Valve, the developer of Counter-Strike, has admitted that playing Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) will not increase players’ chances of being selected for the Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) Limited Test. This news has come as a shock to CS:GO players who have been playing the game for hours on end, hoping to receive an invitation to the highly anticipated CS2 test.
For those unfamiliar with the game, CS:GO is a multiplayer first-person shooter game that has been popular for over a decade. The CS2 Limited Test was announced by Valve in January 2022, and since then, players have been eagerly waiting for an invitation to test the new game.
However, Valve has now clarified that idling on official CS:GO servers does not increase a player’s chances of being selected for the CS2 Limited Test. Instead, the company will be selecting players based on the number of hours they have played on official CS:GO servers before the test.
This news has caused disappointment and frustration among CS:GO players who have been spending countless hours playing the game in hopes of getting into the CS2 Limited Test. Some players even resorted to setting up bots to increase their chances of receiving an invitation.
Valve’s decision to select players based on their playing hours has caused an increase in the number of AFK (away from keyboard) players in CS:GO. These players join a server and then simply stay idle, hoping to increase their playing hours and improve their chances of receiving an invitation to the CS2 Limited Test. However, this tactic is now useless, and players will have to rely solely on their past playing hours to be selected for the test.