Will Items Carry Over to Counter-Strike 2

Counter-Strike 2 weapon.

The internet received a present today from Valve in the reveal of Counter-Strike 2. This reveal officially confirmed an internet rumor that has been running rampant for the first-part of the year. Now that we know that the sequel is upon us, players are wondering what that means for their items in Counter-Strike. Are curios to know will items carry over to Counter-Strike 2? The answer is below.

Do Counter-Strike Items Work in Counter-Strike 2

Counter-Strike has a very rich and vibrant item ecosystem. This ecosystem consists largely of weapon and players skins. Many of these skins are fairly rare and players have been accumulating them for many years and many $$$.

Valve is fully aware of how important player’s item collections are. In their announcement of the Limited Test gameplay access they devoted a section of the page to addressing item carryover concerns. Here’s what the post had to say:

Bring your entire CS:GO inventory with you to Counter-Strike 2. Not only will you keep every item you’ve collected over the years, but they’ll all benefit from Source 2 lighting and materials.

In addition to supporting legacy models and finishes, all stock weapons have been upgraded with high-resolution models, and some weapon finishes take advantage of these new models.


So the answer to the question is that yes, items will carry over into Counter-Strike 2. This means your collection will have a new home in the sequel and the items you do have will have higher-resolution models and, in some cases, finishes.

Given the success of the shop in Counter-Strike it makes sense for Valve to allow players to carry their items forward. Players should also expect there to be a brand new store in the sequel with more cosmetic items for purchase.

Players will be able to get their hands on Counter-Strike 2 on PC in Summer 2023.

How do you feel now that you know the answer to will items carry over to Counter-Strike 2? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below.



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