Special CSGO mod unveils look at Dust 2 VR in Source 2 engine - Dexerto

Special CSGO mod unveils look at Dust 2 VR in Source 2 engine

Published: 25/May/2020 8:52 Updated: 25/May/2020 9:05

by Andrew Amos


Ever wanted to boot up some Counter-Strike in first person? Now there’s a way to play CS:GO in VR, with a new Half-Life: Alyx mod porting Dust 2 and other assets onto the Source 2 engine.

CS:GO’s Source 2 port is the talk of the town. Everyone wants their hands on it, no matter what. The updated engine won’t affect players that much now, but it’ll bring the game to a whole new level in terms of modding and other things.

WIth excitement at an all-time high, people are looking to other games already on Source 2 to get their fix. And if you wanted to explore Counter-Strike on the new engine, there’s a way you can do just that if you have access to a VR headset.

The mod, developed by ‘Gabe Follower’, allows you to port up CS:GO maps in Source 2 Film Maker and other software, including Half-Life: Alyx. This means you can boot up a first person perspective, in visual reality, of all things Counter-Strike.

The initial pack includes Dust 2, all character models, weapon models, and more. If you’re feeling rather inspired, you can import agent skins, weapon skins, and even some of the other maps to play around with.

While not an official mod, it got the interest of Valve somewhat. The official CS:GO account replied to Gabe Follower’s reveal video, poking fun at the code he tried to put into the bomb (hint: it wasn’t 7355608).

It’s not the first time CS:GO has been ported into VR. There’s mods for programs like SteamVR and Pavlov that have given players a chance to walk around ⁠— and even play on ⁠— CS:GO maps in VR before.

However, this is the cleanest rendition yet, and the first one that is using the Source 2 engine CS:GO is expected to be ported to. With compatibility for Half-Life: Alyx, players can get an understanding of what to expect from when the same happens to CS:GO.

Of course, it’s a bit different to how players would normally envision Dust 2. The perspective is different, and running a game in VR is starkly different to running it without it. However, it’s a demonstration of the capabilities of the Source 2 engine.

While proper CS:GO VR is still not on the horizon, it’s still a different perspective that hardcore fans will certainly appreciate.

If you want to walk around a Source 2 port of Dust 2 for yourself, you can download the assets on the Steam Community Workshop. You’ll need the appropriate software and a VR headset, but if you have those two things on hand, it’ll certainly be worth it.


CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett


Fnatic and Counter-Strike legend Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson has been hit with a VAC ban out of the blue, and nobody seems to know why. 

When punishing cheaters in games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and even Rust, Valve rolls out VAC [Valve anti-cheat] bans that locks down an account – preventing users from playing on another VAC-secured game. 

These bans are, usually, handed out without any warning, and are typically permanent. Though, plenty of players have been able to get them overturned – be it because the ban was wrong in the first place, for example. 

On November 28, CS:GO players and fans alike noticed that Fnatic CS:GO star Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson had his account struck with a VAC ban – and nobody seems to know just why it happened. 

Krimz has played for Fnatic since 2016.

Astralis players Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen and Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz were among the first to tweet about KRIMZ’s VAC ban – with the former chalking it down to a likely mistake. 

After word quickly got around about the ban, KRIMZ himself took to Twitter to ask for help from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers in getting the VAC ban removed from his account – again, hinting at a mistake. 

“It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls,” he posted shortly after the VAC ban was handed down, attaching a confused face emoji as well as the praying hands. 

As of writing, Krimz’s account still has a VAC ban attached to it, and there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not he’s cheated or if it’s a mistake. Though, there has been speculation about a possible wave surrounding players who use the esportal to find matches. 

If anything changes, be it the ban gets overturned or Valve makes a statement on the matter, we’ll be sure to update this article.