Counter-Strike 2 tick rate and smoke grenade upgrades explained

Counter-Strike 2 tick rate and smoke grenade upgrades explained

Counter-Strike 2 is the latest installment in the popular franchise, and with this release it will bring some improvements and changes to the tick rate and smoke grenade that some players might not be aware of. In this guide, we’ll go over both so you can understand exactly what’s been improved and how it’s changed.

Related: Counter-Strike 2 is officially announced, it will be released later this summer, and it will be a massive update to the original game.

How Counter-Strike 2’s tick rate improved

Tick ​​rate has been a controversial topic in CS:GO, however, as a game overhaul is underway, this will be resolved. So if you’re new to Counter-Strike 2, you might not know that some of the biggest issues that some players had with CS:GO were the fixed rate of 64 ticks on the official servers. You can increase it up to 128 on third party services, for example using a place like FACEIT which offers servers. However, it was still very annoying to stay within a strict limit.

For a better understanding, the stack of ticks determines the quantity of things that the server will update within a determined period of time, so that a stack of ticks will cause more precision in the actions of the jugadores in-game. So without a good tick rate, actions won’t be as accurate. This is very important for a fast game like Counter-Strike.

Counter-Strike 2 will transition to sub-brand updates thanks to the revamped engine architecture. Valve didn’t detail how exactly this works, but did describe it by saying that servers will know the exact time when in-game actions are taken, which will improve the experience.

Related: Will Counter-Strike 2 have an open beta?

Improvements to smoke grenades in Counter-Strike 2

Counter-Strike 2 promises to bring a new gaming experience to its players that is sure to keep people playing for hours. One of the main novelties of the game is the Responsive Smokes. The smoke grenade item will now have the ability to interact with other in-game events, bullets and grenades can destroy smoke to briefly clear the path. So for another example, the exploding grenade can disperse a lot of the smoke which will then show you what’s on the other side. The same will happen if you shoot a gun through smoke.

Screenshot via Valve YouTube

Both improvements will be very good for the Counter-Strike franchise. Counter-Strike 2 will be released in the summer of 2023.


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