How to play Gun Game Mode in CS2 (Arms Race)

Arms Race is my favorite.

With Counter-Strike 2's release, I was excited to see what game modes were returning. One notable absence was Arms Race or Gun Game.

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One of the best parts of modern shooter games is the abundance of game modes. Let's find out what happened to Arms Race and Gun Game in Counter-Strike 2 together!

How to play Arms Race (Gun Game) in Counter-Strike 2

Unfortunately, there is no way to play Arms Race, formerly Gun Game, in Counter-Strike 2. Fans of the game mode will be disappointed Arms Race did not return in Counter-Strike 2. So disappointed, fans have taken to Reddit to discuss their dissatisfaction with this decision. Many are arguing Counter-Strike 2 is a downgrade from CS:GO, as all it did was improve the game's graphics at the cost of a lot of content.

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Will Counter-Strike 2 get Gun Game or Arms Race?

There is no confirmation if the Arms Race/Gun Game mode will return to Counter-Strike 2. Many iconic maps for the game mode, such as Baggage, Shoots, Lake, Canals, Shortdust, Train, and Cobblestone, are also missing from the game. As a result, many believe Valve will update the game, adding both the missing game mode and the maps that go with it.

The maps were revealed in a leak, so there may be some truth to this belief. However, this should be taken with a grain of salt as it is speculation and leaked information. I do think Arms Race will come to Counter-Strike 2 eventually, but it remains to be seen if this is true or when it may be added.

For more information on Counter-Strike 2, check out CS2 Hidden Achievement – How to complete ‘A New Beginning” and CS2 Workshop Maps – How to set up Practice Maps in Counter-Strike 2 on Pro Game Guides.

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