How To Play CS:GO After the Release of Counter-Strike 2

How To Play CSGO After the Release of Counter-Strike 2

Hey everyone, Counter-Strike 2 is here. Cool, but some of us wanna hit up old CS:GO. If you’re nodding and wanna dive back into CS:GO post CS2, here’s what you need to know.

Step-by-Step Guide to Accessing CS:GO in the Counter-Strike 2

Okay, let’s get to it. Dive into your Steam Library first. That’s the starting line. Spot Counter-Strike 2 and give it a right-click, then select ‘Properties’. It’s kinda like poking around your PC settings after a right-click. Find the ‘Betas’ tab in there. This tab’s a little treasure chest for playing around with game versions.

Look for ‘Beta Participation’ drop-down, select ‘csgo_legacy’. Steam does its thing and downloads old-school CS:GO for you. Next time you’re up for CS2, Steam will ask if it’s CS2 or CS:GO you’re after. Choose CS:GO, and there you are, back in the days.

There’s another route too. If you’re curious about ‘csgo_demo_viewer –’, it’s pretty much the same drill. Steam Library, right-click on Counter-Strike 2, ‘Properties’, then ‘Betas’ tab. This time, in ‘Beta Participation’, go for ‘csgo_demo_viewer –’. This lets you poke around original CS:GO files, offering a taste of the past in a different way.

The Catch with CS:GO

The Catch with CSGO

Now, let’s be honest, it’s not all smooth sailing. Jumping back to CS:GO post CS2 means no servers or matchmaking. You’re looking at bot battles in private matches. It’s not the full multiplayer ride, but hey, it’s something. Most folks are over at CS2 now, so it’s kinda like a solo memory lane run with CS:GO.

And then there’s the “how long will this last” thing. No telling when Valve might decide to close this chapter. So, there’s that.

So that’s the gist. Want to go back to CS:GO after diving into Counter-Strike 2? It’s a bit of a workaround, but it’s doable. Just don’t expect the full multiplayer experience. It’s more of a solo nostalgia trip, really. And who knows how long it’ll last. But for now, if you’re missing the old vibes, this is one way to get a piece of that.

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