In the realm of gaming, it’s not often that a game manages to bewilder players even before its official release. Counter Strike 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the iconic FPS franchise, has accomplished just that with its logo conundrum. Both FPS enthusiasts and tournament organizers find themselves perplexed, unable to determine which version of the CS2 logo is the true emblem!
The anticipation for CS2 has driven many, myself included, to scour the internet for any tidbit of new information, especially for those of us who haven’t been fortunate enough to secure a beta invite. Our days are spent in a quest for updates, pondering whether the game will indeed grace us with its presence this summer or if we’re in for a prolonged wait.
One such enthusiast, who goes by the handle UK-CS-ON-TOP on Reddit, shared their experience of diving into the CS2 logo mystery. A Google search left them scratching their head as four different Counter-Strike 2 logos surfaced, each vying for authenticity. See the Reddit post yourself and take a shot at identifying which one is the genuine CS2 logo:
In a follow-up comment, UK-CS-ON-TOP clarifies, “If you said ‘the bottom left one,’ you are probably correct!” The upper-left logo turns out to be a user-customized edit found on the r/GlobalOffensive subreddit, the top-right one is the existing CS:GO logo, and the bottom-right one originated from @CounterStrike’s Twitter (now X) banner from back when they were teasing the upcoming game!
Rest assured, there’s no need to lose sleep over this logo conundrum, as you’re certainly not alone. Even seasoned tournament organizers find themselves entangled in the puzzle of identifying the authentic image. FACEIT, for instance, utilized the bottom-right logo in a blog post on August 4th, further adding to the mystery.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that the logo of an eagerly awaited game has caused such perplexity. In July, the community realized that the colors of the Counter-Strike 2 logo are inverted compared to those in the CS:GO logo. While this might seem trivial, it’s worth noting that it took four months since CS2’s March announcement for this observation to come to light, leading to playful comparisons with the “Mandela effect.”
Perhaps by the time we finally gain access to the game, the true identity of the official logo will have been revealed. So. let’s remain hopeful that our patient anticipation will soon be put to rest. CS2 is on track for a summer release, with speculation pointing towards a specific date: September 23!