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  • Published on Mar 21, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Counter-Strike 2 has officially been announced, and players are already in game. In this video WarOwl goes over the CS2 trailer posted by Valve, the three different Counter Strike 2 videos covering the new smokes, the new maps, and the new sub tick system for tick rate.
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  • envyus
    envyus 2 months ago +3990

    I THOUGHT THE DAY WOULD NEVER COME BUT WE MADE IT BOYS

    • MAXSTEEL_4014
      MAXSTEEL_4014 2 months ago +31

      Gta 6...
      also, imagine getting shoe skins because of the first person models
      its also pretty cool that the upgrade would be free
      and havent seen anything i can complain about on the teaser too so thats a good sign

    • Goldendeed
      Goldendeed 2 months ago +1

      Whooooooooo 👐👏👐👏👐👏

    • terrorist cbum
      terrorist cbum 2 months ago +2

      WE MADE IT

    • Virsu
      Virsu 2 months ago +1

      I was here

    • proosee
      proosee 2 months ago +1

      ohmygoditshappening.gif

  • deadfr0g
    deadfr0g 2 months ago +582

    I am absolutely FLOORED by how innovative and exciting these changes sound while _still_ being completely in-line with the spirit of CS.

    • Nostalgia Trip
      Nostalgia Trip 2 months ago +3

      Same. Wow.

    • Ricardo Loeza
      Ricardo Loeza 2 months ago +3

      Exactly it’s fresh and new ! Learn how to work around those things like how you’re supposed to with a game a lot of people really mad about certain changes but that’s what makes it refreshing

    • EaglePicking
      EaglePicking 2 months ago +2

      I agree. I haven't really played CS since ... euh 2004 I think but this stuff with the grenades countering the smokes is a really cool game mechanic.
      I might pick it up again :-)

  • SirPing
    SirPing 2 months ago +437

    You are not an outsider in the CS community. You are one of the pillars that hold this community up to the level it is today ♥️

    • Puro
      Puro 2 months ago +2

      I've never heard of him and I've played the game since beta .7..:D

    • Grqfes
      Grqfes 2 months ago +20

      @Puro who asked

    • BruhLOL
      BruhLOL 2 months ago +16

      ​@Puro congrats on not knowing a guy

    • HamsterFromAbove
      HamsterFromAbove 2 months ago +14

      When I first played CSGO 7 years ago my best friend sent me to the War Owl. I still have the "I'm the War Owl and I still have no closer" permanently part of my memory.
      I stopped playing CS for years and am only getting into it now. But I still remember this channel.

  • Tropical Fruit
    Tropical Fruit 2 months ago +359

    Warowl, how could you feel like an outsider? You taught me the game all these years ago, anyone who was looking for tutorials I would refer to you, you always report on updates, and have given your thoughts on the game, and everyone playing cs that I know, knows you whether they watch you or not. If anything, I think you're a pillar in this community, even if you don't have the largest of a network of cs creators.

    • yy 66
      yy 66 2 months ago

      Hey tropical, its me Vaidas ahahahah!!! TLG GANG!!!

    • firestormzq
      firestormzq 2 months ago +10

      In the early days he was seen as a noob who didn't know enough to teach others. It was unfair but yeah he got a lot of hate then. It's been years and years tho, he's earned his place

    • Ultimaximus
      Ultimaximus 2 months ago

      @firestormzq I've still seen some redditors talk hatefully about him like that recently (last year)

  • Ken Z
    Ken Z 2 months ago +103

    Happy to get back into war owl again.
    The man who taught me positioning and gamesense during a time where there wasn't that many CSGO educational videos. I was 14 back then. I'm 22 now. And I'm so ready to learn more

  • Hayzie93
    Hayzie93 2 months ago +7

    5:58 - Smoke colouration looks more to do with if its in direct sunlight or shadow. Now that its volumetric, light interacts differently. See the top of the "orange smoke" is quite light as its close to the light source, and the backside of it is dark (ie: its shadowed). The smoke on the left near tunnels is completely shaded by the building.

  • TetraGton
    TetraGton 2 months ago +5252

    I'm amazed how positive the reaction to this has been in the community. I expected moaning, wailing and the gnashing of teeth about every single thing they've changed. I hope it's as good as it looks.

    • twat2022
      twat2022 2 months ago +367

      Sadly there is, this vid is really positive but shroud and Tarik stream was awful and unwatchable, the comments were awful too, really bad people to give the beta to, pointless complaining over extremely mundane things

    • Throw Acnt
      Throw Acnt 2 months ago +332

      @twat2022 We live in the era of complainers and unfortunately they get all of the attention because most complainers... are... "influencers." The same thing is happening in Overwatch, there's some people who have a very loud voice because they have a large following and it seems like Blizzard is doing a lot of patching and balancing based on their moans. It used to be that developers, and gamers, waited for the dust to settle and see where balance actually was because people ADAPT and SOLVE changes. Thankfully I think Valve is more data driven.

