Valve hides ‘Left 4 Useless 3’ reference in ‘Counter-Strike 2’ recordsdata

A reference to a 3rd entry in Valve‘s Left 4 Useless collection has been discovered within the recordsdata of the developer’s newest sport, Counter-Strike 2.

As highlighted by followers on Steam’s subreddit (through Eurogamer), a line studying “Left4Dead3” seems within the code for Counter-Strike 2, which was revealed earlier within the month.

Whereas the “severity” of Left 4 Useless 3 is listed as “excessive” within the code, its precedence is listed at “none” — suggesting that if this code is something to go by, Valve isn’t in a rush to create the long-awaited follow-up.

It’s been 14 years for the reason that final Left 4 Useless sport was launched, as Left 4 Useless 2 launched in November 2009. Whereas Left 4 Useless 3 was talked about in a presentation for the HTC Vive in 2020, Valve acknowledged that it “did briefly discover some Left 4 Useless subsequent gen alternatives a number of years in the past” however had nothing within the works (through IGN).

The studio added it’s “completely not” engaged on something associated to Left 4 Useless, and hasn’t accomplished so “for years”.

Counter-Strike 2. Credit: Valve.
Counter-Strike 2. Credit score: Valve.

Nonetheless, latest years have seen the studio launch quite a few long-awaited follow-ups to their franchises. 2004’s Half-Life 2 obtained VR spin-off Half-Life: Alyx in 2020, whereas final week noticed Valve reveal Counter-Strike 2 — a Supply 2 improve for Counter-Strike: World Offensive, which launched in 2012.

As for what Counter-Strike 2 will convey, Valve has teased the likes of main visible upgrades, sub-tick servers, and overhauls for quite a few CS:GO maps.

As a part of the announcement, Valve shared a take a look at Counter-Strike‘s iconic Mud 2 map, which has been given a makeover within the Supply 2 engine.

Nonetheless, some maps – corresponding to Nuke and Overpass – will obtain extra important adjustments.

In addition to the newly-updated maps, Valve has additionally confirmed that Counter-Strike 2 is not going to take away gamers’ CS:GO skins. As an alternative, gamers will maintain all of their cosmetics — a few of which is able to profit from the shooter’s better-looking gun fashions.


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