Long-awaited CSGO upgrade to Source 2 engine reportedly canceled - Dexerto

Long-awaited CSGO upgrade to Source 2 engine reportedly canceled

Published: 3/Jul/2020 7:45 Updated: 16/Jul/2020 10:48

by Brad Norton


It doesn’t appear as though Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be transitioning to Valve’s Source 2 engine anytime soon, as the developers have reportedly stopped working on the major engine update.

CS:GO first released in 2012 and has since remained on the original Source engine, an engine that was designed eight years prior in 2004. Dedicated players have speculated for years as to when the iconic FPS may be overhauled with an update to the more contemporary Source 2.

Rumors have been swirling throughout the first half of 2020 with insiders claiming that such an update could be right around the corner. Valve News Network owner Tyler McVicker even pinpointed May 18 as an exact date for the CSGO overhaul. However, recent developments have forced McVicker to go back on these claims.

With a reputable history of accurate leaks and insider tidbits, the Valve fanatic has since explained how the Source 2 update “is not happening.”

“There was a meeting and they made a decision,” he said. The reason behind the project’s cancellation is simply that it was “too much work,” according to McVicker. “As of now, it’s not happening. They’re not going to do it.”

The massive engine update – similar to Fortnite’s in February 2020 – would have allowed for improved visuals and gameplay mechanics. Leaked lines of code in a Dota 2 update even pointed towards Source 2’s improved rendering, shadows, and skyboxes.

While these changes could have helped upgrade the shooter, there was one key factor that prevented the transition. “They have a build…they’ve had a build for like two years,” he explained. “It’s not that they can’t port the game…they can’t port the community content.”

From custom game modes to brand new maps and plenty more, community-made content has long been an integral part of the CS:GO experience. Though this ever-expanding library of player creations is supposedly what’s holding the game back from the Source 2 engine.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gameplay
CS:GO has been on the original Source engine since its release in 2012.

“They have no means of allowing the massive backlog of community created CS:GO content to be easily played and ported. If they ever figure that out, then it will happen. But as of now…not happening.”

While this issue may have halted development for the time being, perhaps the game may still make its way to the Source 2 engine down the road. That is, if the issue of community content can be addressed.


How to complete CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:33

by Andrew Amos


Operation Broken Fang is here, and that means heaps of new CS:GO content. If you want to make the most out of it though, and try and get that Diamond coin, you’ll want to complete the weekly missions. When better than to start in Week 1?

Christmas has come early for CS:GO players. Operation Broken Fang has dropped over a year after Operation Shattered Web started, and it’s brought a bevy of new content.

Seven new maps, nearly 100 skins, an entirely new game mode in Retakes, and even more. The best way to get your hands all over this though is through the battle pass and weekly missions.

The battle pass will set you back around $15 USD, but it’s worth it if you are going to grind the game. Plus, it’ll also give you access to the weekly missions, which are the best way to experience the new content.

Operation Broken Fang shop in CS:GO
You’ll need to complete the weekly missions to get some of the sweet Broken Fang rewards.

CSGO Operation Broken Fang Week 1 missions

While you don’t need the battle pass to play the missions, you’ll be duly rewarded for doing them. In Week 1, it’s all about new content.

Players will be taken to the new maps in Engage, Frostbite, and Ancient ⁠— dashing across multiple game modes. You’ll also be tasked with testing out the new retakes gamemode ⁠— a brilliant way to finesse your play before hitting the competitive queues.

There’s also the mysterious Under The Hood mission, where you have to find what the Phoenix are up to. Here’s the full list of missions for Week 1, which can net you up to 19 stars.

  • Premium Unleaded: Win rounds in Broken Fang Premier.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Manual Transmission: Win rounds in Competitive: Engage.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Mass Production: Get 25 kills in Guardian: Engage. 2 stars.
  • Under The Hood: The Phoenix have been spotted! Find out what they’re planning. 2 stars.
  • Warming Up: Get AK47, M4A4, or M4A1-S kills in Casual: Ancient.
    • 7 rounds: 1 star
    • 15 rounds: 2 stars
    • 20 rounds: 3 stars
  • Clutch Control: Win rounds in Retakes.
    • 3 rounds: 1 star
    • 7 rounds: 2 stars
    • 10 rounds: 3 stars
  • Ice & Snow, Take It Slow: Get kills in Danger Zone: Frostbite.
    • 2 kills: 1 star
    • 4 kills: 2 stars
    • 6 kills: 3 stars
CSGO gameplay
Frostbite is the new Danger Zone map released in CS:GO. Even if you don’t like the battle royale typically, you’ll have to give it a try for this week’s missions.

You have until December 10 to complete these missions, so get in quick before they run out!