    • Munt Munt
      Munt Munt 2 months ago +227

      ​@twat2022 lol shroud's been salty about CS for years, he's just a washed up pro that claims he wanted to stream rather than pursue another pro team. The reality is streaming is all he's got. So he's complains about most things CS now hahaha

    • Gustavo
      Gustavo 2 months ago +14

      I feel like every csgo player was impressed a lot.

    • SBH_TX
      SBH_TX 2 months ago +5

      true it looks great and i probably will play cs2. but i still love the look of csgo reminds me so much of my childhood spent on valve games

  • EmperorSteele
    EmperorSteele 2 months ago +22

    Hearing that the community rallied behind you and that you then managed to get into the Beta is probably one of the most heartwarming things I've heard today =)
    Sorry about your car, tho!

  • Ceece
    Ceece 2 months ago +9

    For the sub-tick example, you can use WoW and Overwatch as examples. Awhile ago, Blizzard implemented server side features that essentially worked as you explained: you computer stores the actions you took and the server puts it in the correct order of events. This makes it a smooth transition between actions and results. Only weird thing that can happen sometimes is a replay will often be slightly different then you remember. The replay is based on the server events and it’s what actually counts.

  • Meat Delivery
    Meat Delivery 2 months ago +14

    Warowl has always been among the greats of cs, right up there with 3kliks. You're in the core of the cs community and hearing that you've viewed yourself as an outsider was really surprising.

  • V M
    V M 2 months ago +18

    i almost got sad when you started to talk about thinking of getting left out, but you know you're support pillar of the csgo community. You might not be as amazing player as a pro player but you make important and enjoyable content that im/we are always eager to see

  • Andreas Vaa
    Andreas Vaa 2 months ago +6

    WarOwl literally being the most OG counter strike youtuber on the platform. This man deserves the world for what he has given to the community.

  • The Infamous Cloaker Videos
    The Infamous Cloaker Videos 2 months ago +3898

    With the new dynamic smoke. "Suddenly the Negev became meta" will be an official thing
    Edit: Also since WarOwl didn't make much note of it, it is nice that we seemingly can finally see our legs in first person in CS2

    • Steve Rho
      Steve Rho 2 months ago +64

      *Not "Suddenly"

    • MAXSTEEL_4014
      MAXSTEEL_4014 2 months ago +64

      imagine hearing a voiceline on the game bout that XD

    • Frostee
      Frostee 2 months ago +25

      maybe m249 too if they drop its price

    • Magellan
      Magellan 2 months ago +57

      Remember that while bullets remove the smoke, both the shooter and the target's positions become exposed so in the end its a double edged sword. It helps increase visibility for your team but you become an even easier target to pick off so the faster and most accurate player will win the encounter.

    • Georfe Meyer
      Georfe Meyer 2 months ago +16

      I have been using the Negev this whole time...I am ready lol

  • mainmarco
    mainmarco 2 months ago +1

    War Owl, you are one of the pillars of this community. You got me back into CS:GO after all these years and make some of the best content related to it. You earned a spot in the Beta, and it is great to see you in it!

  • Amango3
    Amango3 2 months ago +1

    You have been one of the biggest contributions to this game! You definitely deserve to get the early access

  • Jahman
    Jahman 2 months ago +6

    I used to watch warowl for cs guides all the time when i was still young and now im in my 30s and all i could say is that you dude is a big influence on my cs days and the fps games i play after. Its like relieving my childhood everytime i watch you now. God time flies so fast

  • Chiqui335
    Chiqui335 2 months ago +3

    I'm happy for you warowl, you deserve access to the beta more than anyone after all this years of dedication.
    Congratulations!!! :D
    PD: looking forward for game modes in source 2

  • Curtis Nethery
    Curtis Nethery 2 months ago

    Csgo continues to be my go to game mainly because of the content you produce. You are the "everyman" for csgo and should be given (or should take) more credit for what you do. Thank you.

  • ADonutPlaysGames
    ADonutPlaysGames 2 months ago +1226

    So freakin' happy for you Warowl. There's nobody in this community that deserves early access more than you. I cannot wait to see the content that you make!

