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The legacy of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) was built not just on its gripping gameplay, but also on its ability to run smoothly on both dated PCs and top-tier rigs. However, with the murmurs of the new Counter-Strike game titled Counter-Strike 2, making waves there's a burning question: Can your current PC handle CS2, ensuring a gameplay experience above 60 FPS? Let's dive in and predict the game's minimum system requirements.

Foreseeing the Minimum System Requirements for CS2

Disclaimer: Official minimum system requirements for CS2 are still under wraps by Valve. Therefore, this piece utilises information from existing Source 2 engine games to forecast these requirements. The games in question include:

  • Dota 2

  • Half-Life: Alyx

  • Aperture Desk Job

  • Dota Underlords (Sadly, no longer with us)

  • Artifact (Also defunct)

Drawing parallels from these games, here's our approximation for CS2's minimum requirements:

Operating System (OS): 

A 64-bit system is a given. Windows 10 should suffice, but other OS options like Linux or macOS could also be viable, depending on the game's supported platforms.

Processor (CPU): 

A dual-core processor with a minimum of 2.8 GHz. Whether you're team Intel or team AMD, a CPU that's been in the market for the past five years should do.

Random Access Memory (RAM): 

8 GB is the anticipated requirement. While some might argue the game could run on 4 GB, 8 GB has been the gaming standard for quite some time now.

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU): 

A challenging aspect to predict, but considering the benchmarks, Nvidia's GTX 1060 (6GB) or its AMD counterparts, RX 580/590, are likely candidates.


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Storage Space:

Current CS:GO installations hover around the 30 GB mark. Even with CS2's expected enhancements, a leap to 60 GB might be a stretch. External elements like Workshop content can, however, impact the final size.

In summary, while this article is rooted in educated predictions, it's crucial to stay tuned for official announcements from Valve. To further satiate your Counter-Strike 2 curiosity, consider exploring articles like "Unlocking the Counter-Strike 2 Beta Experience: Valve's Exclusive Preview Guide" and more CS2-centric content at Hostari. Until next time, happy gaming!