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CS:GO 2 is already being discontinued for a number of players

CS:GO 2 is already being discontinued for a number of players

CS:GO 2 is already being discontinued for a number of players

It is bad news for people who play Counter-Strike 2 on older hardware and Mac as Valve has announced it will be discontinuing the title on these platforms in order to work on 64-bit Windows and Linux support.

Released just last month, Counter-Strike 2 is Valve’s latest multiplayer tactical first-person shooter and the fifth instalment in the long-running series. However, fans who have so far played on older hardware including DirectX 9 and 32-bit operating systems as well as macOS will not be able to for much longer.

Valve announced the shutting down of support for this hardware in a new Steam post shared yesterday (12 October). Instead, the company will be turning its attention to development on CS:GO 2 for modern operating systems, including 64-bit Windows and Linux.

Check out the Counter-Strike 2 reveal trailer below!

"Counter-Strike 2 represents the largest technical leap in CS history, and our goal is to continue to develop Counter-Strike for years to come," the statement read. "As technology advances, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue support for older hardware, including DirectX 9 and 32-bit operating systems. Similarly, we will no longer support macOS. Combined, these represented less than one percent of active CS:GO players. Moving forward, Counter-Strike 2 will exclusively support 64-bit Windows and Linux."

The full support for the older operating systems will stop on 1 January, 2024 and for fans who have purchased the game’s Prime Status upgrade, they will be eligible for a full refund on 1 December, 2023.

In related news, Counter-Strike 2 has become Valve’s worst-rated video game of all time just a few weeks after it was released. With players claiming the latest entry pales in comparison to its predecessors, it has led to the game being review-bombed on Steam. It is by no means a good start to the latest instalment and with news that it will be unplayable on certain hardware as of next year, it has a rocky future ahead.

Featured Image Credit: Valve

Topics: CSGO, Valve, Steam