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CS2 Overpass Rework Released in Limited Test

The gaming world is abuzz with the latest update from Counter-Strike 2 (CS2), which has introduced a new level of realism to the Overpass map, captivating players worldwide. The update, released on July 17, showcases the game’s advanced water physics, a feature that has left the gaming community in awe.

As anticipation builds for the full release of CS2, players with access to the closed beta have been treated to a series of updates, each introducing new maps and game modes. The July 17 update, however, has taken the gaming experience to a whole new level with the introduction of the Overpass and Vertigo maps, and the unveiling of the much-anticipated water physics brought by the transition to Source 2.

The Overpass map, particularly the sewers area of the B site, showcases the game’s enhanced water physics. The water now realistically emulates the flow and ripple effects seen in real life, even creating foam when players shoot, walk, or throw a grenade into it. This level of detail has left players, including 100 Thieves’ founder, Nadeshot, mesmerized.

I’m not one that tends to be excited about visuals in a video game unless it involves weapon skin but this is actually sick.


Utilizing all of the new Source 2 rendering features and tools, the Overpass map has been entirely recreated from the ground up. Several substantial visual adjustments have been made, increasing the overall gaming experience, even though the map’s basic layout hasn’t changed. Now, Deathmatch, Casual, Competitive, and the recently added Wingman modes can all be used to play the map.

The transition to Source 2 has allowed for a series of impressive features to be introduced in CS2. From volumetric smokes and liquid shaders to glass-shattering physics, each update has brought something new to the table. The July 17 update, however, has been a game-changer, with the introduction of realistic water physics becoming an instant hit among players.

While the updates have been well-received, some players have expressed concerns over the potential impact on performance. However, the developers have been responsive to feedback and are committed to providing an optimal gaming experience. As we await further access to the closed beta in the coming months, it’s clear that Counter-Strike 2 is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the gaming world.

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Aritra Patra
Aritra Patra
Executive Editor at TalkEsport | CS2 enthusiast ▄︻デ══━一
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