Updated at October 9, 12:55 a.m. (GMT+8): Added updated requirements post-launch. 

If you’re looking to make sure you’re ready to go when Counter-Strike 2 launches, then you’ll want to make sure you have the minimum system requirements.

CS2 system requirements been revealed, and while they’re not exceptionally high, it’s certainly a step up from the previous. It’s thought that the new iteration will require slightly better computers than the current version, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but not by much.

CS2 system requirements step it up a notch compared to CS:GO

Counter-Strike 2 graphic
Credit: Valve

The game launched in the October 2023, after a relatively lengthy limited test.

The game is free-to-play at launch, so you can save that money to upgrade your computer if it’s needed once reviewing the system requirements.

Below you can find the requirements provided by Valve for Windows, macOS, SteamOS, and Linux when it comes to the new title. If you meet these, there’s a solid chance you will also be able to play well enough to enjoy it.

Windows CS2 minimum requirements

Operating SystemWindows® 10
Processor4 hardware CPU threads – Intel® Core™ i5 750 or higher
Memory8 GB RAM
GraphicsVideo card must be 1 GB or more and should be a DirectX 11-compatible with support for Shader Model 5.0
DirectXVersion 11
Storage85 GB available space

SteamOS + Linux CS2 minimum requirements

OSUbuntu 20.04
Processor4 hardware CPU threads – Intel® Core™ i5 750 or higher
Memory8 GB RAM
GraphicsAMD GCN+ or NVIDIA Kepler+ with up-to-date Vulkan drivers. Support for VK_EXT_graphics_pipeline_library highly recommended.
Storage85 GB available space
Sound CardHighly recommended

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