New CS2 Details Uncovered By Data Miners - Pt 1- Hellcase Blog

Ladies and gentlemen, Counter-Strike 2 is real and launching this summer. We have already covered the announcement of the biggest update, peeked at the first gameplay streams, and found the best memes about CS2 yet.

Data miners dedicate hours examining the game’s files to find interesting insights on what to expect in the near future updates. Today, we will look at the latest findings by dedicated data miners.

Who Are Data Miners?

Data miners are individuals or teams using various tools and data mining techniques to extract and analyze game data based on information gathered from the game’s files, servers, or other sources. Data mining is a way to find clues on upcoming game updates and provide insights about the game’s mechanics.

We have scoured the web to bring you the latest finding of data miners who have been examining the Counter-Strike 2 game files since the start of the Limited Test. Here, we will find out about new knife styles, possible Danger Zone updates, and much more.

New Knives

Data miners found information about two knives that might be added to Counter-Strike 2. One is called Twinblade, and the other is called Kukri.

Twinblade Knife

In our opinion, Twinblade is an eye-catching knife worth paying attention to. it is possible that it will become one of the most popular knives once released.

Another "Twinblade" knife found in @CounterStrike beta files 😳 pic.twitter.com/qf3Kw9gLQo

— ‎Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) March 23, 2023

Kukri Knife

Kukri knife has a blade in an interesting shape. In real life, Kukri originates from Nepal. At first, it was a short sword, but it eventually started being used as a cutting tool as well.

New "Kukri" knife was found in @CounterStrike beta files 👀 pic.twitter.com/M3clMd7Ui8

— ‎Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) March 23, 2023

VAC Update

Right now, if a player gets banned by the Valve Anti-Cheat system while he is playing the game, he gets disconnected from the server, but the remaining players must continue playing until the end of the match.

The latest findings by data miners suggest that this is going to change in Counter-Strike 2. The new anti-cheat measure called “VAC Live” that might be implemented will cancel the match if a cheater is detected.

Looks like some sort of new anti-cheat measure is in the works for Counter-Strike 2 called "VAC Live".

If a cheater gets detected during a match, the match will be cancelled! pic.twitter.com/PQY88sBlMl

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

If Valve implements this feature, it will surely receive a lot of positive feedback from the community. Unfortunately, cheaters are a big problem in CS:GO, so it is necessary to take all the measures to minimize their presence in Counter-Strike 2.

Is Counter-Strike 2: Mobile Real?

It feels unbelievable, but according to information that data miners dug from the game’s files, Counter-Strike 2 might get a mobile version sometime in the future. If there were only rumors about it a year ago, it is now confirmed that Counter-Strike 2: Mobile is on the developers’ tables.

About a year there was a rumor that @CounterStrike developers are considering making versions for other platforms. So CS2 Mobile actually happening? https://t.co/EEodpH8HpG pic.twitter.com/KVvrOve0VK

— ‎Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) March 23, 2023

These claims are based on the fact that the Source 2 engine supports iOS and Android and on pieces of code found in the game’s files and three Developer Console commands in Counter-Strike 2.

Our prediction is that the mobile version of Counter-Strike 2 will be popular if ever released. Imagine always having your favorite game in your pocket wherever you go!

Since a lot of PC games like Fortnite, PUBG, and CoD have been released as mobile versions, maybe it’s finally time for CS2 to get one. The only question is, who reaches this point first, Valve or Riot?

New Announcer Voices

Yes, the new radio announcements are coming to Counter-Strike 2 in male and female voices. Also, it looks like you will be able to choose different Announcers in-game in the Settings tab.

Seems like in Counter-Strike 2 you will be able to choose between Announcers straight from the Settings (check QRT for audio preview)!

This opens up the possibility for new cosmetics type: Announcer Packs (like in Dota). Imagine GabeN or GLaDOS saying: "Bomb has been planted". https://t.co/sYNTvD6h2K pic.twitter.com/LdTI83CJm5

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 24, 2023

Should we expect custom Announcer Packs like in DOTA 2? They even have a Rick & Morty Announcement Pack, and it might be a great idea to implement these in Counter-Strike 2.

Moaning is back in Counter-Strike 2! Use the commands and the instructions given in the following tweet to be able to moan in your games.

Remember when everyone was moaning in CS:GO? Well, it turns out, the moaning is back in Counter-Strike 2!

Use any of these two commands and have fun:
— bind x "playerradio DeathCry *moans*"
— bind x "playerchatwheel DeathCry *moans*"

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 24, 2023

If moaning is not as funny to you after all these years, you can look for other amusing voice lines by other agents. Here is an example voice line of SEAL Frogman | Skipper Davida “Goggles” Fernandez you can use in your games if you have this agent in your arsenal.

There are a lot of fun voicelines, moaning is not the only option. I urge you to be creative and find out by urself!

