Invitations are still sent directly through the game by Valve, so you don’t need to sign up anywhere outside of the game. In order for your account to be selected for the CS2 Limited Test in September 2023, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You need to have CS:GO Prime status.
  • Need to be in an active competitive skill group.
  • The majority of the matches you played need to be in one of the regions where the test is available.

Remember, this warning published on official CS2 Twitter in March 2023 still holds true:

And if you get into this Limited Test, don’t forget to send in your feedback,

Related: How Many People Get Access to Counter-Strike 2 Limited Testing? – Answered

The full version of Counter-Strike 2 is definitely coming soon, The latest rumors are confirming a release date sometime during the autumn season of 2023, meaning the next few months. The new Limited Test that is currently ongoing will include a very large number of players, suggesting that the release date is indeed really close.

For more Counter-Strike here on Prima Games check out how to play custom maps in CS2, the best CS2 graphics settings to improve FPS, and everything you need to know about the new CS2 Premier Mode.


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