    • Twygz
      Twygz 2 months ago +3

      yeah there is

    • Smart fut
      Smart fut 2 months ago +9

      @Twygz fox ;stadodo; bombl4 niko; gaules the biggest streamer of cs go doesnt have a key so stfu i can tell you players with majors all day and they give key to a streamer who unistall cs go live and said the game is dead (Shroud) and to valorant players like tarik.

    • blindsidedka
      blindsidedka 2 months ago

      @Smart fut salty

    • Smart fut
      Smart fut 2 months ago +10

      @blindsidedka just fax

  • NateDogg_097
    NateDogg_097 2 months ago +2

    WarOwl was the channel that got me into CS...taught me how to play, tips, etc...to see that the developers recognized him as a proper creator on this game is absolutely amazing...I cannot wait to see gameplay of the new counter strike and hope to be able to play again soon

  • Lazery
    Lazery 2 months ago +2

    Man, it’s been a while watching war owl. Even if I stopped playing CS over 6 years ago, It was a pleasure seeing you again ❤

  • Aditya Sarwade
    Aditya Sarwade 2 months ago +4

    If anybody asked me "How do I play CS?" I would probably say go watch TheWarOwl He's the go to guy for everything counterstrike
    I mean, I don't think a lot of people can disagree when I say you are the big brother who teaches and introduces CS to us
    You are a pillar of the community and I am so happy for you and I am so glad you get to experience this milestone
    Thank you WarOwl :)

  • MeiheMuihe
    MeiheMuihe 2 months ago +1

    I absolutely love the new smokes, they're perfect!! My single biggest issue with csgo is and will always be one way smokes. Obviously the cheaters as well and whatnot, but as someone who only plays competitive in a very casual manner without real knowledge of nades, positions etc, the new smokes are incredible

  • Pablo Arellano
    Pablo Arellano 2 months ago +1

    Low-key I grew up with your videos war owl, seeing you this exited about anything makes me happy

  • SexyComrade№1
    SexyComrade№1 2 months ago +624

    Man it feels so nice to be a part of this community and see how hyped everyone is, I am glad I got to experience it. CS is something else isn't it, guys?

    • Qu
      Qu 2 months ago +12

      I wish I could experience it. Sadly, Counter-Strike is one of those games that seems perpetually out of my league. I don't have a group to play with and solo-queuing in Silver is about as fun as taking an ice water bath while getting punched in the privates.

    • Ruby The Bopper
      Ruby The Bopper 2 months ago +12

      @Qu don’t take it too serious even @ high ranks in mm it’s nothing crazy most of the time lol just have fun it’s a video game everyone playing is just tryna decompress and have fun away from there normal lives

    • SexyComrade№1
      SexyComrade№1 2 months ago +11

      @Qu man, I feel you. Most of my friends migrated to Valo and I hate that game, aka I am too old for this shit. I hop into mm every once in a while, but mostly to past time. HOWEVER, I found it's kinda awesome to just chill in Fl0m's co-host streams and be excited about the game that way. That is how I formed an attachment to community. Before that it was just friends, but now I jump into Reddit discussions, talk in creators chats and watch tournaments. And I rediscovered my passion for the game once again THOUGH community interaction and not just by playing the game. It's kinda awesome really. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it.

    • ATT _
      ATT _ 2 months ago +3

      GREEN WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM
      RUSH B NO STOP BLYAT
      feelsgoodman

    • 6ftMouse
      6ftMouse 2 months ago

      I’m not part of the CS community, but man I saw the news this was coming and immediately thought wow the CS fans needed this.

  • James
    James 2 months ago

    I'm looking forward to the new maps and the features that are now available within the S2 engine. I'm happy the old maps are still there (during testing) but all new , well designed, maps will solidify CS2 as the GOAT. The old maps will reinforce differences between the two games where the game should be highlighted for what it is, not for whats different. It's a new game using a new engine.

  • Hazzard Gaming
    Hazzard Gaming 2 months ago +8

    Every second of TheWarOwl content is like 2 seconds of content, exciting times 👍

  • Žan Gašperič
    Žan Gašperič 2 months ago +5

    I have distanced myself from gaming and youtube videos completely but this is just something I had to watch. Hope you will all enjoy the game and that it will be what you had hoped for all this years!

  • ThePooP
    ThePooP 2 months ago +1

    I really want the smokes to be coloured based on who bought them, like the visual of the molly and incendiary grenades, but the slight colour difference would be cool to have seperate based of ct bought of ts bought them.

  • Ben Kowalski
    Ben Kowalski 2 months ago

    I've been watching your vids since I first picked up CS in 2016, thanks for always keeping this game light and fun and covering every aspect :)

  • Blizzy
    Blizzy 2 months ago +500

    You are literally a cornerstone of csgo Clip-Share. Will never be an outcast.

