Now everyone can play Counter-Strike 2: how to install CS2 in Russia
September 28, 2023, 00:05 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
What you need to do to try the new version of Counter-Strike now.
On Wednesday, September 27, Valve released Counterattack 2 for all; In fact, we have a big patch for CS:GO that completely replaces Global Offensive.
The essence of the game has not changed much, but there are many small innovations: 26 rounds instead of 30, corrected maps, redesigned smoke grenades and modern graphics. Now you can run CS2, as Counter-Strike, loved by many, has become, completely free of charge.
How to download CS2
The game is available completely free in the Steam online store, including in Russia. To download, you will need a Valve service account. If you don’t have a Steam account yet, you can start the registration process using this link.
This is what the Steam store home page looks like. Find Counterattack 2 It’s easier to find: the name can be copied from here and pasted into the box in the top right corner. Or you can enter “CS” or “counter strike” yourself. The page is also available at this link.
Counter-Strike 2 on Steam
Click on the corresponding inscription and you will find yourself on the CS2 page on Steam. Just below the screenshot panel you will find a green “Play” button. If you click on it for the first time, Steam will start downloading and then installing Counter-Strike 2 on your computer. You can follow the process in the “Downloads” section.
After installation, click the “Play” button again on the CS2 page or in the “Library” section. After this, the game will run on your PC without any restrictions.
Counter-Strike 2 page
How to fix the error installing CS2
Early players who did not have CS:GO installed encountered an error when trying to install CS2. During installation, only 21 bytes of data were downloaded and the game did not start.
Avoiding the error is extremely simple: after the “initial installation” of these 21 bytes, you just need to restart Steam. After restarting the Steam client, you will be immediately prompted to install an update for Counter-Strike 2; the full game will be there. It weighs 27 GB.
What does the error look like?
How to avoid the error when starting Counter-Strike 2
We hope you enjoy updating the cult shooter Counter-Strike to modern standards!
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