How To Get Access To Counter Strike 2 Beta!
At last, Valve has put the rumors to rest and has officially announced the release of Counter-Strike 2 (CS2), a replacement to the critically-acclaimed tactical first-person shooter, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO), that just refuses to die.
Countless more games are currently hooked to Counter-Strike, owing to the Counter-Strike 2 hype and its upcoming release in the Summer of 2023.
In this article, we will talk about how you can play the CS2 beta, as well as tips on how you can increase your chances of being invited to test out the game.
With that being said, let us look at the different steps required to access the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Beta Test.
How to Access the Counter-Strike 2 Beta
Any person can get an invitation to the Counter-Strike 2 beta test so long as the player passes a couple of basic factors. These factors will be discussed in detail in the later section of this article in order to help you increase your chances of getting into the Counter-Strike 2 beta.
However, for now, check out the following steps regarding how you can be invited to the Counter-Strike 2 Beta:
- Launch Steam and download and install Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (which is completely free) if you have not already. Players can receive invites to CS2 only through the existing game.
- Launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Your recent playtime on official Valve servers matters quite a lot.
- As soon as you are in the main menu of CS, you should receive a notification for the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Access beta (in case you get selected, that is).
- As soon as you enroll in the Counter-Strike 2 limited test, Steam will begin downloading the CS2 on your PC. Once it is installed, players will get the choice to choose between CSGO or CS2 when they click “Play” in Steam.
Boosting Your Odds of Gaining Access to the Counter Strike 2 Beta
If you didn't receive access to the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test, don't be disheartened. Valve has confirmed that they will continue to add more players to the testing phase in the near future.
Notably, they haven't mentioned any requirement for Prime status, so even without it, you still have a chance to gain access to the CS2 Beta. Valve has explained that player selection for the CS2 Beta depends on various factors considered important by the Counter-Strike 2 development team, such as recent playtime on Valve official servers, trust factor, and Steam account standing.
To enhance your chances of getting into the beta, consider these tips:
- Dedicate more time to playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on official Valve servers. Engage in competitive matchmaking or casual modes as much as possible, as playtime is one of the main factors influencing your chances of accessing the CS2 Beta. Avoid community servers, since they don't count towards playtime on Valve official servers. Make it a point to play daily and check the main menu frequently for a CS2 beta test invite.
- Foster good sportsmanship and encourage players or friends to commend you. Exhibiting qualities such as being a supportive friend, maintaining a non-toxic playing environment, and assisting others will likely boost your trust factor.
- Ensure your Steam account remains in good standing by avoiding any VAC bans. If you have a VAC ban on your account, it may disqualify you as a potential CS2 beta tester. By adhering to these tips, you can significantly improve your chances of being invited to participate in the Counter-Strike 2 Beta.
Watch out for Counter-Strike 2 Scams
It's essential to remember that no official keys exist for Counter-Strike 2. The only way for players to gain access to the game is through the prompt on CSGO's main menu screen.
Numerous videos and websites are circulating, attempting to deceive individuals into relinquishing their Steam accounts or paying for keys to participate in the Counter-Strike 2 limited beta test.
Players must exercise extreme caution and steer clear of these scams. Additionally, they should remain vigilant, as some individuals have been impersonating Valve to dupe unsuspecting users. Valve has issued a statement addressing this fraudulent activity:
“Beware of scams. The only way to check for Limited Test access is to launch CS:GO through Steam and check the Main Menu. Do not log into third-party sites claiming to check your Steam account for access or offering Limited Test access or keys; there are no Limited Test keys.”
We hope you found this information useful and wish you the best of luck in being selected for the upcoming test!