More than $1 million worth of skins lost

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A wave of VAC bans has hit CS:GO.

According to a number of people in the scene, several accounts with millions of dollars of skins were blocked and sacrificed to the void. Praise Cthulhu!

Infamous Source 2 leaker @GabeFollower, shared that this ban wave targeted players using private, invite-only cheats.

We’re not intimately familiar with what makes for a private cheat, as our Gold Nova rank will show. But supposedly it’s the sort of cheat that one spends money for, making it easier to stay hidden longer from VAC since it’s less widely used.

However, there’s some question whether this ban is actually related to a CS:GO cheat. As Exerpas pointed out, many of the targeted accounts seem to have received “game bans”, which could’ve been triggered due to cheats in other games.

Valve hasn’t released a statement and probably never will, so we’ll have to wait for the 2022 edition of VAC Ban Stats to get a better idea of the impact.

We’re just happy that the scene is a slightly better place today, regardless of how these cheaters got caught.

September 19, 2022

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