Valve has announced that it is dropping support for Counter-Strike 2 on DirectX9 and 32-bit operating systems, as well as macOS. Valve said that combined, these users represented less than one percent of active CS:Go players.
"Moving forward, Counter-Strike 2 will exclusively support 64-bit Windows and Linux," Valve explained in a statement. "If you are unable to launch Counter-Strike 2 with your current hardware, you can access a legacy version of CS:GO. Support for this version of CS:GO will end on January 1, 2024."
The legacy version is a frozen build of the game and has all of its features except for official matchmaking. It will still be available after January 1, 2024, but certain functionality that relies on compatibility with the game coordinator, like access to inventory, may degrade or fail.
Fortunately, refunds for Prime Status Upgrades are available until December 1. DirectX 9 and 32-bit windows users are eligible for refunds if their purchases were made on Steam between the announcement of Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test on March 22 and the launch of the game on September 27. MacOS users can get a refund if most of their playtime was on macOS or if they played CS:GO on a Mac during the same timeframe.
While Valve teased the September 27 launch last month, the company actually did release it on that date. It replaced CS:GO entirely and it is a free game.The Best PC Games To Play In 2023See More