New CS2 Updates: Weapon Purchases, Equipment System, and More!
We’ve been waiting for a long time, and it’s finally here – a new update to CS2, released by the creators on the night of June 6th to 7th. It brings many changes, mainly concerning weapon purchases and the equipment system.
Refreshed Mirage Replaces Dust II
The most significant change is the withdrawal of the Dust II map and the addition of the refreshed version of Mirage. For many players, the continuous playing of matches on Dust was already tiresome, so the new map will undoubtedly attract players back to CS2. Mirage has changed little compared to CS:GO, and changes are mainly related to graphics, e.g., the lighting of dark places.
Changes in Weapon Purchases in CS2
One of the most important cs2 updates relates to the equipment system and weapon purchases. In Counter-Strike 2, we will be able to cancel a weapon purchase during the game. If you have ever accidentally purchased a weapon that you didn’t need and lost some of your funds, now it will not be a problem. Each purchase can be returned for the same amount as it was purchased for.
New Equipment System in last CS2 update
Another significant change concerns the equipment system. In Counter-Strike 2, we will not have to browse through the weapon purchase menu. The new equipment system will allow us to select up to fifteen weapons we want to purchase. It can be five pistols, five medium-level weapons, and five weapons from different categories. Additionally, the option to add both versions of M4 – M4A4 and M4A1-s has appeared.
CS2 Workshop Tools
The new cs2 update introduces Counter-Strike 2 workshop tools, which can be activated and downloaded from the in-game settings menu. These tools enable the creation of weapon finishes, stickers, and maps. Note that the Steam community workshop does not yet support CS2 map submissions.
Changes in Player Loadouts and Purchase Menu
Last CS2 update introduces important changes in player loadouts and the purchase menu interface. Now players can assign any weapon to any slot in its category. The purchase menu has been redesigned, replacing the wheel with a grid showing all purchase options simultaneously. Players can now return any purchase that was made in the same round and has not been used.
CS:GO and CS2 Skins
Existing CSGO skins on the Steam Community Market can now be checked in Counter-Strike 2, giving players greater customization options for their look and gear.
Improvements in Movement Sub-Tick
The movement sub-tick is now more precise and less “floaty” – this change comes from player feedback. Also, releasing movement keys now correctly conveys their sub-tick timing.
Enhancements for Volumetric Smoke
Lighting/rendering has been improved when smoke overlays several brightly lit areas. The effect time of smoke dispersion by an explosive grenade has been shortened, and shotguns now create larger holes in the smoke.
The VAC system will now live ban players and gracefully end the match with the end of the round (unless it was the last round and the cheater lost). The match will not affect the skill group of any of the participants, and players who were not premades with the player banned by VAC will receive PD for the match.
In conclusion, the new CS2 update brings many significant changes for players. Whether it’s through the new Mirage map, changes in the weapon purchase and equipment system, new workshop tools, or improvements, players are sure to notice numerous positive changes that will draw them to this popular shooter.
Player Loadout Changes
The player’s loadout has been altered:
Players have 1 slot for a starter pistol, 4 slots for pistols, 5 slots for medium-level weapons (formerly “SMG” and “Heavy”), and 5 slots for rifles per side (separately for CT and TT). Any weapon suitable for the respective side can be assigned to any slot in its category. It now supports a “drag and drop” feature and has been redesigned to fit on one screen.
In-Game Purchase Menu Interface Changes
The in-game purchase menu interface has been revamped:
The wheel has been replaced with a grid showing all purchase options simultaneously. Purchases for team members are displayed in the purchase menu. The display of weapon “statistics” has been replaced with simple descriptions. Players can now return any purchase made in the same round and has not been used.
Movement Sub-Tick Improvements
The movement sub-tick is now more precise and less “floaty” (according to player feedback). Releasing movement keys now correctly conveys their sub-tick timing. A player at the very top of a triple boost can now shoot.
Volumetric Smoke Enhancements
Improved lighting/rendering when smoke overlaps several brightly lit areas. The effect time of smoke dispersion by an explosive grenade has been shortened. Shotguns now create larger holes in smoke.
In conclusion, the new CS2 update brings an array of major changes to the players. Whether it be through the new Mirage map, changes to the weapon purchasing and equipment systems, or new workshop tools and fixes, players are sure to notice an array of positive shifts that will draw them back to this popular shooter.