How to Access the Counter Strike 2 Beta Limited Test

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
4 Min Read
Credit: Valve

Looking to find out how to get the Counter Strike 2 Beta limited test access? Here’s how to get it.

Valve has dropped the biggest announcement to the CS community in history. Yes! The Source 2, AKA Counter Strike 2 update, is happening this time. After years and years of waiting, Valve has officially revealed that the game is ready to go live anytime soon.

The developers just dropped a blog post alongside three videos to let players know what to expect. And it looks like the wait was worth it, as incredible visuals and gameplay improvements are coming. Not to mention, Valve is implementing a better tick rate system that goes beyond the traditional 128-tick rate system.

Read More: CS:GO Source 2 Might Not Feature a Constant 128 Tick Rate Servers

Counter Strike 2 Beta Limited Test

Valve has announced that the Counter Strike 2 full release will happen this summer. However, from today, Valve will give Limited Test access to “Select CS:GO” players before the full release happens. If you’re a Counter Strike fan, it will be upsetting to be not able to get access to the Limited Test beta.

According to Forbes,

“There are some strict criteria to get into the Limited Test and early reactions seem to be that a lot of people have missed out, so don’t be surprised if you have to wait a while longer yet before you can get your hands on Counter-Strike 2. But those that do get into the Limited Test will be among the first in the world to experience the new era of Counter-Strike.”

So, to be selected by Valve, you must meet certain factors such as high trust factor, recent playtime on Valve’s official servers, and the state of your Steam account. You have any past history on your Steam, including a VAC ban or Game ban, that may also restrict you from getting the Counter Strike 2 limited test.

If you are eligible to try out Counter Strike 2 limited test, you will receive a notification on the main menu of CS:GO. You need to select the invitation and press “ENROLL.” After that, the Counter Strike 2 will begin to download. Upon the completion of the download, launch CS:GO and select the “Limited Test” option to play the Counter Strike 2 limited test.

Valve is rolling out the beta in waves. So, don’t worry if you see your friends getting access but not you. So, keep on checking the game frequently. Also, some players found out that restarting the game and the Steam client did the trick for them. So, you may also try that out.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.