Valve has made it clear that idling in CS: GO will not increase a player’s chances of being selected for the Counter Strike 2 beta. Despite this, many players have resorted to idling to boost their hours in hopes of making themselves eligible CS 2 limited testing. Valve clarified via tweet that nothing done on their servers counts towards eligibility for the beta.
To participate in the Counter Strike 2 Limited Test, players must meet specific requirements set by Valve. Valve issued guidelines outlining the criteria used to select players for the CS 2 limited test. In addition to recent playtime on Valve official servers, trust factor, and Steam account standing, other few factors deemed important for the selection.
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Players cannot access CS 2 limited testing by idling in the server
Official CS: GO, now CS2, announced on Twitter: “PSA: Idling on official matchmaking servers in CS: GO does not increase your chances of making into the CS2 Limited Test.”
Valve earlier announced that Counter Strike 2 will be launching this summer. Players will probably get their hands on it sometime in August after the esports championship in Cologne. Those who did not receive an invite to the limited test will only have to wait a few more months. Valve is currently enlisting CS: GO veterans, first-timers, streamers to test CS2. There may even be an open or closed beta before launch, but only time will tell.
It’s disappointing for players who were hoping to get into the Counter Strike 2 beta by idling in CS: GO. Despite not being selected for the limited test, players are waiting patiently for the official release of the game in a few months.
CS: GO community’s reaction to the announcement
After the announcement, famous CS: GO players and orgs gave some witty replied to the post. Popular players like Bubzkji replied that he wasted 4 hours to get global in wingman.
Danish CS: GO organization’s official twitter account HEROIC replied:
After the announcement of Paris hosting the final CS: GO Major later this year, players old and new are enjoying the last few days of the game. Valve looks set to phase out CS: GO and step into the future, by hosting the first CS 2 Major next year.
The hype for the game currently is through the roof. Steam recently recorded 1.5 million people were playing CS: GO simultaneously. With more than a decade of history behind the game Counter Strike deserved a change. CS 2 looks set to rejuvenate the ageless FPS game once it properly releases.
Valve also issued caution to the community about scams. Some YouTube videos are promising to give access to Counter Strike 2 limited Beta testing. Some even lost their Steam accounts after they trusted such videos and forwarded their details. Only those who get official invite from Valve can play CS 2 limited beta. So, it’s best to wait till summer and hone your skills in CS: GO.
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