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By Gabriele Asaro
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Is CS2 Free? Here's Everything You Need to Know

I've got all the answers about whether Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) is free. Let me break it down for you.

Is CS2 free? Yes, it is!

If you owned CS:GO:

  • CS2 is a free upgrade for you
  • All your weapon skins transfer over
  • Your progress and cosmetics carry over
  • But remember, VAC bans and cooldowns also transfer

New to Counter-Strike?

  • You can download CS2 for free on Steam
  • You get access to most game modes

A few things to keep in mind:

  • There are in-game purchases available
  • Premier Mode needs Prime Status (not free)

How to get CS2:

  • If you have CS:GO, just update it
  • If not, go to the CS2 Steam page and download

I hope this clears things up about CS2 being free. It's an awesome opportunity for both old fans and newcomers to jump into this updated version of the classic shooter without spending a dime upfront.

Gabriele AsaroAbout the author

Gabriele Asaro
Gabriele Asaro

I'm the Head of Research at Clash.gg. With over 7 years of experience in the Counter-Strike niche, I have developed extensive knowledge of the game, its strategies, and the competitive scene. My insights are based on years of in-depth analysis and close involvement with the Counter-Strike community.