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Counter-Strike Online 2 is the second installment of Counter-Strike Online powered by Valve's Source engine.

Overview

Valve and Nexon Korea have partnered together to unveil Counter-Strike Online 2. The upcoming first-person shooter is the sequel to the free-to-play, 2007 shooter Counter-Strike Online, which has been a huge hit phenomenon all over Asia.

As stated in the press release...

Under the terms of the agreement, Nexon Korea will develop and be the exclusive publisher of Counter-Strike Online 2 in Japan, Korea, China and other areas in Southeast Asia. Nexon Korea intends to continue to leverage its proven development expertise and deep understanding of local markets to make Counter-Strike Online 2 one of the leading first-person shooter titles in the region.

Counter-Strike Online 2 offers enhanced graphics, real-time shadows, more realistic gameplay and powerful impact sensations powered by an enhanced version of the Source engine. The game also feature various game modes enhancing its original game experience with new and improved environments, weapons, equipment customization and more.

Development

CSO2 3

Example of the new inventory

Cso2 final test

Final test

During the Closed Beta Testing (CBT) in Korean region, beta testers can only play during the event period. Maps was a heavily modified version of the Counter-Strike: Source with new details, textures, models and so on. The inventory, or barracks, has improved significantly to a simple, small yet with gentle learning curve menu compared to the original in Counter-Strike Online.

The images of the weapons closely follows the original image in previous Counter-Strike Online. The appearance however, has improved with better animations. Example, Colt M4A1 appearance has been changed into M4A1 EOTech and AK-47 has been changed into AK-47 Scoped.

Recruitment of playtesters

July 16, 2012 ~ 31 July, 2012 (12:00 PM)

Period of test

August 2, 2012 ~ August 5, 2012 (3:00 p.m. to 9:00 daily)

Final Test

13 & 14 July 2013
  • Final best test and snake set giveaway to beta testers.
  • Reveal the Big City map.
  • Remove EOTech from M4A1.

6th August 2013
  • Beta test is opened for outsiders.
  • Included Big City map which features drivable vehicles and many other functions.
Counter-Strike Online 2 - Original Mode(Nuke)19:43

Counter-Strike Online 2 - Original Mode(Nuke)

Counter-Strike Online 2 - Stealth Mode08:31

Counter-Strike Online 2 - Stealth Mode

Counter-Strike Online 2 Korea Gameplay Review(with commentary)08:33

Counter-Strike Online 2 Korea Gameplay Review(with commentary)

Trailer CounterStrikeOnline2 - Big City Cinematic Trailer!00:21

Trailer CounterStrikeOnline2 - Big City Cinematic Trailer!

Trailer CounterStrikeOnline2 - Big City Cinematic Full Trailer!01:33

Trailer CounterStrikeOnline2 - Big City Cinematic Full Trailer!

Counter-Strike Online 2 - Big City gameplay(Bomb Defusal) preview03:18

Counter-Strike Online 2 - Big City gameplay(Bomb Defusal) preview

Counter-Strike Online 2 (KR) - Big City Gameplay Preview05:29

Counter-Strike Online 2 (KR) - Big City Gameplay Preview

Counter-Strike Online 2(KR) - Big City preview02:06

Counter-Strike Online 2(KR) - Big City preview

Update 22 August 2013

  • Added Weapon Unlock system.
  • Added Bomb defuse, Hostage rescue, Assassination, Golden Jeep Defense and Leader Kill modes to Big City.
  • Added Jeep.
  • Added Bot Sniper Support Force.
  • Added VIP models.


Update November 2013

  • Included 222,222 more beta testers. Existing ones are given a Nickname Change.
  • Added one more Recruit level channel.

Update December 2013

Modes

These are the modes so far:

Training Course

In this training, you'll be playing as an Terrorist, which later will be killed by Leet.

Counter-Strike Online 2 Training Course03:39

Counter-Strike Online 2 Training Course

Game maps

These are the maps available so far in Counter-Strike Online 2:



Characters

Weapons


Kill System

Different than CSO that only counts until multi kill (Except Human Scenario), the kill system in CSO2 expands:

  • First Blood
  • First Kill
  • Double Kill
  • Triple Kill
  • Multi Kill
  • Ultra Kill
  • Mega Kill
  • Monster Kill
  • Rampage
  • Unstoppable
  • Godlike

In addition, new icons are presented whenever a player kills with a:

  • Wallshot (wall bang)
  • Jumpshot (kill while jumping or midair)
  • Assist (enemy finished off by teammate or suicide)

On a side note, players that survive a fatal shot to the head will see the LuckyBoy icon.

System Requirements

Minimum Recommended
CPU AMD P4 1.5GHz AMD P4 3GHz
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce FX F2000
ATI Radeon 9400
Nvidia GeForce 7600GT
ATI Radeon X1800
Operating System Windows XP (32 bit) Windows XP
Windows 7
DirectX 9.0c 9.0c

Maps Gallery

Gallery

Counter-Strike Online 2 - Original Mode(Nuke)19:43

Counter-Strike Online 2 - Original Mode(Nuke)

Counter Strike Online2- Focus Group Test 카운터 스트라이크 온라인2 2차 FGT 건팀 3 신맵 아즈텍 동영상10:01

Counter Strike Online2- Focus Group Test 카운터 스트라이크 온라인2 2차 FGT 건팀 3 신맵 아즈텍 동영상

【Trailer Video】 Counter-Strike Online 2 《Conference Gameplay 01》02:20

【Trailer Video】 Counter-Strike Online 2 《Conference Gameplay 01》

【Trailer Video】 Counter-Strike Online 2 《ThisIsGame Closed Beta Gameplay 01》02:12

【Trailer Video】 Counter-Strike Online 2 《ThisIsGame Closed Beta Gameplay 01》

【Trailer Video】 Counter-Strike Online 2 《ThisIsGame Closed Beta Gameplay 02》01:53

【Trailer Video】 Counter-Strike Online 2 《ThisIsGame Closed Beta Gameplay 02》

【Trailer Video】 Counter-Strike Online 2 《Italy Closed Beta Gameplay》08:01

【Trailer Video】 Counter-Strike Online 2 《Italy Closed Beta Gameplay》

Counter-Strike Online 2 Menu Theme04:49

Counter-Strike Online 2 Menu Theme

Counter-Strike Online 2 Christmas Themes(HD)04:00

Counter-Strike Online 2 Christmas Themes(HD)

Counter-Strike Online 2 FIFA World Cup(2014) Theme02:32

Counter-Strike Online 2 FIFA World Cup(2014) Theme

Trivia

  • Counter-Strike Online 2 uses Source 2010 engine, similar to the one used by Counter-Strike: Source.
  • Counter-Strike Online 2  featured new icons for multiple kill styles; from Double Kill (2 kills in a row) up to Godlike (10 kills in a row), including Wallshot (wall bang).
  • During its early development stages, all stock sound files such as the knife and radio commands from Counter-Strike: Source were used as a placeholder. Not long after, Nexon replaced them with their own versions.
  • In the training, the player takes the role of an undercover cop. When Leet discovered this by obtaining the photo of the player in his uniform, he was promptly executed.

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