How to check if you have been added to the CS2 Limited Test [Updated 8/31]

On the off chance you have been added to the beta, here is how you can see if you will have access.

Updated 8/31

In the blog post published earlier today, Valve announced an update for Counter-Strike 2, allowing most players to enter the Limited Test build of the soon-to-come game. It is important to note, however, that access to the Limited Test build is not for everyone. To be eligible, you must pass all three requirements listed below.

  • Have CS:GO Prime status

  • Have an active competitive rank

  • Play the majority of official matchmaking games in regions where the Limited Test is available

For those unaware, prime status is a safeguard put in place for Counter-Strike players to play Prime matchmaking, which promises a higher quality game free of cheaters and griefers. If you purchased CS:GO prior to the free-to-play update, you received Prime automatically. If you started playing after the game went free to play, you could purchase Prime or play casual gamemodes to level your account up to level 21, which gave Prime status as well. As of June 2021, Valve removed the option to unluck Prime via account leveling, making purchasing Prime the only way to obtain it.

As for the active competitive rank, this is achieved simply by playing enough competitive matches. If you do not play competitive matchmaking for a while, your rank may be expunged. So, if you don't have an active competitive rank, make sure to play a few competitive matchmaking games to receive one.

Onto the third and final requirement, the Limited Test is only available in some regions. However, with players in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa all able to play the Limited Test, just make sure you're not connecting from Antarctica and you should be alright.

Previously, 5/26

Recently a thread was posted on Reddit by u/Nadeproductions that he had been added to the CS2 Limited test on May 21st, the day of the Major final. Replying to a comment, the user also determined that he was unable to launch the game, but other users in response to that post and u/Impossible-Sell1948's post had confirmed that they had also been added to the Limited beta following the 21st of May.

So, how exactly do you check if you have been added to the Limited test since it has seemingly given these users no notification of the fact they have been included? Firstly, go to your Steam page then at the top left corner there will be a "help" option then click on Steam support. After clicking on that, then select Counter-Strike and you will be able to see the date that you purchased CS:GO and if you have access to the beta, it will say "Added to your Steam library as part of Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test Invite. Or, you can click here to go directly there.

Valve is yet to announce any further plans for CS2, as the final Major coming with no indication of what's next for Global Offensive's successor. With the game slated for release this summer, keep an eye out to see if you have been added for potentially the next wave of testing.

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