    • The Chinless Commenter
      The Chinless Commenter 2 months ago +22

      It's impressive that he's an even BIGGER and WIDER infuence than a certain funny Swedish skin man.

    • cmaxz
      cmaxz 2 months ago

      @The Chinless Commenter 😂😂😂😂

    • Ariel Ariel
      Ariel Ariel 2 months ago +4

      @The Chinless Commenter I think its because of trust factor and Analmoly teamkills his squad for the lols

    • Thắng
      Thắng 2 months ago

      I remeber him getting rekt so hard in mmhe called someone a cheater and reported him, the other dude then upload a video to prove his superior skill, apart from that he's fine

    • TheJukkis
      TheJukkis 2 months ago +1

      Feeling like an outcast when there is a literal sticker with Warowl-logo in the actual game? What the hell :D

  • Shloob
    Shloob 2 months ago +8

    The nade clearing smokes is really cool, they've kind of introduced a rock-paper-scissors dynamic. Smokes clear molotovs, nades clear smokes

    • RedZFlame
      RedZFlame 2 months ago +1

      and guns clear nades 😏

    • cskiller86
      cskiller86 2 months ago

      And decoy grenades... are there too.

  • KadeIRL
    KadeIRL 2 months ago +1

    man i stepped away from cs for a pretty long time, coming back and seeing warowl speak on breaking news is so nostalgic. glad to see you doing well, super excited to see what comes in the future :)

  • Just My Stuff
    Just My Stuff 2 months ago

    I dont play CS anymore, but grew up with 1.6 and Source so it holds a special place in my heart. I'm glad and interested for this new game and hope the players, like you are getting what they want. But what I really wanted was just to comment on your hair and beard. Looks great man! Really 👍

  • yoitsblazeable
    yoitsblazeable 2 months ago +1

    I was ready with my pitchfork when I heard you did not get into the beta.. obviously a huge oversight by them seeing as they immediately gave you access lol. Cheers to a new game and more amazing content!

  • Bipolar Mind Droppings
    Bipolar Mind Droppings 2 months ago

    God damn, this is everything we've been asking for. Hope it plays as good as it looks.

  • coreynj
    coreynj 2 months ago +574

    Finally, game developers that actually listen and deliver

    • Rended_
      Rended_ 2 months ago +59

      Finally valve decided to listen and deliver for once*

    • Kaartik Shukla
      Kaartik Shukla 2 months ago +8

      Unlike riot games

    • Vrelliss
      Vrelliss 2 months ago +56

      it only took a decade

    • luxemier
      luxemier 2 months ago +25

      weve been asking for source 2 since 2015 what are you on

  • krazed0451
    krazed0451 2 months ago +1

    I like the smokes, they needed to bring something new without changing too much and this is a significantly dynamic addition :-)

  • Mike Springer
    Mike Springer 2 months ago

    I am so happy for you WarOwl. You are staple of the CS community.

  • Mateusz Rogalski
    Mateusz Rogalski 2 months ago

    For what you've said about networking it's almost on point the main difference is that whenever you're dealing with constant synchronization timings you also need to implement a movement prediction ( or client prediction ) which, as the name implies - predicts the movement of a player by the server. The biggest issue in CSGO was that this prediction (from my analysis) was broken and did not take into account "microadjustments" like pushing strafe key for less than one tick or whatever. I think it also didn't count in "sliding" and acceleration which was a huge deal.
    Prediction is the most important thing when dealing with networking for online games because you do not want to correct player position or action with each update. You need to have a near perfect representation of the game in your server. The fact is.. you still need one global synchronization frame from time to time so that the players wont abuse the system.

  • 3PiecesTTV
    3PiecesTTV 2 months ago +2

    You are 100% not a outsider in this community by any means! I remember getting into cs when I was 16/17 and now I'm 25 and one of the main things that got me into the game was one of your videos!

  • Gnerd
    Gnerd 2 months ago

    Man I remember how time-consuming Hammer was even on Garry's Mod. Glad to see they are redoing Hammer to make it more user-friendly. Will for sure make maps faster to put out and easier to modify.

  • c0nk2879
    c0nk2879 2 months ago +646

    I think it's very likely that the M4A1-S will have a low amount of smoke clear potential compared to the other weapons. I would assume that each gun has a separate value and possibly even a different shape that they carve out inside of the smoke.

