Counter-Strike 2 Player Count Tracker: How Many People Play Counter-Strike 2 in 2023?

Mahir Faisal
By Mahir Faisal
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Counter-Strike 2 has gained massive attention from competitive FPS enthusiasts soon after its release. What is the current number of players in CS2 in 2023? Let’s find out.

Counter-Strike 2, the latest title in the franchise, was fully released on September 27, 2023. The game came out as a free update on the already popular CS:GO. This long-awaited update for Counter-Strike fans puts the game on par with modern-day visuals.

CS2 keeps the fundamentals of classic CS:GO. This is still a 5v5 tactical shooter, which fans have loved for over two decades. But utilizing the power of the new Source 2 engine, CS2 features many up-to-date features like responsive smokes, a sub-tick server, better lighting and environment rendering, and more.

Fans have been demanding these updates for a long time, and finally, Valve delivered. Since then, the total player count for CS2 has been increasing. Given that, whether the OG CS:GO veteran returns or new players engage in the thrilling action Counter-Strike offers, the player count for CS2 has reached its peak in recent times.

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Counter-Strike 2 Player Count in 2023

According to Steam charts, an average of 784,038 players have played CS2 daily in the last 30 days. The peak player count reached 1,364,902 at one point. This data is up to November 1, 2023.


Note: As CS2 has just been released, the monthly player count data includes the player count from beta as well as CS:GO. However, we will be adding the detailed monthly count data as soon as it is available.

CS2 had a peak player count of 1.55 million just after the day it was released. The viewership of the game on various platforms also increased. The popularity of the new Counter-Strike is increasing. Whether CS2 can hold this popularity is determined by time.

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Mahir, an Electrical Engineering student currently working as an FPS writer at GameRiv, prefers to introduce himself as a video game enthusiast. Mostly keen on competitive FPS titles like VALORANT and CS: GO, he also enjoys exploring casual story games.