Support for legacy version of Counter Strike Global Offensive It’s officially over.
Last October, after the launch of Counterattack 2, Valve announced that it would be discontinuing support for older hardware and macOS so it could focus on the 64-bit Windows and Linux versions of the game.
Valve explained that if users operating on older systems are unable to boot Counterattack 2could access a legacy version of CS:GObut full support would end on January 1, 2024.
That moment has arrived and after 10 years, CS:GO – one of the most popular games on Steam and one of the best FPS games of all time – is officially no more.
“Counterattack 2 represents the greatest technical leap in C.S. history, and our goal is to continue developing counterattack for years to come,” Valve said in a blog post.
“As technology advances, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue support for older hardware, including DirectX 9 and 32-bit operating systems. Similarly, we will no longer support macOS. Collectively, these represented less than one in percent of assets CS:GO players.”
Those affected by the recent change were able to request a refund of their Prime status upgrade until December 1, 2023.
The refund was specifically for DirectX 9 and/or Windows 32-bit users if your purchase was made on Steam between the announcement of the Counterattack 2 Limited trial on March 22, 2023 and the launch of Counterattack 2 on September 27, 2023.
MacOS users were also eligible for a refund if “the majority of their CS:GO playtime was on macOS and they played CS:GO on a Mac between the announcement of the Counterattack 2 Limited testing and release of the game, “regardless of when they purchased their Prime status upgrade.”
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