    • Hunter Springsteen
      Hunter Springsteen 2 months ago +30

      Well if your talking realism rifles have insane smoke clean. A m4 556 round travels so frickin fast compared to a pistol round. Also if the valve Deb's know their guns the five seven uses a similar round to a 556 just micro and travels super quick for a pistol as well

    • tetedebug
      tetedebug 2 months ago +41

      Good idea, but I think it's not possible, the smoke is created from small cubes, and the hole created by the shooting of a weapon seems to correspond to the size of a cube, it's a guess I hope to be wrong because I like the idea.

    • Hunter Springsteen
      Hunter Springsteen 2 months ago +29

      @tetedebug I'm not a game developer but I think you could theoretically make those blocks smaller and it would just need more processing power. Very possible thay increased the size of the blocks to show off the demo

    • reptarien
      reptarien 2 months ago +12

      @Hunter Springsteen Totally depends. It is modular to the point that they could probably carve holes with smaller blocks while leaving the larger exterior as larger blocks. That's why volumetrics are so cool. I guess we'll just have to see.

    • Surms41
      Surms41 2 months ago +5

      @tetedebug You could definitely do that. Being volumetric smoke, you could carve any shape of any size. Like they have done. But that's not what the mechanic is for.

  • bepis
    bepis 2 months ago

    It appears the game will have legacy gun models as well as new ones for some skins. You can see in the GIF on their site, when guns switch skins they get slightly different, you can see that on all of them, one awp for example is shorter and has a different compensator or muzzle break. One m4a1 has a hook that is for attaching the strap under the barrel and the other does not

  • Raj "Stan" Shah
    Raj "Stan" Shah 2 months ago

    Mann! I remember watching your videos back in 2014-15, I spend 5k+ hours on CS:GO, it'll be fun to re-live those back in 23, It's been such a ride

  • jdmomaha
    jdmomaha 2 months ago

    I am excited both for the game update and for the WarOwl content that comes with it!

  • Ztaal3
    Ztaal3 2 months ago

    THIS, THIS is what makes me wanna come back and play CS! Also big bonus, so much possible Warowl content !

  • Earl Grey
    Earl Grey 2 months ago +304

    Congratulations on getting in the Beta. WarOwl, i am so proud to see you make a career from csgo over all these years! Its been a wild ride and im looking forward to see you have fun in cs2. Ive been with you since like 7k subs. I wish you all the luck going forward!

    • Strig Wilson
      Strig Wilson 2 months ago +5

      Been here too....we are old...

    • HEAVYHITMAN
      HEAVYHITMAN 2 months ago +8

      I wish I had internet when you started the channel.

    • Aranyak
      Aranyak 2 months ago +6

      7k subs, wow you a real one.

    • Datinator 1
      Datinator 1 2 months ago

      I been here since 0 subs

    • HEAVYHITMAN
      HEAVYHITMAN 2 months ago +1

      @Datinator 1 You were the 1st subscriber? You his friend or brother?

  • h4l3x
    h4l3x 2 months ago

    I built my first PC in 2013 and CSGO was one of the first games I played.. War Owl was always my go to for CSGO videos and tips! excited for new content going forward!

  • Anthony Powell
    Anthony Powell 2 months ago

    Ive been watching you since i was 14 im 21 now and havent played in 2 years but your excitement over this has reignited my interest and love for the game cant wait for content and the game to drop for everyone! Love from Louisiana!

  • Rick Sehfeld
    Rick Sehfeld 2 months ago

    When i first started in 2015 you where the person i learned from how to play through your videos and I'm very thankful for that. I hope there will be some tutorial stuff coming from you in regards of the new game.

  • Fear ME
    Fear ME 2 months ago

    SOOOOO excited for this! I can't even express how happy I am that they didn't change all the stuff that didn't need changing. It's just CSGO but better which is all we needed!

  • GGed_
    GGed_ 2 months ago

    They should consider changing the impacts bullet have on smokes depending on the rifle/round.
    For example, mp7 being a small round leaves a very small opening where as rifles leave a larger one and give away your position more clearly.

  • Freak
    Freak 2 months ago +643

    You and Phillip have always been the 2 youtubers I most relate to this game. Neither of you are purely restricted to it, but I can't think about ca without also remember yall.

    • Kryzys
      Kryzys 2 months ago +1

      Agreed.

    • Fender Telecaster
      Fender Telecaster 2 months ago

      100%

    • Roope Jämsä
      Roope Jämsä 2 months ago

      so real

    • Nachy
      Nachy 2 months ago +12

      They're two people that actually knows what they're talking about the game and are fairly pleasant to boot as well.

  • lunadotexe
    lunadotexe 2 months ago

    I think the lighting makes it even easier to focus because it's making the enemies pop more, kinda like tf2.
    Also has the Deagle been buffed? It look's a lot more accurate than it should be.
    Coloured smokes just seems like there's one in the shade?

