Source 2

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Source 2 is a 3D video game engine in development by Valve as a successor to Source. It is used in Dota 2, parts of The Lab and in SteamVR Home. There are plans to port Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to the engine some time in the future.


  • Lower latency and more responsive input.
  • Increased performance limit to take advantage of higher end hardware.
  • Improved audio and voice processing.
  • New in-house physics engine, Rubikon.
  • Native OpenGL support on all platforms.
  • New authoring tools, rebuilt from the ground up.
  • Physically based shading support.
  • Support for the Steam Audio sound system.

Games using Source 2

See also