03/26/2023 at 5:00 p.m. by Valentin Sattler – With Counter-Strike 2, CS:GO should be improved in many respects. The Molotow cocktails in particular will also benefit from the new graphics. With CS2, the liquid in these should now be displayed much more realistically.
With Counter-Strike 2 (CS2), Valve wants to release a free update for CS:GO this summer, which will improve the game’s proven gameplay concept and significantly revise the graphics. In three teaser videos published for the announcement, Valve focused on the revised smoke grenades, the elimination of the classic tick system and the new, visually significantly revised maps. But these are not all changes that the update will have for the release. Instead, there are still many smaller adjustments that come to light through the current closed beta.
Better Molotov cocktails
One of these new features, which received less attention at the time of the announcement, makes Molotov cocktails appear much more realistic. Apparently, CS2 will significantly improve the look of the Molotov cocktails by correctly displaying the contents of the bottle. Players can now see how the liquid in the bottle moves when moving. In CS:GO, on the other hand, only the fabric that hangs out of the bottle and is ignited when thrown was simulated.
In Counter-Strike 2, the liquid in Molotov cocktails is displayed correctly. Source: Valve This function is not really new, because it is already known from an older Valve title. Specifically, the new liquid simulation was brought to Valve’s VR game Half-Life: Alyx by a subsequent patch. As a result, it was already integrated into the Source Engine used by Valve. And since Half-Life: Alyx, as a VR title, places much higher demands on the flexibility of the system, integration into CS2 should hardly have been a problem.
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By the way, the realistic-looking liquid in the bottle isn’t actually there at all: the display isn’t based on a real simulation, it’s imitated by a shader. As a result, the display is not quite perfect, but the power consumption is manageable. In addition, the solution is so impressive and a small building block that helps make CS2 look more realistic.
Those: Valve via PC Gamer