CS:GO Finally Shifts Over To 64-bit Build On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 26 May 2016 at 09:05 AM EDT. 9 Comments
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The Linux and OS X builds of Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are finally 64-bit!

While it's not as exciting as moving over to the Source 2 Engine and introducing a Vulkan rendering back-end, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at least now is shipped as a 64-bit binary.

The release notes mention, "this fixes numerous long standing random crashes specific to those platforms."

I'll work on some tests to see about the before/after performance with now having 64-bit CS:GO on Linux. No word yet on if/when CS:GO will transition to Source 2, but there's been speculation and unconfirmed reports since last year that such a shift is in the works.

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