Counter-Strike 2 is set to get Nvidia’s latency-reducing Reflex tech. The game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has never had Nvidia Reflex, but its replacement will however get the very important and key latency upgrade.
Counter-Strike Latency-Reducing Reflex
Latency-reducing Reflex technology from Nvidia is on its way to Counter-Strike 2. Reflex as you should know is designed to make games feel more responsive simply by cutting down the amount of time spent between when you click your mouse and when you get to see the action on-screen. It’s all-important and key in competitive shooters, and up until this moment, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the most played game on the Steam gaming platform without it.
Valve and Nvidia Have Worked Together To Include Reflex to Counter-Strike 2
Both Valve and Nvidia have worked together to include Reflex to Counter-Strike 2, which is the upcoming replacement for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. GeForce GTX 900 series and higher will be able to enable Reflex in Counter-Strike 2, and it will also have the biggest impact on older GPUs, as per Nvidia. Reflex can reduce system latency by up to 35 percent in Counter-Strike 2, which could be crucial in the difference between hitting a shot before an opponent.
Nvidia Highlights the Latency Improvements through a Slide
Nvidia helped provide a slide to highlight the latency improvements. The slide released by the company also includes Nvidia’s unannounced RTX 4070, which has leaked very heavily in recent times. And on a GTX 1060, latency should lower to 17ms, which is down from 26ms on a machine that is equipped with Intel’s Core i9-12900K and running at 1440p. And on the same machine with an RTX 3060, the latency will reportedly drop from 16ms to 11ms, and on the unannounced RTX 4070 from Nvidia, the latency drops down to 8ms from a reported 10ms.
Gamers Had To Rely On Driver-Level Features to Improve Input Latency before This
Fans of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have been waiting for Nvidia Reflex support for a long time now, and instead relying on driver-level features to improve input latency. The addition to Counter-Strike 2 simply means that 9 out of the top 10 competitive shooters now have Nvidia Reflex support, with PUBG on the other hand lacking support.
Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, Destiny 2, Escape from Tarkov, Fortnite, Overwatch 2, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, and now, Counter-Strike 2 all have support for Nvidia Reflex.
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