Are you bad at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Or is everyone that beats you actually hacking? There’s now a way to find out for certain.
Ban Checker for Steam is an extension for Google Chrome that has a wide variety of functions with the Steam Community website. As the name suggests, this largely revolves around identifying users who have VAC bans on their record. It has tools to do a deep dive into years of a player’s history.
This gives players a definite understanding of how many cheaters they’ve encountered while playing CSGO, and whether that one guy who dropped a 30-bomb on Dust 2 last week was legit or getting some third-party hacking help. Odds are you’ve encountered a lot of cheaters if you’ve played a lot of CSGO. Here’s how to do a deep dive into your own history with hackers in CSGO.
How to see if a CSGO player was hacking
The Ban Checker for Steam extension on Google Chrome allows players to go over one’s own history in CSGO and if other players were caught hacking by VAC. This is done through the Google Chrome browser, not through the actual Steam client. Here’s how to do it:
- Download the Ban Checker for Steam extension and install on Google Chrome
- Go to the Steam website and log in
- On your profile page, click on “Games” on the right side
- Scroll down to CSGO and click on the “Personal Game Data” drop-down menu, then open your personal game data
- Click on Ban Checker for Steam’s “Load Whole Match History” button, and wait for it to load
- Click on “Check Loaded Matches for Bans”
This might require you to refresh and reload the page multiple times and it could take a long while depending on how long the player’s match history is. But once it’s complete, it will give a total number showing how many players you’ve encountered over the years and how many of them have been VAC banned.
Worth noting is that these numbers are not exclusively applicable to CSGO. If you played with someone in CSGO and they later received a ban in a different VAC-enabled game such as Rust or Call of Duty, it will appear the same as if they were banned in CSGO.
It’s also worth remembering that VAC is inherently behind the curve when it comes to detecting cheaters. Games further in the past will have many more hackers flagged than recent games, and this is usually because hackers can potentially use cheats for years before being detected by VAC.
So you can assume you’ve actually encountered more cheaters and hackers than this tool will recognize. But it does give you a good starting point.