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Recent CS2 ban wave punishes cheaters during live games

By Fariha Bhatti


May 1, 2024

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The latest CS2 ban wave has rid the game of thousands of cheaters and account boosters, and fans are over the moon. 

Valve recently announced Overwatch’s return, a feature that will allow trusted players to investigate suspicious games. This update was well-received by players who are tired of playing unfair games. Although it is not a direct upgrade to the anti-cheat system, it is a step in the right direction.

Now, Valve is taking things further with the recent CS2 ban wave that has already removed thousands of accounts from the game. 

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Valve bans thousands of cheaters in a surprise CS2 ban wave 

On April 28, players started noticing a surge in cheaters getting kicked in the middle of a live game. An account is convicted” message would appear next to the name of a player getting kicked out of a game.

Soon, it was discovered that Valve was getting rid of cheaters in CS2. 

The ban wave has continued for more than three days, resulting in thousands of players getting kicked from CS2. A reliable website, CS2 Stats, recorded the second-most VAC bans in a day since 2019. At first, some attributed the spike in bans to the launch of Overwatch. However, insiders believe this is not the case.

Valve is cracking down on account boosters, case farmers, and cheaters alike. According to those close to the situation, the developer is already in the process of banning popular cheat distributors. This should be great news for serious CS2 players who constantly encounter cheaters in their games. 

It remains to be seen how long this ban wave will last. Similar events have happened in the past, but cheaters always find their way back into competitive lobbies. Hopefully, the recent wipeout combined with Overwatch and VAC Live will keep them at bay for good. 


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