  • Dhillon P
    Dhillon P 2 months ago +1

    Sounds like you had a rough few days, but here's to many more amazing moments with this new horizon!

  • jlys
    jlys 2 months ago

    YOOOOO the moment i heard about CS2 i had to look up your channel to hear what you had to say lmao. you really deserve this and i cant wait to see what elsenu can cover about the beta!
    was never good at csgo but i had fun, heres to wishing i can come back to it, with a revitalized playerbase of both newcomers and old veterans

  • Lazar Peurača
    Lazar Peurača 2 months ago +1

    the "sorry hugangagaga" had me rolling
    immensely excited for this update, this might actually get me actively back into cs again

  • BeztOof
    BeztOof 2 months ago

    You're good WarOwl, a good and nice youtuber and seems like a genuine human being

  • Reaper
    Reaper 2 months ago +247

    The minor detail I love the most is that after shooting the awp, there's now a trail that shows bullet trajectory. When I first saw that, I was immediately reminded of that sniper mission from the original cod modern warfare, the one where you blow off the target's arm

    • Onin D.
      Onin D. 2 months ago

      the mission right after All Ghillied Up?

    • ziwuri13
      ziwuri13 2 months ago

      dude I played that mission like 5 times as a kid, it was so cool

    • wot wott
      wot wott 2 months ago +7

      From the footages we've seen, it seems like every gun except silenced weapons would leave bullet trails when shot to better show where the enemy was. This also means that silenced weapons are getting buffed in a way that does not affect it's stats.

    • Areaxis the Gurkha
      Areaxis the Gurkha 2 months ago

      @wot wott does this include the scout sniper?

  • Vasilije Nikolic
    Vasilije Nikolic 2 months ago

    I love it. I would also improve animations to be a bit more fluid and updating on higher fps. Also I would really love possibility to fully customize your UI. I just don't vibe with this old UI. Something like in games like WoW where you can fully customize would be awesome, btw I don't mean addon support. I just mean that I can turn on or off any piece of UI, make it smaller or bigger, change color and opacity, and change positions of scoreboard, radar and such.

  • Min Loc
    Min Loc 2 months ago

    Don't you even dare feel like you are an outsider to the CS community man. I have lost count of how many hours I've spent going through all of your tutorial videos: how to execute a site, aim, and even have a game sense. You taught me how to play the game from the ground up from when I started playing this game 7 years ago, there is not a single friend in my group that I have not recommended your videos to when they wanted to learn more about the game, and hearing that they knew this smoke from the WarOwl warms my heart.
    Please still keep your passion for the CS community, because we all love you man.

  • aaaaaaa
    aaaaaaa 2 months ago

    many people cite you as a good resource to learn counter strike. you're knowledgeable, entertaining, and good at the game yourself. you're definitely not an outsider

  • Plebb12347
    Plebb12347 2 months ago +2

    Love the smoke!
    it will only be useful to shoot the edges of the smoke(bigger hole), if you shoot in the middle you wont see much and it closes much faster.
    From what i have seen if you shoot in the middle of the smoke( the camera is wrong, the hole opens up in the smoke according to where your shots come from. so basicly the hole in the smoke when you shoot in the middle of the smoke, the view angle into the hole is from your gun, and not the your camera(head). )

  • Arian Dannemann
    Arian Dannemann 2 months ago

    I think the different smoke colors is just that smokes now react to lighting, the orange-y one is more exposed to the colored while the other one fits the blueish lighting between the doors
    EDIT: although it would be really cool to have coloured smokes so hopefully im wrong

  • paliewallie
    paliewallie 2 months ago +126

    WarOwl, you may have felt like an outsider, but hell the influence you have had on the community and the growth of the playerbase that came with that, due to your videos was and still is, insane. You made counter strike more accessible for millions of players, like myself, and that should never be understated. Keep this path going with cs2!

    • Andrew
      Andrew 2 months ago +5

      this dude is one of the most popular cs creators on youtube... why tf would he feel like an "outsider"???

    • Kryzys
      Kryzys 2 months ago +4

      @Andrew Cuz CSGO is kinda dead in NA

    • Tan Phan
      Tan Phan 2 months ago

      @Andrew The pros disliked him very much, even told their twitch viewers his guides are bad, thus create more hate. And coincidently they were NA pros. Kinda explains why the scene is so dead over there.

