The previous record for cheating accounts that were banned from the service was just over 15,000 back in October 2016 - and it appears that some people just aren't learning that they can't get away with cheating. Either way you go, if you cheat on Steam, you will likely be picked up by the Valve Anti-Cheat System and promptly banned.
Nobody likes cheaters, so raise a glass this evening to the VAC team.
In addition to VAC, in-game player reports were the cause for another 5,000-ish bans. They then create multiple accounts and use them to test which hacks can be detected by the VAC system.More news: Centre girds up for safe Amarnath Yatra as ultras plan Burhan anniversary
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In one fell swoop, Valve swung the mighty banhammer and obliterated over 40,000 accounts from the leading digital games platform, Steam.
This is the biggest ban wave of its kind in Steam's history. Counter-Strike: Global Offense and DOTA 2 are a couple games where scammers and cheaters seem to lean towards, which are two of the most popular games on Steam. As per vac-ban.com, the total value of the CS:GO weapon skins lost as a result of these bans was almost $9,600. For comparisons sake, a usual day sees around 3,000 to 4,000 accounts banned. This happened on June 6, when other players reported the cheaters in-game.
For a lot of people, the Steam bans or possible bans are not worth the hassle in terms of cheating, because the Steam bans often times are permanent.