Latest Dota 2 patch all but confirms the long-awaited port

Recent discussions about CS:GO have focused on the release of its long-awaited port on Source 2 and speculation about developing a sequel to the decade-old FPS title. The latest Dota 2 patch, which saw the debut of a new hero, has given additional fuel to the rumors about the Source 2 port.

Source 2 is Valve’s video game engine that plays the successor to the original Source engine, with Dota 2 being the first title to be ported from the latter to the former. Titles like Robot Repair, Artifact, Dota Underlords, Half-Life: Alyx, and Aperture Desk also use the same engine.

The biggest CS:GO leak on Source 2 just surfaced in the latest Dota 2 update, there is a LOT so I will post everything in the thread…

The long-awaited port of CS:GO from Source to Source 2 has been discussed for years. Recent talks about the port began when new game profiles were found in Nvidia’s February update. In addition, information about the port was also discovered in the 7.32e update of Dota 2.

Dota 2’s latest update hints at the long-awaited port of CS:GO from Source to Source 2

According to recent Twitter posts from @gabefollower, who constantly reports discussions about the FPS title, the latest Dota 2 update contains a wealth of information about the upcoming Source 2 port. The user shared a series of screenshots with the word “CSGO” highlighted on different lines containing other phrases like “parity cards”, “personal”, “zoo”, “materials”, “spray kit” and “models”. contained.

@gabefollower also posted on March 2nd that NVIDIA drivers contained unknown executable app files for “csgos2.exe” and “cs2.exe”, which predictably excited the community. @aquaismissing later claimed on Twitter that “cs2.exe” was an old and irrelevant file while the Source 2 port was actually happening.

Make sure you got it all right, one more time:

– NVIDIA has a CS:GO Source 2 game profile
– Source 2 happens; It’s a real thing with its own csgos2.exe executable.
– ‘cs2.exe’ is old and irrelevant, your skins are safe, no separate games are made…

Looks like ‘cs2.exe’ is not relevant, I think it might be a holdover from 2014, which can be proven by a leak from that time (see image).

This confirms two things:
– No new games, it’s literally just S2
– It’s official from Valve as it’s mentioned under CS:GO’s “fingerprint”.…

In their developer community forum, Valve describes the Source 2 engine as follows:

“Thanks to the new 64-bit support alongside Vulkan, the engine is able to render highly complex and detailed scenes with minimal framerate drops, enabling better multi-core rendering and more efficient 3D rendering.”

Given that CS:GO has been around for over a decade, fans have expressed dissatisfaction with the technical limitations despite the fact that it has stood the test of time over the years. The port to the new Source 2 engine aims to improve various technical aspects of the game.

This isn’t the first time rumors of an alleged port to Source 2 have been making the rounds in the gaming community. The same was also claimed in 2020 when users found code strings in a Dota 2 update.

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As mentioned above, it is highly unlikely that a sequel to the legendary FPS title will be released anytime soon and players should temper their expectations regarding the upcoming update. Regardless, the CS:GO community is very excited that the Source 2 port is finally happening.

Edited by
Siddharth Satish


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