    • Joshua Phipps
      Joshua Phipps 2 months ago

      I've watched war owl since i started with CSGO some odd 10 years ago and his guides helped me so much. I didn't realize some dislike him. He's always been my favorite. ❤️

  • Firo
    Firo 2 months ago

    I love this new smoke, the way it temporarily clears its amazing. So much can be done with it. Cant wait :D

  • Мирич
    Мирич 2 months ago +1

    I really hope that CS2 will finally bring the good shooting mechanics that it needs. Haven't seen good shooting mechanics since CS 1.6.

  • Ferry
    Ferry 2 months ago

    it looks very good, The smoke thing is a really interesting development. I hope all the regular people's computers can keep up with this :)

  • REALTIMEBUSTER
    REALTIMEBUSTER 2 months ago

    I'm really interested to see how shooting through smokes plays out also no more one ways is huge.

  • Pascal Kuchinke
    Pascal Kuchinke 2 months ago

    It's great to see that a company actually understands their IP and Customers for once.

  • Lyla King
    Lyla King 2 months ago +248

    I don't play CS, but I've watched almost all your videos because they're so fun and well-made. It broke my heart to hear that you didn't get into the beta, but I'm glad that's fixed and I'm excited for the WarOwl CS2 content 💗

    • Sir_Axiom
      Sir_Axiom 2 months ago

      Because you’re intimidated by the game. It’s oh kay.

    • mobu
      mobu 2 months ago +38

      @Sir_Axiom what is blud waffling about 😂😂😂

    • Sarthak Sharma
      Sarthak Sharma 2 months ago +3

      Same. I have no one to play CS. Most of the time I play TDM or Gungame in CS because of the above mentioned.

    • Jeremy Corbin
      Jeremy Corbin 2 months ago

      Brendan not being in beta is was an unintended bug :D

    • Liam Meech
      Liam Meech 2 months ago

      ​@Sarthak Sharma what annoys me Bout CS:GO gungame, is that not all maps are playable in that mode.

  • SquishiRex
    SquishiRex 2 months ago

    Congrats man. The moment you said you didn’t have access my immediate thought was “whoever is giving out individualized keys is an idiot”

  • Trevor Gardner
    Trevor Gardner 2 months ago

    What would really be awesome is if you could play older versions of CS, including the beta versions, just for funsies. Would help these kids learn where the game came from and help them appreciate all of this new stuff.

  • dificulttocure
    dificulttocure 2 months ago

    I love the smoke change. It removes or at least hinders a lot of the cheesy strategies surrounding smokes. Lets be honest here, smokes before were OP, and lead to some very uninteresting gameplay. No one talks about it because we are all used to smokes being the way they are.

  • Leinadlink
    Leinadlink 2 months ago

    This was a great summary and I may even get back into the game to check it out, it's been years.
    Just a few things about your video tho:
    - The smokes don't seem to be different colors based on who throws them. Judging by the screenshot you showed, it appears to be just dynamic lighting on the volumetric smoke, or in layman's terms: it gets colored depending on the light around it.
    - I don't think the reflections being crazy is that bad as long as they can be toned down in settings or turned off completely. Remember that a lot of people that play csgo don't care that much about being super competitive, and there's plenty of casual modes and mod maps that people play for fun. So the game looking pretty is just a plus for them
    - I can't believe you didn't get instant access to the trial, you are like THE CS guy imo. Glad they turned that around

  • Marzhan
    Marzhan 2 months ago

    i love the little tangent on the end, hopefully you get all of that stuff sorted, been watching the counter strike content for many many years and im so relieved you got the invite to beta!

  • mykingjr
    mykingjr 2 months ago +130

    WE LOVE YOU WAROWL!!
    Been watching since I was in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, I am now in my third year of college. Thank you for introducing this incredible game series to me and for always being such an awesome figure in the community in general.

    • ATT _
      ATT _ 2 months ago +2

      Wait a what

    • elithium
      elithium 2 months ago +1

      17 years? wdym bro

    • mykingjr
      mykingjr 2 months ago

      @elithium Watched summer between 6th and 7th grade. It has been 9 years since then (at least I believe it was summer, could have been before the summer but I know it was before 7th grade started!)

    • Wonder_kid967
      Wonder_kid967 2 months ago +1

      @mykingjr theres a difference between elementary school and middle school hehe

    • mykingjr
      mykingjr 2 months ago +1

      @Wonder_kid967 6th grade is elementary school where I'm from. I'm pretty certain I watched him during then because that summer I played Minestrike (a Minecraft copy of csgo) all the time cause I was so excited to play in 7th grade (when my parents let me finally play)

  • Ryota Kurama
    Ryota Kurama 2 months ago

    Been a fan of you for so long.. now source 2 is out and the hype is on again... Looking forward for your future content👍👍👍

  • Warsheep
    Warsheep 2 months ago +1

    Its so wholesome to see WarOwl this happy

  • andre e e e
    andre e e e 2 months ago

    I think a safer option for smokes would be if the bullets only pushed holes halfway through the smoke. So you'd have to shoot twice in the same spot to see through.