Here's one of my faves so far. If you have "Davida 'Goggles' Fernandez", you can use this:
bind x "playerradio ScaredEmote *rip*"
and get the following voiceline: pic.twitter.com/88p337mUzK

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 24, 2023

Possible Danger Zone Updates

It would be simply unfair to leave Danger Zone enjoyers without updates in Counter-Strike 2. Danger Zone is a Battle Royal mode in CS:GO, and it looks like new stuff is coming to freshen up the gameplay.

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First of all, data miners found a fire grenade called “Tripwire”, which will activate automatically once the player steps on the wire.

New fire grenade called "Tripwire" for Danger Zone. Looks like it'll activate itself after player will step on the wire @CounterStrike pic.twitter.com/D34yl0dLCV

— ‎Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) March 23, 2023

It is unknown how much damage it will cause and if it will be possible to survive the explosion.

weapon_pipe

Data miners also found a file that mentions a new weapon called “Pipe” which may be released for the Battle Royal mode in Counter-Strike 2.

Mention of a new @CounterStrike weapon called "Pipe" (currently has an empty icon file). It could be a melee weapon for a future Danger Zone update or a new type of grenade, like the pipe bomb from L4D2 🤔

Images below are not official, just visual references. pic.twitter.com/C2TQ2Yybsc

— ‎Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) March 23, 2023

Although the pipe’s model is unavailable yet, people presume it might be a melee weapon for Danger Zone. Diversity in weapon choices is always great, isn’t it right?

weapon_beartrap

Another finding dug by CS2 data miners is a “Bear Trap”. Though it is said that there were leaked mentions of it, this is the first time anyone actually saw the model of it.

Finally images of two of the cut Danger Zone items we've known about for years now:

– Bear Trap
– Smoke Beacon

Also references to weapon_pipe? Never heard of this before and has no image.

Btw don't expect these to be added to dz. These have been left in the trenches for years. pic.twitter.com/6a4JlnhDix

— ALE (@_ale_cs) March 23, 2023

This is definitely for Danger Zone, though, right? We really hope it is because the thought of seeing this in regular matchmaking is actually terrifying.

Currently, the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test only offers a well-known Deathmatch Mode and an Unrated 5×5 Mode on de_dust2. However, with new maps added, we might also play the updated Danger Zone before the official Counter-Strike 2 launch in the summer.

New Operation

In case you missed that fact, it has been more than eighteen months since Valve shipped Operation Riptide, the last CS:GO operation so far. New leaks suggest the new operation is coming not to CS:GO but to Counter-Strike 2.

Huh? @CounterStrike beta just came out and devs already working on a new operation? Cause there's a lot of stuff related to OP12. Things like 3 new weapon collections: Counter-Strike, Pop Comic, Myth & Monsters. New pins (were teased in official CS2 video). New cosmetic item… pic.twitter.com/FBXrbOthmO

— ‎Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) March 24, 2023

A data miner found mentions of three new weapon collections called “Counter-Strike”, “Pop Comic”, and “Myths & Monsters”, new pins, and new cosmetic items called “Pets.

Some of the skins he found include AK-47 | Wildfire, M4A4 | Fade, and we are not sure, but it might be SCAR-20 | In Living Color among them. In total, there are forty-five skins found.

We have found better pictures of some skins listed on their Steam Workshop pages.

M4A4 | Chrome Fade

The author of AWP | Wildfire created this AK-47.

AK47 | WildFire

We are not 100% sure this is the right SCAR-20 skin, but it seems this is the one.

SCAR-20 | Goodnite

Another AK-47 skin from the list.

AK-47 | Omen

Another M4A4 skin here is from the author of MP9 | Goo.

M4A4 | Goo
source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845980856&searchtext=

It looks like the design of the new USP-S we might get is inspired by the CS 1.6’s model of the pistol. Truly a nostalgic design and a great way to pay homage to history.

CS20 | USP-S :: Nostalgia

It is necessary to understand that Valve mentioned nothing concerning the new operation officially yet, so anything the data miner found might be reworked or canceled. Either way, a new Operation seems to be a great way to kick off the release of Counter-Strike 2!

However, the official Counter-Strike Twitter account replied to the leak with a picture of two real pins designed like well-known, existing stickers.

the “boss” pin

(Probably) pic.twitter.com/zbIFsHW8tl

— CS2 (@CounterStrike) March 24, 2023

These pins look awesome! Would you like to get one?

Custom Graffiti Sprays

So far, the only community-made cosmetic items in CS:GO were weapon finishes and stickers. The latest findings suggest that when Counter-Strike 2 comes out, artists will be able to create custom graffiti sprays and upload them to the Steam Workshop.

Looks like community will be able to publish custom sprays to the @CounterStrike workshop!

Sprays capsule? pic.twitter.com/d40ZTxqO7z

— ‎Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) March 24, 2023

Custom sprays used to be and are still popular thing on public servers in Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source. Custom sprays are easy to make and upload in these games, and are a great way to add a little fun to your gaming experience.

spray1
spray2
spray3

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, however, does not offer a feature for uploading custom graffiti sprays. The only sprays you can use in-game are Valve-made, and you can receive them as in-game drops and buy them on Steam Market or third-party websites.

