In Counter-Strike 2, there is a new way to get free items for ranking up. It is called the CS2 weekly Care Package, available in the in-game shop for all players to enjoy.
In this guide, we explain how the weekly Care Package in Counter-Strike 2 works, what options you have in terms of rewards you can pick, and what day and time it resets so you can get even more free items!
Update on 24 November 2023: We've updated this article with the latest details on the weekly Care Packages in Counter-Strike 2.
CS2 Care Package Reset Day & Time
At the time of writing, we are in the first week of Counter-Strike 2's release. With that being said, we expect the Care Package reset day each week to be Tuesday. The weekly Care Package batch in CS2 should reset at about 17:00 to 18:00 PT each Tuesday.
We will update this section as soon as precise reset times for this free item feature via the in-game CS2 store become available.
Countdown to Next CS2 Care Package Batch
Below, you will find a countdown timer to the reset/refresh of the Care Package feature in CS2.
We will update this timer as soon as an official refresh time for the Care Package in CS2 becomes available, so check back soon.
Counter-Strike 2 Care Package Free Item Rewards
First up, don't worry; you don't need to play Premier Mode to earn free item rewards in the CS2 weekly Care Package system. Instead, you just need to level up your private rank by playing CS2 matches of any type until you level up.
Check out YouTuber TroubleChute's fantastic visual guide to the Care Package system in CS2 below.
On your first level-up of the week, your Care Package free items for the week will be revealed. At this point, you can choose two (2) of four (4) random rewards.
Rewards include random weapon skins of various quality, of course, as well as a Spray and a Weapon Case. This is, in our opinion, much better than the previous random reward players got for ranking up in CS:GO. Giving players this choice in Counter-Strike 2, and making the whole system more clean and transparent is a great step by Valve.
In case you've missed it, check out the awesome and nostalgic launch trailer for Counter-Strike 2 below!
So there you have it, everything Counter-Strike 2 players need to know about the weekly Care Package, the free items they can get as rewards for ranking up, and the day/time a new batch arrives. If anything changes, we will endeavor to update this article with haste.