  • ExoticDachoo
    ExoticDachoo 2 months ago

    One concern I have with the smokes is the FPS impact, volumetric smoke to my experience kills my RX570, and the card can run most games today on max or high settings with stable fps. I just hope it's optimized well

  • Bloodman42
    Bloodman42 2 months ago

    One thing I have to admit. Yes it took them so long to get it done, but they nailed it and I am looking forward to playing Counter Strike again.

  • Neo
    Neo 2 months ago +90

    Respect for the devs & team, who swapped to a whole new engine and even included new features, while making the game feel smoother when you play. This is what every developer dreams of. Well done!

  • Gusburg
    Gusburg 2 months ago

    i dont even play csgoand havent played for over 3 years. still watch every single one of your videos and youre probably the only reason why I am excited for cs2 and hoping it is a success

  • Jack
    Jack 2 months ago

    WarOwl’s love for this game is unparalleled, period.

  • Green
    Green 2 months ago

    5:55, I think in this instance the smokes are different because of the lighting. The one on the left is darker because it's in the dark, while the one on the right is lighter because the sun is shining on it

  • CrzBonKerz21
    CrzBonKerz21 2 months ago

    That volumetric smoke is one of the coolest features I’ve seen in a game

  • ᛞᛖᚾᚾᛁᛋ ᛏᚱᛟᚹᚨᛏᛟ

    So far CS2 looks like it's going to be exactly what I expected.

  • The Grey Wanderer
    The Grey Wanderer 2 months ago +178

    Thank you WarOwl for all the time and dedication to this community! Onto another 12 years with CS2!

  • RASO-GOVI
    RASO-GOVI Month ago +1

    About that colored difference of two smokes it is all about the lightning. If you throw a smoke in shadows it will become a darker grey smoke and if you will throw in light you get a brighter smoke.

  • fittutube
    fittutube 2 months ago

    I'm absolutely beheaded by the sheer grasp of amazement! Well done steak everyone 👏

  • Snowie
    Snowie 2 months ago

    My car also broke down on that day and I was also trapped out there for like 8 hours. I feel your pain Mr. WarOwl sir

  • Ondra Spendlik
    Ondra Spendlik 2 months ago

    I'd say the new smoke mechanics do make defusing behind a smoke harder, but... I think they will make retakes easier in the first place, allowing you to clear the smokes you may be stuck behind without having to wait. And honestly, what may be more worrying is that it will be harder to plant the bomb. Imagine planting in default on A site Mirage. The CT smoke won't really protect you if there are some CTs behind it. They may either clear it with a nade or just start spamming your approximate position, making a hole in the smoke so they will actually see you and kill you more easily. I'm a fan of the mechanic, so perhaps the bombsites have to change (even if just the plantable area becoming bigger, let's hope that won't create a bunch more issues), or our plant spots (perhaps we will need to alternate the plant spots to lower the chance of being killed while planting). That may actually be a nice way of outplaying the CTs, just plant in a non standard position and when they try to spam the standard one, get the info on them (and possibly even a free kill).

  • Valitsemlla Luo kanava hyväksy laitela

    I love the new smokes it adds more Dynamism to the game.

  • xTheMoegamer
    xTheMoegamer 2 months ago +145

    It is so very much deserved that you got in. You are 'introduction to CS' for so many. Do not undererstimate the impact you had on the CS community you dederve every bit of recognition!😊❤

  • Cyr3x07006028
    Cyr3x07006028 2 months ago

    This is exciting! I may have sucked in 1.3 because I was a child, I may have sucked in source cause I still had no idea what i was doing, I may even have sucked in global offensive because despite you showing me what I should be doing, I lacked the talent to pull it off. Now,.. finally,.. this time,... I can suck, in what looks like the most wonderful FPS I have ever seen and I am going to have an absolutely great time doing it :) Let's roll baby!

  • Critical
    Critical 2 months ago

    Happy you're in man, out of everyone in the scene you should be in, you thought so much to so many!

  • Nielsvandenbroeck
    Nielsvandenbroeck 2 months ago

    Thanks for clearing out the confusion around the sub tick updates. Tickles seems awfull when there’s high latency

  • Otzkar
    Otzkar 2 months ago

    I'm really happy about the smokes. I was playing retakes on the ct side and got kicked because I had to wait for a smoke to clear out and didn't end up having enough time.