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Valve Outlaws 40000 Steam Users for Cheating

Valve Outlaws 40000 Steam Users for Cheating

Right as the Steam Summer Sale concluded, Valve have slapped a huge 40,000 Steam accounts with bans, which is the most they've ever banned in a single go.

Valve uses its VAC system to identify and ban user accounts which are found to be using cheat codes in-game - a practice which the company disapproves of since the very beginning of their existence.

Dot Esports reports that an exceedingly large number of bans became apparent on the Steam Database on July 6.

Valve Anti-Cheat also confiscated skins from the game that was obtained illegally, amounting to nearly $ 10,000. There were over 40,000 Steam bans handed down on July 6, which were all done through Valve. So what many banned users end up doing is waiting for a sale to create a new account, and then restock their catalog at a discount.

According to another website, Vac-Ban, a total of $9,580 worth of digital items and skins were lost when the accounts were banned. For comparisons sake, a usual day sees around 3,000 to 4,000 accounts banned.

The same month, Valve had also come under fire from the Counter-Strike community for not being able to counter Spinbot-hacking technique - which allows a player to be practically invulnerable to attacks from others in the game. What probably happened this time was that Valve have been waiting until the end of the Summer Sale to inflict a massive ban-wave just as all the hackers started to get up and running.

As of now, it remains unclear what else Valve can do to solve the cheating problem on Steam once and for all.


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