Thursday, August 18, 2022

New thread of CSGO Source 2 Engine leaks surface on Twitter

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Rumors around the much-awaited Source 2 engine in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came across a serious development earlier today. TalkEsport in April 2021 had reported a potential leak that suggested some configuration files bearing the Source 2 tags and a newer version of the first-person tactical shooter.

A series of new pieces of evidence leading up to the much-anticipated release of Source 2 has indeed taken away the community by storm as dataminers @gabefollower and @AqualsMissing dug into the recent changes made by the developers. The current leak tells us about the maps which are being ported to the Source 2 engine.

As we can see, de_inferno has a new port ID which says de_inferno_s2, which strongly hints towards the arrival of Source 2, anytime soon.

Before making the data public, AqualsMissing had tweeted out a blurred version of his leak which too had the Source 2 strings at the end of the game files. A total of six maps have been disclosed to be added to the Source 2 iteration of the game.

They were later made public in order to clear out the air and make the developers aware of their security to rule out potential breach attempts in the future. Similarly, a lot of visual features are improved in the Source 2 engine and the lighting across the map is also much more dynamic in Source 2 than its previous counterpart.

Gabefollower and AqualsMissing further gave up the procedure by which they were able to surface the above files from the developer data which was made public on Twitter.

There have been countless rumors on the launch of Source 2 engine and it is often determined that Valve would commemorate their 10-year anniversary of their FPS title by revealing the same on August 21, 2022. During one of his livestreams, a fan asked WarOwl to try out the map editing tool ‘Hammer++’, which is a map editing tool that is primarily used for Source games like CSGO. To this comment, WarOwl replied that while he would love to do that, he’d be postponing that for a while.

“I’m honestly waiting for the Source update in August so that, oh I shouldn’t have said that, so that I can do Hammer 2 with a new map that I can make,” WarOwl said in his live stream.

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