Valve VAC Bans Over 600,000 Accounts in December
Ever since Steam ventured its way into the mainstream, Valve has been at war with the likes of hackers and cheaters. From third-party applications to in-game scripts, these hacks been an issue since the very beginning, resulting in many players of the community to complain about the developers’ “live and let live” attitude. Well, it seems things are finally coming to a change as in just December alone, Steam has rolled out over 600,000 VAC Bans.
609,373 VAC bans on December, biggest number in a month ever. There were like 5 VAC waves in the month.
Vast majority of this VAC bans are for CS:GO, it’s more difficult to know the origin of the Game bans. pic.twitter.com/BhDTOrITkg
— Nors3 (@Nors3) January 6, 2019
Steam VAC Ban Wave
A few weeks back, Valve came out with an announcement releasing a new battle royale game mode for one of its biggest titles, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, along with that much-awaited feature, CS:GO was also made free-t0-play. Now, this might sound like a very good gesture from the developers, however, it came with some serious consequences.
When it comes to video games that are infected with hackers and cheaters, CS:GO is probably the game with the biggest numbers. Now, imagine what will happen if the game is made free-to-play. Exactly! However, with this new change from Valve regarding CS:GO, it seems the developers have been seen adopting different attitudes as well as in just last month, they have banned close to 611,000 accounts.
And since these are VAC Bans, those accounts are going to be locked which means everything including games and inventory items are going to sent to the Steam graveyard. Hopefully, these practices are going to continue on in 2019 as even after this ban wave, Valve titles are still filled with numerous hackers.
That is it for now but stay tuned as we are going to be updating you with everything which goes on in the world of video games. Until then, comment below and let us know what you think of this approach taken by Steam? Do you think this is too aggressive or was this needed?