Valve has already opened the floodgates for its "Limited Test" of Counter-Strike 2 (CS2), and players are jumping in ahead of the game's "Summer 2023" release. With CS2, there are Premier Mode, Leaderboards, and CS Rating, which seem to all be related to Counter-Strike 2 seasons.
If you are wondering how long Counter-Strike 2 seasons will last, then we've got you covered, as we provide datamined details and estimations. This article will be consistently updated to provide the latest details on CS2 season length as soon as Valve provides them.
CS2 Season Length Explained
Counter-Strike 2 seasons will be played in Premier Mode, with an active duty pick/ban system and the new match rule, MR12. Players will earn a CS Rating in Premier Mode to climb the seasonal leaderboards. From what we can gather thus far (will be updated with official information), seasons in Counter-Strike 2 will run for three (3) months.
According to Valve's "Going Global" video (watch at the bottom of this article), your CS Rating feeds "Seasonal Leaderboards," confirming the existence of CS2 seasons. Datamined information gathered points towards the following seasons:
- Limited Test
- Fall 2023
- Spring 2024
- Fall 2024
CS2's first season following the Limited Test (Fall 2023) should run from 23 September to 22 December 2023. Spring 2024's dates are from 20 March to 21 June 2024, and Fall 2024 is from 22 September to 21 December 2024.
Therefore, we believe Counter-Strike 2 seasons will be roughly three (3) months in length. Keep in mind that at the time of writing, this is an estimation and guesswork based on leaks and datamined info.
In case you've been living in some reactive smoke, check out the exciting Counter-Strike 2 video below, entitled "Going Global," where Valve announced Leaderboards, Premier Mode, and CS Rating.
So there you have it, the estimated length of Counter-Strike 2 seasons. We will endeavor to update this article as soon as official information becomes available.