Also, unlike CS 1.6 and CS:S sprays, the CS:GO sprays are consumable. You can only use a spray 50 times before you need to get a new one.

Although you will most likely not be able to use custom graffiti sprays in Counter-Strike 2, it is still great that community-made sprays may be presented in the Steam Workshop and eventually added to the game.

Do you have any ideas for a new custom graffiti spray already? Get ready because it seems that Steam Workshop will be flooded with those after Counter-Strike 2 launches in the summer.

Zeus-X27 Skins

In Counter-Strike 2, you are now able to inspect Zeus-X27 like guns or knives. Although it has not been confirmed by developers yet, it is possible that we might get skins for Zeus-X27 when Counter-Strike 2 launches.

Since @CounterStrike devs finally added inspect button for Zeus and made the model skinnable, will we see skins for it in future? pic.twitter.com/lVYmIvvfUi

— ‎Gabe Follower (@gabefollower) March 23, 2023

What finishes would you like to see for Zeus-X27? The Fade variant looks great indeed.
Also, we are absolutely sure that Zeus-X27 | Lightning Strike should be a thing one day!

Prodigy Remake in Counter-Strike 2

Does anyone here remembers the map called Prodigy? First appeared in Counter-Strike BETA 4.0, it was one of the first-ever bomb defusal maps of the series alongside Dust and Nuke. Initially, developers planned to add it to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but this never happened.

And although de_prodigy never appeared in CS:GO, there is a slight chance this map might be rebuilt for Counter-Strike 2.

Prodigy remake in Counter Strike 2!?

For those of you who's not aware, Prodigy was supposed to be included in CS:GO, but was never actually shipped. Based on the '_s1' suffix we can assume, that there might be de_prodigy_s2 somewhere out there as well! pic.twitter.com/nB6rlUf0ge

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Are you excited for the possible Prodigy’s comeback? We are! It would also be great to see the new Cobblestone and the return of Havana, Zoo, you know.

Arms Race & Demolition Update

The Arms Race and Demolition modes are popular and well-liked by the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community, and it looks like they will get roomier in Counter-Strike 2.

Looks like Arms Race and Demolition player count could be upped from 10 to 16 (may not be final).

Also could be using your knife rather than the gold knife? Can't exactly see the implementation of this though. pic.twitter.com/QY1h8cPuWm

— ALE (@_ale_cs) March 23, 2023

According to the latest findings, the maximum number of players in Arms Race and Demolition modes in CS2 might be increased from ten to sixteen.

Do you think that this change is for good? As for us, more people means more fun! And more heads to hit, of course.

Agent Cases

We already have weapon skin cases, souvenir packages, sticker capsules… Apart from all of this, we might be presented with Agent Crates in Counter-Strike 2.

PSA: still not in the beta but I have the files ty @gabefollower

— ALE (@_ale_cs) March 23, 2023

It is not known for sure whether Agent Crates are coming to Counter-Strike 2 or Valve just experimented with this idea at some point in the past.

In CS:GO, you can obtain agents by exchanging stars earned for completing tasks within the specific Operation, buy them on Steam Market, or get them o third-party platforms like Hellcase. Check out the Agent CS:GO Case on our website.

New Pictures of Updated Maps

And for the dessert, we have found a portion of new pictures of updated maps that Aquaris posted on his Twitter account. Enjoy the landscapes!

All of the updated maps in Counter-Strike 2 🧵

Starting with my first and favourite map of all time, Baggage: pic.twitter.com/OTsiLbrtJp

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Shoots: pic.twitter.com/wsgYrHUHc1

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Office (looks like only slight shadow/lightning improvements): pic.twitter.com/7fwDFX5m5w

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Ancient: pic.twitter.com/Tb6PrEapEM

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Canals: pic.twitter.com/UXt5gwk37i

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Dust II: pic.twitter.com/t8zoZ9dxsO

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Inferno: pic.twitter.com/FKpzuxEiaf

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Lake: pic.twitter.com/sIyL8Hwxvh

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Mirage ( @donhaci haiii): pic.twitter.com/f6P4x9jjC2

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Nuke ( @FranzJx ): pic.twitter.com/Y1uIw1pYQq

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Overpass: pic.twitter.com/wCdKlQLsmj

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Shortdust (this one looks AMAZING): pic.twitter.com/cVzSaTAdLL

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Train: pic.twitter.com/6JMJGNOdJ2

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

Forgot one, Italy!

But it's B/W and honestly we had a better look in the trailers. pic.twitter.com/wKGGJ0LDNp

— Aquarius (@aquaismissing) March 23, 2023

To Wrap Up!

On behalf of the whole CS community, we are thankful to data miners for selflessly doing their job and spending hours digging through the game’s files after every update to share their findings with everyone else.

New details on Counter-Strike 2 are revealed daily, so visit our blog to stay updated. Also, a friendly reminder to not fall victim to scammers offering you CS2 beta keys as the only way to access the Limited Test is from the main menu of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Explore our blog for articles about CS:GO skins and other cosmetic items, in-depth game guides, and esports news. Stay tuned, gamer!

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