Valve Will Kill CS:GO On 1st January

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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Valve Will Kill CS:GO On 1st January


Counter-Strike 2 is the next iteration of the Counter-Strike franchise and the sequel to the popular Global Offensive.
However, Valve will no longer support CS:GO and officially be gone forever at the start of 2024. Here's what you need to know.

Counter-Strike 2 has big boots to fill, and it’s still in the early days. As the successor to one of the best multiplayer shooters of all time, Valve’s new FPS naturally needs a little time to settle and ease in. Counter-Strike 2 can be much better than CSGO, but we’re not there yet. 

However, it’s the end of an era for CS:GO players. While CS: GO remained playable through a launch option for CS2, it will soon be removed. Here’s everything you need to know.

Valve will Stop Supporting CS: GO Soon.

Right after the release of Counter-Strike 2, Valve came out and clarified what the future of CS: GO will look like. Players were disappointed to learn that the support for CS: GO will cease completely on January 1, 2024. 

Until then, CS: GO will still be playable through the CS: GO Legacy Version that is available in the ‘betas’ menu of CS2’s properties. 

Valve Will Kill CS:GO On 1st January

On the game’s official website, the developers have stated that the end of support for CS: GO doesn’t mean that players cannot access and play the old title. It’s just that players might face some difficulties. 

According to Valve “After January 1, 2024 the game will still be available, but certain functionality that relies on compatibility with the Game Coordinator (e.g., access to inventory) may degrade and/or fail.”

This means that the Legacy Version option will still be available for players. However, Valve’s dev team won’t be looking after it, which means there’s a good chance that the game will be functionally unplayable, 

The Legacy version of CS: GO is a “frozen build” that brings all the features from the original title, but official matchmaking is absent, as all servers are running CS2 now. So, if you’re still nostalgic about the old classic, it’s time to jump into a match or two. While you might not be able to play online, you still have bots to no-scope. 

Although Valve wants everyone to move to CS2 as soon as possible, it’s possible that down the line, a classic version of CS: GO will be released. There’s also the possibility that modders will create an imitation version of CS: GO, but Valve might frown upon this. 

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