How Many GBs is Counter-Strike 2 on Steam?

Abhimannu Das
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The storage requirements of Counter-Strike 2 are almost identical to that of CS:GO.
Players need to have around 15 GB of free space on their storage drive to install Counter-Strike 2.
The storage requirements may increase when Counter-Strike 2 moves out of beta and is ready for an official release.

Counter-Strike 2 is available as part of a Limited Test Beta and its official release is scheduled for Summer 2023. A lot of players who are playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) are wondering if their current system will be able to handle the game and how much of a toll Counter-Strike 2 will take on their storage. Read on to find out how many GBs of storage Counter-Strike 2 takes on Steam.

How big is Counter-Strike 2 on Steam?

Counter-Strike 2 is currently a 15 GB download on Steam and it goes up to around 16GB after installation. The size of the game at launch may increase if Valve adds more content to the game. 

The system requirements for Counter-Strike 2 are not officially available but players have reported that the performance of the game is identical to that of CS:GO. We can use the CS:GO system requirements as a reference but expect the actual system requirements to be slightly higher as Counter-Strike 2 features an engine upgrade and better visuals.

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM

  • Graphics: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0

  • DirectX: Version 9.0c

  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Minimum system requirements for macOS

  • OS: MacOS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later

  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM

  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVIDIA 8600M or better

  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Minimum system requirements for SteamOS+Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

  • Processor: 64-bit Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM

  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: NVIDIA 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1

  • Storage: 15 GB available space

  • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

While we know how many GBs Counter-Strike 2 is on Steam and what the approximate system requirements are, we still recommend waiting for Valve’s official hardware requirements in case you are planning to upgrade your hardware.

If you want to try the game on any of the compatible platforms, you can check out our guide on how to play Counter-Strike 2’s Limited Beta Test. You can also check out our guide that discusses Counter-Strike 2’s console release.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.