What Are Counter-Strike 2 Minimum System Requirements?

Abhimannu Das
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Counter-Strike 2 System Requirements


Counter-Strike 2 is likely to have higher minimum system requirements than CSGO.
Valve is yet to officially reveal the system requirements for the upcoming game.
If you are able to play CS:GO at smooth framerates right now, you should not have any issues playing Counter-Strike 2.

Counter-Strike 2 is set to launch later this year and some players are already able to get into the limited beta test. If you too want to check out what the game has to offer, here’s how you can play the Counter-Strike 2 limited beta test. If you have been wondering what the system requirements of the new game are, read on to find out more.

System Requirements for Counter Strike 2

Valve has kept some features of Counter Strike 2 under wraps and did not officially reveal the system requirements. With the publisher transitioning all existing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players to Counter Strike 2 as part of a free upgrade, chances are that if you are able to play CSGO right now you should continue experiencing the next version of the game.

Here are the current minimum system requirements for CS:GO and they are likely to be similar for Counter-Strike 2 as well. With a new engine upgrade coming as part of the upcoming title, expect some of the requirements to be bumped up.

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

There are some visual upgrades that are coming to Counter-Strike 2 so expect slightly worse performance than what you are used to in case you have a very old gaming rig. If you are well above the system requirements for any of the platforms, you should not notice a difference.

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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.