Valve mentioned it is now not supporting CS:GO avid gamers on macOS — here is why

Mac avid gamers are in for a disappointing time as Valve introduced on Monday that its uber-popular Counter-Strike: International Offensive will now not assist macOS. This lack of assist additionally extends to the corporate’s not too long ago launched sequel to CS:GO, Counter-Strike 2, with Valve stating that there aren’t any plans to carry that recreation to macOS both.


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That is unsurprising on condition that final month after the discharge of CS2, a compelled replace by Valve to CS:GO made the game unplayable for macOS users. The was confirmed in a Steam FAQ, with the publishing firm including that it is made the “tough choice to discontinue assist for older {hardware}, together with DirectX 9 and 32-bit working programs.”

Valve mentioned that Mac avid gamers solely characterize “lower than one p.c” of lively CS:GO gamers. The corporate did state, nonetheless, {that a} legacy model of the sport could be out there that has all of the options of the unique (besides official matchmaking). Valve’s assist of that legacy model will finish in January 2024. The sport will nonetheless be playable, however as a result of lack of assist (and poor compatibility with the Recreation Coordinator), sure capabilities could degrade.

Regardless of this, lots of of 1000’s of CS:GO avid gamers at the moment are left within the wind as a consequence of Valve’s reluctance to develop CS2 for the Mac. It is price noting that macOS lacks native assist for the API the sport is constructed on, making an already difficult OS for game-building even extra difficult.

Mac customers with a CS:GO Prime account can even be provided refunds if the majority of their playtime was on macOS — and in the event that they performed the sport within the time between when CS2‘s Restricted Take a look at was introduced and the launch of the sport. Valve will supply this refund till Dec. 1.